Hockey greats headline alumni Habs, Leafs teams

The rosters have been set for the 2012 PepsiCo American Hockey League’s Outdoor Classic Alumni/Celebrity Game on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

The alumni game will be played the evening before the Hamilton Bulldogs and Toronto Marlies play a regular season game on the temporary outdoor ice rink being constructed at Ivor Wynne.

The roster features former Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs players, as well as some Hamilton Bulldogs graduates. All players are also slated to attend the PepsiCo AHL Outdoor Classic Alumni Luncheon earlier that Friday at noon at LIUNA Station at 360 James Street North.

The full rosters are as follows:

Coaches – Johnny Bower, Darryl Sittler (luncheon only).

Players: Wendel Clark, Dan Daust. Bill Derlago, Doug Gilmour, Curtis Joseph, Derek King, Kris King, Nick Kypreos, Gary Leeman, Brad May, Bob McGill, Mark Osbourne, Steve Thomas, and Rick Vaive.

Coaches – Yvan Cournoyer, Rejean Houle, and Guy Lafleur.

Players: Ajay Baines, Steve Bégin, Patrice Brisebois, Guy Carbonneau, Mathieu Dandenault, Gilbert Delorme, Normand Dupont, Karl Dykhuis, Gaston Gingras, Sergio Momesso, Mark Napier, Ric Nattress, Stephane Richer, and Richard Sévigny.

Tickets for the luncheon range $125 for individual tickets to $1,500 for a Premium Package, which includes a table for nine people and an alumni guest and an invitation to an exclusive meet-and-greet with all alumni and celebrities prior to the luncheon. Tables with seating for nine people and an alumni guest are also available for $1,000. Tickets are available for purchase exclusively through the Bulldogs Foundation.

The Alumni Luncheon is scheduled to take place from noon to 2 p.m. with the exclusive Premium Package meet-and-greet starting at 11 a.m. A silent auction will be held on location, as well as a live auction for an opportunity to be an assistant coach for each team at the Outdoor Classic Alumni / Celebrity Game. This prize includes exclusive access to the dressing rooms, the players’ bench, and a mention in pre-game introductions.