Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Thursday, December 13th
TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The National Hockey League Players'
Association (NHLPA) and RBC today announced that RBC Play Hockey
ambassadors Steven Stamkos and P.K. Subban will lead teams of fellow
NHL players in the RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge on Wednesday,
December 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in
Toronto. The venue features an NHL-sized rink that is part of Ryerson
University's state-of-the-art sports facility, site of the former Maple
Two-time NHL leading goal-scorer and two-time NHL All-Star Steven
Stamkos, and two-time World Junior Championship gold medalist and
2010-11 NHL All-Rookie Team member P.K. Subban will be joined on the
ice by more than 30 NHLPA members for a 5-on-5, 60-minute game. The
players scheduled to participate include Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel,
James Neal, Tomas Kaberle, Mike Komisarek, Logan Couture, Kris
Versteeg, Niklas Kronwall and John Michael Liles. Complete Team Stamkos
and Team Subban rosters will be announced in the coming days.
"The RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge is a great opportunity to share
the joy and excitement of hockey with our fans. I'm looking forward to
playing alongside this impressive lineup of fellow NHL players while
helping to raise funds to benefit local hockey programs across the
country," said Steven Stamkos, RBC Play Hockey ambassador and NHLPA
member. "RBC is committed to helping hockey happen, at every level and
in every community across North America and I'm proud to partner with
them and bring this event to Toronto."
The RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge tickets will be priced at $25
(including HST, may be subject to additional fees) and will be
available starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 13 at ticketmaster.ca, charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000, and at all Ticketmaster Retail
Outlets. Tickets will be available at the Mattamy Athletic Centre Box
Office starting Friday, December 14. Proceeds from ticket sales will
benefit grassroots hockey initiatives through the NHLPA Goals & Dreams
fund and RBC Play Hockey.
"The NHLPA shares RBC's commitment to supporting hockey at the
grassroots level," said Mathieu Schneider, NHLPA Special Assistant to
the Executive Director and former NHL player. "The participating NHLPA
members are excited about the chance to skate in front of Toronto
hockey fans on December 19th. The Players are committed to growing our
great sport while raising funds to help less fortunate children get the
equipment and resources they need to play the game."
The NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund is the largest grassroots hockey
assistance program in the world. Founded in 1999, NHLPA Goals & Dreams
has contributed over $21 million to grassroots hockey programs and
related causes in more than 30 countries. Through the donation of
equipment grants, the program has given more than 60,000 deserving
children the opportunity to play hockey and benefit from the sport's
commitment to teamwork, discipline and physical fitness. For more
information visit NHLPA.com.
RBC Play Hockey is one of the largest corporately funded hockey programs
that supports grassroots hockey in communities across North America. To
date, RBC has provided more than $1,500,000 in grants to over 120
hockey programs - ranging from learn-to-skate, ball hockey and
equipment-sharing programs to reduced registration, access to ice and
hockey clinic initiatives. As a premier partner of Hockey Canada and
USA Hockey, RBC is an official sponsor of each country's men's and
women's national teams, the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, and
Canada's National Junior A Championship - the RBC Cup. For more
information, visit rbcplayhockey.com, follow us on Twitter @RBCPlayHockey or on Facebook www.facebook.com/rbcplayhockey.
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