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INTERNATIONAL ICE HOCKEY LEGENDS AT MACQUARIE ICE RINK
Charity night in support of StopConcussions Foundation

Sydney, 2 June 2017 -- On Friday 16 June, Macquarie Ice Rink will play host to some of world’s greatest ice hockey players when NHL stars from Canada and the USA make a special appearance for a charity event in support of the StopConcussions Foundation.

Kicking off at 5.15pm, the all-star line-up includes Canada Head Coach Darryl Sittler (former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain and Top 100 Greatest NHL Players of all time), USA Coach David “Tiger” Williams, and special guest Denis Lemieux from hockey film favourite Slapshot.  Local fans will also enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet players representing the Arizona Coyotes, Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks.

Dr Frank Gregg, owner of Macquarie Ice Rink, is thrilled to be hosting some of the game’s most elite athletes at the rink in support of such a great cause.

“We’re delighted to give local Aussie ice-hockey fans this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the international stars of the game – players they may have only ever seen on TV. Hosting this event at Macquarie Ice Rink is a privilege, further strengthening its reputation as a world-class ice skating facility.”

A pre-cursor to the Ice Hockey Classic at Qudos Arena on June 17, the action packed event will include open practice games, skills competition, a kids’ clinic, Hockey Hall of Fame Display and a silent auction with an autographed Maple Leafs Jersey up for grabs.

The night coincides with the local showdown between home ground favourite the Sydney Ice Dogs and reigning premiership champions of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL), the Newcastle Northstars.

Event information for Friday 16 June at Macquarie Ice Rink, Sydney:

·       5.30pm – 7.30pm: USA & Canada exhibition training and fundraising event.

·       From 8.15pm: Puck drops for AIHL showdown - Ice Dogs vs Newcastle.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students) and can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.icedogsshop.com.au. A voluntary, $5 donation to StopConcussions Australia can be made with ticket purchases.

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