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Second annual Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic announced for June 26

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MADISON, Wis. -- Former Badger and Hobey Baker Memorial Award-winner Blake Geoffrion announced today that colleague and friend John Buccigross will host the second annual Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic on Friday, June 26 at LaBahn Arena. The event will raise money to benefit the UW Health Burn Center. Tickets for the Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic go on sale online to the general public Monday, May 25. Wisconsin men's hockey season ticket holders will have to opportunity to secure their tickets on Friday, May 22 with the purchase of their season ticket package.

Geoffrion also announced the team captains of this year's charity game. San Jose Sharks' forward Joe Pavelski will be the White Team captain while New York Rangers' forward Derek Stepan will captain the Red Team.

"The Hockey Classic is a way to bring together Badger hockey alumni and fans to have fun for a great cause," said Geoffrion who got to know the UW Health Burn Center director Dr. Lee Faucher while he was playing at UW. They share a great passion for hockey.

"As I learned more about the burn center through my friendship with Dr. Faucher, I knew that I wanted to do something to help patients and their families."

A portion of funds raised at last year's Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic were used to purchase a distraction machine that helps soothe young patients during uncomfortable wound-care treatments. The money also supports leading-edge research to improve patient care including ways to regenerate skin and develop skin substitutes.

The exhibition game, featuring former Badger men's hockey players, will be played June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at LaBahn Arena. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth and seniors (ages 2-18 & 55+) and all proceeds benefit the UW Health Burn Center.

Hockey Classic tickets are available with the purchase of Wisconsin hockey season tickets starting Friday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m. Those returning season ticket holders will be able to request up to four complimentary Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic postgame Meet-and-Greet passes. Tickets to the Hockey Classic will then be available to the general public online starting on Monday, May 25.

Please contact the Athletic Ticket Office with any questions at 1.800 GO BADGERS, 608.262.1440 or visit UWBadgers.com.

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