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2nd Play With Purpose Charity Hockey Game Presented By Hockey Has Heart

3rd Annual Play With Purpose Charity Hockey Game

Presented by 

Friday, August 16 | 7:00 p.m. ET  
USA Hockey Arena




The third annual Gallagher-Kaiser (GK) Play With Purpose Charity Hockey Game, presented by Hockey Has Heart, will be held on Friday, August 16th at USA Hockey Arena. The game will feature many top name hockey players from the NHL, NCAA, and USHL.

This year, the charity hockey game will be presented by Hockey Has Heart, with a portion of the proceeds used to support distracted driving awareness initiatives led by the PEERS Foundation, #HandsFreeMichigan, and B.R.A.K.E.S. The sponsors who are joining us this year will help put together a memorable event that increases awareness of the consequences that come from using a cell phone behind the wheel.

Today, with the help from local government leaders and USA Hockey, the annual event continues to grow, elevating support for distracted driving awareness to a national level. If this event can prevent a family from losing a loved one, or remind someone to put down their phone when behind the wheel, then it’s a success. This is a game that we all win.

The game continues to bring forth top talent from the hockey community, and this year is no exception. Notable players participating include current and former NHL players such as Zach Werenski, Danny DeKeyser, Steve Oleksy, Austin Czarnik, Kris Draper, Mickey Redmond, Joe Kocur, Dave Legwand, Darren McCarty, and Tie Domi. Play-by-Play Announcer for the Detroit Red Wings, Ken Daniels, will be our guest announcer.

Advanced tickets can be reserved by clicking HERE, by calling (734) 453-8400 or by visiting the USA Hockey Arena Box Office located at 14900 Beck Road, Plymouth, MI, 48170. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

Zach Werenski

Chris Chelios

2019 Play With Purpose Participants

*Subject to change

First Name Last Name Current/Former Team
Nick Azar Harvard University
Ryan Barnes Detroit Red Wings
Tag Bertuzzi Guelph Storm
Todd Bertuzzi Detroit Red Wings
Tony Calderone Dallas Stars
Joe Cecconi Dallas Stars
Paul Cotter Vegas Golden Knights
Austin Czarnik Calgary Flames
Danny DeKeyser Detroit Red Wings
Tie Domi Toronto Maple Leafs
Kris Draper Detroit Red Wings
Thomas Ebbing Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Mitch Eliot Vancouver Canucks
Bobby Kaiser UMass Minutemen
Joe Kocur Detroit Red Wings
David Legwand Nashville Predators
Brandon Naurato University of Michigan
Kraig Nienhuis Boston Bruins
Steve Oleksy Toronto Marlies
Jalen Smereck Arizona Coyotes
Jack Stander Atlanta Gladiators
Antonio Stranges London Knights
Ed Ward Calgary Flames
Zach Werenski Columbus Blue Jackets
Spencer Wright Michigan State University