Calgary, AB – BMO Bank of Montreal and Calgary Flames Alumni announced today, teams and rosters for this year’s BMO NHL Alumni 3 on 3 Pond Hockey Tournament; In support of the Flames Foundation for Life.
“As one of Canada's largest businesses and as a responsible company that believes in the tenets of good corporate citizenship, we at BMO know that we have a key role to play in helping to ensure that Canada's communities remain strong and vibrant. Being title sponsor of the BMO NHL Alumni 3 on 3 gives us the opportunity to support a fantastic grassroots event and raise funds for a truly important cause,” says Dave Sprague, Vice President Calgary District BMO.
Star studded line-ups will take to the ice for the Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers and Team NHL.
“We are very excited to join forces with the alumni this year for the presentation of BMO NHL Alumni 3 on 3 Pond Hockey. The significant time invested in the creation and past execution of this event by the organizing committee, in particular Colin Patterson and Perry Berezan, has made it a success for over a decade,” said Calgary Flames CFO and VP of Hockey Administration Michael Holditch. “We hope that by hosting this event at the Pengrowth Saddledome even more people can enjoy this unique event.”
The BMO NHL Alumni 3 on 3 Pond Hockey Tournament will take place on Sunday, February 17th at the Pengrowth Saddledome. This year’s event will include Calgary Flames and NHL alumni including;
• Theoren Fleury
• Sean Burke
• Scott Mellanby
• Tiger Williams
• Jim Peplinksi
• Joel Otto
• Ric Nattress
• Jamie Macoun
• Lanny McDonald
• Dennis Hextall
• Perry Berezan
• Ron Stern
• Brian Skrudland
• Ron Sutter
The BMO 3 on 3 Pond Hockey Tournament will feature 56 Alumni from across North America with doors opening at 9:00 A.M. and games starting at 10:00 A.M. The concourse will be busy with a slap shot cage, BMO Fun Zone, silent auction and 50/50 draw. Tickets are on sale for $15 through Ticketmaster.
Molson Canadian’s Pond Party will precede the on-ice action on February 15th at Flames Central. Alumni will meet before competition for an evening with MC Mike Richards, live auction with Bearcat Murray and Bill Brown and maybe a large-scale trade. Doors open at 3:30 P.M. Tickets are for sale at Ticketmaster and Flames Central for $65.
The Flames and NHL alumni have raised $1.2 million over the history of this event. This year, proceeds will be directed to the charitable arm of the Calgary Flames; The Flames Foundation for Life.
"It’s a nice clean environment, it’s an environment that’s built for the family and were hoping that anyone that has some spare time can come down and raise some funds," said Jamie Macoun, who is one of the many alumni participating in the event.
For the complete tournament roster, click here.