Canada’s most famous “Hockey Dad”, Walter Gretzky, will be leading NHL alumni into the civic complex on April 7 to take on the Law Enforcement All-Stars.
The event, presented by Scotiabank, will raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Ontario.
â€œWe are very excited to showcase an exhibition game with Cornwallâ€™s local heroes from the Law Enforcement All-Starsâ€ said former pro Mark Napier, executive director of the NHL Alumni.
â€œWe cherish the chance to get together as alumni to play with old friends and promote the game of hockey across Ontario, all while raising money for a great cause.â€
The senior Gretzky will be behind bench but also greeting local hockey fans along with with alumni stars.
The alumni game brings out a plenty of hockey skill and fun, delighting everyone who will be attendance.
There will also be a skills competition and “hilarious” on-ice practical jokes.
The alumni will also accompany participants in Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Scotiabank’s favourite play will be the Scotiabank Shoot for Cash, inviting a fan a chance to win a $2,500 investment product.
Fans are also encouraged to bring non-perishable foot items for the Agape Centre for a chance to win an alumni prize package at the game.
The game is at 2 p.m. and tickets can be bought by calling 1-877-431-0685.