Ice hockey in August? There’s no reason to miss this awesome charity event with this list of players. Last summer the event was overflowing with people and sold out, make sure you get there early to find a spot to sit (or stand).
(Rochester, August 1)… The Rochester Americans, in conjunction with the Amerks Alumni Association, announced the details for the second annual Sharky Memorial Classic Celebrity Hockey Game scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 7th at the Sports Centre at MCC at 5:00 p.m. The game will feature the return of Amerks legends including Jody Gage, Scott Metcalfe and Dan Frawley, in additon to current National Hockey League stars Ryan Callahan, Erik Cole and Nathan Gerbe, to name a few.
The event will honor the life of Amerks Hall of Famer Craig Charron, who passed away last October after a 10-month battle with stomach cancer. All the proceeds rasied will benefit his Wife, Wendy, and their four children.
Details are as follows:
CRAIG CHARRON MEMORIAL CELEBRITY HOCKEY GAME
DATE: Sunday, August 7th, 2011
TIME: 5:00 p.m. (doors to open at 4:15 p.m.)
Sports Centre at MCC
2700 Brighton-Henrietta TL Rd.
Rochester, New York 14623
Open to public. General admission is $12/ticket. Tickets will be available online soon (craigcharron.com) and can also be purchased at the Sports Centre at MCC or the Rochester Americans office at The Blue Cross Arena.
PLAYERS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND:
Ryan Callahan (New York Rangers/Rochester native)
Marty Biron (New York Rangers/Former Amerk and Sabre)
Tim Connolly (Toronto Maple Leafs/Former Sabre)
Clarke MacArthur (Toronto Maple Leafs/Former Amerk and Sabre)
Scott Nichol (St. Louis Blues/Former Amerk and Sabre)
Erik Cole (Montreal Canadiens/Oswego native)
Kyle Palmieri (Syracuse Crunch/Anaheim Ducks)
Jeremy Morin (Rockford IceHogs/Chicago Blackhawks)
Lindy Ruff (Former Amerk/Buffalo Sabres Head Coach)
Nathan Gerbe (Buffalo Sabres)
Patrick Kaleta (Buffalo Sabres/Former Amerk)
Zack Kassian (Buffalo Sabres Prospect)
Marcus Foligno (Buffalo Sabres Prospect)
David Leggio (Sabres Prospect/Buffalo native)
Jody Gage (Amerks Hall of Famer and the franchise’s all-time leading scorer)
Scott Metcalfe (Amerks Hall of Famer)
Dan Frawley (Amerks Hall of Famer)
Jason Cipolla (Former Amerks player and assistant coach)
Rory Fitzpatrick (Former Amerks captain and Sabre/Rochester native)
Andrew Peters (Former Amerk and Sabre)
David Shields (St. Louis Blues/Rochester native)
Scott Bartlett (ECHL/German League Pro and Rochester native)
Greg Collins (Las Vegas Wranglers, former University of New Hampshire star/Rochester native)
Mark McCutcheon (AHL/ECHL/Former Cornell standout and Rochester area resident)
Dan Ringwald (Former RIT standout)
* LIST OF PLAYERS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE *
For more info go to the Craig Charron Website: http://www.craigcharron.com/events/2011/celebrity-hockey-game.php