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Edmonton Oilers & EPCOR Welcome Paul Rosen to Rexall Place!

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    Dear Guy: Edmonton Oilers & EPCOR Welcome Paul Rosen to Rexall Place! The Edmonton Oilers and EPCOR will welcome Paralympic Gold Medalist Paul Rosen to Rexall
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 4, 2008
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      Edmonton Oilers Pipeline 

      Dear Guy:

      Edmonton Oilers & EPCOR Welcome Paul Rosen to Rexall Place!

      The Edmonton Oilers and EPCOR will welcome Paralympic Gold Medalist Paul Rosen to Rexall Place on Monday, January 7th, when the Oilers meet the New York Islanders.

      As part of EPCOR's Parade of Champions, Paul will give local hockey fans the chance to see his Paralympic Gold Medal up close, won at the 2006 Paralympic Games in Torino, Italy, as part of the Canadian National Sledge Hockey team. Paul will also sign autographs for fans during the second intermission.

      "Paul’s story is one that speaks to the heart of every sports fan about determination and the will to succeed," said Patrick LaForge, President & CEO of the Edmonton Oilers. "He’s an inspiration to anyone who has faced a few hurdles in life, and we’re proud to welcome him to Rexall Place."
      "Courage, endurance, and an unrelenting desire to excel are the hallmarks of a world caliber athlete. Paul has proven he possesses these attributes and much more," said Denise Carpenter, Senior Vice President, EPCOR Utilities Inc. "EPCOR is proud to support our Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes, like Paul, whose incredible accomplishments set an example for every one of us.
       
      As a promising 15 year old Midget AAA hockey player, Paul caught his skate in a rut in the ice during a tournament in 1975 and snapped his leg in 14 places. He endured countless surgeries over a 24 year period before a massive infection in his knee resulted in the amputation of his right leg at the age of 39. Inspired by a 12 year old triple amputee he met in rehab, Paul set his mind on living with the cards life had dealt him. Within one year of his amputation, he had been selected to the Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team as the oldest rookie in the history of the game. Today, Paul is a three-time World Championship Gold Medalist, Paralympic Gold Medalist, and the top ranked Sledge Hockey goaltender in the world.

      Single tickets and Standing Room are still available for the game at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.edmontonoilers.com, or by calling (780) 414-GOAL.

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