Next Supply and Barnaby help fight cancer
October 9, 2018
Former NHLer Matthew Barnaby (centre) is welcomed by his Next Supply teammates ahead of the Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event at Woodbine Racetrack.
A team of hockey nuts from Next Supply, the plumbing and hydronics supplies wholesaler, helped raise around $28,000 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre as part of September’s Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event.
The team’s fundraising efforts were rewarded with a 13th round draft pick, which they used to select well-travelled former NHLer and fan favourite Matthew Barnaby (centre in the picture) who joined the Next Supply squad for games held at Woodbine Racetrack.
Other celebrity draftees picking up their sticks again included beloved Toronto Maple Leaf Doug Gilmour, four-time Stanley Cup winner Paul Coffey and ex-Ottawa Senators stalwart Chris Neil.
The all-day fundraiser featured more than 1,700 players across 150 teams playing in hundreds of road hockey games. When not hunting goals, however, players and supporters were able to enjoy a host of musical acts, celebrity appearances and interactive activities as well as a number of refuelling options.
In total, participants raised more than $2.7 million for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s fight against cancer.