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Golden Gopher Men's Hockey

NHL Players Charity Game

Defending the Blue Line is proud to announce that the organization will host an NHL Players Charity Game and Jersey Auction on Sunday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota Campus.

Headlining the event will be Zach Parise, with additional players being released live on KFAN radio every Friday, as well as via www.DefendingTheBlueLine.org and Defending the Blue Line social media outlets. Ticket for the event are $20 and  they will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, October 9th at 9 a.m. Player game worn jerseys will be autographed and auctioned off after the game and all fans will be entered into a raffle for a variety of fabulous prizes.

Schedule of Events:

  • 6:00 p.m. - Doors Open
  • 6:45 p.m. - Pre-Game Ceremony
  • 7:00 p.m. - NHL Players Charity Game to Benefit Defending the Blue Line at Mariucci Arena

Defending the Blue Line is excited for this opportunity to further help military families and celebrate the service of our military heroes. Keeping the kids of military families focused and active in hockey is a great way to help keep their minds off a parent's deployment.

Players scheduled to attend (additional players will be announced at a later date):

  • Keith Ballard
  • Stu Bickel
  • Justin Braun
  • Kyle Brodziak
  • Dustin Byfuglien
  • Ryan Carter
  • Cal Clutterbuck
  • Matt Cullen
  • Troy Davenport
  • Davis Drewiske
  • Matt Hendricks
  • Jack Hillen
  • Tim Jackman
  • Erik Johnson
  • Matt Kassian
  • Mikko Koivu
  • Mike Lundin
  • Ryan Malone
  • Paul Martin
  • Jimmy O'brien
  • Kyle Okposo
  • Zach Parise
  • George Parros
  • Chris Porter
  • Darroll Powe
  • Dan Sexton
  • Clayton Stoner
  • Ryan Suter
  • James Van Reimsdyk
  • Stephane Veilleux
  • Blake Wheeler



Hockey Facts


Mariucci Arena

Season Dates

October - April