Media Relase, Feb. 11, 2019
FORMER OILERS TO HELP THE GRANDE PRAIRIE STORM RAISE FUNDS
The Grande Prairie Storm have announced their first ever Celebrity Fundraising Dinner for March 30th and it sounds like it will be a great one!
The Celebrity dinner features a show with 3 former Oilers and a TSN broadcaster where they tell “Tales from the Oilers Dressing Room”. In an exclusive opportunity, Ethan Moreau, Andy Moog and Georges Laraque, with the help of TSN's Darcy Lynch, will recount events, answer questions, mingle with the crowd and sign autographs.
Upon his arrival with the Oilers, Moreau began to see increased ice-time and in 1999-00, he equaled at the time his career high for goals with 17, bettering that total in 2003-04 with 20 and since his arrival emerged as one of the team leaders.
2005-06 saw the Oilers assistant captain notch 27 points. In the 2006 NHL playoffs, Moreau demonstrated game in game out his dedication and leadership abilities on ice. Moreau and the Cinderella Oilers would take the league by surprise en route to the Stanley Cup Finals. After a hard fought seven-game series however, the Oilers were defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes. In 2006-07, he missed the majority of the season recovering from a shoulder injury. The following season during training camp, Moreau suffered a fractured left foot. After being named the club's new captain, he would return and compete in 25 games during the 2007-08 season and help stabilize a dynamic young Oilers squad which just barely missed the post-season playoffs. In 2009, Moreau became the second Oilers player, joining Kevin Lowe (1990), to earn the King Clancy Trophy. The heart-and-soul of the Oilers hockey club, one of Moreau's main focuses off the ice has been to take a lead role in the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and in particular the Inner City High School project. He has also led the charge in the dressing room for the “Caps for Cancer” and “For Puck Surprise” programs, which raised more than $300,000 combined for local charities. Moreau's commitment to his community also includes work with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Canadian Cancer Foundation and the United Way, along with regular visits to the Youth Emergency Shelter and Stollery Children's Hospital.
Andy Moog was drafted out of the Western Hockey League by the Edmonton Oilers in the seventh round of the 1980 Entry Draft. After spending most of his first two seasons in the minors, Moog played the next five years with the Oilers, teaming with Grant Fuhr to lead the club to three Stanley Cup victories.
By 1987, however, Moog wanted to play a larger role in the playoffs and was unhappy with an Oilers' contract offer. To reinforce his dissatisfaction, he left Edmonton to join the Canadian National Team where, during the Calgary Olympics, he posted a 4-0-0 mark. In 1988, his dissention was rewarded with a trade to the Boston Bruins where, for five seasons, he gave the Bruins the goaltending foundation they needed. Teamed initially with Reggie Lemelin, Moog took the Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals. He enjoyed his best year in 1989-90 when he and Lemelin won the Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals-against in the regular season. That year, again, the Bruins returned to the Stanley Cup finals as Moog lead all playoff goaltenders with a pair of shutouts and a 2.11 goals-against average. In 1993, he was traded to the Dallas Stars where, in his first season with the club, he topped the 20-win plateau for the tenth time in his career. Before he was done in the Lone Star State, he'd chalked up his 350th victory and 25th career shutout. In 1997, Moog was traded to the Montreal Canadiens where he played one final season before retiring.
One of the toughest players in the league, Laraque played his first full season as an NHLer in 1999-00 and was a physical presence and sound defensive player on the ice for his club.
After scoring a personal-high 13 goals in 2000-01, Laraque continued to play a physical game and became a more disciplined player each and every year. He would go on to compete with the Oilers for parts of 8 seasons and become one of the leagues most feared forwards. Following the Oilers magical run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006, Laraque was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes that following summer.
As a member of the Coyotes, Laraque would compete in a mere 56 games and record 22 points with the club before being dealt at the NHL trading deadline to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
With his new club, Laraque proved to be just the enforcer the club needed. He skated in 71 contests during the Penguin's 2007-08 regular season and on many nights fought the league's toughest opponents. In the summer of 2008, Laraque was signed by his hometown Montreal Canadiens.
Darcy Lynch, Nostalgia Hockey's president and founder, is a communication and marketing specialist. His main focus areas are sports-administration, broadcasting, casino gaming, and relationship management. Over the past two decades Darcy has hosted radio programs for TSN and Sportsnet, worked for two NHL teams, and collaborated on promotional initiatives with the NHL Alumni Association and Hockey Canada. His weekly Life After The Game radio show currently airs on various stations across Canada.
Through his various roles, Darcy has fostered close relationships with legendary hockey players, coaches, managers, and broadcasters. He provides consulting services for businesses, non-profits, and individuals looking to connect with former NHL stars for assorted initiatives – including endorsements, public or personal speaking engagements, and charitable events. Darcy also frequently acts as master of ceremonies for a diverse range of social events and community functions.
The Storm hockey club would like to thank the community and the City of Grande Prairie for all their support and are working hard to ensure they can continue building a top class developmental experience for our players, a competitive team for the entertainment of our community, and a stronger community for all of us.
The event will take place at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre on March 30th, 2019. Corporate tables and sponsorship are limited and there are less than 75 tickets for the general public.
Sponsorship opportunities include the opportunity to have one of the players sit with you and your guests for dinner, VIP Reception Meet & Greet and more.
Tickets are just $150 and are available by calling Revolution Place at 780-538-0387 or order ONLINE
Limited Corporate tables & sponsorships available by contacting: 780-512-7890.
Media Event Inquiries: Chantale Doucette-Chalifoux: 780-512-7890