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

2nd Annual Play With Purpose Charity Hockey Game

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Saturday, August 11 | 4 p.m. ET  
USA Hockey Arena
Tickets $10 In Advance | $12 At the Door


Don’t miss all the hockey action on Saturday, August 11th as USA Hockey Arena proudly hosts the 2nd Annual Play With Purpose Charity Hockey Game presented by Hockey has Heart that will showcase notable hockey players from the NHL, USHL, NCAA and various junior teams. This annual tradition was started in memory of Mitchel Kiefer who was killed by a distracted driver in September 2016 in hopes of helping to end distracted driving across the country and save lives.

Notable players participating in the game include former and current NHL players such as Tie Domi, Danny DeKeyser, Luke Glendening, Luke Witowski, Derian Hatcher, Mickey Redmond, Dalton Prout, Steve Oleksy, Eric Nystrom, Ryan Barnes, Kraig Nienhuis, and Eddie Ward. Additional players are expected to be announced at a later date.

These well-known hockey players have one goal as they step on the ice in Mitchel Kiefer’s memory. That’s to make a significant difference in the local Detroit hockey community by increasing awareness of the significant consequences that result from distracted driving.

50/50 raffle, silent auction, live music performance and special guest appearances begin when doors open at 3pm. Puck drops at 4pm.

Advance $10 tickets sold online or at the arena box office. Call with questions 734.453.8400.  Tickets at the door are $12.

Through all of this, we hope to increase recognition of Mitchel’s story, as well as others who lost their lives to distracted driving, and the substantial dangers that come from distracted driving.

To learn more about the Mitchel Kiefer Foundation, please visit

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*Subject to change

Blue Team

First Name Last Name Number Current/Former Team
Bobby Kaiser #11 Umass Amherst- NCAA
Trevor Hamilton #11 Grand Rapids Griffins- AHL
Nick Azar #5 Harvard- NCAA
Brandon Naurato #22 Former Michigan Wolverine (Detroit Red Wings Skills Coach)
Derian Hatcher #2 Former NHL'er
Josh Norris #9 University of Michigan (San Jose Sharks 1st round pick)
Luke Witkowski #28 Detroit Red Wings - NHL
Tie Domi 28 Former NHL'er
Scott Dornbrock #27 Texas Stars- AHL
Tony Calderone #17 Dallas Stars organization
Mitch Eliot #22 Sania Sting
Mickey Redmond #20 Former Detroit Red Wing
CJ Kusch #10 Former Humbodlt Bronco - SJHL
Scott Wedgewood #31 Buffalo Sabres - NHL
Paul Cotter #15 Western Michigan University - NCAA
Jack Stander #17 Atlanta Gladiators - ECHL
Nolan Gluchowski #2 Texas Stars - AHL
Joe Kocur #26 Former Detroit Red Wing

White Team

First Name Last Name Number Current/Former Team
Will Yates #19 St. Norbert - NCAA D3
Jagger Joshua #24 Michigan State - NCAA
Steve Oleksy #7 Anahiem Ducks Organzation
Ed Ward #42 Former NHL
Jake Chelios #27 Grand Rapids Griffins- AHL
Spencer Wright #41 Michigan State - NCAA
Ryan Barnes #25 Former NHL'er
Joe Cecconi #3 University of Michigan (Dallas Stars Draft Pick)
Danny Dekeyser #65 Detroit Red Wings - NHL
Kraig Nienhuis #38 Former Boston Bruin
Jalen Smereck #5 Arizona Coytes organization
Jalen Chatfield #51 Vancouver Canucks- NHL
Micheal Ferrantino #33 Charlotte Checkers - AHL
Matt Krug #29 Fort Wayne Komets-ECHL (retired)
Buddy Debrabander #10 Northville Hockey
Pat Peake #14 Washington Capitals
Christian Wolanin #20 Ottawa Senators - NHL