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Hockey legends coming to Whistler

The rosters for the second annual Re/Max Sea to Sky Hockey Challenge are filling up fast, with tickets still on sale for both the Vancouver and Whistler Games.


The event, which is a fundraiser for PacificSport’s PodiumFund, takes place in Vancouver on Saturday, Feb. 26 and in Whistler on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available through Ticketmaster and the Whistler Activity Centre, 604-932-2769.

Whistler Minor Hockey will also benefit from the 50/50 draw, and the youngest players, age 5-6, will hit the ice during the intermission.

The two teams taking to the ice are Team Burke, which will be coached by former Vancouver Canucks GM Brian Burke, and Team Nonis, which will be coached by the new Canucks GM Dave Nonis and Howie Meeker.

Team Burke includes NHL’ers Ray Ferraro, Cliff Ronning, Doug Risebrough, and "King" Richard Brodeur, Steve Darling and Jay Janower from Global Television, Cammi Granato from the U.S. Women’s National Team, country singer Aaron Pritchett, former B.C. Lions kicker Lui Passaglia, and B.C. Lions Jason Clermont and Brent Johnson.

Team Nonis includes actor/director Jason Priestley, Will from Jack FM, Vancouver Mayor Larry Campbell, musicians Barney Bentall, Matt Johnson, Craig Northey and Jim Cuddy, and former NHL’ers Jyriki Lumme, Igor Larianov and Geoff, Russ and Bruce Courtnall.

To get closer to the action, spots on the ice and on the bench are up for auction on the website, as are opportunities to try to score on Brodeur or take a pass from Larianov. The auction closes this Saturday, Feb. 19.

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