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FORMER NHLer’s CHARITY BIKE RIDE TORONTO TO NYC… IN JUST 48 HOURS!

Pat LaFontaine and Steve Webb will be Pedaling For a Purpose

Wednesday, 09.14.2011 / 2:40 PM / News
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FORMER NHLer\u2019s CHARITY BIKE RIDE TORONTO TO NYC\u2026 IN JUST 48 HOURS!
On Monday, September 19th at 11 a.m., former NHLer Steve Webb and Hall-of-Famer Pat LaFontaine will pedal from the curb of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and begin a 550-mile bike ride to the NHL Store in New York City. Their ride coincides with the start of the 2011-12 NHL pre-season that opens that night. In support of their respective charities, they hope to complete the journey in an unprecedented 48 hours!

LaFontaine’s Companions in Courage Foundation (www.CiC16.org) builds interactive game rooms and provides mobile XBox kiosks in children’s hospitals throughout North America. He will be passing a number of hospitals that the foundation has aided, including both the Buffalo Women and Children’s Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Webb’s W20 Foundation (www.w20foundation.org) provides young student ice hockey players with partial academic scholarships to continue the pursuit of their hockey dreams. Now the organization also highlights athletes as influential agents of change and creates opportunities for athletes to give back in their communities. Webb also committed a portion of the ride’s proceeds to fund Alzheimer and Dementia Research in Ontario.

LaFontaine and Webb also coach the Bantam Major Long Island Royals hockey team and they hope to use the trip as an example to their players about the importance of commitment to teammates and of giving back to those in need. Webb has previously cycled the route, but he took 8 days to complete the process in each of the last two years. He said, “It will certainly be a challenge to complete the ride in just 2 days this year, but many will benefit from it. That should be a huge motivator for us.”

The riders will be joined by a support team that includes Graham Fraser, founder of Centurion Cycling (centurioncycling.com) – host of North America’s premier series of distance bicycling events. Webb will participate in Centurion’s opening ceremonies in Collingwood, ON on the Saturday prior to his epic ride.

LaFontaine has completed six Ironman Triathlon events, but admits this bike ride will require a unique effort. “We’ve never ridden at night before and I have no idea how our bodies will react to all that time in the saddle. But,” he added, “we’ll be motivated by all of those kids going through the hardest times of their life and I know that will give us the strength to finish.”

For more information on how you can support this endeavor (and earn prizes as THEY ride!) please visit www.CiC16.org or www.w20Foundation.org.

To follow the progress of the ride, please visit W20Foundation.blogspot.com.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82