Hundreds of die hard hockey lovers came out on Sunday night to help celebrate the Springdale Stadium’s 4oth Anniversary and witness the hometown Springdale Braves take on the NHL Legends.
The teams played for a full house of hockey fans of all ages, all of whom cheered very loudly for the home team, but were also thrilled to be up close and personal with legendary NHL hockey players such as Rick Middleton, Andre Dupont (the Moose) and Gary Leeman.
It was a great game with many memorable moments and believe it or not, the NHL legends won out over the Braves with a final score of 9 to 4. Springdale Novice Team came in to assist the Springdale Braves during the last five minutes of the first period.
Chris Morgan, a fan whose name was drawn for the platinum shootout with a chance to win $500, won on his first attempt and then donated his prize of $500 to the Minor Hockey League and the Silver Gliders Figure Skating Club. The Silver Gliders put on a fabulous light show for the crowd during the first intermission.
Following the game was a ‘meet and greet’ reception during which time spectators had a chance to meet their favourite NHL player. Amongst the guest speakers of the evening were MHA Kevin Pollard, Deputy Mayor of Springdale, Shawn Weir and Danny Huxter, President of Minor Hockey League.
Danny reminisced about the many memorable events that have taken place at the stadium over the last 40 years. This special celebrity hockey event is another that will be fondly remembered and added to the Springdale Stadium’s archive of memories.