June 2, 2023

Alex Pharand

Alex Pharand is doing more than just play for his hometown Sudbury Wolves, he is also making an impact as a Hockey Gives Blood Player Ambassador. At just 17 years old, Alex provides a tremendous example of dedication and passion that demonstrate his capacity as a leader. Alex was a steady contributor of Plasma this season, donating an astonishing 12 times. Plasma is a component of blood that can be used to provide life-saving medicines to patients across Canada. 

Aside from donating plasma on his own, Alex helped lead a team plasma donation event, inspired a handful of his teammates to join Canadian Blood Services stem cell registry and appeared on an episode of Difference Makers with Sportsnet personality Sam Cosentino. During this Instagram Live episode Alex spoke passionately about his role as a player ambassador and articulated just how easy it is to save a life. 

Alex possesses many genuine qualities such as leadership, commitment, and dependability. Perhaps the one quality he shares most with Dayna Brons would be his unwavering selflessness. Thank you, Alex, and congratulations on your nomination.