Cutthroats hosting retired NHL celebrity game for charity
The Denver Cutthroats revealed details today of a charity hockey game set to take place before the Cutthroats take on the Fort Worth Brahmas at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, February 9th.
Part of a “Pink at the Rink” weekend initiative for fighting cancer, the game will feature a handful of former NHL and Colorado Avalanche faces, including Rick Berry, Scott “The Sheriff” Parker, “Super” Joe Sakic, Ken Klee, and Stephane Yelle as well as Cutthroats Head Coach and former Los Angeles Kings forward Derek Armstrong and Cutthroats scout and former Denver Grizzlies skater Jeff Sirkka.
“We are excited to bring this group of retired NHL players to the Coliseum to raise money and entertain our fans,” Armstrong said in a press release. “It will be fun to play with this group and we know our fans will enjoy it.”
The game will begin around 4 PM MST at the Coliseum. Featuring two 20-minute halves, the lineup of all-stars will find themselves battling it out against a roster full of local firefighters and police personnel before the 7:05 PM MST start of the regularly scheduled Fish contest.
Fans looking to witness the festivities can get in, beginning at 3 PM, with their ticket for the game later that evening. The Cutthroats will be donating five dollars from every ticket to charity and will have the special, game worn jerseys available for auction as well. The proceeds from the sweaters will also go to help fight cancer.
Other notables in the match include Bob House and one time NHL regular Phil Crowe.
What do you think? Planning on heading to the game early to see some legends square off?