Winnipeg Jets players organize charity game
The National Hockey League lockout isn't stopping some pro hockey players from hitting the ice for charity.
Andrew Ladd and Mark Stuart, who normally play for the Winnipeg Jets, are helping to organize a charity game for Nov. 17 at the University of Manitoba's Max Bell Centre.
Ladd and Stuart, along with other members of the NHL Players Association, will be joined by players with the Winnipeg Police Service's hockey team, the Patrolmen Hockey Club.
The game will pit Team Stuart against Team Ladd. Both teams will include players from the NHLPA and the Patrolmen.
Established in 1998, the Patrolmen team consists of police officers, most of whom have played in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, CHL, WHL, OHL and NCAA, according to a release.
The players have invited other NHLers, including Jonathan Toews, Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler, but some of those invited have already left to play in Europe.
The game will raise money for Manitoba children's charities, including the Children's Hospital Foundation and the Dream Factory, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
At the end of the game, the crowd will have the chance to win the NHL players' jerseys.
Tickets are $20 and go on sale Tuesday at Boston Pizza restaurants in Winnipeg, as well as at the Dream Factory's office and at the Children's Hospital Foundation.
With files from The Canadian Press