Reason to Arise Early in Pittsburgh on New Years Eve

Some details have emerged about a Capitals-Penguins alumni game associated with this season’s Winter Classic at Heinz Field.

First, the game will be played at 9:30 a.m. New Years Eve, on an auxiliary rink set up near the football stadium. I’m hearing something on the order of grandstands accommodating about 500 fans of Old Time Hockey for the game. You wouldn’t think especially veteran hockey players would want to submit their joints to early morning January temps, but that’s the schedule.

Mario Lemieux will play for the aged Pens. Unfortunately, at least as of this filing, Bobby Gould will not for the Caps.

But Peter Bondra and Mike Gartner will. So, too, will Comcast Sportsnet’s Alan May, Caps’ radio analyst Ken Sabourin, Dennis Maruk, Mark Lofthouse, Paul Mulvey, Gary Rissling, and Alan Hangslaben. No word yet on the identity of the game’s goalies. Stretch you would think  would be too busy with his camera, to make no mention of his being way too young for this game.

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8 Responses to Reason to Arise Early in Pittsburgh on New Years Eve

  1. Stretch, despite his tender age, is still official alumni though 🙂

  2. ryptide says:

    Olie Kolzig, of course.

  3. Dan S. says:

    Someone needs to get a hold of Kolzig. If he is busy then someone needs to find the net detective Jim Carey 🙂

  4. Olie’s living a *long* way from Pittsburgh these days. But you never know. Would be awesome to see.

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  6. Johan Witt says:

    Carey is fat and works for his mother in FLA. Don’t think he’ll be of use here.

  7. penguin pete says:

    as a huuuuuge pens fan yet huuuuuuuge mario hater (i know, i know) i love the bobby gould reference. if bobby were playing, i’d love to see mario put on a raccoon mask!

    2 black eyes, get it? oh, nevermind…

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