The Ducks will host an Alumni Game vs. the Russian Hockey Legends on Monday, July 2 at THE RINKS - Anaheim ICE (7 p.m.). Led by former Ducks such as Todd Marchant, Sean Pronger and Jeff Friesen, the Ducks Alumni team will take on a Russian Hockey Legends roster that includes 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist Yuri Liapkin, MVP of the 1972 Summit Series vs. Canada Alexandr Yakushev and former Ducks Alexei Kasatonov and Mikhail Shtalenkov.
General admission tickets are now available at AnaheimDucks.com for $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. A special VIP Package is also being offered, which includes food and beverage with an exclusive access pass to Club 32, a pregame visit from Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau and Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations David McNab, reserved seating for the Alumni game, and a postgame meeting with players from both the Ducks Alumni and Russian Legends. The VIP Package, available at AnaheimDucks.com for $100, had limited availability remaining. All proceeds from the VIP event will also benefit the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. Tickets and packages will also be available on July 2 at the Anaheim ICE Box Office.
All fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to meet and receive autographs from several Anaheim players and prospects, including Devante Smith-Pelly and Emerson Etem. Free parking (with rink validation) will be available at the Clementine/Center Street Promenade Structure on directly across from Anaheim ICE. In addition, Anaheim ICE concession stands will be open throughout the game.
Below is a select list of Ducks Alumni and Russian Hockey Legends scheduled to appear (rosters subject to change):Anaheim Ducks Alumni
Todd Marchant (2005-11)
Sean Pronger (1996-98)
Jeff Friesen (2000-02 & 2005-06)
JF Jomphe (1995-98)
Craig Johnson (2003-04)
Steve Shields (2001-02)
Chris O’Sullivan (2002-03)
Kevin Sawyer (2000-03)
Sean Hill (1993-94) Russian Hockey Legends
Alexei Kasatonov (First ever Ducks All-Star; Played 383 NHL games and over 600 games with CSKA Moscow)
Mikhail Shtalenkov ((1992 Olympic Gold Medalist; Played 190 NHL games, including 122 with the Ducks; holds franchise record of 70 saves in a playoff game: May 8, 1997)
Evgeny Davidov (Played 155 NHL games, 199 games with CSKA Moscow)
Vladimir Golikov (1980 Olympic Silver Medalist)
Yuri Liapkin (1976 Olympic Gold Medalist)
Alexandr Yakushev (MVP of 1972 Summit Series vs. Canada)
Viktor Shalimov (Member of Russian 1972 Olympic Winter Games team) ABOUT THE ANAHEIM DUCKS FOUNDATION
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