Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic
Former University of Wisconsin hockey player and Hobey Baker Memorial Award-winner Blake Geoffrion will host the second annual Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic on June 26, 2015. All proceeds from the event will benefit the UW Health Burn Center.
When: Friday, June 26. Faceoff at 6:30pm.
Where: LaBahn Arena, Madison.
Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for youth and seniors (ages 2-18 and 55 and older). Available to UW men's hockey season-ticket holders beginning at 8:30am Friday, May 22, and on sale to the general public on Monday, May 25. Season-ticket holders also can request up to four complimentary passes for a post-game Meet-and-Greet session. Please contact the UW Athletic Ticket Office with any questions at 1-800-GO-BADGERS or (608) 262-1440.
About the Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic
With the help of former Badger greats such as Geoffrion, Adam Burish, Tom Gilbert, Derek Stepan, Justin Schultz, Craig Smith, Brian Elliott, Ryan McDonagh, Brendan Smith and Patrick Johnson, among others who played in the inaugural 2014 game, nearly $55,000 was raised to support the UW Health Burn Center.
"Hockey players are a tight-knit group, so I wasn't surprised that so many volunteered to play in the game. We're always willing to help each other out," Geoffrion said. "The fact that their participation will raise money for the Burn Center is icing on the cake."
Tentative list of players for this year's game (subject to change): Derek Stepan, Blake Geoffrion, Mike Davies, Brenden Woods, Adam Burish, Brad Winchester, Patrick Johnson, Tyler Barnes, Craig Smith, Jake McCabe, Frankie Simonelli, Hilary Knight, Tom Gilbert, Brian Elliott, Jack Skille, Joe Pavelski, Michael Mersch, Mark Zengerle, Sean Dolan, John Mitchell, Andrew Joudrey, Jefferson Dahl, Nic Kerdiles, Matt Ford, Jake Gardiner, Joe Piskula, Jeff Likens, Robbie Earl and Jessie Vetter.
About the UW Health Burn Center
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.