BRAMPTON, ON (May 24, 2023) - The City of Brampton welcomes back Hockey Night in Brampton this August, as all-star coaches Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour lead a team of hockey legends who will go head-to-head in support of William Osler Health System Foundation.
Proceeds from ticket sales this year will benefit William Osler Health System as we work to build Brampton’s new Peel Memorial Hospital. This system plays a critical role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our overall community, yet it continues to experience a surge in patient volume. The City of Brampton is working to support our community and the need for the Peel Memorial Hospital through events like Hockey Night in Brampton so we can ensure specialized treatment is available at home, here in our community
Preliminary site work is underway on the new Peel Memorial Hospital – a significant project that will bring Peel’s nearly 100-year legacy into the future with the construction of a 350-bed, multi-storey patient tower with room to grow, new and expanded outpatient services, and Brampton’s second 24/7 Emergency Department.
Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster online here.
To donate directly to William Osler Health System Foundation, click here.
Further team announcements will be made in the coming weeks, as players are confirmed.
Save the date
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
7575 Kennedy Rd S,
For more information and tickets, visit www.brampton.ca/HNIB.
About Wendel Clark
Wendel Clark was drafted First overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. His physical style of play and offensive talent built the foundation of a great career and later leading to Clark becoming the captain of the storied Maple Leafs. He led by example and was the one working the hardest, scoring the big goals and doing whatever was needed to win. In 793 career NHL games Clark recorded 564 points and 1690 Penalty Minutes playing for Toronto, Quebec, NY Islanders, Tampa Bay, Detroit & Chicago. Clark also represented Canada in the ’85 World Juniors winning Gold. He currently resides with his family in Toronto and keeps busy as an Ambassador with the Leafs plus various charitable causes and has a restaurant chain Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill.
About Doug Gilmour
If there is a player who inspires near-hysteria among the Leafs Nation, it is Doug Gilmour. Selected by St. Louis in the seventh round, he eventually started in 1983 when the Blues’ depleted roster required a call-up. Nicknamed ‘Killer’ for his intensity, Gilmour played like a man much larger. After five seasons and the1987 Canada Cup tournament, the Blues traded Gilmour to Calgary. That year, he was a star in the playoffs (22 points in 22 games) and the Flames won their sole Stanley Cup. After three more seasons, he was traded to Toronto in the biggest deal in league history. In his first full season, he earned 127 points, a Maple Leaf franchise record and still won the Frank Selke trophy for best defensive forward! The Leafs made him captain in 1994, which he remained until he was traded to New Jersey in 1997. He then bounced between Chicago, Buffalo and Montreal before returning to Toronto. In 1656 games, he finished with 510 goals and 1092 assists for 1602 points. Doug was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011. Doug works with many different charity groups lending his name and time for great causes and works with the Toronto Maple Leafs as an Ambassador along with other Leafs greats like Clark and Sittler.
About Hockey Night in Brampton
Launched in 2019 by Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Hockey Night in Brampton is a charity hockey game proudly supporting community health care programs through the William Osler Health System Foundation. In its inaugural year, $411,000 was raised in support of the cardiology program at Brampton Civic Hospital, through the William Osler Health System Foundation.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for Hockey Night in Brampton. To learn more, please contact Michael Miele, Sponsorship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are incredibly excited for the return of Hockey Night in Brampton in support of Osler Health. We need to get our second hospital built and this fundraiser will help us do that. Come see some of your favourite current NHL stars and hockey legends go toe to toe while we work towards supporting a critical healthcare need in our community."
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“This is a transformational time for Osler, with plans underway to turn Peel Memorial into Brampton’s new hospital to help increase hospital and health care capacity in our community—including space for new and enhanced mental health services. As Osler Foundation works to raise funds needed to help build and equip the new Peel Memorial, events like Hockey Night in Brampton are vital to helping us meet the growing need for care in our city. We are grateful for the city’s support and Mayor Brown’s leadership, and excited for the return of Hockey Night in Brampton.”
- Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation
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Media Relations, City of Brampton