If you’re Ice Hockey fan then mark 11th November on your calendars. That’s when Haggar Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic game will take place at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. Every year ‘Hockey Hall of Fame’ inducts legends in the sport as its honored members and this is quite an extravagant event. The program has remained consistent since inception which comprises of induction ceremony followed by Legends Game that features the recent inductees along with several other hockey legends. Quite a thrilling match, it is witnessed by sold out crowd and the reason why the smart ones always secure their Legends Game tickets beforehand.
Tagged as “Your Captain Returns to the Ice”, Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic game will feature the 2012 inductees – Mats Sundin, Adam Oates, Joe Sakic and Pavel Bure. An epic battle will be staged between the team Gilmour and team Trottier. Further adding excitement to the event will be the pre-game as well as the halftime performance by the Canadian synth pop band, ‘Spoons’. Hockey Hall of Fame honors the players who have made valuable contributions to the sport and their election is always well deserved. Hailing from Sweden, Mats Sundin started his career in 1989 and took retirement in 2009. Having played for various teams, his last playing season before his career ended was with Vancouver Canucks. Through his efforts he brought for his country three World titles and a 2006 Olympic Gold. Adam Oates is Canadian by nationality, who started his career with Detroit Red Wings and ended it in 2004 with Edmonton Oilers. Described as a great playmaker, Oates had been named Second All-Star Team by ECAC, NCAA’s East First Team All-American as well as NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team, among many other honors. As of now he is the head coach of Washington Capitals. Joe Sakic is another Canadian who embarked on professional career in 1988. His retirement came in 2009 with Colorado Avalanche and for his incredible playing statistics he has rightly made it to the list of Hall of Fame. His achievements are endless, which include two Stanley Cup wins, in 2004 being named the MVP for NHL All-Star Game, three-time NHL’s First All-Star Team and 2002 Winter Olympics MVP. Sakic was famous for his wrist shot that brought home several victories for his team. Last but certainly not the least, Pavel Bure is among the 2012 inductees. A Russian, he made his debut in 1987 and in 2003 opted for retirement, playing his last games for New York Rangers. Nicknamed as the “Russian Rocket”, he was famous for his speed and superb acceleration on ice. Throughout his career Bure has held numerous honors which include being named MVP several times as well as winning the title of ‘most exciting player’ almost five times.
So are you ready to mark your attendance at the Air Canada Center? Although the venue has capacity of over 19,000, this space always falls short especially when Legends Game is taking place. Not to miss this lifetime opportunity, book your Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Game tickets fast.