Former NHLer reaches semifinals of national tennis tournament in Canada

Published August 28, 2023 at 11:03
BY COOPER GODIN

Aside from hockey, NHLers have plenty of hobbies and for some, they like to participate in other sports, whether that be golf or tennis.

Longtime NHL forward Dominic Moore recently participated in a national tennis event in Canada in the 40+ division and performed quite well, reaching the semifinals.

Moore struggled in the first set of his round of 32 match against Olivier Taschereau, before winning the next two sets and advancing to the round of 16.

In the round of 16, Moore dominated third seed Brian Gallant, 6-1, 6-0 to move on to the quarterfinals, where another tough opponent was waiting for him - fifth seed Salomon Bendavid. Moore won that match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.


As Moore went into the semifinals, he was set to face second seed Simon Tremblay-Larouche, who was a star at the University of Arkansas. Unfortunately for Moore, he lost the match 7-6, 6-3. Moore was supposed to play in a third place playoff on Friday morning, but decided to withdraw from the match.

The Thornhill, Ontario native appeared in 897 career games across parts of 13 seasons in the NHL with ten different teams - New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks and the Boston Bruins.

It's pretty neat to see stories like this, where either current or former players are competing in other sports at a high level. Another example of this came earlier this summer when Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller was attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open Golf Championship.

Source: Montreal Gazette
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