On August 9, 2017, at the fifth and final year of Hockey Night in Brantford, local organizers and Phil McColeman, MP for Brant, raised $72,000 for those in need in the Brantford-Brant area.
This year’s fundraising campaign aims to deliver a boost to support Arnold Anderson Sport Fund, a local charity that helps young people access the positive benefits of organized sport, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie.
The current coach of the Minnesota Wild (and former NHL player), Bruce Boudreau, coached his Brantford team to victory. Prospectus principal Bill Pristanski was actively involved in the event and co-coached the team with Boudreau.
Other big names in the event include Pat Hickey and Brandon Montour and other budding superstars such as women’s hockey star Laura Fortino, and fan favorites Adam Henrique and Zac Dalpe. The last two have served as team captains and ambassadors for the event since its creation.
This year’s match was the rubber match between team Henrique and Dalpe. In the final year, team Henrique finally pulled ahead, winning 9-8 in a thrilling finish, taking the game and series.
Over the past five years, Hockey Night in Brampton has raised half a million dollars to help those in need across the Brantford-Brant community. Prospectus has been honoured to be a part of the event.