Scott Matzka dropping the puck before the Wolverines' game on Oct. 8. (Photo by Andrew Knapik/MiHockey)

Wings alumni to play Wolverines alumni in charity game benefiting Scott Matzka and his battle with ALS

Scott Matzka dropping the puck before the Wolverines' game on Oct. 8. (Photo by Andrew Knapik/MiHockey)
Scott Matzka dropping the puck before the Wolverines’ game on Oct. 8. (Photo by Andrew Knapik/MiHockey)

UPDATE (Jan. 3, 2017) – Here is the latest update on rosters for the game:

Michigan: Chris Frescoln (’97), Chris Fox (’98), Matt Herr, (’98), Marty Turco (’98), Dale Rominski (’99), Krikor Arman (’00), Andrew Merrick (’00), Bob Gassoff (’01), David Huntzicker (’01), Robbie Kohen (’01), Josh Langfeld (’01), L.J. Scarpace (’01), Bill Trainor (’01), Josh Blackburn (’02), Kevin O’Malley (’02), Andy Hilbert (’03), Mark Mink (’03), Jed Ortmeyer (’03), Mike Roemensky (’03), John Shouneyia (’03), J.J. Swistak (’03), Mike Komisarek (’04), Danny Fardig (’09), Mark Mitera (’09), Brandon Naurato (’09), Mike Chiasson (’15)

Red Wings: Brent Fedyk (470 NHL games), Jiri Fischer (305), Mike Knuble ’95 (1,068), Joe Kocur (820), Petr Klima (786), Gregg Malicke (’98), Eddie Mio (192), Larry Murphy (1,615), John Ogrodnick (928), Pat Peake (134), Wayne Presley (684), Mickey Redmond (538), Brian Rolston (1,256), Bryan Smolinski (1,056), Chris Tamer ’93 (644), Tim Taylor (746), Jason Woolley (718)

By @MichaelCaples –

Wolverines vs. Red Wings at Yost.

Sounds awesome, right?

On Jan. 7, the University of Michigan hockey program and the Dekers Blue Line Club will host an alumni game to benefit Scott Matzka and his battle with ALS.

The Detroit Red Wings alumni team will be on hand to take on a squad made up of Wolverines alumni – many of whom played with Matzka during his UM career (1998-2001).

Representing the Wolverines (as of today’s date) will be: Gregg Malicke (’98), Marty Turco (’98), Sean Ritchlin (’99), Dale Rominski (’99); Andrew Merrick (’00), Sean Peach (’00); Bob Gassoff (’01), David Huntzicker (’01), Robbie Kohen (’01), Josh Langfeld (’01), L.J. Scarpace (’01), Bill Trainor (’01); Kevin O’Malley (’02), Jay Vancik (’02), Andy Hilbert (’03), Mark Mink (’03), Jed Ortmeyer (’03), Mike Roemenski (’03), John Shouneyia (’03) and J.J. Swistak (’03).

The current Red Wings alumni roster for the game: George Bowman, Brent Fedyk (470 NHL games), Jiri Fischer (305), Mike Knuble (1,068), Joe Kocur (820), Petr Klima (786), Eddie Mio (192), John Ogrodnick (928), Pat Peake (134), Brian Rolston (1,256) and Tim Taylor (746).

Tickets are on sale now at mgoblue.com/tickets. Students with a valid M Card will have free admission.

All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Scott Matzka. For more information about his cause, visit ScottMatzka.com.

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