The CanElson Drilling Estevan Bruins have announced the speakers for the 2013 edition of their annual Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction.
The event will happen May 18 at Spectra Place.
Marty McSorley will return to Estevan to host a panel of former Stanley Cup champions. McSorley was the keynote speaker at last year's dinner, and entertained spectators with his stories, his sense of humour and his willingness to interact with the audience.
He is also a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Edmonton Oilers.
McSorley really enjoyed his visit to Estevan last year, and pitched the idea of a panel of Stanley Cup winners, an offer the Bruins organization was quick to jump upon.
“I am very excited to be back in Estevan to host this Hot Stove Discussion with my fellow Stanley Cup Champions,” McSorley said.
The panel will feature six-time Stanley Cup champion Bryan Trottier, and a yet-unnamed player who won a Stanley Cup.
Trottier, who hails from Val Marie in southwest Saskatchewan, won the Stanley Cup four straight years with the New York Islanders from 1980 to 1983, and then won it twice more with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992.
Trottier is known as one of the best two-way players in NHL history and is an entertaining speaker who has played with some of the most dominant teams of all-time.
In addition to his six Stanley Cups, Trottier won the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie in 1976, the Hart Trophy (league MVP) and Art Ross Trophy (top regular season scorer) in 1979, and the Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP) in 1980.
The event will feature a different format from past years, as the three men will sit down in a more informal environment and speak about their careers and winning hockey’s top prize. Fans will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the guests.
Live and silent auctions will be part of the event.
The Estevan Boston Pizza Estevan and District Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards, and the Estevan Kinsmen Club Volunteer Coach of the Year Award, will also be handed out during the banquet.
The dinner is one of the key fundraisers for the Bruins.
In other club news, the team wrapped up its six-game homestand with a 1-0 loss against the Nipawin Hawks on Thursday night. Taylor Balog had the lone goal in the game - a power play marker with about 11 seconds to play in the first period.
Curtis Martinu stopped 21 shots for Estevan.
Nipawin goalie Jordan Liem stopped all 36 shots he faced.
There was a dust-up between the two teams at the end of the game that resulted in Bruins head coach/GM Keith Cassidy having a heated argument with his Nipawin counterpart.
The Bruins will travel to northern Saskatchewan for their final road trip of the regular season. They'll visit the Kindersley Klippers Saturday and Sunday night, and the Battlefords North Stars on Monday night.