Locked-out Winnipeg Jets players will soon face off against a team of Winnipeg police officers in the name of charity.
The Winnipeg Police Service Patrolmen Hockey Club and National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) announced a partnership Monday to raise funds for the Dream Factory and Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The Goals for Dreams Hockey Challenge will be held Saturday, November 17 at the University of Manitoba’s Max Bell Arena.
Teams will be split up by Team Ladd and Team Stuart, comprised of Jets captain Andrew Ladd and defenceman Mark Stuart. Also participating will be Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, Brian Little, Jim Slater, Olli Jokinen, Tanner Glass, Travis Zajac, Colin Wilson, Shane Hnidy, and Jonathon Toews.
Puck drop is at 3 p.m. and tickets are $20. Fans can purchase their seats at all nine Winnipeg area Boston Pizza restaurants, the Dream Factory Office, 303-1 Wesley Avenue, and the Children’s Hospital Foundation, RM CE501-840 Sherbrook Avenue, beginning at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
The game will include mascots, tykes’ teams, and a post-game autograph session.