NHLPA Charity Game At WFCU Centre

(WINDSOR, ON) – The WFCU Centre is happy to announce the NHLPA Charity Hockey Game at the WFCU Centre on Saturday, December 8th at 6:30pm, to benefit local charities. One of the charities which is being supported is clip_image001Sparkles From Above, a foundation formed in 2008 in conjunction with In Honour of The Ones We Love.  Sparkles assists children with cancer on their treatment journey through the purchase of equipment and supplies at Met Hospital. 

The tournament is spearheaded by Steve Ott, Dan Cleary and Shawn Horcoff and players scheduled to play include:

  • Todd Bertuzzi
  • Justin Abdelkader
  • Jimmy Howard
  • Johan Franzen
  • Niklas Kronwall
  • Jonathan Ericsson
  • Ian White
  • Cory Emmerton
  • Darren Helm
  • Jonas Gustavsson
  • Ryan Wilson
  • Jamal Mayers
  • James Neal
  • Keith Yandle
  • Brenden Morrow
  • Sergei Samsonov
  • Thomas Vanek *just announced*
  • Matt Martin *Just announced*

Also, Kyle Wellwood, Adam Burish, Matt Ellis, Vern Fiddler, Tom Gilbert, Jordan Leopold, Nick Schultz, Kevin Westgarth, James Wisniewski and Michael Leighton will participate in the game.

The game will be standard hockey play with three twenty minute stop play periods.

Please note the game is subject to cancellation if the NHL and NHLPA reach an agreement with players prior to Thursday December 6th, 2012 at 5:00pm EST.

Also, just announced today, all the players’ game-worn and autographed jerseys will be given away after the game via random seat draw! The jerseys will be signed and given to the winners immediately after the game.

Tickets are $41.75 for reserved seating and a special family of four package price of $137.00. Group and dinner packages are not available for this game. As well, suite rentals with seating for 16 persons are available by calling 519-974-7979 x4614. Ask for Lynne.


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