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Flames players, prospects & alumni to take part in the Wild Rose Hockey Challenge

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames players and prospects Mikael Backlund, T.J. Brodie and Logan MacMillan along with Flames alumni Sheldon Kennedy, Rene Corbet, Paul Kruse and Dwayne Hay will take part in the Wild Rose Hockey Challenge this Saturday, August 27th, 2011 in Cochrane, AB at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre. Doors open at noon and game time is 2:15 p.m.

The charity hockey game benefits four victim-of-crime assistance groups: Cochrane and Area Victim Services, Airdrie and District Victim Assistance Society, Bow Valley Victim Services Association and Chinook Arch Victim Services.

The game format sees federal Cabinet Ministers and M.P.s compete against provincial Members of Legislative Assembly, with National Hockey League players and NHL alumni.

#8 - Dennis Polonich, NHL Alumni
#11 - Mikael Backlund, NHL Calgary Flames
#15 - Jason Jaffray, NHL Winnipeg Jets
#18 - Curtis Sheptak, Team Canada Alumni
#20 - Gord Sherven, NHL Alumni
#21 - Mark Astley, NHL Alumni
#23 - Sheldon Kennedy, Calgary Flames Alumni
#42 - TJ Brodie, Calgary Flames


#12 - Morris Lukowich, NHL Alumni
#13 - Logan MacMillan, Calgary Flames
#19 - Chris Bright, Team Canada Alumni
#20 - Rene Corbet, Calgary Flames Alumni,
#24 - Paul Kruse, Calgary Flames Alumni,
#25 - Dwayne Hay, Calgary Flames Alumni
#34 - Craig Levie, NHL Alumni

In its first two years, the Wild Rose Hockey Challenge raised $34 thousand for four area victim assistance groups. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased securely online at or at any Bow Valley Credit Union location, the Wild Rose Constituency Office in Airdrie, or the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre.
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