Canada’s National Men’s Team continues to evaluate national talent in lead-up to PyeongChang

CALGARY, Alta. – The management and coaching staff of Canada’s National Men’s Team – led by general manager Sean Burke (Windsor, Ont./Montreal, NHL) and head coach Willie Desjardins (Climax, Sask.) – continue to cast a wide net in their evaluation of Canadian talent in the lead-up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Following two week-long competitions in Russia last August, the management and coaching staff embark on the next phase of their evaluation of Olympic hopefuls in November as part of Canada’s National Men’s Team’s participation at the Karjala Cup Nov. 8-12 in Helsinki, Finland, and Biel, Switzerland. Hockey Canada has unveiled a 26-player roster for the event, which will see the red-and-white face off against Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland.

Renfrew Timberwolves

The HEO Minor Executive wishes to express our profound sympathy to the families of the two Renfrew Timberwolves players,Brandon Thomas Hanniman and Alex Paquette, who were killed in the car accident on Friday morning.  We wish the other two players a speedy and complete recovery.

World Under 17 Hockey Challenge

Hockey Canada has announced the three Canadian rosters – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White – competing at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Nov. 5-11 in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C.

Special congratulation to the two players from our Branch, Goaltender Luke Cavallin from Greely and Forward Graeme Clarke from Ottawa

Minor Hockey Week

Congratulations are extended to Mark Desnoyers from District Two on his selection as the Minor Hockey Week Volunteer of the Year for HEO.  He was presented with his award at the Sens game  tonight.

Richard "Les" Matthews

Richard Leslie "Les" Matthews

(December 31, 1945 - October 17, 2017)

Richard Leslie “Les” Matthews

Suddenly at his home on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Les Matthews of RR1 Cardinal at the age of 71. Dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth Matthews (nee Hamilton). Loving father of Chris (Cheryl) of Mississauga, Alex of RR1 Cardinal and Carey Matthews of Stoney Creek. Predeceased by his parents James and Susan Matthews, his brother Mac and his sister Helen Matthews. Sadly missed by his grandson Logan Matthews. Also survived by several nieces and nephews

Funeral Arrangements

Friends may call at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home at 2065 Dundas Street Cardinal on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Masonic Lodge service will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:45pm. Funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, October 21, at 1pm. Donations to the Heart and stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at

Interment St. Paul's Cemetery Cardinal, Ontario