2nd annual MM27 Road Hockey Tournament raises $5006.59 for mental health resources

Photo taken by Gar Fitzgerald

UPDATE: The total amount raised from the tournament has been updated to $5006.59 from the original $4956.59 released thanks to a $50.00 donation from former Guelph Storm General Manager, Mike Kelly. 

On Saturday, June 16th, McFadden’s Movement hosted its 2nd annual MM27 Road Hockey Tournament at Centennial Collegiate & Vocational Institute (CCVI) in Guelph. The tournament, which featured 25 teams spanning from as young as eight-years-old through to an 18-plus division, more than doubled the inaugural event’s total of $2000.00, raising $5006.59 for mental health resources with the help of 100 players and over 30 volunteers. 

The day saw several Guelph Storm players out competing, including newly named captain Isaac Ratcliffe, Nate Schnarr, Liam Hawel, Ryan Merkley, Cam Hillis, Owen Lalonde, Mark Woolley, and Nico Daws, while also featuring former Storm players such as James McEwan, Austin Hall, and Noah Carroll. Former Storm Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager, Chris Hajt, stopped by to take in the tournament as well. 

Playing a significant role in making this year’s tournament such a success were all of our volunteers who spent the day helping in any way possible. To those who volunteered their time to referee, sell raffle tickets and MM27 merchandise, control parking, chase after balls, and so much more, MM27 thanks you and knows this event wouldn’t have been possible without all of your help and support. 

McFadden’s Movement would also like to recognize Zehrs Guelph, one of the tournament’s title sponsors, for spending the day keeping everyone hydrated with an incredible donation of water, and 39 Carden Street for their support, bringing everyone The McFadden Burger for lunch, in addition to sending a special thank-you to all of the following sponsors for making the day a possibility, and a success: 

  • Zehrs Guelph 
  • Linamar 
  • 39 Carden Street 
  • Speedvale Dental
  • Guelph Storm 
  • Directsave 
  • Ken & Patricia McDougall 
  • Guelph Police Association 
  • Ainsdale Golf Course 
  • Team LTD 
  • Home Hardware Rockwood 
  • Stone Road Mall 
  • Sunbelt Rentals 
  • Guelph Tent and Event Rentals 

Finally, to all those who registered a team and came out to play, the Movement appreciates your support and can’t wait to see you all back again next year! 

2018 MM27 Road Hockey Tournament Final Standings 
2008-2010 DIVISION — 1st: The Eagles 2nd: Hattrick Heroes 
2005-2007 DIVISION — 1st: Roadrunners 2nd: Guelph Predators 
2001-2004 DIVISION — 1st: Victus Academy 2nd: Dirty Wizards
2000+ DIVISION — 1st: Sauce Pilots 2nd: Q’s Crew 

All of the photos from the tournament were courtesy of Gar Fitzgerald (Gar Pic). You can view the full album on our Facebook page, McFadden’s Movement, here.

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