NHL Alum Face Off Against Lawmen For Special Olympics

By Nick Rupert

(WINDSOR, ON) – This Friday NHL Legends will hit the ice at the WFCU Centre for a night of great skill and entertainment to support Special Olympics Ontario. Hockey Ambassador Walter Gretzky will coach an NHL Alumni squad consisting of Al Iafrate, Matthew Barnaby, Marty McSorley, Rick Vaive, Gilbert Dionne and many others.

The NHL Alumni team will take to the ice against the Law Enforcement All Stars to raise money for the Special Olympics Ontario on Friday, March 21 at 7:00 pm at the WFCU Centre. A special aspect of this year’s event is that fans will have the unique chance to visit the team’s locker room and meet the players with a special VIP ticket.

Tickets are on sale now online, by phone at 1-866-969-WFCU (9328), or at the Teksavvy Box Office at the WFCU Centre.

Joining the alumni squad will be Brent Gretzky, Dave McLlwain, Kraig Nienhuis, Pat Ribble, Mike Krushelnyski, goalie Mark Laforest, and guest referee Dave Hutchison.

“We cherish the chance to get together as Alumni to play with old friends and promote the game of hockey across Ontario, all while raising money for a great cause,” said Mark Napier, Executive Director, NHL Alumni. Napier also promised, “An exciting blend of hockey skill and fun entertainment throughout both the game and a skills competition”.

For more information please visit online or at the benefit hockey website. Come out and join in the fun.

Additional group sale and discount opportunities are also available by calling  1-877-431-0685. Line up subject to change.

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