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NHL Alumni Benefit Tour coming to Pembroke

By Celina Ip

Brent Gretzky (pictured here), the brother of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, briefly played in the National Hockey League for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Gretzky is among the retired NHL players for this year's NHL Alumni Benefit Hockey tour.

Brent Gretzky (pictured here), the brother of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, briefly played in the National Hockey League for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Gretzky is among the retired NHL players for this year's NHL Alumni Benefit Hockey tour.

Some of hockey’s greatest heroes will be coming to Pembroke to square off against local law enforcement officers, in support of Special Olympics.

 

On March 17, Scotiabank’s 2018 NHL Alumni Benefit Tour will be coming to the Pembroke memorial Centre for an evening of all-star hockey in support of Special Olympics and in celebrating of the 30th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

With all of the ticket funds benefiting Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s mission “to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities”, spectators will enjoy a memorable evening as they watch former NHL legends face off against the local Law Enforcement All-Stars team.

“We tend to forget that a lot of things like the Special Olympics require funding and in a lot cases they have to raise the funds themselves. So this type of event is a great help for Special Olympics people within our area and it's great to see our local law enforcement officers involved,” said Pembroke Mayor Mike LeMay. “I think this is great and I think it's important that our residents get out and support it by attending the game.”

Along with the game itself, the evening will showcase top-shelf hockey skills, on-ice pranks and old fashioned hockey nostalgia.

The 2018 NHL Alumni Benefit Tour team will include Owen Nolan, Bruce Shoebottom, Mark Napier, Mike Krushelnyski, Jay Wells, Matthew Barnaby, Al Iafrate, Rick Vaive, Bryan Muir, Brent Gretzky, Mark Laforest and Dave Hutchison.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the puck drops at 6 p.m. For ticket information, please visit www.benefithockey.com

cip@postmedia.com 



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