Hockey Challenge 2012 Schedule Set

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 The Seattle Thunderbirds and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska are pleased to announce the schedule of hockey games for the 2012 Hockey Challenge on Saturday, February 25, and Sunday, February 26, at ShoWare Center in Kent.

The T-Birds will play the Everett Silvertips at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday. This game will be followed by the local Celebrity and T-Birds Alumni All-Star Game. The T-Birds will take on the Tri-City Americans on Sunday at 5:05 p.m.Kent, February 10, 2012 – The Seattle Thunderbirds and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska are pleased to announce the schedule of hockey games for the 2012 Hockey Challenge on Saturday, February 25, and Sunday, February 26, at ShoWare Center in Kent.

The local celebrities scheduled to appear in the All-Star game include: Bill Wixey (KCPQ 13 news anchor), Dennis Bounds (KING 5 news anchor), Ian Furness (KJR 950 AM Host), Steve The Producer (BJ Shea Experience on 99.9 FM KISW) and Jonathan West (WARM 106.9 FM). T-Bird alumni playing in the All-Star game include Jamie Huscroft, Blake Knox, Lloyd Shaw, Brett Duncan and Ryan Gibbons. Former professional player Doug Kirton and former Tacoma Rocket Tavis Hansen will also participate in the game.

 

There will be a 25-minute meet-and-greet with the local celebrities and T-Birds alumni from the time doors open at ShoWare Center until the beginning of warm-ups for the T-Birds vs. Silvertips game. The meet-and-greet will take place on the concourse outside the Hockey Store at ShoWare Center.

The Hockey Challenge began in 1998, when hockey-playing Microsoft employees, with the help of the Thunderbirds, took an in-house rivalry public and decided to raise money the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC). Since inception, the Challenge has raised more than $4 million for RMHC, which provides a “home-away-from-home” for children and their families during medical treatment, making each day a little easier.

A ticket to Hockey Challenge 2012 gives fans access to all Challenge events on each day of the Challenge. Events on Saturday, February 25, include the local Celebrity and T-Birds Alumni Celebrity Game, all other Challenge games and the T-Birds game that night against the Portland Winterhawks. The Celebrity autograph session starts at 5 p.m. at ShoWare Center and will go until 5:30 p.m. The T-Birds encourage fans to line up early for the autograph session. The Celebrity Game is scheduled to start after the T-Birds game ends.

Hockey Challenge 2012 Schedule
Saturday, February 25
Game 1 – Windows vs. Exchange, 10:35 a.m.
Game 2 – SQL Server vs. Windows Live, 12:15 p.m.
Game 3 – MS IT vs. DevDiv, 1:55 p.m.
Game 4 – Interactive Entertainment (IEB) vs. MS Mystery Team, 3:35 p.m.
Game 5 – Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Everett Silvertips, 6:05 p.m.
Game 6 – Local Celebrity and T-Birds Alumni All-Star Game, immediately following T-Birds/Silvertips game

Sunday, February 26
Game 1 – Shamrocks vs. VIP Team, 11:15 a.m.
Game 2 – Amazon.com vs. Tiny Zamboni Hockey Club, 12:55 p.m.
Game 3 – Katie’s Krusher’s vs. Darlis’ Dangers, 2:35 p.m.
Game 4 – Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Tri-City Americans, 5:05 p.m.

To purchase single game tickets to the Hockey Challenge fans should go to the ShoWare Center box office or go online to the T-Birds website.

T-Birds group tickets are currently also on sale. Group tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

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