Archive for June, 2014

Bobby Orr Book Signing

Friday, June 20th, 2014
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We are very pleased to announce that Bobby Orr is planning a Book Signing at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame on Friday June 27th from 7pm to 8:30pm.

This is an honour and a treat for all of us who have been waiting to get Bobby to sign a copy of his memoir.

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Some very strict rules will be observed during this event:

Attendees may bring only TWO copies of Orr: My Story with them.  It does not matter where the books were purchased, but only two books will be permitted with each person.

A third book may be purchased from the Doug & Arva Orr Gift Shop in the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame at the time of signing.  Please note that we have a limited supply, so it will be only while supplies last.

Absolutely no other items will be considered for autographing during the book signing.  Books only.  Staff will be posted at the doors and will request that any item other than two copies of Orr: My Story be returned to your vehicle.

Pictures with Bobby will not be permitted as we will be trying to keep the line moving as quickly as possible.
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Above all, we just want everyone to have the opportunity to get their copies of Bobby’s book signed by him, so we will be asking for everyone’s patience.

We are all looking forward to this event as well as this year’s Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Annual Induction on June 28th.  This years Inductees are Allan ‘Butch’ Rochon, Mac Childerhose, the 1959 Parry Sound High School Jr. Curling Team, and the 1964 MacTier Legion Flyers.  There are few seats left, so plan to purchase yours soon if you wish to attend.

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Chris Lee – MacTier Hockey Player Rises to the Top in Russian Hockey

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Chris Lee stopped by the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame earlier this week for a visit.  Lee plays in the KHL and brought along awards that he has won this year with his team.

The Parry Sound North Star wrote:

“Ask Chris Lee how he ended up playing for the Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and he’ll tell you, it’s been a unconventional trip.

The MacTier native, who’s been on skates since he was three, along with his teammates recently won the coveted Gagarin Cup.

They won Game 7 against Prague with a score of 7-4.

Lee, who now lives in Nashville, TN, was in Parry Sound earlier this week visiting his family with his wife Eileen and son Carter.

“Call it an unconventional route, I guess,” Lee said with an easy smile. “I was undrafted and going to SUNY  (State University of New York) Potsdam, which is a division three school, which, not a lot of players come out of a division three. I had a few good years there; my senior year there was pretty good.”

There was interest in Lee from some East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) teams, he said.

“Before that I hadn’t thought of going any further, because it wasn’t the norm for a division three athlete to go professional. I had some interest there and I was like, ‘Oh man, I might be able to do this. I might be able to play some professional (hockey) for a few years and see how it goes,’” Lee said.

He began his first season with the ECHL as a forward, but ended his first year playing defence. Lee played four seasons in the American Hockey League and almost fulfilled his dream of playing for the NHL.

“I got called up with Pittsburg. Took warm-up in Ottawa, for a game, and was set to play, but they told me after warm-up that I was out, I wasn’t playing. I got a day in the NHL, but not a game to show for it, which is unfortunate,” he said. “After that I went to Europe, played two years in Germany. From there I went to the Swedish (Hockey) League, played one year there on a two-year contract and after my year I was purchased by a Russian team in the KHL. It was a long journey and unconventional, being undrafted and coming out of division three…but I’m here and still doing it and it’s been a lot of fun.”

Depending on how his team fairs during the season, Lee said he could be away from home 10 months out of the year, which leaves two months of “summer” for Lee to spend with family and friends. Lee heads back over to Russia for training camp in mid July.

“We get up here once a summer, at least for a week or two, depending on our schedule, especially with our son now, everything’s getting a little tougher…I only get two months of the summer so it’s tough to make plans,” he said.”

Full Story at ParrySound.com