Successful second annual Hockey Night in Brampton raises $1,000,000 for Brampton’s second hospital and $100,000 for John Tavares Foundation

A star-studded line up took to the ice at the CAA Centre in the second Hockey Night in Brampton. Team Gilmour led by Captain John Tavares faced off against Team Clark led by Captain Mark Giordano in a charity game with all proceeds benefitting William Osler Health System to build Brampton’s second hospital, a critical need in supporting the health and wellbeing of the overall community.

The event raised a record breaking $1,000,000 for William Osler Health System Foundation and $100,000 for John Tavares Foundation, making it one of the largest charity hockey games in Canada!

Thank you to the City’s generous and committed donors:

    • Falcon Sidhu Family, $200,000
    • Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, $100,000
    • National Brixen (Steeles) Partnership, $100,000
    • Sutharsan and Family Holdings Ltd., $83,000
    • Mehar Group of Companies, $50,000

    The money raised for Osler will support the development of the new Peel Memorial hospital that will significantly expand health care for Brampton, boosting inpatient capacity by at least 40% and bringing new, specialized services to the community. Plans for the hospital include construction of a new, multi-storey patient tower with up to 350 new beds, Brampton’s second Emergency Department, as well as new and enhanced day clinics and programs. Once complete, the new Peel Memorial will be nearly the size of Osler’s Brampton Civic Hospital.

    The teams were stacked and the competition was tough. The City thanks its talented coaches and players who came out and played an action packed and entertaining game. The evening would not have been possible without them, including:

    Team Gilmour

    Coach: Doug Gilmour
    Assistant Coaches: Regional Councillor Dennis Keenan and Regional Councillor Gurpartap Singh Toor
    Goalies: Jack Ivankovic & David Ayres

    1. John Tavares *Captain
    2. Mayor Patrick Brown
    3. Raffi Torres
    4. Erik Gudbranson
    5. Brianne Jenner
    6. Chris Serio
    7. Cody Hodgson
    8. Mikyla Grant-Mentis
    9. Jack McBain
    10. Cole Perfetti
    11. Shayne Corson
    12. Tessa Bonhomme
    13. Phil Oreskovic

    Team Clark

    Coach: Wendel Clark
    Assistant Coaches: Regional Councillor Michael Palleschi, Honourable Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria, and Brad Wheeler
    Goalie: Ryerson Leenders

    1. Mark Giordano * Captain
    2. Nik Antropov
    3. Renata Fast
    4. Jeremy Roenick
    5. Ron MacLean
    6. Adam Pileggi
    7. Navi Dhami
    8. Liam Foudy
    9. Owen Power
    10. Brett Ritchie
    11. Ryan McLeod
    12. Lucas Condotta

    A special shout out to Team Gilmour who took the title beating Team Clark 10-9!

    Thank you to the Brampton community who purchased tickets to attend the game and donate to Osler. The CAA Centre was sold out and proved that Brampton has one of the most generous and passionate communities, with the best hockey fans out there!

    Finally, the City thanks its Title Sponsor Panattoni Development Company Canada, Presenting Sponsors Capital Power, DG Group, Great Gulf, Kanfeff Group, K.P. Financial Group Inc., Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA), and Paradise Dev elopments and General Sponsors Alliance Verdi Civil, Bir and Bath Group of Companies, Charger Logistics, Choice Properties, Davpart Inc., Damera Bus, First Gulf, G & W Electric, National Homes and Brixen Developments, Northwest Lexus, and Orlando Corporation for their generous support of Hockey Night in Brampton and Osler.


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    “What an incredible turnout we had at our second Hockey Night in Brampton event raising a record breaking $1M for William Osler Health Foundation and $100,000 for the John Tavares Foundation. This night would not have been possible without the generosity of the players, coaches, sponsors, fans and staff who rallied around an incredible cause. The money raised will directly support the residents of Brampton. A second hospital is desperately needed, and this event and all the funds raised bring us one step closer to that. Thank you, Brampton!”

    — Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

    “We are grateful to Mayor Patrick Brown and Brampton City Council for their passionate support of local health care and the incredible effort to bring Hockey Night in Brampton to life once again. This is an exciting time for health care in our community, and it’s going to take all of us, working together, to transform Peel Memorial into Brampton’s second hospital. Hockey Night in Brampton is not only an important fundraiser on its own, it’s an incredible way to ignite excitement and support for Osler’s redevelopment projects. Thank you to all of the sponsors, players, and fans who helped to make this a fun and successful event.”

    Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation

    “What a tremendous evening Hockey Night in Brampton was – it was heartwarming to see community members of all ages come together to support health care for the future. A huge thank you to Mayor Brown, all the Councillors who supported the event and the City of Brampton staff for bringing this great evening to life. Osler thanks all the players and those working behind the scenes – your support is vital as we transform Peel Memorial into Brampton’s new hospital and ensure we have the health care capacity to meet the growing needs of our diverse and vibrant communities.”

    Dr. Frank Martino, President and CEO, William Osler Health System.



    William Osler Health System (Osler) is a leading hospital system serving more than 1.3 million people in Brampton, North Etobicoke, Caledon and surrounding communities – one of the most culturally diverse, fastest growing areas in Ontario. Accredited with Exemplary Standing, Accreditation Canada’s highest rating for a Canadian hospital, Osler includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial), a Reactivation Care Unit and a Withdrawal Management Centre. Building on a legacy of clinical excellence and innovation, Osler is planning for the future with transformative developments, including the new Peel Memorial Hospital and as the primary clinical partner for Toronto Metropolitan University’s new School of Medicine in Brampton. William Osler Health System Foundation seeks to create a healthier community through giving by inspiring its communities to invest in exceptional health care close to home. Learn more about how Osler is going beyond to deliver exemplary people-centred care at

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