Red Wings, Generals 5th-Annual Alumni Game slated for Friday night
Annual Event to raise money and awareness for the Kris Perani Hockey Foundation
Flint, Mich. – The Flint Generals Alumni will once again host the Detroit Red Wings Alumni for a star-studded contest at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Mich. Legendary Red Wings and Flint Generals players will face off in a special alumni game on Friday night, Dec. 14th at 7 p.m. (ET). All of the event fundraising proceeds will benefit the Kris Perani Hockey Foundation.
“For the fifth consecutive year, it will be great to see the guys back on the ice and in the crowd, playing the Red Wings alumni team, one of the greatest franchises in the NHL,” said longtime Generals’ defenseman Lorne Knauft. “Hockey fans and sports’ fans, Firebirds’ fans, Generals’ fans and Red Wings’ fans alike, won’t want to miss it.”
Red Wings fan favorites Darren McCarty and Eddie Mio will headline the NHL squad and will be joined by several notable Wings alumni including right winger and 50 goal-scorer, John Ogrodnick.
The Flint Generals will be headlined by Jim Duhart, defenseman Stephane Brochu, defenseman Keith Whitmore and right wing Jason Glover.
Despite the all-star lineup, the family-friendly event won’t break the bank as tickets start at $12 dollars and may be purchased at the Dort Federal Credit Union Box Office or by visiting www.tickemaster.com. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for $2 discounts. Luxury Suite rentals are also available by e-mailing Karla Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Game at a Glance:
When: Friday, December 14th 7:00 PM
Where: Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint
Tickets: $12, $16, $20 & $26 – available at Dort Federal Event Center Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com
Dort Federal Event Center Box office number and hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM thru 5:00 PM
About The Kris Perani Hockey Foundation – The foundation was created in 2007 in loving memory of Kris Perani. Mrs. Perani loved watching all levels of youth hockey from the mites being put into position to the Bantams with their hard hitting competitive attitude. She would have been proud to support the foundation that was created in her name. She understood the financial commitment of hockey from house league to the AAA travel leagues. The relationships built within hockey are priceless. Help support youth hockey by making a tax deductible contribution to the KPHF today.
The Kris Perani Hockey Foundation Mission Statement – We are an organization whose goal is to provide hockey players in need with financial assistance. The benefit of sponsoring hockey players in need will strengthen the hockey community and have a positive impact on the chosen nominees and their families.
Live and Online Auctions, 50/50 Raffle and Chuck-a-Puck to Benefit the Kris Perani Hockey Foundation – There will be a live jersey auction during the lone intermission Friday night where fans can bid on the Generals’ Stephan Brochu and Jim Duhart’s jerseys and the Red Wings’ Darren McCarty’s jersey.
All Flint Generals’ game-worn jerseys will be signed and auctioned on the Dash Auction App and the Dash Auction website until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. Fans who want to bid can download the DASH Auction app in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store or visit the auction online here to place their bids.
About The Arena – The storied Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center has been a sports and entertainment hub for Flint for close to five decades. In addition to being the current home of the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds, it was the former home of the Generals (1969-85, 1992-2010), Spirits (1985-90) and the Bulldogs (1991-92).
Post Game Comedy Show With Red Wings’ Alumni Darren McCarty – Sinclair Entertainment presents a Post-Game Comedy Show with former Red Wings 4x Stanley Cup champion Darren McCarty at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center! This show features Red Wings legend Darren McCarty and his favorite Michigan comedians. Darren takes off the gloves and shares a night of stories, jokes, new memories and an audience Question & Answer section.
There will be a full meet and greet and time for selfies with D-Mac after the show!
The cost is $15 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com here. If attending the Red Wings Alumni vs Flint Generals Alumni game scheduled directly prior to this comedy show, you can receive a $5 discount on your Comedy Night show purchase. Discounted tickets available at Dort Federal Event Center Box Office only.