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Alumni set to face-off against Sockeyes

Richmond Sockeyes alumni will play their Pacific Junior Hockey League team in the 11th annual alumni game Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Minoru Arenas. Admission is $10 at the door. - Don Fennell photo
Richmond Sockeyes alumni will play their Pacific Junior Hockey League team in the 11th annual alumni game Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Minoru Arenas. Admission is $10 at the door.
— image credit: Don Fennell photo

The Richmond Sockeyes’ 11th annual alumni game—a fundraiser for the hockey team’s scholarship fund—is set for Saturday at Minoru Arenas.

Faceoff is 5:30 p.m. and admission is $10 at the door.

The Sockeye alumni, which will play the current Pacfic Junior Hockey League-leading Sockeyes, are coming off a narrow 5-4 loss to the Vancouver Canucks oldtimers last Saturday at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The PJHL team, meanwhile, had lost three games in a row—all in overtime or shootouts—going into action Thursday versus the Ridge Meadows Flames.

Hoping to draw more interest among local youth, the Sockeyes are introducing a special feature for the game. The River Rock Casino Resort is joining forces with the Sockeyes to present the River Rock-Sockeyes Kids Corner, a program in which kids will be seated in the northwest corner of Minoru Arena and be able to participate in several carnival games as well as meet Jack the Giant, from the Vancouver Giants.

Older fans will also be interested in the $5,000 River Rock Shootout in which four contestants will be chosen from the crowd for the chance to win the grand prize.

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