How A Long Time Eagles’ Hockey Family Turns Their Loss Into Winning., News (Burlington City Rep Hockey Club)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
How A Long Time Eagles’ Hockey Family Turns Their Loss Into Winning.
Submitted By Admin on Tue 02 21, 17
As a long time Eagles’ family, each of our 4 sons played many years of rep hockey. They all experienced success and the disappointment of being reassigned, but above all they loved the game.  

November 2012 my wife Andrea and I lost our youngest son, Tyler at age 31, to depression and suicide… our family was totally blindsided.

Depression is a terrible disease and affects so many families. I can’t tell you how many people, friends, business associates, neighbours, even perfect strangers have come up to us sharing their personal stories… its everywhere and can’t be ignored.

As part of our way of dealing with Ty’s death, his 3 older brothers, Justin, Matt and Ryan suggested we organize a hockey tournament in his memory and Ty’s Tourney came into being.

Over the last 4 years, the support we’ve received has been overwhelming and Ty’s Tourney has been able to donate in excess of $100,000 to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Once again, Saturday April 22 at the Wave Twin Rinks, Ty’s Tourney will host 156 adult hockey players in a one day event. The caliber of players ranges from pros and ex pros from Canada and Europe, ex college players and many who played junior, rep and high school… competitive but fun.

But a tourney like this needs your support.

We need volunteers, silent auction prizes, raffle prizes and swag gifts for 156 bags and of course financial support is huge… we are so grateful for anything you can do… donate, volunteer, come and bid on our great prizes, everyone is welcome and above all, don’t be afraid to talk about mental health.

Please visit tystourney.com for more information or contact me personally.

 

Greg Howard and the Howard families

[email protected]
905-399-2944
3252 Palmer Dr Burlington L7M 1M1

This article has been viewed 1635 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 10
    May
    Organization
    The Burlington Eagles would like to extend our congratulations to the four players who recently selected in the OHL Under-16 and Under 18 Priority Selections. Two players were taken in the U16 Priority Selection and two more were drafted in the U18 ...
  • 18
    Apr
    Organization
    The Burlington Eagles are excited to announce that tryout registration has now opened for the 2022-23 season for AAA, AA, and A teams! This season will see a return of Spring Tryouts due to OHF and Hockey Canada guidelines for certain divisions, ...
  • 10
    Apr
    Organization
    The Burlington Eagles would like to extend their congratulations to the U18 A Eagles for their victory this weekend in the OMHA Championship! The Eagles travelled to Whitby for the tournament from April 1st-3rd and came out victorious after their ...
  • 04
    Apr
    Organization
    The Burlington Eagles will be hosting body checking clinics for all 2009 born skaters on Tuesday, April 19th and Wednesday, April 20th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on both nights. On each night there are three time slots of one hour each. To be eligible ...
  • 29
    Mar
    Organization
    The Burlington Eagles would like to extend their congratulations to the U9 AAA Eagles for their victory this weekend in the SCTA Wrap-Up Weekend Championships! The Eagles travelled to Pelham for the tournament from March 25th-27th and came out ...
  • 21
    Mar
    Organization
    As we enter the final weeks of the 2021-22 season, the Burlington Eagles would like to congratulate all the teams that have progressed out of their round robin stage and into their league championships! In total we have four confirmed AAA teams ...
  • 16
    Mar
    Organization
    The Burlington Eagles family would like to extend our congratulations to the U14 AA Gold Eagles team! This past weekend the Eagles went to Newmarket to compete in the International Silver Stick Finals and were victorious with a 4-2 win over the ...
  • 18
    Feb
    Organization
    The Burlington Eagles family would like to extend our congratulations to Burlington residents Renata Fast and Emma Maltais on their 2022 Winter Olympics Gold Medal win! Wednesday night/early Thursday morning the Canadian National Women’s Team ...
Printed from burlingtoneagles.com on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 12:34 PM