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

Skating Rink on Parliament Hill

Heritage Canada is closing out Canada's 150th with a skating rinnk on Parliament Hill.

Here are a few links to information.

Hey Canada! On Sunday, December 10, 2017, let’s skate from coast to coast to coast! We are at home on the ice so let’s lace up together to enjoy our favourite winter activity and to celebrate the completion of the Canada 150 year. 

We invite communities across the country to join together in a nationwide skating party!

Anyone can organize a skating event in their community…including YOU! AND, if you organize an event for your community, you can apply for a $1,000 microgrant to help cover the costs! How? Through the Canada 150 Skating Fund!

Passing of Bryan Murray

HEO Minor Express our sincere condolences on the passing of Bryan Murray.  A true gentleman in the hockey world.

MURRAY, Bryan Clarence
December 5, 1942 – August 12, 2017
Proud and caring Father.
Devoted Grandfather.
Prince Charming to his Snow White.
Son, brother, uncle, coach, teacher, mentor, neighbour, friend.
Bryan left the Ottawa Valley for a time but the Valley never left him. Growing up in a large family in a small town shaped him - hard working, caring, unassuming, loyal, honest and generous to a fault. There are countless stories of his donations of time and fundraising items for various worthy causes, many of which never made the news. This was done out of genuine concern for others, not for personal glory or public recognition.
Encouragement and wisdom, sometimes delivered in four letter words and always with great wit, left no doubt where you stood with Bryan. He had a knack for telling it like it is. Anyone sensitive to sarcasm was well advised to wear protective covering, including helmet and jock strap.
Despite rubbing elbows with famous people, Bryan never let life in the public eye swell his head. He remained humble and kind – well except for that one incident in 2007 when he stood on the boards and exchanged expletives with Lindy Ruff.
Bryan was equally at ease in the Chateau Frontenac or the Ladysmith Hotel. He was extremely thankful for a career in hockey that wasn't a job but a way of life that allowed him to do what he loved for many decades. If you ever watched Bryan watching hockey (animated and hilarious) you've witnessed just how much he loved the game.
Survived, loved and always remembered by his wife, Geri (née Sutton), daughters Heide (Don Browning) and Brittany (Joe Grubb), and granddaughters Emma and Addie, all of Colorado.
Also survived by brothers Laird (Ellen and the late Sheila), Barrie (Sandra), Bill (Ann) and Terry (Linda), sisters Darleen (Bert), Lorraine (Basil), Laurie (Jerry), Karen (Terry) and Kim (Mike), brothers-in-law Don Sutton (Patricia), late Peter, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, plus extended families.
Predeceased by his parents, Clarence in 2005 and Rhoda (née Schwartz) in 2013.
Celebrating a life well lived, Bryan's passions were family and hockey and a little Willie Nelson thrown in.
Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Service for family and friends will be held in Shawville United Church, 410 Main St., Shawville, Quebec on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Canadian Tire Centre. We encourage family, friends, colleagues and the public to attend to honour Bryan's legacy. Please enter via the Gate 2 entrance.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Make a Wish Foundation, Shawville Recreation Association, DEBRA Canada (in honour of Jonathan Pitre), Jardins Éducatif du Pontiac or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
"I hope I'm remembered as a pretty good hockey guy who was a good person."