Franklin leads Canadian ‘Heroes Hockey Challenge’

Canadian Forces war hero Master Corporal (retired) Paul Franklin leads the Amputee Coalition of Canada’s fundraising efforts and is coming to Abbotsford as a co-founder of the Heroes Hockey Challenge, a charity gala dinner and hockey event that raises awareness and financial assistance for Canada’s wounded soldiers and the families of those who have fallen.

The gala dinner will be held at the Phoenix Lounge adjacent to the AESC on Saturday, April 6.

The following afternoon, the Heroes Hockey Challenge Warriors will face off against the Firstar Legends, a team of well-known NHL veterans specially drafted for the occasion. Expect to see such familiar faces as Cliff Ronning, Greg “Gus” Adams, Dave “Tiger” Williams, Dana Murzyn, Dave Babych, Ryan Walter and Pat Quinn, either on the ice or behind the bench.

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