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Hanmer hockey heroes highlighted at Centennial Arena

Arena staff teams up with Northern Transit and Arena Advertising to showcases community’s pro hockey players
Brian Beaupre, lead hand at Centennial Arena in Hanmer, shows off the Andrew Brunette Minnesota Wild dressing room.

Centennial Arena is Hanmer has branded its dressing room doors in honour of the several professional hockey players from Hanmer and Valley East.

The new doors were unveiled recently and are a partnership between arena staff and Northern Transit and Arena Advertising.

“NTAAA is pleased to partner with the Centennial Arena staff in branding four dressing rooms in a very unique way” said NTAAA Manager Blaine Smith. “All four of these players made an outstanding contribution to the game of hockey here in Greater Sudbury and we are pleased to recognize their accomplishments with these dressing room displays.”

The four players in question are Andrew Brunette, Ron Duguay, Frank St. Marseille and Dan Frawley.

Andrew Brunette played 1,110 NHL games, mostly in a Minnesota Wild uniform. Drafted No. 174 overall in 1993 by the Washington Capitals, he scored 268 goals and made 465 assists for 733 points.   

Brunette also played 49 NHL play-off games and recorded 17 goals, 18 assists for 35 points. Currently the assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils, Brunette’s dressing room at Centennial Arena is painted in the Minnesota Wild colours.

Ron Duguay played 860 NHL games, mostly with the New York Rangers. Drafted No. 13 by the Rangers, he went on to play 12 seasons in the NHL, including three in Detroit and one in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.  

Duguay notched 274 goals and 346 assists for 620 points. He also played 89 NHL play-off games and recorded 31 goals, 22 assists for 53 points. The Duguay dressing room at Centennial Arena is painted in the New York Rangers colours.

Frank St. Marseille played 707 NHL games, the majority for the St. Louis Blues. St. Marseille played 10 seasons in the NHL, including six in St. Louis and four in Los Angeles. He recorded 140 goals, 285 assists for 425 points. He played in 88 NHL play-off games and scored 20 goals, 25 assists for 45 points. The St. Marseille dressing room at Centennial Arena is painted in St. Louis Blues colours.

Dan Frawley played 273 NHL games, the majority for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was selected 204th overall in the 1980 NHL draft by the Chicago Black Hawks. Frawley recorded 37 goals, 40 assists for 77 points and had a whopping 674 minutes in penalties. He played five seasons in the NHL with four seasons being played in Pittsburgh and one season in Chicago.  

The Frawley dressing room at Centennial Arena is painted in the Pittsburgh Penguins colours.



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