Present and former Guelph Storm gamers traded their hockey sticks for golf golf equipment Friday and took part within the annual McFadden’s Motion for psychological well being on the Ariss Valley Golf Course.
The group was created by former Storm captain Garrett McFadden. He stated he was motivated to kind McFadden’s Motion after the suicide of an in depth pal, Wes Cameron.
“They began a useful resource known as Wes for Youth On-line. They’ve been doing a little work within the Walkerton space and near my hometown in Kincardine,” McFadden stated. “[I] simply type of realized that psychological well being was an vital factor and one thing I type of resonated with.”
That is the seventh 12 months of the occasion. It started in 2016 as a street hockey event earlier than switching to a golf event in 2021. The occasion has raised over $100,000 since its inception.
Present Storm gamers showing on the occasion included Jake Karabella, Ryan McGuire, and Braeden Bowman. Present Chicago Blackhawk Jason Dickson was amongst a number of alumni in attendance.
“It’s been 10 years since I first began with the crew,” McFadden stated. “It’s loopy to consider, but it surely’s actually cool. It’s good to get a bunch of the fellows again, some outdated teammates, in addition to the brand new faces and guys that I didn’t play with however at the moment are within the group.”
McFadden spent the 2022-2023 season with the Studying Royals of the East Coast Hockey League. He advised Guelph Storm play-by-play man Larry Mellott that he might be enjoying hockey subsequent season with HK Poprad of the Slovak Extraliga, the highest skilled hockey league in Slovakia.
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