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Bourque, ex-50-goal scorers to play in Paradise


Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, one of the best defencemen to ever lace up a pair of skates, headlines a list of hockey stars who will be in Paradise this weekend for the City Honda Legends of Hockey Pro-Am tournament at the Paradise Arena.

Ray Bourque

The event is a charity hockey tournament in support of Easter Seals, where local recreation hockey players raise money to try and draft their favourite NHL Legend for a three-day hockey event.

The NHL Legends are drafted by local teams, and order of selection is based on teams’ overall funds raised.

Joining Bourque as the retired NHLers slated to play are former 50-goal scorers Stephane Richer, Gary Leeman and Dennis Maruk, Stanley Cup winner and former all-star Ken Linseman, 1981 Canada Cup team player and former all-star Ron Duguay, 10-year NHL veteran Bob Sweeney and Deer Lake’s Darren Langdon, who also toiled for 10 seasons in the NHL as one of its toughest policemen.

The weekend closes out with an All-Star game between the NHL Legends vs the top fundraisers of the tournament, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Paradise Arena. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $10 for kids under 16.

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