Penguins, Capitals alumni to play
PITTSBURGH -- Mario Lemieux and a team of former Pittsburgh Penguins stars will take on Peter Bondra and past Washington Capitals players at an alumni game the day before the NHL's Winter Classic showcase in Pittsburgh.
The NHL announced Friday that Lemieux will be joined by fellow Hall of Famers Paul Coffey, Ron Francis and Bryan Trottier. Full rosters for the Dec. 31 game at Heinz Field will be announced soon.
Tickets will be on sale for $25 and also will be good for the current Penguins' practice session following the game.
Lemieux says most players grew up skating on outdoor rinks, so they are looking forward to playing at Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Penguins will host the Capitals at Heinz Field on Jan. 1 for the Winter Classic.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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