Forget Shanahan versus Sundin.
How does Ciccarelli versus Clark quench your hockey thirst?
With NHL rinks remaining dark because of the seemingly never-ending lockout, the alumni of the Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings are putting together an Original Six matchup that will have fans reminiscing about yesteryear.
Billed as the Showdown in Hockeytown,
Wendel Clark, Rick Vaive, Gary Leeman, Wilf Paiement and Rod Seiling will lead the Leafs stars into Joe Louis Arena for their matchup against Ciccarelli and Co., on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
Ciccarelli will be joined on the Detroit side by the likes of Mickey Redmond, Reed Larson, John Ogrodnick, Mark Howe and Dennis Hextall. Behind the bench for the Wings alumni will be Jacques Demers.
All fans in attendance will be entered into a post-game drawing for a chance to win the game jerseys worn by the players.
In addition to the game, fans can purchase a limited number of tickets to game-day autograph session with all players from both teams and a post-game reception with both teams in the JLA Olympia Club.
Tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow at 10 a.m. and are just $10 for upper bowl and $20 for lower bowl seating. Fans can purchase tickets at the Joe Louis Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 248-645-6666.