The first official event on the ice at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh will be the Pens-Caps Alumni Game on Friday morning at 9:30 Eastern. You can watch it live on the internet at pittsburghpenguins.com.
The Pens are expected to wear the powder blue jerseys which is allegedly the first time that Mario Lemieux will wear that uniform on the ice.
Here is the official release with details and Rosters from the Penguins...
Mario Lemieux Returns to the Ice
Final rosters have been set for the Penguins-Capitals alumni game Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Heinz Field – featuring the return to the ice of Penguins great Mario Lemieux.
Watch the Alumni Game live online at pittsburghpenguins.com!
The alumni game will be the first official event on the Winter Classic rink at Heinz Field.
In addition to Lemieux, the Penguins’ alumni roster includes Hockey Hall of Famers Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Larry Murphy and Bryan Trottier, in addition to Rod Buskas, Gary Roberts, Greg Malone, Bob Errey, Billy Guerin, Jay Caufield, Craig Simpson, Francois Leroux, Gary Rissling, Troy Loney, Kevin Stevens, Gilles Meloche, Phil Bourque, Dave Hannan, Peter Taglianetti, Warren Young, Frank Pietrangelo, Rob Brown and Rick Tocchet. Coaches will be Eddie Johnston, Randy Hillier and Pierre Larouche. Honorary GM is Jack Riley.
500-goal scorer Peter Bondra leads the Caps’ alumni roster, which also includes Dino Ciccarelli, Michal Pivonka, Sylvain Cote, Don Beaupre, Pat Ribble, Ken Sabourin, Yvon Labre, Mark Lofthouse, Nick Kypreos, Alan Hanglesben, Dean Evason, Errol Rausse, Alan May, Craig Laughlin, John Druce, Dennis Maruk, Greg Adams, Blair Stewart, Gord Lane, Robert Picard, Paul Mulvey and J.R. Reich. Coaches will be Granny Grant, Joe Reekie and Bucky Gallagher.
The alumni game is sold out. Fans with tickets may also attend the Pittsburgh Penguins’ practice session Friday at 11:30 a.m.
The 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic between the Penguins and Capitals will be played Saturday at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field.
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