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NHL WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES, PART III: TODAY, THE CENTRAL

          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.

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