Pros vs. Prospects on March 18th
The Texas Tornado will be holding its sixth Pros vs. Prospects game on Sunday, March 18th at Dr Pepper Arena. The game is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m., and pits the Junior A hockey team against former NHL players. In the past, Pros vs. Prospects has featured big names such as Brett Hull and Mike Modano. This year’s roster includes Ed Belfour, Joe Nieuwendyk, and Jere Lehtinen, all of whom were part of the 1998-1999 Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Stars. More players will be announced as the date of the game draws closer.
Pros vs. Prospects will be preceded on Sunday by a special game featuring members of the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas. At 2:00 p.m., Guns and Hoses will pit North Texas policeman against North Texas firemen in a good-natured exhibition between those who help protect and serve the Metroplex. As an added bonus for the teams, both captains will play alongside the former pros in the later game. Anyone holding tickets for Pros vs. Prospects can use them to get into the Guns & Hoses game, as well.
According to its website, the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas “was founded in 2002 by a small group determined to help families of the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty and raise funds to benefit the youth of our community.”