Congrats to the team of Mace Soroko, Keenan Bertrand, Brent Young, and Shawn Bertrand on winning the 5th annual Timmins Rock NHL Golf Fundraiser at the Hollinger Golf Course. The winning team took home the trophy shooting a -15 score 57.
NHL legend Dionne Rocks fundraiser
Forward Riley Brousseau tees off during the fifth-annual Timmins Rock NHL Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Hollinger Golf Club on Thursday. The tournament, back after a one-year absence due to COVID-19, attracted 100 golfers, the maximum allowed under current restrictions, with former NHL superstar Marcel Dionne — checking out Brousseau’s form — being the guest of honour. ANDREW AUTIO/THE DAILY PRESS
Hockey Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne was in town on Thursday for the fifth-annual Timmins Rock NHL Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Hollinger Golf Club.
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It marked the return of the fundraising event that had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We had to take a break last year, so this officially the fifth anniversary,” said team president Ted Gooch.
“We’re excited to be here today.”
One-hundred golfers participated in the event, the maximum number allowed under current restrictions.
Rock golf delivers new vehicle
NHL legend Marcel Dionne speaks to a group of minor hockey coaches in Fort McMurray Alta., in 2015. Dionne will be coming to Timmins for the fifth-annual Timmins Rock NHL Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Hollinger Golf Club on Thursday, Aug. 26. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, only 25 four-person teams are being accepted, so golfers are encouraged to sign up early. FILE PHOTO/POSTMEDIA NETWORK
The Timmins Rock have teed up legendary NHL Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne for their fifth-annual NHL Celebrity Golf Tournament to be held at the Hollinger Golf Club on Thursday, Aug. 26.
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Rock president Ted Gooch confirmed the news the fundraising tournament will once again hit the links this summer after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation in 2020.
“First and foremost, we always like to look for an ex-NHL player who has a great personality and takes the time share some stories and mingle with our fans,” he said.
“Through my contact down south we have been very successful in that, having some great people come up who have been very personable.
“He asked me what I thought about Marcel Dionne and growing up, watching hockey, certainly Marcel Dionne was a fan-favourite and a great player, so I said absolutely.