Dennis Hull @ Billy Smith appear @ dinner in MOOSE JAW
- Sports Fans Treated to an Enjoyable Evening
Legendary NHLers Dennis Hull and Billy Smith, along with former
Montreal Expo Tim Raines entertained over 400 people at the 15th
Moose Jaw Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet.
Another sold out Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet took place this
weekend at the Heritage Inn.
Hall of Fame Goaltender Billy Smith was one of the event's speakers.
Of course playing 18 years with the New York Islanders Smith spent a
lot of time with Moose Jaw's Clarke Gilles.
"We nicknamed him Jethro, probably one of the toughest guys ever.
You can talk about your fighters, but Clarkie was a very funny
individual, for anyone who knows him out here, he was our comedian,
always had us laughing. He was our tough guy."
Former Montreal Expo Tim Raines was on hand. He says his memories
still lie where his career began.
"It's like it was yesterday. Unfortunately they don't have a
baseball team there right now. But my heart still lies in Montreal,
and I'm hoping one day... I've got my fingers crossed... before I
die... they'll get a team back there before it's over."
And the event wouldn't be complete without Dennis Hull as the Emcee.
Hull had the crowd roaring with laughter throughout the night. Hull
says he's no stranger to these events.
"I do a lot of this, simply because I'm a farmer, just to make ends
meet I have to go out and do something else. Hockey players never
made any money back then either. So I've done two things in my life
that I love, playing hockey and farming, and never made any money at
either of them."
The Moose Jaw Kinsmen donated 5 thousand dollars from Saturday's
proceeds to the Moose Jaw Multiplex, making their total contributions