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A group of elite, former NHL players will take the ice at the Shakopee Icea Arena to support the Parkinson’s community on Saturday, April 13.

This annual event gives fans an opportunity to meet former professional hockey players and experience an exhibition game with local youth hockey coaches facing-off against NHL alumni.

“We’re excited to host this event and excited to shine a light on the Ice Arena,” said Ice Arena Manager Troy Ciernia. “We know that it’s an asset to this community, and we’re hoping all our visitors feel the same way by the time they leave.”

The NHL Alumni game serves as a bookend to a day of fun, family friendly activities. The proceeds of the event will benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation Minnesota Chapter.

Schedule of events:

  • 2:30 p.m. - Doors open
  • 3 p.m. - Open skate
  • 3:30 p.m. - NHL Alumni Skate with kids and Autographs
  • 3:45 p.m. - NHL Alumni and coaches skills competition
  • 5:07 p.m. - Game starts with two periods

“It’s a very worthy cause,” said Director of Parks and Recreation, Jay Tobin. “It was an easy decision for us to sign onto this event, and we’re glad to do our part.”

Tickets are $20 and available at www.Parkinson.Org/Minnesota/NHL. Kids 5 and under get in for free.

Sports editor

Todd Abeln has been the Shakopee and Jordan sports editor for more than 10 years. He enjoys highlight big accomplishments and competitive games. Todd also enjoys golf, softball and watching his kids play baseball, soccer, hockey and basketball.

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