On Feb. 23 against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Stars will host Youth Hockey Day in Texas. The team will celebrate and recognize the success of hockey in the Metroplex and across the Lone Star State. Following the Sunday afternoon contest vs. Chicago, fans are encouraged to attend the annual Boxx Modular Dallas Stars Alumni Game, hosted by the Dallas Stars Alumni Association.
The game will begin at approximately 5 p.m. following the Stars game against the Blackhawks. Any ticket to the afternoon game against Chicago serves as admission to the Alumni Game.
Former Dallas Stars goalies Andy Moog and Kari Lehtonen will serve as coaches to a great group of former players including goaltender Ed Belfour, forward Brenden Morrow, forward Ales Hemsky, goaltender Marty Turco, forward Bob Bassen and forward Brent Severyn will participate in the contest, among other Stars and NHL alumni.
Proceeds from this year's Alumni Game will benefit Friends of the Finns, Lockheed Martin, the Harris Family, the Dungan family, and the O'Connor Family serve as supporting sponsors for the annual affair.
Prior to the Stars game against Chicago, Stars Alumni will help sell tickets to the 50/50 Raffle presented by Jim Ross Law Group. Additionally, game-worn jerseys from the game will be auctioned for charity at Auctions.NHLcom.
Over the last five years, the DSAA has raised over $100,000 in support of local hockey players through the annual game. 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.