Found October 28, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS A group of locked-out National Hockey League players decided to turn their downtime into a good cause. More than 30 current and former NHL players gathered at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus for the Defending the Blue Line charity hockey game. Shane Hudella, a First Sergeant in the Minnesota Army National Guard, started the program in 2009. His goal was to give children of military families the opportunity to play hockey by donating free equipment, giving access to hockey camps and raising money to help defer the cost of association fees. Defending the Blue Line previously held two similar charity games in the Twin Cities since 2009. With the NHL season currently locked out, it was Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise who approached Hudella with the idea to play another one. The result was an estimated 3,000 fans at Mariucci Arena who helped raise money for the non-profit organization. "It was an awesome night. For an event that was put togeth...
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