May 8, 2014 6:57 pm

Emotional day at Chestermere hockey marathon, thanks to special visit

CALGARY- A record-setting hockey game is well underway in Chestermere, and the exhausted players were joined by a very special guest on Thursday.

Dave Tresoor is a cancer survivor, who skated alongside the group as they try to raise $2 million for charity. However, his skates stole the show, as they carry extra special meaning.

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Two years ago, they were donated to the hockey marathon by his brother Terry, and originally belonged to their brother-in-law Rob, who sadly lost his own battle with cancer.

“Those skates are a symbol of never giving up,” said Terry Tresoor. “If that fits what these guys are trying to do, wow that’s awesome, then Rob’s job is done.”

The skates will remain on the bench until the marathon wraps up, and it’s hoped that they’ll one day be accepted into the hockey hall of fame.

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Thursday also saw a celebrity guest, with former Calgary Flames forward Brendan Morrison playing the part of referee.

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