Brampton will be hosting the first-ever annual hockey night very soon. And, many all-star NHL players will be in attendance.
Mayor Patrick Brown announced the launch of a yearly charity event that will support healthcare in Brampton.
The event will take place on August 22nd at 7:00 p.m at the CAA Centre. The game will include a star-studded lineup of NHL All-Stars, as well as Hall of Fame Alumni.
“Hockey Night in Brampton will include a sold-out crowd of over 4000 fans, a star-studded lineup, a fun atmosphere, and will raise money for a great cause! I cannot wait to see you all at Hockey Night in Brampton,” says Mayor Brown.
The city already announced that Sean Monahan, Brett Ritchie, Nick Ritchie, Mark Giordano, Mike Keenan and Scott Wedgewood will be participating in the event.
And, now they have announced a lot more NHL celebrities that will be playing.
On August 2, the city announced that Al Iafrate, a former Toronto Maple Leaf player and four-time NHL All-Star, as well as Shayne Corson, a former Toronto Maple Leaf player and three-time NHL All-Star, will be in attendance. NHL Alumni and Hockey Hall of Fame Member Dale Hawerchuk will also be attending the game. Brampton-born Chris Terry, was the last player announced that will be coming to the game.
On August 7, the city announced four more players that will be coming, including Vegas Golden Knights’ Malcolm Subban, who will be playing goalie, Washington Capitals’ Dennis Maruk, New York Islanders’ Casey Cizikas and Boston Bruins’ Tyler Randell.
Lastly, the city announced even more players on August 9. Doug Gilmour, two-time All-Star and 1989 Stanley Cup Champion, will be attending the game alongside Stanley Cup Winner Brad May, Calgary Flames’ Andrew Mangiapane and AHL’s Stockton Heat’s Tyler Graovac.
Raptors “Superfan” Nav Bhatia has been chosen to drop the puck and cheer on the teams from the sidelines.
Hockey Night in Brampton is supporting the Cardiology Program at Brampton Civic Hospital, through the William Osler Health System Foundation.
“Many people don’t know that 100 per cent of the equipment within a hospital is funded by the community. That’s what makes events like Hockey Night in Brampton so important. We are immensely grateful to Mayor Brown for hosting this exciting event in support of Brampton Civic; Community support enables our physicians and staff simply to perform the life-saving work they do every day,” says President and CEO of William Osler Health System Foundation Ken Mayhew.
Tickets range from $12 to $33 and are available at https://www.hockeynightinbrampton.com/support-hockey-night.
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