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Moss honoured for perseverance

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
The Calgary Flames Hockey Club announced today that David Moss has been named the recipient of the Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award. The Scurfield Award is presented each year to the Flames player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, determination and leadership on the ice, combined with dedication to community service. 


In his third season with the Calgary Flames David Moss has developed into not only a top point producer but also an affluent, well-spoken and dedicated participant in all Calgary Flames community relations efforts. While elevating his skill level this season he has also elevated his commitment to community service.

David Moss has been actively involved in the Flames literacy program Reading...Give it a Shot! since his first year as a Flame and has developed into the spokesman for the program. “I have been a part of the program for the last three seasons and really appreciate the support we get from the students,” says Moss “It is great to see kids excited about reading.”

This year he also became a part of a very special wish with the Sunshine Foundation; an international charitable organization that makes dreams come true for children with physical disabilities. Moss took part in the wish which allowed his biggest fan, a chronically ill 17 year old boy named Daniel, to come to a game and visit the dressing room with Moss after the game. Moss also took the initiative on his own to invite Daniel to have dinner with him and his wife in February.

Moss has always been a lively and excitable participant in Calgary Flames community relations events including numerous Flames Foundation fundraising initiatives. He has also committed to be a member of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Carbon Neutral Challenge; as a spokesperson for living green.

Moss’ elevated performance on-ice has made this a career season amassing 19 goals and 16 assists for 35 points. He also scored his first NHL hat-trick in Ottawa on March 3, 2009 in a 6-3 Flames victory.

Moss becomes the 21st recipient of the Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award, joining Dion Phaneuf (2007-08), Rhett Warrener (2005-06, 2006-07), Martin Gelinas (2003-04), Denis Gauthier (2002-03), Jarome Iginla (2000-01, 2001-02), Robyn Regehr (1999-00), Ed Ward (1997-98, 1998-99), Mike Sullivan (1996-97), Gary Roberts (1995-96), Al MacInnis (1993-94), Joel Otto (1992-93), Bob Johnson (posthumously, 1991-92), Jamie Macoun (1990-91), Tim Hunter (1989-90), Lanny McDonald (1986-87, 1988-89), and Jim Peplinski (1987-88)
 
In February 1985, Ralph Scurfield Sr., co-owner of the Calgary Flames, was tragically lost in a heli-skiing accident.  He was recognized as a leader in the Calgary business community and a builder of the University of Calgary business programs.  Scurfield was a true supporter of all sports, and a believer in community involvement.  In recognition of those roles, in his memory the co-owners of the Calgary Flames established the Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award, which is presented annually to a Calgary Flames player.
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