The Anaheim Ducks’ annual charity event, the Fedorin Cup, will be played Saturday, August 25th at Anaheim Ice (the Ducks’ practice facility). The exhibition games starts at 4:00 PM, with warm-ups starting at 3:45 PM. The event is open to the public, with tickets costing $15 for adult, $5 for children aged 11-17, and free for all those 10 and under. The event (along with the club’s VIP Casino Night) is a benefit for both the Athletic Sports Fund of America and the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.
Though a full roster has not been announced, the club’s website noted that among those participating are “including all-time leading scorer Teemu Selanne, defenseman Luca Sbisa, 2007 Stanley Cup champion Todd Marchant, Jason Marshall, George Parros, Sean Pronger, Craig Johnson, JF Jomphe and many more.”
For those unfamiliar with the Fedorin Cup charity event, the club provides the following background information:
The Fedorin Cup was founded in 1998 by THE RINKS hockey manager Rick Hutchinson in honor of Eric Fedorin, a local hockey player who battled brain cancer. … Festivities also include a silent auction, a postgame VIP party at Anaheim ICE on the Plaza and casino-style gaming. Fans can also help to fundraise by purchasing opportunity drawing tickets, with a free weekend rental of a Harley Davidson motorcycle or a Jaguar sports car serving as the top prizes.
This is your chance to catch some hockey before the start of the season, or even the preseason, and with a possibly work stoppage delaying this year’s start, you might want to jump at this opportunity to catch some hockey.
Jer thinks exhibition hockey is better than no hockey. Follow him on Twitter @JerMeansWell.