Let the banners fly and the bells ring out – Friday night (Jan. 30) is Mark Jooris Night when as the Dundas Real McCoys take on the Stoney Creek Generals in the JL Grightmire Arena. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
The night will also be the Real McCoys “Pink in the Rink” Night for Breast Cancer Research with a portion of all gate receipts being donated to support the CIBC Breast Assessment Centre at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.
In 12 seasons with the McCoys, Jooris became the club’s all-time leading scorer for both regular season and playoff games. He scored 134 goals and set up 339 others for 473 points in 176 regular season games. In playoff action, he is 48-119 for 167 points in 98 games.
Overall, the Burlington, Ont., native scored 182 goals and had 458 assists for 640 points in 274 regular season and playoff games, an average of 2.34 points per game. No wonder former Toronto Maple Leaf and Dundas Real McCoys Rick Vaive referred to him as “the finest player never to have played in the National Hockey League.”
“We are expecting to have a wonderful evening as we honour a legend, and have a fundraiser for a special cause,” said Real McCoys president and general manager, Don Robertson.
“Fifteen years ago we said we were “More than just a hockey team” and today we are very proud of what we have done in and for our community.”