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NHL alumni coming to the Okanagan to hit the ice with top fundraisers

Joe Nieuwendyk is one of the NHL alumni who will be participating in a charity hockey tournament in Kelowna in June.
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February 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

KELOWNA - Hockey players from across North America will be in Kelowna this June for a chance to meet some of the NHL greats and raise money for charity.

The three-day Okanagan Hockey Heroes Weekend takes place June 10 to 12 at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna. Players from Alberta, B.C. and Washington State will be here to play a hockey tournament with some of their favourite players.

Paul Coffey, Joe Nieuwendyk, Brad May, Wade Redden and Al Iafrate are just a few of the retired NHL players confirmed to be participating in this public tournament.

The event kicks off with the Alumni Draft Night and is followed by two days of tournament play. The weekend finishes with a Heroes Game Sunday afternoon featuring the top 16 fundraisers playing with the 16 alumni in a game the public is invited to watch.

“This weekend is about raising money for Heart and Stroke, and creating a fun memorable experience for our teams,” Okanagan and Kootenay Area Manager for the Heart and Stroke Foundation Jessica Samuels says.  “We are working with area golf courses for teams to hit the links between hockey games, there will be plenty of great prizes to be won throughout the tournament, and of course the opportunity to spend all weekend with our NHL Alumni.”

Individuals and teams can register at the Hockey Heroes Weekend website.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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