According to the Windsor Star’s Jim Parker, the Red Wings Alumni Association will be taking part in a game commemorating the 20th anniversary of the University of Windsor’s hockey title:
University of Windsor Lancers men’s hockey head coach Kevin Hamlin wanted to mark the occasion in a special way.
The Lancers’ 1997-98 team, which won the school’s first Queen’s Cup title, will be honoured with the Team Achievement Award, when the school inducts its 2018 Alumni Sports Hall of Fame class on Sept. 30th.
“The hall of fame is nice, but we thought this could be a memorable moment,” Hamlin said.
Hamlin and Lancers general manager Greg Prymack were talking and came up with the idea of that 1997-98 team taking on the Detroit Red Wings alumni team. The game is set for Sept. 29th at South Windsor Arena at 4 p.m. with the current Lancers team playing an exhibition game with the Guelph Gryphons afterwards.
“I thought it would be a nice way to celebrate a team that meant so much to the school and to the area,” Hamlin said.
A call to Windsor native and former Red Wings goalie Eddie Mio got the ball rolling.
“I was pretty excited when Kevin Hamlin asked,” Mio said.