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NHLers and doctors hit the ice for NEO Kids

Second installment of benefit game draws more players and a big crowd
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NHL stars and Sudbury doctors squared off at Countryside Arena on Thursday night for the second annual NHL vs Docs hockey game.

The event was spearheaded by Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno and Dr. Sean Murray last year, and this year's game featured even more doctors and more NHL players.

Foligno says this is a great event to support NEO Kids and that he's proud of the support from a number of his teammates for making the trip to Sudbury, as well as Sudburians for coming out to the game.

"When I was first starting out in the league in Ottawa we had a really great leadership group of veteran guys who showed me how important it is to give back," said Foligno.

"Now I'm kind of in the same role, I've brought a bunch of the younger guys from Columbus and they came up no problem which is great to see them taking part in things like this."

NHLers on the ice were:

  • Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets 
  • Marcus Foligno, Minnesota Wild 
  • Derek Mackenzie, Florida Panthers  
  • Andrew Desjardins, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Zack Stortini, San Jose Barracuda 
  • Scott Harrington, Columbus Blue Jackets 
  • Dalton Prout, New Jersey Devils 
  • Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets 
  • Boone Jenner, Columbus Blue Jackets 
  • Josh Anderson, Columbus Blue Jackets

 
As for the doctors who will laced up the skates:

  • Dr. Sean Murray
  • Dr. Rob Pineau
  • Dr. Ryan Hodgins
  • Dr. Ryan DeMarchi
  • Dr. Jason Prpic
  • Dr. Jonathon Grynspan
  • Dr. Jeff Sloan
  • Dr. Dennis Reich
  • Doctor of PR. Dan Lessard
  • Dr. Rob Anderson
  • Dr. Ian Symington
  • Dr. Paul Gibb
  • Dr. John Snider
  • Dr. Andrew Chiang
  • Dr. Chris Trebb
  • Dr. Yannick Charette
  • Dr. Andre Michon
  • Dr. Steve Morris

Check back with Sudbury.com for the total amount raised on the evening.



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