Dan O’Connor

Prince George, B.C. -The Prince George Cougars in conjunction with the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation are pleased to announce the inaugural Prince George Cougars/Hospital Pro Am Golf Tournament will be taking place on Friday, August 17th at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club. The event will also include an auction, a meet and greet and a social on Thursday, August 16th.

“This event has been in the works for a long time,” said Prince George Cougars General Manager Dallas Thompson. “I want to thank Don Gowan, Ken Goss, Jason Becker and Gary Samis who have all come forward to help spear-head this event.”

Numerous Prince George Cougars alumni will be on hand to participate in the event including one of the Cougars most notable alumni defencemen, Dan Hamhuis.

“Playing in Prince George was a great experience for me,” said Hamhuis. “I look forward to the chance to come back to the community and be a part of the first annual Cougars alumni golf tournament,”

Dallas Thompson adds, “With great pleasure we welcome Nick Drazenovic, Eric Hunter, Garrett Thiessen, and a long list of others who are all excited to come back at the same time to see one another and to help give back to a community that helped them.”

“We are ecstatic to be partners with the Cougars in this alumni tournament,” said Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Don Gowan. “Not only will it bring some great players from the NHL and the Cougars past back to Prince George but it will also help us raise much needed funds to help us enhance healthcare in our community in a big way.”

“This is a great opportunity for Prince George citizens to see stars and future stars of the NHL,” said organizer Gary Samis, a long-time Prince George Cougars supporter who recently retired from Petro Canada. “At the same time it also provides a great opportunity to support our local hospital.”