The allure of this NHL alumni game was that it was to be the first NHL alumni game to played outdoors( at the Paris Fairgrounds.) Now mild weather has scuttled those plans and the game has been rescheduled. It is now being played Monday Feb 21 instead of Sunday Feb 20 at the Brantford Civic Centre. Being Family Day in Ontario, I still have the opportunity to go to the game. But now, there is nothing that makes this one any different than the rest of the games the Alumni team plays. Among the former NHLers expected to hit the ice Monday are Claude Lemieux, Marty McSorley, Rick Vaive, Mike Pelyk, Bill Derlago, Lou Franceschetti, Mike Krushelnyski, Dennis Maruk and Mark Napier. Former NHLer Dave Hutchinson will lend his voice for play-by-play commentary. The game will raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and the Special Olympics, good causes in my books. Of course, the Civic Centre just had major renovations and has been open for a few months. Hopefully nothing goes wrong there.
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