The Tristan Morrissette-Perkins 06 Event retains getting greater and higher.
The third annual hockey tourney, which happened Dec. 28-29 at Dorval Enviornment, attracted round 150 gamers on 16 groups this 12 months.
The profit Four-on-Four tourney bears the identify of Morrissette-Perkins, the Dorval teenager who tragically died July 3, 2017 when he was struck by a passenger train on a CN rail bridge close to Lancaster, Ont.
The Morrissette-Perkins household established a scholarship in Tristan’s memory by the Pearson Training Basis of the Lester B. Pearson Faculty Board.
Proceeds from the weekend event are entrusted to the Pearson Training Fund, and this 12 months’s occasion raised roughly $11,600, mentioned Julie Morrissette, Tristan’s mom.
For the previous two years, a scholarship has been awarded to a graduating John Rennie Excessive Faculty pupil athlete. The scholarship is awarded to the scholar who greatest exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism and management in a number of elements of faculty life.
The primary Tristan Morrissette-Perkins Award was introduced in 2018 to Quinn Kennedy, certainly one of Tristan’s former hockey teammates at John Rennie. Final 12 months’s recipient was Luca Sorice. Tristan’s dad and mom – Jay Perkins and Julie Morrissette – had been readily available for each displays.
Morrissette praised the efforts of buddies and volunteers who devoted their effort and time to make this 12 months’s event an enormous success.
“We simply don’t understand how a lot work is put into an occasion so massive,” she mentioned. “There are timekeepers, volunteers to get the meals, volunteers for the world entrance, volunteers to make meals and all those that step as much as donate the raffle prizes. It’s really superb.”
Morrissette additionally thanked the Scores restaurant in Dorval for offering meals to the individuals.
Each participant who participated within the two-day occasion additionally obtained a present bag that included a “Tristan T-shirt” and different mementos of the previous hockey star with Hockey West Island and John Rennie Excessive Faculty.
Each Hockey West Island and John Rennie Excessive have retired the No. 6 sweater as soon as worn by Morrissette-Perkins.
This 12 months’s Four-on-Four event was received by a group led by Bailey Morrissette, Tristan’s cousin. Bailey is the main scorer of the West Island Shamrocks junior hockey group.
Julie Morrissette praised the efforts of tourney organizer Larry Sherrard and Hockey West Island president Andy Brookman, who officiated a pile of video games each days.
“I can’t thank them sufficient,” she mentioned.