Hamilton Bulldogs forward Brendan Gallagher will donate $250 for every Bulldogs win and $20 for every Vancouver Giants victory during the month of November to the Canadian Cancer Society for prostate cancer research.
“One of my favourite memories as a kid was seeing my grandpa in the stands at my hockey games,” Gallagher said. “After the game he would give me $20 and I would run to the concession stands and buy popcorn for $5 and bring the other $15 home.”
In addition to the $250 being donated after every Bulldogs win, Gallagher will donate $20 for every Vancouver Giants win in the month of November in memory of his grandfather.
“I am proud that in my last two seasons in junior with the Giants, I was able to help raise $15,000 for prostate cancer research and I hope to continue to raise money in honour of my grandfather”, Gallagher said.
In eight games with the Bulldogs this season, Gallagher has three goals and three assists. The 5-foot-9, 182-pound forward was the Canadiens’ fifth-round pick (147th overall) at the 2010 NHL entry draft.
Fans who want to help Gallagher raise money for prostate cancer research can click here.
The Bulldogs play their next game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at home against the Syracuse Crunch, a game that will be televised by TVA Sports and will also be available on TSN Radio 690. On Friday, the Bulldogs and Crunch will meet again at the Bell Centre in a 7:30 p.m. start.
In other Bulldogs’ news, forward Louis Leblanc says he should be back on skates “pretty soon.”
“The ankle is healing well,” Leblanc told The Gazette on Monday. “And I’m excited to be back with the team.”
Leblanc was injured on Oct. 20 in a game against the Toronto Marlies.
Meanwhile, The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs has a column on Abe Hefter, the popular voice of CJAD Radio, who suffered a heart attack on Oct. 27, joining Stubbs as brothers in the Cardiac Club. Stubbs suffered a heart attack 10 years ago.
Hefter, who is now back home, jokes it is an upper-body injury that will keep him out of his station’s lineup for four to six weeks.
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(Photo by Dario Ayala/The Gazette)