Celebrity Hockey Game to Help North End Children

Celebrity Hockey Game to Help North End Children

Hot 103 morning host Ace Burpee and CTV sports anchor Kevin Olszewski play a game of shinny at The Forks during a media hockey game with former Winnipeg Jets players on Saturday, March 6, 2010. A similar hockey matchup between media and NHL alumni takes place tonight at the Billy Mosienko Arena beginning at 7 p.m. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

A local hockey game tonight will pit the Winnipeg Police Patrolmen against a group of celebrities in support of the North End Hockey Program.

The North End Hockey Challenge will feature NHL Alumni Thomas Steen, Perry Miller and Ray Neufeld, and a roster of local celebrities, including Chris Burke Gafney (Orphan/The Pumps), Jay Bodner (Eagle and Hawk), Jason Bone, Ron Cantiveros (Filipino Journal), Nicole Dubé (Global TV), Peter Chura (Global TV), Duncan MacPhail (92 CITI FM), Peter Waldie (actor) and Troy Westwood (QX 104). Power 97’s Dave Wheeler will act as referee.

The North End Hockey Program benefits 115 North End children and youth who hope to play hockey this year.

Donations to fund equipment, transportation and training are gladly accepted and will go to ensure young players continue to have the opportunity to play community sports.

The game will begin at 7 p.m. at Billy Mosienko Arena, 709 Keewatin Street. A sports celebrity auction will follow at Boogies Diner, 1125 Main Street, at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $5 at the gate.