While the current NHL lockout between owners and players has jeopardized the 2012-13 NHL season, Troy hockey fans still can see some of their favorite Detroit Red Wings in action.
Chris Chelios and Kris Draper, former Red Wings players, will man the red kettles at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 to raise money for the Salvation Army. In addition, they will sign autographs for a $10 donation.
Chelios and Draper are competing with other Red Wings players across Metro Detroit to see which players can raise the most money for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock will join Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland, who is serving as Honorary Chairman of the 2012 Red Kettle Campaign for the seventh straight year, at Hiller’s Market in Northville from 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Former player Kirk Maltby and radio play-by-play announcer Ken Kal will bell ring from 5–7 p.m. at a Kroger in St. Clair Shores, and former Red Wings goaltenders Manny Legace and Chris Osgood will be at Kroger in Plymouth Township from 5-7 p.m.
This season marks the seventh consecutive year the Detroit Red Wings and the Salvation Army are teaming up through the “Red Wings for Red Kettles” initiative to help the nonprofit reach its $8.5 million Red Kettle Campaign goal. The initiative has raised more than $45,000 for the charity since 2005.