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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins alumni team to play state police in charity game at Coal Street

February 20. 2013 1:13AM
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WILKES-BARRE – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will host a charity game between its alumni team and the Pennsylvania State Police Ice Hockey team at the Ice Rink at Coal Street on Friday, Jan. 18. Faceoff is slated for 6:30 p.m.

Former Penguins players such as Dennis Bonvie, Chris Kelleher and Brendan Buckley will be on hand to face members of the law enforcement community to help raise money for the Penguins' United Way Charity Fund.

Following the game, there will be a reception at the Ramada on the Square in Wilkes-Barre. The post-game reception will include a buffet, prize raffles, a chance to meet the Penguins alumni and a cash bar.

Other Penguins expected to participate include left wings Casey Harris, Ned Havern, Greg Crozier and Martin Sonnenberg, right wings Jonathan Filewich and Jesse Boulerice, centers David Gove and Brendan Walsh, defensemen Peter Ratchuk and Andy Schneider, forward Jim Leger and goalie Joel Laing.

Tickets are $20 and include admission to both events. Tickets can be purchased through the Penguins by calling 208-7367 or at Penguins home games.

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