July 10, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
A luncheon with Clint Malarchuk; former NHL goalie and survivor of one of the worst accidents in professional sports history.
In the middle of a televised hockey game in 1989, the skate of an opposing player connected with Buffalo Sabres goaltender Clint Malarchuk’s throat – severing his jugular vein.
“My first thought was to get off the ice, because my mom was watching on TV up in Canada. I didn’t want her to go through that, to see her son die on the ice.”
But Clint didn’t die, despite the devastating injury. Miraculously, the team’s trainer – a Vietnam War veteran – was able to stem the bleeding. He was stitched up and back on the ice in 10 days. He received a standing ovation, but no counselling.
Anxiety, depression, addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder and eventually suicide attempts followed. Two decades after the physical injury that made him a household name, Clint was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and began his path to recovery. Now he and his wife Joanie are mental health advocates, encouraging others to seek help.
Please join us at Peake’s Quay on Wednesday, July 10th from 12:00pm to 1:15pm for more of this story. Tickets are $75/plate or $650 for a table of 10 and can be reserved by calling our Charlottetown office at (902) 566-3034.