Join us on September 28th for a one-of-a-kind VIRTUAL hockey event commemorating the 49th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, hosted by Rod Black.

Event Details

Compete for the Cure™ is an event for the ultimate hockey fan in all of us.

Join award-winning Canadian sports commentator, announcer and our host for the evening Rod Black, as he takes you through highlights from the 1972 Canada vs Russia Summit Series with special guests Phil EspositoPaul Henderson and Rod Seiling who will share first-hand stories of some of the most action packed moments from this iconic tournament.

But that’s not all! This special event has a fun twist: all participants will be assigned players through a fantasy-style mock draft and will follow their “team” over the course of the evening, with a prize for the winning participant.

Most importantly, this unique event will support Pancreatic Cancer Canada’s critical research investments, which focus on providing new and more effective treatment options to Canadians diagnosed with this devastating disease.

Date: September 28th, 2021
Time: 8pm-9pm Eastern

Where: Virtual
Tickets: $1,000 each

Charitable Tax Receipts

We are pleased to acknowledge the generous support of our donors and participants. Tax receipts for tickets will be issued following the event for the maximum allowable amount as directed by the Canada Revenue Agency. Donations will automatically receive a tax receipt when the donation is made. Sponsorships are not eligible for tax receipts due to the promotional nature of the partnership.

If you have questions about tax receipts please contact Hannah Rolland at

Special Guests

Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson played for 13 seasons in the NHL with Detroit, Toronto and Atlanta. He scored the winning goals in the last three games of the 1972 Summit Series including the historic winning goal with 34 seconds left in the final game to give Canada the series win. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.

Phil Esposito

Phil Esposito played 18 seasons in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. He was a ten-time All-Star and won two Stanley Cup championships with the Bruins. He won the Hart Trophy twice as the league’s MVP and led the league in goals in six straight years.

Rod Seiling

Rod Seiling played as a defenceman in the NHL for 17 years including a trip to the Stanley Cup finals in 1972 with the New York Rangers. He played for Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series. 


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