NHL Le­gends fac­ing off in Bar­ring­ton

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Some leg­endary NHLers will be lac­ing up in sup­port of the Shel­burne County Mi­nor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion dur­ing a stop on the Le­gends All Stars Hockey Events’ Slap Shots and Boot Stompin’ Tour.

Seven-time Stan­ley Cup win­ner and Hockey Hall of Famer Bryan Trot­tier (New York Is­lan­ders), four-time Stan­ley Cup win­ner Mike Krushel­nyski (Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers), Stan­ley Cup win­ner Cliff Ron­ning (Van­cou­ver Canucks), and Bryan Muir (Colorado Avalanche) who also has his name en­graved on hockey’s holy grail are head­lin­ing the Le­gends’ team who will be fac­ing off against the Bar­ring­ton and Area All Stars at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Af­ter the game, coun­try mu­sic star Aaron Pritch­ett and New Bruns­wick’s coun­try/pop artist Andy Bast will be host­ing a meet and greet kitchen party at the Bar­ring­ton Area Li­ons Club for those 19 and older.

“Hockey and mu­sic kind of go to­gether,” said Treva Hiltz, Le­gends All Stars Hockey Events or­ga­nizer. “Aaron is ac­tu­ally an alumni mem­ber of the Van­cou­ver Canucks. He does a lot of work with them. He loves be­ing on the ice as much as he loves hav­ing a gui­tar in his hand.”

By adding coun­try mu­sic to the tour, she said, “it al­lows us to bring in dif­fer­ent types of in­ter­est in the com­mu­nity.”

Started in 2014, Le­gends All Stars Hockey Events is a hockey event plan­ning com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in bring­ing all-star hockey teams to com­mu­nity are­nas in sup­port of lo­cal groups.

“We do sev­eral tours a year, coast to coast,” said Hiltz. “This tour is in Nova Sco­tia with stops in Tata­m­agouche, Bar­ring­ton, Sackville and Ch­ester . . . this is the first time in Bar­ring­ton.”

Hiltz said they are hop­ing to get time for a school visit with some high school stu­dents prior to the

game.

“The guys al­ways like to meet and talk to stu­dents about the im­por­tance of reach­ing their goals, re­spect­ing par­ents, bul­ly­ing, positive things. There’s a lot of things that res­onate with the kids and play­ers,” Hiltz said. “Th­ese play­ers, although they had ma­jor NHL ca­reers, they en­joy get­ting out into the smaller com­mu­ni­ties be­cause it’s there they meet true hockey fans. It’s a treat for us to visit as much as it is for them.”

CON­TRIB­UTED

Seven-time Stan­ley Cup win­ner and Hockey Hall of Famer Bryan Trot­tier (New York Is­lan­ders) will be among the head­lin­ers on the ice in sup­port of the Shel­burne County Mi­nor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion at the Le­gends All Stars hockey game against the Bar­ring­ton and Area All Stars on Oct. 18 at the Sandy Wick­ens Me­mo­rial Arena.

CON­TRIB­UTED

RIGHT: Cana­dian Coun­try Mu­sic star Aaron Pritch­ett will be mak­ing a guest ap­pear­ance at the meet and greet kitchen party in sup­port of the Shel­burne County Mi­nor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion dur­ing a stop on the Le­gends All Stars Hockey Events’ Slap Shots and Boot Stompin’ Tour on Oct. 18.

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