Bieksa's Buddies to lace 'em on in charity game with Thunderbirds
Players want to keep funding going to several worthy causes
They practised together earlier this week and now some of the locked out members of the Vancouver Canucks are going to play the UBC Thunderbirds in a charity game.
Bieksa's Buddies - they can't call themselves the Canucks during the lockout - will meet the TBirds at UBC's Doug Mitchell Sports Centre on Oct. 17. Game time is 7 p.m. and tickets ($20 plus service charges) go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through TicketMaster.
Defenceman Kevin Bieksa will be joined by Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Dan Hamhuis, Manny Malhotra, Max Lapierre, Cory Schneider, Willie Mitchell and others.
Net proceeds from the game will benefit Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Canucks Autism Network, and the Canucks Family Education Centre.
“We understand there are many people [affected] by the NHL lockout and we know charities such as Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Canucks Family Education Centre, and Canucks Autism Network need funds to continue operating their programs,” Bieksa said in a news release issued Wednesday by UBC. “These organizations do great work for our community. It is important for my Buddies and I to lend a hand and with the help of the UBC Thunderbirds; we have the perfect opportunity to do so.”
Tickets can be purchased by logging on to www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000.
Several members of the Canucks have been skating three times a week at UBC since the lockout began. Last week, they joined the Thunderbirds at one of UBC's practices.
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