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Geoffrion will hold third annual Hockey Classic June 18 to benefit UW Health Burn Center

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MADISON, Wis. -- Former Badger and Hobey Baker Memorial Award-winner Blake Geoffrion will host the third annual Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic on Saturday, June 18 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 to the general public on Wednesday, May 25. Wisconsin men's hockey season ticket holders will have to opportunity to secure their tickets on Monday, May 23.

The exhibition game will feature the 2006 University of Wisconsin national championship team facing off against other Wisconsin hockey greats. All proceeds from the event will benefit the UW Health Burn Center. Autographed memorabilia will be available in a silent auction format during the event.

The UW Health Burn Center, one of only 64 verified burn centers in the U.S., has seven beds. One third of the admissions are children 17 and younger.

"It's an honor to get support from hockey players," said Dr. Lee Faucher, burn surgeon and director of the Burn Center. "The support allows us to achieve our goals: research to improve the care of patients with burn injuries, and team education."

Scientists at the UW Health Burn Center are committed to developing new skin substitutes and polymers to treat injuries more rapidly and exploring how guided imagery and virtual reality can help burn survivors cope with pain and depression.

The exhibition game featuring former Badger men's hockey players will be played June 18 at 5:00 p.m. at LaBahn Arena. Gates will open at 4 p.m. 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 for returning season ticket holders with the purchase of Wisconsin hockey season tickets starting Monday, May 23 at 8:30 a.m. Those returning season ticket holders will be able to request up to four complimentary Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic pregame Meet-and-Greet passes while supplies last. Tickets to the Hockey Classic will then be available to the general public starting on Wednesday May 25. The Meet-and-Greet will take place at 3 p.m. for registered patrons.
 

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