Thursday, July 2, 2009

Charity golf event & auction...

Adam Pineault and Christian Gaudet were co-chairmen of the Wildcats Alumni Charity Golf Classic. They were Bourdon's teammates when Moncton captured the QMJHL championship in 2005-06 and advanced to the Memorial Cup final.

"All the NHL teams were supportive in donating items for the auction when they knew the money was going to the Luc Bourdon Foundation,'' said Pineault, who played two seasons for Moncton in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 

"We're just trying to keep Luc Bourdon's legacy alive by doing what we think he would do if he was still here. Donating money to his foundation in his name is a great cause and something we're all proud to do. It's a good way to honour his memory.''

Pineault, a second-round pick in the 2004 NHL draft, has played three seasons in the pros. The Columbus Blue Jackets traded him to the Chicago Blackhawks in January.

Pineault, 23, had his contract expire at the end of this season. Chicago still owned his rights, but granted his wish to be released so he's now a free agent who can sign with any team.

"Chicago is stacked with talented forwards,'' he said. "They were nice to give me the chance to sign with another team that's not as stacked up front. Hopefully, I'll be signed with another NHL club by August.''

Just last week, Christian Gaudet and Adam Pineault proved they're more than just solid hockey players as they co-chaired the first Moncton Wildcats Alumni Charity tournament at the Memramcook Resort Golf Club.

The $8,100 raised from the golf tournament and hockey memorabilia auction are being donated to the Luc Bourdon Foundation in memory of the defenceman, who died in a motorcycle accident last year near his hometown of Shippagan.


Tracey and Aaron said...

Awesome job!! We're very proud of all your hard work!

Anne-Louise said...

Sorry we weren't able to join you for the tournament, glad it was a success, congratulations. Keeping good thoughts for you both.