Pro Hockey Heroes coming to Chatham
Hall of Fame defenceman Larry Murphy is scheduled to play for the Pro Hockey Heroes at Chatham Memorial Arena on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m.
They’ll face off against the Chatham-Kent Professional Fire Fighters Association. Proceeds go to the Ontario chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Murphy was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame after winning four Stanley Cups – two apiece with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings – during his 21 NHL seasons.
He played for Toronto, Minnesota, Washington and Los Angeles as well.
Former 50-goal scorers John Ogrodnick, Gary Leeman and Bernie Nicholls are also slated to play for the Pro Hockey Heroes.
Ex-Red Wings enforcer Darren McCarty is on the roster with Darryl Shannon, Craig Muni, Ric Nattress, Pat Ribble, Nik Antropov, Jack Valiquette and Wayne Cowley.
Tickets cost $30 at the door. Family discounts are available for advance purchases.
Call 1-800-516-5810 or go to Prohockeyheroes.com for ticket information.
Maroons to visit Stars
The Chatham Maroons will go for their sixth consecutive win Friday when they visit the St. Thomas Stars.
They’ll also host the St. Marys Lincolns at 7 p.m. Sunday at Chatham Memorial Arena.
The Maroons began their winning streak after losing four of their first nine games.
“At the beginning of the year we were a little slow and then we made some line changes,” Maroons captain Dane Johnstone said. “We’ve stuck to the systems Mac (head coach Kyle Makaric) was preaching and now all of us are seeing the results. It’s coming together really well so far.”
The winning streak has lifted the Maroons (10-2-0-2) to second place in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Western Conference with 22 points, nine behind the London Nationals (15-1-0-1).
The Maroons have played three fewer games than the Nationals.
The Maroons sent rookie forward Cameron Welch of Charing Cross to the Komoka Kings on Wednesday to complete their September trade for twin brothers Brett and Kyle Fisher.
The 18-year-old Fishers were acquired for future considerations three days before the season opener. They’ve combined for 24 points – 13 by Brett and 11 by Kyle.
Welch, 17, had one goal and one assist in 10 games.
The Maroons and the Chatham-Kent Salvation Army ask fans to donate gently used winter coats at Sunday’s game for the annual Operation Cover-Up coat drive.
“Especially for the children and men’s plus sizes,” Salvation Army captain Karen Holland said in a statement. “Those seem to be the ones that we don’t get as many of.”
Fans making a donation can enter a draw for a Calgary Flames cap autographed by T.J. Brodie and get a chance to play Beat the Goalie.
Lakers lose to Flyers
PETROLIA – Zander Wright scored both goals for the Wallaceburg Lakers in a 4-2 loss to the Petrolia Flyers on Thursday in the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Stobbs Division.
The Flyers broke a 1-1 tie by scoring three goals in a 54-second span early in the third period.
Curtis Helps had two goals for the Flyers (4-11-0-2), who tied the Blenheim Blades for seventh place. Jack Hackett and Lucas Ross also scored.
Travis Moore made 35 saves for the Lakers (0-16-0-2). Flyers goalie Chaska Thiel made 24 saves.