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NHL star-loaded charity hockey game postponed until later date
A charity hockey game scheduled for July 25, 2014 at BC Place has been postponed until a later date.
The game – which was to be hosted by Victoria-based Potential Apparel and to feature several NHL stars like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Johansen, Brendan Gallagher, and Alex Edler – does not have a new set date.
Those who bought tickets will receive a full refund and a voucher for the company's merchandise, according to Potential Apparel.
"We had fantastic support from some of the top players in the game today for this first of its kind charity hockey game," reads a press release from David Dotan, president of Potential Apparel. "We regret that we have had to postpone the game to a later date due to unforeseen and unpredictable logistical issues.
"We look forward to future planning and being able to contribute even more to the charities that Potential Apparel works with on a day to day basis, and that are near and dear to our hearts."
50 per cent of all the game's proceeds were to go to a trinity of charities – HEROS Hockey, Right To Play, and Make-A-Wish Canada.
Other players invited included former Canuck and Burnaby native Mike Santorelli, North Vancouver's Martin Jones of the L.A. Kings, Colton Sissons of the Kelowna Rockets and the Nashville Predators, Surrey native and Winnipeg Jets prospect Nic Petan, the Detroit Red Wings' Landon Ferraro, former Canuck Jeff Tambellini, Brendan Dillon of Surrey and the Dallas Stars, Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs and North Vancouver, the Anaheim Ducks' Andrew Cogliano, and Victor Bartley of the Nashville Predators, who's originally from Maple Ridge.