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Winnipeg Police vs. NHL Old Timers in Hockey Challenge

March 9, 2010 6:05 AM | Sports

By David Klassen

Winnipeg police began pulling over motorists Monday for obeying traffic laws and driving safe. It’s part of the “Two Minutes for Driving Good” campaign to promote the upcoming 21st Annual Old Timer’s Hockey Challenge, where hockey legends will face-off against the Winnipeg Police Service Patrolmen Hockey Club.

Next Monday, March 15, the game will take place at MTS Centre. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Rainbow Society.

Motorists stopped by police for good driving behaviour will receive two tickets to the game. Alternatively, you can pick up your tickets at Ticketmaster, or at the door. Chief Keith McCaskill will drop the puck at 7 p.m.

Former NHL players expected to play include Dale Hawerchuk, Bryan Trottier, Glenn Anderson, Billy Smith, Borje Salming and Bobby Hull (coach). Winnipeg Jets Legends Laurie Boschman, Jimmy Mann and Dave Ellett will also be suiting up against Winnipeg Police Service members. The line-up will also be complimented by NHL legends Theoren Fleury, Bob Probert, Bernie Nichols, Cliff Ronning, Dave “Tiger” Williams and Ron Hogarth (referee).

Almost $200,000 has been raised since the Patrolmen began their team in 1998.