St. Louis Blues alumni take on University of Missouri at Indepence arena

INDEPENDENCE, MO. (December 21, 2012) – Independence Events Center announced Friday an unprecedented hockey match up will take on Friday, January 18 at 7:05 p.m. when the University of Missouri’s Mizzou Hockey takes on the St. Louis Blues Alumni Hockey Association in an exhibition hockey battle like no other. The “2013 MO HOCKEY SHOWDOWN” presented by Silverstein Eye Centers takes the collegiate Hockey Border Showdown of years past to a whole new level of athletic competition. This year’s showdown at the events center will give Missouri hockey fans the opportunity to see some of the best former NHL players in Missouri history as they challenge the University of Missouri’s Mizzou Hockey on the ice. Scheduled St. Louis Blues Alumni players include Bruce Affleck, Jon Casey, Darren Pang, Larry Patey, Bob Plager, Jamie Rivers, Tom Tilley, Tony Twist, John Wensink and Terry Yake. Additional announcements, updates and news regarding players and coaching staff participating in the “2013 MO HOCKEY SHOWDOWN” as well as details about a post-game jersey auction event will be released in upcoming weeks.

"The St. Louis Blues Alumni always love a good dose of competition, and this game will prove to be very entertaining.” said St. Louis Blues Director of Alumni Relations Terry Yake. “We have a great bunch of Alumni coming, and we look forward to meeting the great hockey fans of Kansas City."

“We are very happy to be part of this event.” reiterated Mizzou Hockey Head Coach John Lamond. “Our guys are excited to step on the ice against this group of Blues greats. We anticipate a fun-filled night for both the players and the fans."

Tickets start at only $20 and go on sale Friday, December 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com and at the Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office at Independence Events Center (open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Tickets can also be purchased by calling (800) 745-3000. Additional fees and services changes may apply. Premium Suites, seats and groups of 10 or more call 816-442-6105. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the St. Louis Blues Alumni Association and the University of Missouri Men’s Hockey Club. The Independence Events Center strongly recommends that fans procure their tickets early for what promises to be one of the most exciting events of the 2013 hockey season.

About Independence Events Center The Independence Events Center is Eastern Jackson County’s state-of-the-art, multi-purpose venue featuring an arena with 5,800 fixed seats, premium suite level and 2,000 free parking spaces. The facility also features the Centerpoint Community Ice, a permanent sheet of ice dedicated to hosting ice-related sports and recreational activities.

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For player interviews and all PR requests contact: Sarah Miskew smiskew@independenceeventscenter.com 816-442-6103 (office)

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