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Canadian NHL Clubs build awareness for mental health and wellness through "Hockey Talks"

Thursday, 31.01.2013 / 10:58 AM / News Articles
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Canadian NHL Clubs build awareness for mental health and wellness through \"Hockey Talks\"
Winnipeg, MB. - The Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks, with the support of the National Hockey League, are proud to announce Hockey Talks, a month-long initiative to bring increased dialogue and awareness to mental health and effective treatments.

Winnipeg, MB. - The Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks, with the support of the National Hockey League, are proud to announce Hockey Talks, a month-long initiative to bring increased dialogue and awareness to mental health and effective treatments. A game night in each respective city will be dedicated to Hockey Talks where each team will lend their voice to help encourage a national conversation about mental health and wellness.

The seven Canadian NHL teams recognize the importance of education and open dialogue of mental health and wellness at a national level. The goal of Hockey Talks is to bring this topic to the forefront in the public realm and alleviate misconception and stigma that has been unfairly associated with mental illness. With the collaboration of the seven Canadian hockey clubs, this message can have an extensive reach, connecting with citizens of all ages and backgrounds.



The Winnipeg Jets will host Hockey Talks on February 7, 2013 as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at MTS Centre. Game time is 7:00 pm. That night, the Jets will raise mental health awareness through in-arena messaging as well as having Mental Health Resource Guides accessible to all fans. The programming and dialogue brings the opportunity to provide information to fans in recognizing mental health issues and better understanding the challenges associated with mental illness and to connect those in need of support with mental health organizations. Jets players will also don a Hockey Talks decal on their helmets for the entire month of February in support of this initiative. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation by sharing personal experiences or messages of support via social media with the hashtag #hockeytalks.


True North Sports & Entertainment Limited will hold a media conference on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in the Press Box Restaurant at MTS Iceplex. Assistant GM Craig Heisinger and Executive Director of the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation Dwayne Green will unveil a significant education plan for Mental Health Awareness among youth in our province.

HOCKEY TALKS GAME NIGHTS



HOME TEAM                       VISITING                       TEAM DATE


Calgary Flames                    Los Angeles Kings        Feb. 20, 2013


Edmonton Oilers                  Minnesota Wild              Feb. 21, 2013


Montreal Canadiens             Boston Bruins                Feb. 6, 2013


Ottawa Senators                  Toronto Maple Leafs      Feb. 23, 2013


Toronto Maple Leafs            Boston Bruins                Feb. 2, 2013


Vancouver Canucks            Chicago Blackhawks      Feb. 1, 2013


Winnipeg Jets                   Toronto Maple Leafs    Feb. 7, 2013



MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS


One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness in their lifetime; it indirectly affects all Canadians at some point through a family member, friend or colleague. Stigma or discrimination attached to mental illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community. 


Approximately 70% of mental health problems and illnesses have their onset during childhood or adolescence. Identifying the signs early and getting connected to tools and support is the most important way to prevent problems from becoming worse. Mental health problems and illnesses can be treated effectively. 



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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 34 11 12 1 23
B. Wheeler 34 9 14 2 23
B. Little 34 12 10 3 22
D. Byfuglien 34 8 10 -1 18
M. Scheifele 34 6 12 2 18
M. Frolik 34 7 10 7 17
M. Perreault 33 6 9 0 15
E. Kane 24 6 7 2 13
J. Trouba 31 4 8 3 12
T. Enstrom 22 1 8 -1 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 7 2 2 .940 1.73
O. Pavelec 10 8 5 .913 2.34
 
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