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Locked-Out NHL Players Hit The Ice For Charity Hockey Game

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Windsor, ON (CBS Detroit) – The WFCU Centre will be hosting a charity hockey game featuring numerous locked-out NHL players. The game is scheduled for December 8 at 6:30pm with proceeds going to local charities. The NHLPA Charity Hockey Game will feature players including Todd Bertuzzi, Jimmy Howard, Johan Franzen, Niklas Kronwall, Steve Ott, James Neal, Keith Yandle, and Brenden Morrow.

Tickets go on-sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 22 at the TekSavvy.com Box Office inside the WFCU Centre, charge by phone at 1-866-969-WFCU (9328), or order online at wfcu-centre.com. Ticket prices are $41.75 or $137.00 for a family four pack plus service charges, reserved seating. All WFCU Centre Cyber Club members and Windsor Spitfires season ticket holders will receive access to a one day pre-sale on Wednesday November 21 from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. Fans can visit wfcu-centre.com and register to be a Cyber Club member and get the details sent directly to their inbox.

The NHL lockout enters its third month having cancelled over 300 regular season games including the Winter Classic festivities which were originally scheduled for December 16 through January 1. The NHLPA Charity Hockey Game which will see the two sides play three twenty-minute stop time periods will provide Windsor with NHL quality hockey for a great cause.

“We are excited to get a few of the NHL stars on the ice for what will be a fantastic night of hockey in Windsor,” said Global Spectrum Facility Management’s Jason Toner, General Manager of Events at the WFCU Centre. “Not only will the NHLPA Charity Hockey Game be a memorable night for the City of Windsor, but it is also a great way to support local organizations that will reach out and help so many members of the community during this holiday season.”

Should an agreement be negotiated between the NHL and the NHLPA prior to 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, the NHLPA Charity Hockey Game will be cancelled and will not be rescheduled. All tickets will be refunded at that time.

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