Three hockey greats – Mike Eruzione, Mike Modano and Pierre Larouche – will be on a national conference call on Wednesday at 2PM/ET to discuss the “Winter Classic” and the Diamond Resorts Invitational, a celebrity charity golf event in which they are participating. Here are all the details:
Conference Call Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
MIKE ERUZIONE, MIKE MODANO, PIERRE LAROUCHE TALK NHL AND WINTER CLASSIC ON MEDIA CALL WEDNESDAY
Hockey greats competing in Diamond Resorts Invitational, new celebrity golf tournament Jan. 13-16 in Orlando
You are cordially invited to join a national media conference call with 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team captain Mike Eruzione, former NHL star center/forward Pierre Larouche and Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Modano on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. ET. Eruzione, Larouche and Modano will weigh in on and answer questions about the NHL season to date and the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and the phenomenon that the annual outdoor game has become since its 2008 debut in Buffalo.
This year’s Winter Classic, televised nationally by NBC, will feature the hometown Boston Bruins going up against the Montreal Canadiens at 1 p.m. ET on New Year’s Day. In the eight-year history of the event, this is the second time that it is being held in the Boston region. The 2010 game was staged at Fenway Park.
Eruzione, Modano and Larouche are all avid golfers competing in the inaugural Diamond Resorts Invitational Benefiting Florida Hospital for Children (www.diamondresortsinvitational.com), Jan. 14-16, at The Golden Bear Club in Windermere (suburban Orlando), FL. A field of over 70 sports and entertainment celebrities will compete in the 54-hole, pro tournament-style competition with $500,000 in prize money at stake. All three days of the tournament will be televised live on Golf Channel.
Mike Eruzione, the captain of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Gold Medal championship team, is a popular ambassador for the sport of hockey and the U.S Olympic movement. Eruzione, a Boston-area native, is most famous for his winning goal against the Soviets which vaulted the U.S. to the Gold Medal game victory over Finland.
Pierre Larouche, the former NHL forward known as “Lucky Pierre,” played for the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins in a 16-year career. The first man to score 50 goals for two different teams, he served as a coach in the Winter Classic alumni game in 2010 preceding the Penguins vs. Capitals contest played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Mike Modano, the NHL’s all-time leading scorer among United States-born players, will be playing in the NHL Alumni Series game outdoors in February at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. A standout player for the Minneapolis North Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Dallas Stars, he is one of the most influential players in the history of the sport, credited with helping boost its popularity in the southwestern United States. Modano’s wife, Allison Micheletti, is a professional golfer and the daughter of former NHL defenseman Joe Michelletti, the color analyst on MSG Network for the New York Rangers.
WHAT: National media conference call in advance of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and the Diamond Resorts Invitational
- Dial toll free 866 215 0058 and ask the live operator for the Eruzione/Larouche/Modano Diamond Resorts Invitational Conference Call.
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
- Please RSVP to sender’s email address if joining
TOURNEY DETAILS: The inaugural Diamond Resorts Invitational is set for Jan. 14-16 at the Golden Bear Golf Club in Windermere, FL. The 54-hole event, televised nationally by The Golf Channel, features a celebrity field of 70-plus sports and entertainment stars competing for $500,000 in prize money. Other prominent names entered are Josh, Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Justin Verlander, Brian McCann, Terry Francona, Jerry Rice, Marcus Allen, Richard Dent, Mark Rypien, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Danny Kannel, Johnny Damon, Reggie Jackson, Roger Clemens, Gaylord Perry,Eric Dickerson, Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann, Brian Urlacher, Alfonso Ribeiro and Jake Owen.
John Cirillo / Cirillo World