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MPS Cup Hockey at Winter Club

Jun 19, 2004

By Catherine Barr


Imagine having a disease so rare that the treatment itself is still being developed. Such is the case with eight-year-old Nicklas Harkins and other kids like him who suffer from MPS (Mucopolysaccharide). Thanks to Nicklas' parents, and a few former NHL hockey players, that one day may all change. The 2nd annual MPS CUP Fantasy Hockey Game and Gala took place last Saturday at the NS Winter Club. It was a chance for Nicklas and others to play with the NHL stars during an afternoon charity game. Later a gala auction helped add to the already $40,000 raised last year in the fight against this terrible disease.

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Former NHL stars like Gary Nylund suited up for either the blue team or the white team.
Dean Malkoc (left) and Rick Marks (right) played on the white team alongside former Canucks hero Dave Babych.
Actor Jackson Davies, of "Beachcomber" fame, laced up his skates with former Canuck favourite Jyrki Lumme.
Eight-year-old Nicklas Harkins Harkins, seen here with hockey dad Todd, was happy to give out autographs along with the players.
Former Calgary Flame and Vancouver Canuck Paul Reinhart (left) played with Rod Nimmo on the blue team.
Canucks' tough guy Brad May, seen here with son Tyler, shows he's all heart off the ice.


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