It’s Chicago versus The World, and it’s all for charity.
Members of the 2010 Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks team — including Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Adam Burish, and Brian Campbell — will be taking on various other hockey stars in “Champs for Charity” at Allstate Arena. This exhibition game will take place on October 26 at 7:30pm and will benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville.
To get your tickets, go here. For a list of who will be there, check it out after the jump.
According to the Sun-Times, here is a list of who is confirmed to be playing so far:
Current and former Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Brian Campbell, Adam Burish, Kris Versteeg, Dave Bolland, Troy Brouwer, Ben Eager, Andrew Ladd, Jake Dowell, James Wisniewski, John Madden, Craig Anderson
(Note: Kane was added after the Sun-Times reported this list.)
Other players: Ryan Suter, Jack Johnson, Ville Leino, Mike Brown, Antti Miettinen, Jared Boll, Tom Gilbert, Alex Goligoski, Al Montoya, Kimmo Timonen, Bobby Ryan
(Note: Ryan was added after the Sun-Times reported this list.)
Corey Crawford says that he’s ready to go whenever the NHL season starts.
Toews isn’t so sure about the NHL’s proposal, which was presented yesterday and released to the public today.
Eddie Olczyk was enshrined in the US Hockey Hall of Fame last night, along with Mike Modano and Lou Lamoriello, and it was he who had the last word on the night:
“In the elevator of life, we all ascend to different heights and some are at the highest forever, but it takes a lot of hard work to get there,” he said. “But as we ascend in the elevator of life, you see a lot of the same people on the way up as you do on the way down. I’ve been to a lot of floors, I’ve seen a lot of the same people, and I’d like to think that all those people respected how I treated them. This night, this honor, has been and will always be tremendously tremendous.” (nhl.com)
Olczyk talks about what hockey means to him in the following video.