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Hockey Game Benefits Backstoppers

Tonight there will be two different kinds of hockey games at the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. And neither will feature a current NHL player but both will help support a terrific charity.

At 6:30 p.m. area firefighters, police officers and Blues alumni will take the ice to raise money for the Backstoppers organization. In case you're unfamiliar, Backstoppers is a St. Louis charitable organization that works to support the families of firefighters and police officers who die in the line of duty. They do important work and need all they support that they can get. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is the annual Guns and Hoses boxing event that has become a St. Louis tradition. Here's hoping that the hockey game will do the same.

Tickets are cheap with $10 getting you a seat in the lower bowl and $25 getting you a ticket plus access to the club area where Blues alumni will be hanging out after the game. Plus you'll get to see some young area talent with a game at 8 p.m. between the St. Louis Bandits and the Springfield Jr. Blues.

So that's $10 (or $25) for a good seat, two hockey games and a chance to help out a worthy organization. Plus one of our part-time contributors to the Game Time paper is playing in the game. Good luck to him and to Backstoppers for a successful night.