Mark Bell will be joined by a handful of current Toronto Maple Leafs' teammates and former NHL players for what has become an annual celebrity hockey game in St. Marys Aug. 21.
The third Mark Bell Pyramid Classic is a fundraiser for the St. Marys Pyramid Recreation Centre on James Street, which includes a second ice pad and aquatic centre for the community.
Those confirmed to attend this year include Leafs' goaltender Vesa Toskala and forwards Matt Stajan and Boyd Devereaux. Devereaux, a Seaforth native, is, like Bell, a former Stratford Culliton.
Also confirmed are former Leafs' star Doug Gilmour, who will have his number raised to the rafters of the Air Canada Centre this upcoming season in honour of his spectacular years in Toronto.
RBC Olympian Lori Dupuis and San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture will also make a return to the game, along with Drew Doughty, the second pick overall in this summer's NHL draft by the Los Angeles Kings.
The CBC's Peter Mansbridge will also be lacing up his skates for the event and Terry Crisp, former St. Marys Lincolns' player and NHL player and coach, will be behind the bench as celebrity coach.
Tickets are being sold for two individuals to win the opportunity to play in the game along with the celebrities. Entrants must be 16 years of age or older. Organizers are advertising a 1-in-25 chance to win. Tickets for the draw are $20 each or three for $50.
Tickets for entry into the game are $10 for adults, $5 for 16 years of age and under and 5 and under free.
Tickets are now available at Dunny's Source for Sports, ReMax St. Marys office, McPhail's, TD Bank and the Pyramid campaign office located in the St. Marys train station. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a pre-game autograph session at 6:30 p.m. Game time is 7:30 p.m. followed by a silent and short live auction.
For more information please call 519-284-2340 ext. 431 or e-mail [email protected].
**Courtesy of Stratford Beacon Herald