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NHL WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES, PART III: TODAY, THE CENTRAL
Published February 19, 1998
The NHL's Winter Break '98 is examined in USA TODAY's "In Focus" section as Sandee Richardson writes, "For some, the break is an opportunity to heal," while the member teams use the time to take part "in philanthropic endeavors" (USA TODAY, 2/19). THE DAILY continues its profiles of NHL teams' Winter Break activities. Today, the Central Division: BLACKHAWKS: Fundraising dinner to raise money for Chicago Blackhawks Charities. Autograph sessions, Q&A, auction, etc. Head Coach Craig Hartsburg, LW Bob Probert and LW Ethan Moreau will attend. Tix cost $40. STARS: "Dunham/Miller vs. the Hardline Winter Break Hockey Challenge," a hockey game between sports radio KTCK- AM's morning crew and afternoon drive-time crew. Morning crew will be coached by Stars Color Analyst Daryl Reaugh; afternoon squad will be coached by Stars Coach Ken Hitchcock. Stars players will referee. Proceeds benefit TX chapter of the Special Olympics; Local tie-in supporting Wendy's sponsorship of Team USA and the NHL where losing game pieces from the national promo during Winter Break are worth Dallas Stars Dollars. Up to five Stars Dollars can be used on tickets, merchandise and skating. RED WINGS: Charity benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with team players, hosted by Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in conjunction with Red Wings wives. Features dinner and show at Detroit Second City. COYOTES: NHL Breakout '98: Street Roller Hockey Tournament and Festival at ASU Univ. BLUES: "Blues Skate For Miracles": Blues players skated with fans to benefit the Children's Miracle Network; Bowl With the Blues to benefit Gateway & American Cancer Society. Tix: $25 to bowl, $15 to watch. Sold out. MAPLE LEAFS: "Leafs Super Skills Challenge": Team competes in skills events for charities; 7th Annual Have-A- Heart Dinner: Players serve dinner to 250 guests to benefit Beatrice House and Ontario Women's Hockey Association.