By Doug Kennedy
Garrett McFadden has added another award to his already outstanding resume. He is the previous recipient of the Canadian Humanitarian player of the year, for his nonstop charity work.
The program is focused on highlighting Canadians who are making a positive impact on the hockey community. McFadden was honored with the Scotiabank award for October. Jill Fraser won the same award last year.
Following the loss of a close family friend, he founded McFadden’s Movement. This happened in 2016 while playing for the Guelph Storm to promote change and help develop good mental health among athletes, starting at the grassroots level.
He has spoken to a number of minor hockey organizations and school groups and has continued to be an advocate for mental health since playing for the Acadia Axeman.
McFadden and his movement have also donated a total of $78,200 to mental health resources in the last five years.
He received the award at his home opener on Oct. 8. He is featured on a video on the Hockey Canada website.
Besides winning the Humanitarian of the year award in Canadian Junior hockey in 2018, he also won the award in the OHL in 2017 and 2018.
McFadden is the captain of the Acadia team that will host the Canadian championships in May. They started the tournament two years ago before the pandemic closed it down after a couple games.
The Kincardine Bulldogs are in a three way tie for first place with Wingham and Mitchell, after two weekends of play.
This past weekend they lost 5-3 in Mount Forest and defeated Walkerton 10-2 at home, on Saturday afternoon.
Bryce McFadden, Jason Taylor and Gavin Gibbons scored on Friday night in Mount Forest. The Patriots scored an empty netter to seal the 5-3 win.
On Saturday afternoon, Carter Servais, Steven Grant and Gavin Downs scored two goal each with singles going to Liam Colhoun, Austin Waite, Jordan Moulton and McFadden. Ryan Tanner picked up the win in net.
The Bulldogs are in Wingham Friday night at 8 p.m. and at home against Hanover on Saturday at 7 30 p.m.
The Ripley Wolves won their first game of the season with a 9-0 home win over Creemore Coyotes.
Cody Britton led the way with three goals and one assist. Jarrett Kuntz had a pair of goals and one assist. Scoring single goals where Keaton Willis, Garrett Meurs, Gerritt Satosek and Brett Catto.
Gatlin Burt got the shutout, stopping 19 shots.
The Wolves are on the road this Friday, with a game in Petrolia and their next home game is Saturday Oct. 23 against the Saugeen Winter Hawks at 7 p.m.