“Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other, and pulling in the same direction, to be successful.” – Wayne Gretzky
Today’s guest post is rink-side with Dr. Naveed Mohammad, Osler’s VP of Medical Affairs:
Hockey fans in the Greater Toronto Area are certainly getting their fill these days. With the Toronto Maple Leafs currently in position for a playoff spot and the Olympics coming up in a few weeks, it’s safe to say we’ve been spoiled.
On Wednesday evening, the Powerade Centre in Brampton came alive as the NHL alumni took to the ice and divided themselves among two teams which also included Osler staff, physicians and supporters. To call the game a nail-biter is an understatement! By the end of the third period the teams led by Darryl Sittler and Paul Coffey were tied at 10 goals apiece. The game ended in a sudden death shootout with Team Sittler winning 1-0.
Many thanks to the NHL legends and our own hockey heroes who lace up each year in support of Osler Foundation!
I also had the opportunity to break out my best Don Cherry impression and talk shop with Darryl Sittler.
Hockey and health care actually have a lot in common. As we heard from Darryl Sittler, good communication is an important part of creating a winning team on and off the ice. When we pair it with strong hospital leadership and diverse talents of physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and volunteers, we create an ideal environment to deliver excellent patient care. We can achieve great things when we work together.
From sponsors and donors to Osler and Foundation staff, physicians and volunteers, your efforts are appreciated in bringing this game together. Over 1,200 tickets were sold and more than $72,000 was raised for Osler Foundation! These funds will support the redevelopment of Peel Memorial and Etobicoke General Hospital, and fund the next generation of diagnostic equipment and technology at Brampton Civic Hospital.
Relive the excitement or see it for the first time – check out photo highlights from Wednesday night!