Al Iafrate (NHL Alumni)

A former NHLer, with one of the hardest slap shots in the history of the game, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame banquet.

The date has been set for Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the UAW Hall in Wallaceburg.

The group has a contract with former Toronto Maple Leaf and Washington Capitol star, Al Iafrate, to be the guest speaker.

The Dearborn, Michigan native played in 799 games over 12 seasons in the NHL.

He also played for Team USA in the Olympics and the World Championships.

Iafrate had arguably one of the hardest slapshots in the history of the game.

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His career was cut short by injuries, but the committee believes the former defenceman will have many stories to tell from his days in the NHL.

Tickets will be available in early November.

“It’s a great value. Good food, auction items, a chance to get autographs as well as a night to honour the best of Wallaceburg sports heroes past and present,” event organizers said in a press release.

The Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame recently wrapped up another successful golf tournament, raising in excess of $6,000.

The committee wanted to thank their 42 hole sponsors as well as the 90 golfers who participated.

The Hall of Fame committee is very proud of the fact that every penny they raise through their dinner and golf tournament is returned to the community.

They recently approved donations to Wallaceburg Basketball, the CK Family Health Team, and Wallaceburg Minor Hockey, throuhg the sponsorship of the annual Frank Dymock Hockey Tournament.

Over the years, the Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame has given back over $230,000 to the community.

– Photo credit: NHL Alumni

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