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Hockey Day is on its way

Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur and a squad full of Vancouver Canuck fans favourites are coming to the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9  for the second annual Richmond Celebrates Hockey Day.

“All things hockey under one roof” will once again be the theme as a day-long festival of every hockey activity imaginable will be held under the Oval’s iconic, 2-hectare (6.5 acre) pine-wood roof.

Another highlight will be an on-ice showdown with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni team vs. the Richmond Sockeyes Alumni. Cliff Ronning, Garry Valk and Dave Babych confirmed for Canucks Alumni Game vs Sockeyes Alumni.

For the second straight year, the current Richmond Sockeyes will take to the Oval ice for a Pacific International Junior Hockey League game, taking on the Aldergrove Kodiaks in a matinee match-up.

Other highlights include:

•Appearances and autograph signings by a number NHL legends and special appearances by popular Canucks mascot Fin and his friends.

•Performances by the popular Vancouver Canucks house band and Canadian rock/pop stars Odds.

•Hockey market place with more than 40 booths featuring collectibles, memorabilia and more.

•Fun memorabilia displays from the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

•An interactive fun zone where fans can test their shooting and other hockey skills; mini-hockey for kids.

•A day-long hockey jamboree on twin Olympic-sized ice sheets with minor hockey games, skills clinics, and demonstrations.

•A chance to test your skills in table hockey, air hockey, electronic hockey games and more.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and the event continues until 7 p.m. Admission to the Richmond Olympic Oval and most activities are free. Tickets are required for the Vancouver Canucks Alumni game at 4 p.m. tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

For more information visit www.richmondoval.ca/hockeyday

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