The first ever Chicago Hockey Charity Classic will be held on Saturday August 5 at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, IL, the home of the USHL’s Chicago Steel.
The game, which will benefit Chicago Special Olympics has pulled in some major star power including Patrick Kane and Vinnie Hinostorza of the Chicago Blackhawks. Former Blackhawks Ed Olczyk, Dale Tallon, Ben Eager, Adrian Aucion, Sheldon Brookbank and Reg Kerr will take part as well.
Current NHLers who will be on hand include Ian Cole, John Moore, Brandon Pirri and Jake McCabe as well as US Olympians Megan Bozak, Kendall Coyne and Alex Risgby.
“Chicago is a magical city. As soon as we started to plan the event, it all fell into place,” event chairman Topher Scott told the Chicago Sun-Times. “There’s so many good people. The special needs and hockey communities are very similar. Everyone is trying to get involved.”
Tickets are only $25 apiece and the goal is to sell out the 3,000 seat arena to raise $100,000 for Chicago Special Olympics. You can purchase your tickets by following this link.
Here are the full rosters for the game, which will be played in two 25 minute halves.
Team Kane: Patrick Kane, Ed Olczyk, Ian Cole, Megan Bozek, John Moore, Josh Pauls, Brandon Pirri, Garret Sparks, Niko Dimitrakos, Eddie Olczyk Jr, Tommy Olczyk, Sheldon Brookbank, Ben Eager, Adrian Aucoin, Grant Mulvey, Reg Kerr, Ted Drury
Team Hinostroza: Vinnie Hinostroza, Kendall Coyne, Jake McCabe, Alex Rigsby, Robbie Russo, Anthony Louis, TJ Tynan, Vince Pedrie, Vincent LoVerde, Gino Cavallini, Dennis Vaske, Larry Pedrie, Steve Poapst, Reid Simpson, Brian Noonan, Dave Mackey, Steve Maltais, Bobby Nardella, Kevin McKee
Coaches: Dale Tallon, Cliff Koroll, Phil Russell