Rock the Lockout

The number of NHL-player charity hockey games that I could not attend increased on Saturday night, with “Rock the Lockout” in Windsor, Ontario.

Coached by the Windsor Spitfire’s staff and captained by Steve Ott and Dan Clearly, a total of 28 goals were scored in the contest.  The event drew 4,500 fans, including WUYS pal Briehton (@beeDfraz).  She was nice enough to take some photos for us!

Thirty-six players participated, including Nealer.  I think he misses us too.

The game was less than 10 miles from Joe Louis Arena, and had a little Red Wings reunion going on.

One more, since Nealer goes out of his way to spend quality time on the other side of photos for us.

Here’s news video from ABC 7 in Detroit, including interviews with Dan Cleary and Niklas Kronwall.

The next charity game is the RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge in Toronto on 12/19.  Team captains will be Stamkos and Subban, and the rosters will include Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel, Tomas Kaberle, Mike Komisarek, Logan Couture, Kris Versteeg, Niklas Kronwall and John Michael Liles.

And James Neal.

Thanks to Briehton for the photos!!

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  1. Catherine Henry Reply

    Don’t you just love the “brick wall” jerseys? I though they were hilarious! Lots of my favorite Wings in that game (though not the dreamiest ones).

    FYI I think you were a spell-check victim–“Dan Clearly” LOL!

  2. I will photo document the Toronto charity game to the best of my ability. It might just end up being 100 pictures of Stamkos and Neal, but you guys won’t mind, right?

    • Pants Reply

      APPROVED. Intern Jeff Skinner will hold your beer while you take pictures.