NHL Lockout Suddenly Not So Bad In Cornwall
Cornwall, ON – November 2, 2012 – While NHL players are locked out from their teams, some will strapping on the skates for two great charities: First Assist, which is an education-based program for First Nations children, introducing them to opportunities in larger cities in the country, and the Cornwall chapter of the Max Keeping Foundation, which helps disadvantaged youth in Cornwall gain access to sports.
The charity game, which will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012, came together quickly and will feature some stand out players from all across the league, including Ottawa Senators Captain Daniel Afredsson and teammates Chris Phillips, Chris Neil, Marc Methot, Zack Smith, Peter Regin, and hometown boy, and former Cornwall Colt, Jesse Winchester. Also in the lineup will be Montreal Canadiens captain and former All-Star Brian Gionta, teammates Travis Moen and Josh Gorges Stephen Gionta of the New Jersey Devils, Tyler Kennedy of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Derrick Brassard of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and many more stars.
Monday’s game in Cornwall is the first of an unspecified amount of charity exhibition games in the circuit that will see 24-28 NHL stars at each stop, many in the Canadian North.
Tickets are available at the Cornwall Civic Complex box office Friday, November 2 until 4:30 p.m. and Monday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to game time. Also, they can be purchased at the Benson Centre Friday, November 2, 5-9:30, Saturday November 3, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 apiece, but if you give the password (First Assist Charity), you will receive 2 for 1! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.
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