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Burgundy/White Game Preview

by Aaron Lopez / Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche will contest its annual Burgundy/White Game tonight at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo., with puck drop scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

This year marks the first time that the Burgundy/White Game will be played in Broomfield.  The annual contest has previously taken place in Denver and Colorado Springs. 

The Burgundy/White Game features all Avalanche players competing in a three-period, intra-squad scrimmage.  Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to watch a shootout at the end of regulation regardless of the score.

All-Time Series
Team Burgundy leads the all-time series over Team White, 7-3. However, after Team Burgundy won seven of the first eight matchups, Team White has come out victorious in each of the last two meetings. In 2008, Team White blanked Team Burgundy by a 9-0 count. During last year’s contest at Cadet Ice Arena, Paul Stastny scored the lone goal in the shootout to propel Team White to a 3-2 triumph.

Click here for a detailed history of the first 10 Burgundy/White Games.

Leading Scorers
Veteran forward Milan Hejduk has been the Burgundy/White Game’s leading post-lockout scorer, totaling eight points (4g/4a) in five games. Also among the leading scorers is current Avalanche winger David Jones, who netted a hat trick during Team White’s 9-0 victory in 2008.

Player                       GP      G      A      PTS    PIM
Milan Hejduk            5        4      4        8           -
Ian Laperriere          4        2      4        6          2
Wojtek Wolski          4        1      4        5          4
T.J. Hensick             3        2      2        4          2
Jordan Leopold       2        2      2        4          4
Cody McCormick     3        3      1        4          2
Ryan Smyth              2        0      4        4          -
Andrew Brunette     3         1      2        3          -
David Jones            3         3      0        3          -

Giving Back
A portion of the proceeds from this year’s game will benefit Kroenke Sports Charities and Colorado Avalanche Youth Hockey programs.  The previous 10 Burgundy/White games have generated in excess of $500,000 for various charitable causes throughout Colorado.  Since 1995, the Colorado Avalanche Community Fund and Kroenke Sports Charities have made donations exceeding $12 million to local charities throughout Colorado.
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