Probert's Legacy Lives On Through Charity
A slew of current and ex-NHL hockey players hit the ice in Tecumseh for the fourth annual Bob Probert Classic.
Current Red Wings Dylan Larkin and Danny Dekeyser were joined Florida Panther and Belle River native Aaron Ekblad, and Edmonton Oiler and LaSalle native Zack Kassian for the event.
Hundreds of fans filled Tecumseh Arena to get a look at a mix of OHL and NHL players.
Probert's daughter Tierney organized the event this year. She tells AM800 News hitting the ice is a fitting way to honour her late father.
"It means so much to me, definitely," she says. "The two events together, the motorcycles and the hockey definitely shows everything he represented and everything that he meant to us, shows everything that he loved. So it does mean a lot to do the things that he loved in his honour."
She says its still a thrill to see how much support the charity event gets year in and year out.
"I'm shocked and I'm not shocked at the same time because I do know anyone who knew him loved him so much. So we knew that support was already there, but it's incredible to see the people that didn't know him but loved him as a fan or just a supporter, to see all of them out here today," says Tierney.
The even last year raised nearly $15,000.
The Bob Propert Ride is set for June 25.
The hockey game on Thursday saw the Sprint Construction Red Wings, coached by former Red Wing Joey Kocur, beating the Johnny Shotz Black Hawks 11-10.