Monroe has more details on Walleye’s Winterfest alumni game participants

Between their two outdoor ECHL regular season games, the Toledo Walleye are holding an alumni game as part of their Winterfest activities at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, and Monroe reports that several Red Wings alumni will join Toledo Walleye and Toledo Storm alums for the outdoor affair:

Seven former Detroit Red Wings players will participate in an alumni game against Toledo hockey greats Dec. 30. The exhibition game will be played outdoors at Fifth Third Field on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Toledo Walleye’s Winterfest event.

Former Red Wings forwards Darren McCarty, Mickey Redmond, and Dino Ciccarelli will play in the game, along with defensemen Joey Kocur, Larry Murphy, and Jason Woolley, and goaltender Eddie Mio.

Eleven former Walleye players will be playing in the game: Kyle Rogers, Jeff Lerg, Evan Rankin, Kyle Bonis, Greg Wolfe, Justin Mercier, Scott Czarnowczan, Phil Rauch, Kyle Page, Dominic Osman, and Joel Chouinard.

Twelve former Toledo Storm players also will play in the event: Mike Whitton, Taylor Raszka, Doug Teskey, Bruce MacDonald, Pat Pylypuik, Andy Suhy, Chris Blight, Gordy Hunt, Rick Judson, Mark Deazeley, Nick Vitucci, and Rick Corriveau.

Vitucci, who also is being inducted into the Toledo hockey hall of fame on Dec. 29, participated in the alumni game the last time the Winterfest event was held at the Mud Hens’ stadium in 2014-15.

“I’m looking forward to all of it,” Vitucci said. “But most of all I’m looking forward to catching up with some old teammates.”

Three former Toledo Goaldiggers also are expected to participate: Rick Piche, Bill Joyce, and Jim McCabe.


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