Go behind the scenes of Zach Hyman’s very Jewish charity golf tournament

NHL player Zach Hyman at his annual charity golf tournament. at the Oakdale golf club. (Photo by Ellin Bessner)

After the Edmonton Oilers lost four straight games in the conference finals to the Colorado Avalanche this past June, star player Zach Hyman returned to his hometown of Toronto with his family. There’s plenty filling his busy schedule—including the birth of his second child any day now—but one keystone event was his annual celebrity golf tournament, which aimed to raise $350,000 for Jewish Federations in Edmonton and Toronto, as well as Sick Kids Hospital.

The CJN Daily visited the Oakdale golf club to catch the action and join the media scrum with Zach Hyman, who brought his NHL friends Connor McDavid, Mitch Marner, Jake Muzzin and Darnell Nurse. And while most of the reporters wanted to talk hockey, we were able to ask Hyman about his Jewish identity and what it means to give back to the community in his new home city of Edmonton.

Plus, we spoke with several Jewish attendees about what the event, and Hyman’s involvement, means to them.

What we talked about:


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