NEWARK – North American and Russian hockey legends will face-off April 13 at 1 p.m. at Prudential Center for a charity game benefiting the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. All proceeds from the game, featuring New Jersey Devils greats Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver, Grant Marshall, Jim Dowd, and Sergei Brylin, among others, facing off against a squad of Russian legends including Vyacheslav Fetisov, Alexei Kasatonov, Valery Kamensky, Alexey Yashin and Darius Kasparaitis will support programs designed to address the unmet needs of New Jersey communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The Devils Alumni squad will be joined by fellow alums Bob Carpenter, Billy Guerin, Claude Lemieux, Randy McKay, Stephane Richer and Brendan Shanahan. Skating with the Devils will also be NHL Legends Ron Duguay, Brian Leetch and Brian Propp. Jointly, the North American players have won 25 Stanley Cups.
Tickets for the game are on sale through Ticketmaster by visiting Ticketmaster.com, by charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting Prudential Center’s Box Office during scheduled business hours. Lower level seating is priced at $20-$40 and VIP seats located on the glass are $100 per ticket and include a pass to a VIP reception following the game. All Ticketmaster service charges and credit card fees have been waived for this event.
In addition to the three 20-minute periods of on-ice action between these legendary hockey players there will also be live auctions of players’ jerseys and autographed items during intermissions. Post-game, an autograph signing for all ticket buyers will take place with select hockey legends.
Skating for the Russian Legends squad will be Vyacheslav Fetisov, Alexey Kasatonov, Valery Kamensky, Darius Kasparaitis, Alexey Yashin, Maxim Mikhaylovsky, Andrei Malkov, Vladimir Antipin, Rustem Kamaletdinov, Alexander Medvedev, Vitaly Prokhorov, Evgeny Chizhmin, Igor Boriskov, Andrey Kovalenko, Igor Varitskiy, Alexey Pogonin, Victor Gordiyuk and Dmitry Tepllyakov.
The Russian Legends will be coached by Sergey Makarov. Celebrity coaches of the North American hockey legends team will be announced later this week.
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