The upcoming Chilliwack Chiefs alumni game will feature a couple former NHLers: one known for his speed, the other for his brawn.
Chiefs alumni will square off July 6 on the secondary ice sheet at Prospera Centre. Tickets are just $5.
The two teams will be "coached" by representatives from local media outlets.
The coaches drafted their teams Tuesday, with former Vancouver Canuck Jeff Tambellini taken first overall by Chiefs play-by-play man Marc Fitzgerald and Progress sports reporter Eric Welsh. Nathan Martz, who racked up 189 points over three seasons with the Chiefs in the late 1990s was chosen second by the team coached by Times reporter Tyler Olsen and StarFM's Mike Hellinger.
The Star/Times squad sent a message later in the draft by taking John Craighead, who played five games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and who once earned 318 penalty minutes in one season playing for their minor league affiliate.
The Chiefs will follow the hockey game with a golf tournament the following day at Cultus Lake Golf Club. Those interested can call the Chiefs at 604-392-4433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.