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Herald-Star Annual Fall Speaker Series

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Herald-Star Annual Fall Speaker Series

Herald Star 2021 Speaker Series Featuring Eddie Olczyk

Date: Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Steubenville High School Auditorium
Price: General admission tickets – $25

Preferred Tickets: A preferred ticket package is available for $50. It includes a copy of “Beating the Odds” and the opportunity to be among the first people to meet Olczyk after the presentation.

VIP Admission: A VIP package is available, and includes admission to a private reception that will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Froehlich’s Classic Corner; a selection of beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres; the opportunity to meet Olczyk and have a photo taken with him; a copy of the book “Beating the Odds;” transportation from Froehlich’s to the high school; and preferred seating for the presentation. The price is $150 for a couple and $85 for a single ticket.

Tickets may also be purchased at the Herald Star offices, 401 Herald Square, Steubenville. Tickets also are available at and

For more information about tickets and the availability of preferred and VIP packages, contact Diana Brown at the Herald-Star at (740) 283-4711.

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Herald-Star Annual Fall Speaker Series

Herald-Star Annual Fall Speaker Series Returns: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life!

WEDNESDAY, September 22nd, 2021

Eddie Olczyk is an American professional ice hockey analyst and a former player and coach. He was a center in the National Hockey League for 16 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994. Olczyk was also the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins from June 2003 to December 2005.

He currently serves as a television color commentator for NHL on NBC and Chicago Blackhawks games on NBC Sports Chicago. Throughout his career as an NHL player, he played 1,031 NHL games and produced 342 goals and 452 assists for a total of 794 points. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame on February 22nd, 2013.

On August 8th, 2017, Olczyk issued a statement through the Blackhawks to announce that he had been diagnosed with a form of colon cancer. He underwent a surgical procedure to remove the tumor. In March 2018, Olczyk announced he was officially “cancer-free.”

In October 2019, Olczyk released his autobiography titled Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life, where he shares details of his fight with stage 3 colon cancer.

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