Wildcats golf tournament honours Bourdon 2009: Moncton Tim

Wildcats golf tournament honours Bourdon

MONCTON - Tim Spencer lives a few thousand kilometres away in Carnduff, Sask.

But the former Moncton Wildcats left winger never hesitated about making the trip here for the inaugural Wildcats Alumni Charity Golf Classic, which was held Friday at the Memramcook Golf Club. It speaks volumes that he and many other former players spent their own money and travelled considerable distances to take part in an event near and dear to their heart. The $8,100 raised from the golf tournament and last night's hockey memorabilia auction are being donated to the Luc Bourdon Foundation in memory of the defenceman, who died in a motorcycle accident last year near his hometown of Shippagan. "Luc was a big part of the team and I just wanted to show my support for him,'' said Spencer, who played this season for the Las Vegas Wranglers of the East Coast Hockey League. "It was a tragic loss. I wanted to be here to support the cause and it's also a great opportunity to come back here and see all the guys again. "I think it really shows the great camaraderie we had on that (2005-06) team. The group of guys on that team will always share the bond of winning a championship together. It's something we can always look back on with a lot of pride and great memories.'' There were 28 five-member teams in the golf tournament, including 26 former Moncton players. Fourteen of them were Bourdon's teammates when the Wildcats captured the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League championship in 2005-06 and advanced to the Memorial Cup final.

Suzanne Boucher, Bourdon's mother, attended yesterday's event. She was there with Charlene Ward, Bourdon's girlfriend at the time of the tragedy.

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