STICKS AND STEAKS DINNER

Players attend Sticks and Steaks Dinner to raise money for the Islanders Children's Foundation

Monday, 03.8.2010 / 5:48 PM ET / News
By Joshua Mevorach
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STICKS AND STEAKS DINNER

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This past Sunday, at Rothmans Steak House in East Norwich, Islander fans got a once in a life time chance to dine alongside their favorite Islander players.  This was the second annual meeting of players and fans with all proceeds going to the Islanders Children’s Foundation (ICF) benefitting the Jr. Islanders Hockey Program. The steak house was packed with excited fans as well as the Jr. Islanders Hockey Team overflowing with excitement in anticipation of meeting their favorite Islander stars.

The night began with a meet and greet cocktail hour where fans were able to mingle with the entire Islander roster including the team’s coaching staff.  Following the cocktail hour, MSG+ analyst Billy Jaffe introduced head coach Scott Gordon who welcomed everyone to the dinner and thanked them for their generous contributions.  He also congratulated the Jr. Islanders members in attendance on their great win against the Montreal Jr. Team during their recent visit to the Quebec Tournament.

Following Scott Gordon’s speech, winning bidders from the auction, which ran January 25th to February 19th, sat down to a more private setting with their favorite Islanders. The players were joined by several Islander legends such as Bryan Trottier, Bobby Nystrom, and Benoit Hogue to accompany their bidders while they enjoyed some fine dining and conversation. The meal consisted of three courses and in between each some of the players took their guests around the room to get autographs from their teammates. This year’s charitable contributions grand total amassed $25,000 which surpassed the previous year’s approximate $20,000 total all going to the Islanders Children’s Foundation. 

“Everyone had a great time tonight,” Islanders Community Relations Manager, Ann Rina said.  “The Sticks and Steaks Dinner gives fans the unique opportunity to get up close with all the members of the team and actually get a chance to find out information on the players away from the game.  This is the second year in a row that we have hosted this event and we look forward to hosting it again next year.”

The ICF is a New York State not for profit foundation, created in the summer of 2003, and was partnered with The Hope Process in an effort to encourage donations for charitable organizations. The Foundation will work with those children’s charities that focus on the areas of health, education, and youth hockey development. Since January 2007 the Foundation has raised more then $1 million for the cause of helping countless children from Long Island and around the world.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 3 1 3 2 4
K. Okposo 3 2 1 2 3
J. Tavares 3 1 2 3 3
R. Strome 3 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 3 2 0 1 2
L. Visnovsky 3 0 2 4 2
C. Clutterbuck 3 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 3 0 1 0 1
N. Leddy 3 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 3 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 2 1 0 .929 2.01

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