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December 2019

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The Green Team

Not long ago, an association with cannabis would cause a professional athlete’s career to be irreversibly damaged. Today, cannabis in its various forms has been widely considered a “game changer” for many professional athletes. Click the link below to see a list of 20 cannabis advocates in sports.

20 Cannabis Advocates in Sports

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No Cannabis in Nagano

In 1998, Vancouver native, Ross Rebagliati won Olympic Gold in Men’s Snowboarding. Days after his victory, Ross tested positive for THC, a substance banned by the International Olympic Committee and subsequently had his medal revoked. Click the link below as Ross details the difficult journey he took to reclaim his gold medal.

The Ross Rebagliati Story

Player Spotlight

Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers

This month’s player spotlight is on Philadelphia Flyers’ forward, Morgan Frost. The Aurora, Ontario native, and Ontario Hockey League product, played three seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, amassing 310 regular season points in less than 200 games. Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Morgan began his professiona...

This month’s player spotlight is on Philadelphia Flyers’ forward, Morgan Frost. The Aurora, Ontario native, and Ontario Hockey League product, played three seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, amassing 310 regular season points in less than 200 games. Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Morgan began his professional hockey career with the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms this fall. Following a fantastic start in the AHL, Morgan was recalled by the Flyers on 18-Nov-19. Click the link below to view a great video of Morgan’s first NHL goal, which was scored in his first NHL game

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November 2019

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Teddy Bear Toss World Record

Each season, the Hershey Bears hold an annual ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ allowing their fans to throw stuffed animals onto the ice following the team’s first goal. This year, Christian Djoos scored the Bear Toss goal, sending a record breaking 45,650 stuffed animals flying. Click the link to watch the madness of this record breaking haul.

Hershey Bears Break World Record

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GAVIN Giving Back

Contributing to charity and participating in client events to support meaningful causes is a great privilege for our team. In addition to initiatives of our clients, we are proud to seek and support local families in need over the holiday season. Click the link below to see a list of some of the charities and causes that we are proud to support.

GAVIN's Charitable Initiatives

Player Spotlight

Jeff Carter, LA Kings

This month’s player spotlight is on Los Angeles’ Kings forward, Jeff Carter. The London, Ontario native has made the most of his over 14-year NHL career, winning a gold medal with Team Canada, a Calder Cup and two Stanley Cup championships. Most recently, Jeff was honoured by the National Hockey League as he became the 338th player to join the 1,000 game club. Che...

This month’s player spotlight is on Los Angeles’ Kings forward, Jeff Carter. The London, Ontario native has made the most of his over 14-year NHL career, winning a gold medal with Team Canada, a Calder Cup and two Stanley Cup championships. Most recently, Jeff was honoured by the National Hockey League as he became the 338th player to join the 1,000 game club. Check out the link below for a look back on seven great moments from Jeff’s career.

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October 2019

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Mike Richards, NHL Alumni

This month’s player spotlight is on NHL Alumni, Mike Richards. Prior to Mike’s NHL career, the Kenora native was the captain for the Kitchener Rangers team that won the 2003 Memorial Cup. A short time later, Mike captained Canada’s national junior team to the gold medal in Grand Forks, North Dakota. After capping off the 2005 season with a Calder Cup Championship,...

This month’s player spotlight is on NHL Alumni, Mike Richards. Prior to Mike’s NHL career, the Kenora native was the captain for the Kitchener Rangers team that won the 2003 Memorial Cup. A short time later, Mike captained Canada’s national junior team to the gold medal in Grand Forks, North Dakota. After capping off the 2005 season with a Calder Cup Championship, Mike began his NHL career in Philadelphia. Mike spent six seasons with the Flyers, including three seasons as the captain. A block buster trade in 2011 sent Mike to LA, where he went on to win Stanley Cup Championships in 2012 and 2014, which nicely complements the Olympic Gold Medal he won in 2010. Last month, popular hockey podcast Spittin’ Chiclets released a great interview in which Mike provided some in depth answers about his remarkable career. Click the link below for the 70-minute interview starting at the 24-minute mark.

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“We’ll Win Tonight”

With their backs against the wall, New York Rangers captain, Mark Messier, made a bold prediction ahead of their game six contest. “We’ll win tonight” he told media members. This offering of “bulletin board material” for the Devils, was followed up by one of the all-time greatest playoff performances by a captain. Click below to relive the moment.

NHL Memories: Captain Messier Guarantees Victory

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Jordan Staal the Right Choice for Canes

Ahead of the 2019-20 NHL season, the Carolina Hurricanes announced that their newest captain would be Thunder Bay native, Jordan Staal. The team has now come full circle after brother, Eric, served as the team captain for seven seasons. Click the link below to read why Jordan was an easily choice for the Hurricanes.

Staal the Right Choice for Canes
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