October 24, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Marshall Hall, Bingemans Conference Centre
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Few people have lived a life like Clint Malarchuk. The Grande Prairie, Alberta native carved a decade-long career as a National Hockey league goalie, playing for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, and Buffalo Sabres between 1981-1992 — all while dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder. It was a near-death experience on-ice, however, that stands in the minds of most hockey fans — a night Clint will never forget. During a game against the St. Louis Blues, a skate came up and caught his neck, severing his carotid artery.
“That was a lot of blood in a short amount of time, and I thought I was going to die,” says Malarchuk.
The incident led to a long case of post-traumatic stress, which came to a head years later when a similar incident happened to Florida Panthers forward Richard Zednik. What followed was a long period of depression and alcoholism, before Clint finally received a diagnosis and treatment.
Clint will share his extraordinary story on the ice and beyond. In his candid speech about his own experiences with mental health and addiction, he will speak about the importance of ending the stigma of mental illness and getting help.
Proceeds from the evening will support the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington chapter. Guests will also have the chance to take a shot at Clint between the pipes, get an autograph, and win door prizes.
$30 each, 2 for $50, or buy a table of 10 for $200.
Tickets can be purchased Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm at two CMHA Waterloo Wellington locations: 80 Waterloo Ave and 147 Wyndham St N, Guelph (note: the 147 Wyndham St location closes for lunch between 12pm-1pm). Those interested in purchasing tickets can also call 1-844-264-2993 x 2102.
Please note: the presentation is rated PG13 with mature themes and content.