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Players from the Toledo Blades, Goaldiggers, and Storm battle long-time rivals, the Fort Wayne Komets, for the first time at the Huntington Center on February 17, 2013.

Fans can catch a double-header starting with the much anticipated Alumni Game at 2 p.m., with the alum skating three 20 minute running periods, followed by the Walleye vs. Komets game at 5:05 pm. 

Cheer on your favorite players as the former stars relive their glory days.

The Toledo Alumni expected roster includes:

Derek Booth, Dave Falkenberg, Jim Hunter, Bill Joyce, Jim McCabe, Nick Parillo, Andy Suhy, Doug Teskey, Ted Tucker, Mike Whitton, Gordy Hunt, Nick Vitucci, Andre Vanopdenbosch, Dan Watson, Rick Piche, Bruce MacDonald, and Taylor Raszka

Toledo Alumni players attending but not playing includes Jerry Badiuk, Greg Jablonski, Brian Kinsella, Doug Mahood, and Bill Mitchell.

Some of the Komet “Oldtimers” appearing in the game include:  Kevin Bertram, Kelly Perrault, Ron Leef, and Martin Burgers.  Robbie Irons, George Drysdale, Reg Primeau and Chuck Adamson will serve as Komet Legends coaches.

Tickets for this special double-header will be $15 each and will include admission to the 2 p.m. alumni game and the 5:05 p.m. Toledo Walleye game. Re-entry will be permitted between games. If you are a game plan holder or already have a ticket to the Sunday, February 17 Walleye game, there is no additional fee for admission to the alumni game.

The Alumni Game is part of the Walleye’s Hockey Heritage Weekend in Toledo.  At Saturday’s game, the team takes the ice wearing Toledo Blades jerseys.  The Blades throwback will be auctioned off for charity following the game.  During the Walleye game on Sunday, fans can meet and get autographs from the Toledo Alumni players.  The first 1500 fans receive a Hockey Heritage poster presented by The Blade,  featuring Toledo Blades’ Chick Chalmers scoring a goal against the Komets.

Tickets are on sale now online at, or by phone at (419) 725-9255.

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