With $2.3 million raised for personalized cancer medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, the third installment of the Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer tournament became the world's largest hockey fundraiser. Staged on Sept. 28 at Ontario Place in Toronto, 1,313 participants making up 130 teams competed all day and night for a great cause.
The tournament also featured a number of familiar faces from the world of sports, with former NHL goaltender and Hockey Night in Canada commentator Glenn Healy overseeing the opening ceremonies. Legendary player Paul Henderson was scheduled to assist Healy, but was forced to cancel due to a health setback.
Other former players at the event included Darryl Sittler, Johnny Bower, Marcel Dionne, Gary Roberts, Tie Domi, Eddie Shack, Bryan Berard and Angela James. Olympic athletes Ross Rebagliati, David Pelletier and Brian Stemmle were also on hand, as was longtime Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Kelly Gruber.