Stevie Y headed to 'Peg

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, Last Updated: 7:37 AM ET

A huge hockey name is coming to Manitoba to help kick off the World Women's Hockey Championship.

Former Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman will be in Winnipeg on Tuesday to help launch the tournament on opening night. Details of his appearance will be announced this weekend.

Yzerman is the general manager of the national men's hockey team.

FAN-TASTIC! The public's only chance to meet the Canadian women's hockey team happens tomorrow afternoon at Winnipeg Convention Centre.

All of Canada's players will be on hand for a meet-and-greet session between 1 and 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon on the main floor of the Convention Centre.

Fan Fest goes today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. It features rare memorabilia, stars of the past and present, interactive games and fun stuff for the kids. Admission is free with any world championship game ticket.

GET YOUR TICKETS: Organizers announced a new promotion yesterday in which purchasers can get tickets to the opening-night and gold-medal games.

The "Champions Package" goes on sale this morning for $26.50.


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