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Police Charity Hockey Match to Benefit Rainbow Society

March 21, 2011 7:00 AM | Sports

Winnipeg singer Maria Aragon (right) and her idol Lady Gaga. Aragon will perform the national anthem at MTS Centre tonight. (TWITTER)

The Winnipeg Police Service Patrolmen Hockey Club will face off against the NHL Legendary Hockey Heroes tonight at MTS Centre.

The 22nd Annual Old Timers’ Hockey Challenge will benefit the Rainbow Society, helping to grant the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses.

The game will open with YouTube singing sensation Maria Aragon performing the national anthem.

A full roster of NHL hockey legends will be participating, including Johnny Bower (coach), Glenn Anderson, Bryan Trottier, Billy Smith, Councillor Thomas Steen, Ab McDonald (coach), Laurie Boschman, Dave Babych, Dave Ellett, Jimmy Mann, Theoren Fleury, Trevor Kidd, Valerie Bure, Bernie Nichols, Cliff Ronning, and Bob Bourne. Referee Ron Hogarth and TSN’s Rod Black will also be in attendance.

Free entry will be given to Winnipeg School Safety Patrols who bring their patrol ID or vest.

Police Chief Keith McCaskill will be coaching the Patrolmen. Game time is 7 p.m.