The 2017 Faceoff to Fight Cervical Cancer: The Rematch
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 | Bolton, Ontario
For a 2nd year, the FACEOFF to Fight Cervical Cancer provided the Caledon community with an exciting and fun night of double-header hockey action, while raising money and awareness for TEALPOWER.
Once again, it was GIRLS vs GUYS as the CWHL‘s Brampton Thunder looked to avenge their loss from the previous year against the Sunday Night Hockey League All Stars, followed by the SNHL Callaghan Cup Championship.
This year the 400+ fans got what they wanted, as the GIRLS came back, after trailing 4-0, to beat the GUYS 5-4 in a shootout. The star of the game was our very own event co-organizer, Rebecca Vint, who scored the shootout winner for the Thunder. (See full game recap below.) In the second game, the St. Louis Bar & Grill Wings defeated the Ken's Lawn Mower Repair Blades 4-2 to capture the 2017 Callaghan Cup.
Off the ice, it was just as exciting as the fans enjoyed a Prize Raffle and Silent Auction, and the players celebrated with a Season End Party. In the end, the 2017 FACEOFF event raised $9000 in support of TEALPOWER. The donation is being made in memory of our friend, Ange Chester.
Rebecca Vint scores the game winning shootout goal for the Girls. (Photo courtesy of Jess Bazal / Video courtesy of Brampton Thunder)
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Net proceeds were donated to Team TEALPOWER's Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefitting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Please visit TEALPOWER.ca for more information on the charity.
Potting a pair before the 1st frame was half over were Brent Spagnol & Dan Maggio, with assists from Marc de Abaitua & Maggio. Around the 6 minute remaining mark the All Stars struck again this time by de Abaitua (unassisted), then 2 minutes later Brett Appio put one home past Thunder goaltender Jamie Miller to give the All Stars a 4-0 lead.
Not to be out done the Thunder girls were able to halve the lead in the late stages of the first. The crowd erupted when Bolton's own Rebecca Vint put one past All Star's Grant MacEwan to get the Thunder on the board. The cheers continued as Karolina Urban scored their second on a pass from Liz Knox.
The second half saw the Thunder tie it up, with Chelsea Purcell scoring from Urban & Vint, followed by Sarah Edney from Vint & Jamie Lee Rattray. As regulation time ended, the game was headed for a shootout.
After both teams missed their first chances to get on the board, Nicole Brown scored in round 2 for the Thunder to put them up 1-0. As the All Stars missed their 2nd attempt on Miller, Rebecca Vint was given a chance to end the game. And she didn't disappoint her hometown crowed, going 5-hole to deke All Star's goalie Brett Weight and score the win for the girls, while earning her the We Are Creative Player Of The Game award for the girls. Marc de Abaitua was selected as the We Are Creative Player Of The Game for the guys.
Brampton Thunder 5 - SNHL All Stars 4 (Final/Shootout)
"On behalf of our entire FACEOFF Team, we are excited to announce that the 2017 FACEOFF to Fight Cervical Cancer charity hockey game raised $9000 for TEALPOWER’s Ride to Conquer Cancer. The donation will be made in memory of our friend, Ange Chester. We are so proud of the success of our 2nd event, but could not have done it without the support from our community! Thank you to our event partners, sponsors, volunteers, Brampton Thunder, SNHL, and of course, all 400+ fans and players who came out to watch."
- Steve, Rebecca, Sarah, Brooke, Nicole & the FACEOFF Team
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Prizes & Donations:
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Steve Conforti Rebecca Vint Sarah Neal Mike Andreoli Brenda Conforti Lauren DeLaronde Shane DeLaronde Brooke Le Blanc Ryan McCauley-Brown John Neal Jonathan Neal Jordan Neal Suzanne Neal Tyler Puley Kelly Rogers Erin Ryan Nicole Vint Susan Vint