Of Red Wings Alumni-related note today:
1. WDIV’s Von Lozon reports that the Wings’ Alumni team will be playing a charity game in Fraser to benefit the Ted Lindsay Foundation:
Members of UAW-Ford and former members of the Detroit Red Wings will take the ice in hopes of raising money to benefit a great cause.
The charity hockey game takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Fraser Hockey Land — 34400 Utica Road in Fraser. One-hundred percent of proceeds go towards the Ted Lindsay Foundation for Autism, an organization created in 2001 by former Red Wing Ted Lindsay, and John Czarnecki, who is the father of a son with autism. The foundation has raised more than $3 million since being founded, according to its website.
Former Red Wings expected to play include Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, Joe Kocur, Darren McCarty and more.
A 30-minute autograph session will take place before the game begins. The “Spike” Monster Truck will also be on display and concessions will be open.
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2. The Red Wings’ alums took on the Toledo Police on Saturday, per WTOL 11:
Red Wings legend Darren McCarty and his favorite Michigan comedians will keep the crowd laughing on Friday, April 27 in The Mezz located at Louie’s Sports Tavern and Polar Palace.
Audience members must prepare themselves as McCarty takes off the gloves and shares a night of stories and laughs. The show also features a Q& A and wraps with a Meet and Greet with McCarty in Louie’s Sports Tavern.
Also appearing on stage is local comedian Dustin Cole.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The show beings at 8 p.m.
For tickets or details, call 810-358-7024.
The Mezz is at 3301 Davison Rd., Lapeer.