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January 2020

Player Spotlight

Tanner Pearson, Vancouver Canucks

This month’s player spotlight is on Vancouver Canucks’ forward, Tanner Pearson. This April will mark the completion of Tanner’s seventh NHL campaign, as he continues to quietly piece together his career season. Tanner’s road to the NHL was unique, after being overlooked in both the 2010 and 2011 entry drafts. However, Tanner’s dedication and pers...

This month’s player spotlight is on Vancouver Canucks’ forward, Tanner Pearson. This April will mark the completion of Tanner’s seventh NHL campaign, as he continues to quietly piece together his career season. Tanner’s road to the NHL was unique, after being overlooked in both the 2010 and 2011 entry drafts. However, Tanner’s dedication and perseverance were ultimately rewarded when he was selected in the first round (30th overall) by the Kings in 2012. Less than two years later, Tanner played a pivotal role in the 2014 Stanley Cup Championship. Click the link below to watch Tanner score, and celebrate, his 100th NHL goal.

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Goals of the Decade

Over the past ten seasons, the NHL has seen a wide variety of remarkable goals. Relive ten of the greatest goals from the past decade, including two special one-handers, a between-the-legs tally and an extra special finish that just barely made the deadline. Click the link below to see a list of the top 10 goals over the last ten years.

10 Greatest Goals of the Decade

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Habs’ Thompson Opens Up

Montreal Canadiens’ forward, Nate Thompson and his wife, Sydney, sat down with Sportsnet host, Christine Simpson for a feature interview that aired last Saturday during Hockey Night in Canada. The powerful interview discussed Nate’s battle with alcohol and drug addiction. Click the link below to view the amazing story.

Nate's Second Chance

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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