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Detroit Red Wings Alumni Benefit Game For Officer O’Rourke Family

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VANCOUVER, CANADA - NOVEMBER 3: Head coach Dave Lewis (center) of the Detroit Red Wings and assistant coach Joe Kocur along with players Kris Draper #33, Ray Whitney #41 and Steve Yzerman #19 eye the action from the bench against the Vancouver Canucks on November 3, 2003 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, Canada. The Canucks defeated the Red Wings 5-1. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, CANADA – NOVEMBER 3: Head coach Dave Lewis (center) of the Detroit Red Wings and assistant coach Joe Kocur along with players Kris Draper #33, Ray Whitney #41 and Steve Yzerman #19 eye the action from the bench against the Vancouver Canucks on November 3, 2003 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, Canada. The Canucks defeated the Red Wings 5-1. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

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Plymouth, MI On Friday, December 21 at 7:15 p.m. The Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association in association with the Joe Kocur Foundation for Children will be staging a charity hockey game at Compuware Arena to benefit the family of fallen West Bloomfield police officer Patrick O’Rourke.

A team comprised of local law enforcement officers will also be participating in this contest while special guest vocalist Karen Newman will be on hand to sing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ prior to puck drop.

In addition to enjoying an entertaining exhibition match featuring some of the most popular players from recent Hockeytown history, attendees of this game will also have the opportunity to bid on game-worn Red Wings Alumni Association jerseys and participate in an evening-long 50-50 raffle.

 

Tickets to this charity game can be purchased online at www.JoeKocurHockey.Eventbrite.com  or at one of the seven participating ticket locations:

The West Bloomfield Police Department

White Lake Police Department

Milford Police Department

Sterling Heights Police Department

Southfield Police Department

Plymouth Police Department

Grosse Pointe Public Safety Department

Several former NHL players will be competing in this game, including all four ‘Grind Line’ Members:

  • Joe Kocur
  • Darren McCarty
  • Kirk Maltby
  • Kris Draper

Hockey Hall of Famers:

  • Dino Ciccarelli
  • Larry Murphy
  • Igor Larionov *Honorary coaches Ted Lindsay and Bill Gadsby

Other participants in the game will include:

  • Goaltender,

Chris Osgood

  • Defenseman, Jiri Fischer
  • Left winger, John Ogrodnick
  • Foster Hewitt Memorial Award recipient Mickey Redmond

 

 

For More information on the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association

visit www.DetroitRedWings.com/Alumn

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