The Dallas Stars announced today the addition of defenseman Trevor Daley and forward Vernon Fiddler as head coaches to the Dallas Stars Alumni Association's second annual Community Chest Hockey Game presented by Black Diamond Group on Sunday, March 15 following the Stars game against the St. Louis Blues.
Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski
will participate in the ceremonial puck drop and represent Defending The Blue Line
, a non-profit organization helping ensure that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. Defending The Blue Line provides access to free hockey equipment, summer hockey games and grants to help with local association fees. Proceeds raised from this year's Community Chest Hockey Game will benefit Defending The Blue Line. At every Stars home game for the last two seasons, Goligoski has provided four lower level tickets to military members and their families.
Former Stars players including goaltender Ed Belfour, forward Joe Nieuwendyk, defenseman Craig Ludwig and goaltender Marty Turco are scheduled to participate in the game beginning at 8 p.m., which this year will include members of the St. Louis Blues Alumni Association including legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur, who will participate as a forward in the game.
Local area youth hockey players will have the opportunity to play alongside former Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues by fundraising on behalf of the Community Chest. All youth hockey players who help raise funds for the Community Chest will be eligible to be selected to participate in the game.
Prior to the Community Chest Hockey Game, former members of the Stars and Blues will participate in a panel discussion on AT&T Plaza hosted by Ralph Strangis beginning at 3:15 p.m. The discussion is free and open to the public and will include autograph opportunities from Stars and Blues alumni.
The charity hockey game is also supported by Multimedia Solutions, Inc. and Quill.com.
At the inaugural Community Chest Hockey Game last year, the Dallas Stars Alumni Association (DSAA) raised over $20,000 in support of local hockey player, Travis Stryker, who along with his mother and father were killed tragically in a car accident en-route to a hockey tournament. The proceeds from the game benefited the Stryker family and the future needs of the hockey community in Texas.
Made up of former Dallas Stars and local NHL alumni, the DSAA uses hockey as a vehicle to serve the local community. As ambassadors of the sport, DSAA members act as role models, support charitable initiatives, and promote the growth of hockey throughout the Texas region.
For more information about fundraising for the opportunity to play in the Community Chest Game or to donate, please visit DallasStars.com/AlumniGame