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Alumni to play special game in Cold Lake

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
COLD LAKE, AB – The Calgary Flames Alumni team will throttle up to 4 Wing, Canada’s largest CF-18 Hornet base, on Saturday, February 21, 2009 to support the troops and celebrate the game of hockey with the community.

Scotiabank has partnered with the Calgary Flames Alumni and 4 Wing in this event and their support includes flying the players to Cold Lake.

Jim Peplinski, along with fellow Flames Alumni including Theoren Fleury, Jamie Macoun, Dana Murzyn, Colin Patterson, Perry Berezan, Pavel Torgaev, Terry Johnson, Jamie Hislop, and Chris Lindberg, will be participating.

“We are grateful for what our armed forces do for our country and through the generosity of Scotiabank, our alumni have the opportunity to go to Cold Lake and participate in a very unique event,” explained Peplinski.

While in town, the Flames Alumni will scrimmage with Canadian Forces members and Cold Lake minor hockey players for a friendly game of outdoor hockey at the Officers’ Mess in an ultra-Canadian, community event to promote teamwork and friendship through sport.

Following the scrimmage will be the showcase event, the Scotiabank Afterburner Cup, a three-period game in which the Calgary Flames Alumni will face-off against the 4 Wing Cold Lake hockey team at the JJ PAR Blue Ice Arena. This highly anticipated match will celebrate the spirit of competition while promoting physical fitness.

“Physical fitness is a part of life for our military members and hockey is a cornerstone of the fitness routines of many people serving here at 4 Wing,” said Colonel Pierre St-Amand, Wing Commander. “It is exciting that the Calgary Flames Alumni team is coming to town and we invite all the people of Cold Lake to share in the fun and check out the games.”

"Hockey is also an important part of daily life for many of our customers and employees.  They coach, they fundraise and they cheer.  As the official bank of the NHL Alumni Association and a Calgary Flames partner, our support for the Flames Alumni is one more way we can help celebrate hockey at the community level," said George Marlatte, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President, Prairie Region.

While the event is free, tickets are required for admittance to the Scotiabank Afterburner Cup. Members of the public can pick up their complimentary tickets at Canex, Cold Lake City Hall and Scotiabank through to February18, 2009. However, quantities are limited and tickets are expected to go quickly, so don’t delay. 

The friendly outdoor scrimmage at the Officers’ Mess is also free and tickets are not required.

Quantities are limited and are expected to go quickly, so don’t delay.
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