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Media Advisory,
NHLPA Goals & Dreams Announce Hockey Equipment Donation to Toronto Police Service Youth Hockey Program,
Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:45 p.m.,
Mastercard Centre, 400 Kipling Avenue

Broadcast time: 05:00
Friday, February 22, 2019

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit

On Friday, February 22, 2019, at the D.K. (Doc) Seaman Hockey Resource Centre of the MasterCard Centre, located at 400 Kipling Avenue, Chief Mark Saunders will be joined by Mathieu Schneider, NHLPA Special Assistance to the Executive Director, and William Nylander and Ron Hainsey of the Toronto Maple Leafs, as the NHLPA Goals & Dreams program announces a hockey equipment donation to the Toronto Police Service Youth Hockey Program.

Grade five students from the Malvern and Shoreham communities and several police officers will also be in attendance.

For more information contact Andrew Wolfe, Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations for the NHLPA, at 416-313-2376 or or Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, Toronto Police Service, at 647-530-8911 or

Please note, skates are required for any media who would like to join the children and officers on the ice.

About NHLPA Goals & Dreams:
The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) launched the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund in 1999 as a way for the players to give back to the game they love. Over the past 19 years, NHLPA Goals & Dreams has donated more than $24 million to grassroots hockey programs in 34 countries around the world, while 80,000 deserving children have benefited from receiving hockey equipment distributions. For more information, visit

About Toronto Police Service Youth Hockey Program:
The Toronto Police Service Youth Hockey Program brings together grade 5 students from the Malvern and Shoreham neighbourhoods with local area police officers every week. Coordinated by the Community Partnerships & Engagement Unit, with the support of NHLPA Goals & Dreams and the Greater Toronto Hockey League, the program gives students a chance to learn to skate while connecting with officers over the fundamentals of Canada’s unofficial sport.

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Constable Ryan Park, Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit