EDMONTON, Alta. – The Hockey Canada Foundation (HCF), in collaboration with the HCF Celebrity Classic organizing committee in Edmonton, Alta., announced on Tuesday that Canada’s Olympic and world champion hockey teams from the 2009-10 season will be very well represented at the HCF Celebrity Classic gala and the Canada Celebrates event at Commonwealth Stadium on June 28 in Edmonton.
Confirmed players from the men’s and women’s Olympic champions and women’s under-18 world champions that will be in attendance include: All three team captains
Jessica Campbell, Hayley Wickenheiser, Scott NiedermayerAll three golden goal scorers
Campbell, Sidney Crosby, Marie-Philip PoulinAll three gold medal game goaltenders
Roberto Luongo, Carmen MacDonald, Shannon SzabadosAll five tournament directorate award winners
Meghan Agosta (MVP, Top Forward), Campbell (MVP), Brigette Lacquette (Top Defenceman),
Shannon Szabados (Top Goaltender), Jonathan Toews (Top Forward) All five Canadian Olympic all-stars
Agosta, Poulin, Szabados, Toews, Shea Weber
The players will be joined at the celebrations by members of all three team staffs including head coaches Mike Babcock, Melody Davidson and Dan Church, along with Men’s Olympic Team general manager Steve Yzerman.
“The response that we have received from the players for this event has been incredible,” said Hockey Canada president and CEO Bob Nicholson. “A large number of players have already confirmed their attendance, while some players are still trying to rearrange their schedules to attend. We expect that most of the players from all three teams will be part of this historic celebration in Edmonton on June 28.”
Tickets for the June 28 public event at Commonwealth Stadium, Canada Celebrates, are available for only $10 each (plus applicable fees and taxes), based on open seating at Commonwealth Stadium, at Ticketmaster.ca, via phone at 780-451-8000 and at all Ticketmaster outlets. This event will not only celebrate Canada’s three Olympic and world champion teams from the past season, but also pay tribute to the members of Canada’s military and their families.
Doors open Monday, June 28 at 4 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alta. Entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m. and the show is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m., featuring interviews with players and staff, and performances by the Mike Plume Band, The Mudmen and George Canyon.
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. Please note that the golf tournament on June 29 is sold out.
For more information on the Hockey Canada Foundation Celebrity Classic and Gala, and the Canada Celebrates event on June 28, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/hcf