Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Entrepreneur and V.I.P. Home Services Founder and Owner, Bill Vis is set to play both with and against NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky at the 2016 Wayne Gretzky Ice Hockey Classic – USA versus Canada on Saturday 25th June 2016 in Sydney.

Having made the move from Holland to Australia as a seven-year-old boy, Bill is a strong ice hockey supporter and has been a player for over 30 years.

Bill will be the oldest player to hit the ice with Wayne Gretzky, known as “The Great One”, who has played for the Edmonton Oliers, Los Angeles Kings, St Louis Blues and the New York Rangers during his long and successful career.

A passionate ice hockey player, Bill may not have won any formal awards, but was the player known to have the most penalties and suspensions.

“Having the opportunity to play Ice Hockey with icon and legend Wayne Gretzky is certainly something I can tick off my bucket list.  What an opportunity to play against one of Hockey’s greatest.  I look forward to hitting ice to see which team can take out the win!” said Bill.  

Bill is a life member of the Blackhawks, Adelaide Adrenaline and the Australian Ice Hockey Federation and has previously played Centre for the Blackhawks and the Payneham Flyers.

Bill was the first national sponsor of the Australian Ice Hockey League in 2002 and continues his support of the sport with his latest sponsorship of the 2016 Wayne Gretzky Ice Hockey Classic – USA versus Canada.


What:          2016 Wayne Gretzky Ice Hockey Classic – USA vs Canada
When:         Saturday 25th June 2016, 7pm – doors open at 5pm to see Bill and Wayne hit the ice before the game. 
Where:        Qudos Bank Arena, NSW
Who:           Ice Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky & Entrepreneur and V.I.P. Founder Bill Vis

V.I.P. Home Services was the first company to start gardening franchising in 1979. Now, V.I.P has over 1100 franchisees across Australia and New Zealand in Home Cleaning, Commercial Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Window Cleaning and Lawns and Garden Maintenance.

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