Top Stories of 2015; #6: NHL Alumni Charity Tournament
As 2015 comes to a close, we look back on the 10 most popular stories of the year on PokerNews Canada. It’s like a “Greatest Hits” album for Canadian poker in 2015. One by one, we count down the top stories of the year until New Year’s Eve.
The sixth most-popular story of the year was our announcement of the return of the popular PokerStars.net NHL Alumni Charity Poker Tournmanet on Sportsnet.
This annual televised poker tournament sees some of hockey’s biggest names come together alongside a few of poker’s top players and a few amateur qualifiers to try to earn money for a charity of their choice.
Some of the players to take part included Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel, Vanessa Rousso, Wendel Clark, and Denis Savard. The episodes showed the players compete through six-handed shootout tables to find a seat at the final table with $100,000 in charity donations to compete for, and it was all broadcast on Sportsnet360 across Canada.