As how ridiculous as this sounds, it’s true. A team of Anaheim Ducks Alumni will be playing a team of Russian Hockey Legends from the Soviet Union era. On Monday, July 2nd, these two teams will face off in a friendly game of puck at The Rinks – Anaheim ICE at 7:00 pm. The Ducks team will feature Todd Marchant, Steve Shields and Sean Pronger while the Russian team will feature legends Yuri Liapkin, 1976 gold medalist, Sergei Makarov, a member of the vaunted KLM line which is considered the best offensive line of all-time, featuring Makarov, Igor Larionov and Vladimir Krutov, and Alexandr Yakushev, who was the MVP of 1972 Summit Series vs. Canada.
Tickets are on sale right now for $10, for tickets click here. All proceeds from this event will go towards the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. Fans will also have a chance to meet and get autographs from Ducks prospects such as Devante Smith-Pelly, Viktor Fasth and Emerson Etem. Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau will also be there as well for autographs. This is an incredible event. Not many people have seen some of these Russian legends play back in their Soviet Union days. Now, obviously, they are nothing like they were now back then, but still this is an amazing opportunity. For only $10, you are really getting your money’s worth here. I recommend going if you can. Enjoy!
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