With the NHL Winter Classic set for tomorrow at Comerica Park in Detroit, today features the two Alumni Showdown games involving some of the greatest players ever to suit up for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings.
Among the players featured in today’s early game were three former BCHL players and a current BCHL assistant coach.
On the Red Wings, it was forwards John Ogrodnick (Maple Ridge Blazers, 1976-77) and Dallas Drake (Vernon Lakers, 1987-88) and goaltender Ken Holland (Vernon Vikings, 1973-74) while defenceman Cory Cross, who’s an assistant to West Kelowna Warriors Rylan Ferster, played for the Leafs.
In the late game this afternoon, only one BCHL alumni is featured, former Vernon Lakers (1970-71) forward Tiger Williams for the Maple Leafs.
A complete look at each team’s roster is here: http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?id=24529&navid=DL|NHL|home