Avs, Red Wings alumni to face off in Aspen
The Aspen Times
Drop that puck.
Former stars of the National Hockey League will hit the ice in Aspen.
The 14th annual Stirling Cup All-Star Weekend will be held Sept. 26-28 as the annual fundraiser for Aspen Junior Hockey.
The Stirling Cup All-Star Weekend will include an NHL alumni game featuring former stars with the Detroit Red Wings and the Colorado Avalanche.
The alumni hockey game is set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Recreation Center (ARC).
“There will be some big-name stars here for the game,” said Shaun Hathaway, director of Aspen Junior Hockey. He said the rich tradition of the rivalry between the Red Wings and the Avs will be played out on new ice in Aspen.
“This is a tremendous way to start the season,” Hathaway said, adding that the fundraiser is crucial to the operations of Aspen Junior Hockey.
He said the money raised will support the Aspen Junior Hockey Scholarship Program.
“Obviously, this event is critical for fundraising,” he said, adding that the benefit will help Aspen Junior Hockey keep the scholarship program active and growing.
“This is a great way to celebrate hockey and draw attention to hockey,” Hathaway said.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 13.
As part of the weekend benefit, the Stirling Cup Golf Classic will be played Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Aspen Golf Club.
Singles can register for $250. Foursomes can register for $1,000.
For more information, visit www. aspenjuniorhockey.com or telephone 970-920-7081.
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Peter Arnold’s playing career ended after high school, but his time on the ice continues a few decades later. A longtime USA Hockey official and new Aspen resident, Arnold is searching for the next generation of hockey referees among the youth ranks here in the Roaring Fork Valley.