Raising awareness for ALS -
Dean Stock's story (his daughter is one of our Intercity players)
January 27, 2015
Last year many of us participated in the ALS ice bucket challenge. The campaign successfully raised awareness of this terrible neurodegenerative disease. Unfortunately for Dean Stock, in December 2014 he was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). One of the first decisions the family made was to ensure that they did their part to help continue to raise awareness, which is the main purpose of this communication.
Dean played his minor hockey in Dollard-des-Ormeaux with his brother PJ Stock. Both moved on to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where they played for Victoriaville then continued on to play CIS Hockey at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Dean was good enough to eventually make it to the East Coast hockey league while PJ went on to the NHL where he got to play for New York, Montreal, Philadelphia and Boston. Today Dean is a father and coach of three hockey players (1 boy and 2 girls), and is continuing a hockey tradition that is near and dear to his heart.
On February 1st The Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast will feature the Arizona Coyotes versus Montreal Canadiens at 1PM EST. PJ and Dean’s story will be shared Nationwide in between periods during this broadcast. The segment will highlight both Stock brothers as well as focus on Dean’s battle.
The family would like to encourage all to watch the segment in the hopes that it brings more attention to ALS.