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NHL Alumni Game cut short after shattered glass

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By Nick Seebruch
NHL Alumni Game cut short after shattered glass
Walter Gretzky was invited to participate in the ceremonial puck drop at the NHL Alumni game in Cornwall on Saturday, March 23 (Nick Seebruch/ TC Media).

CORNWALL, Ontario – The annual NHL Alumni Game was cut short this year after some of the glass was shattered behind the hometown heroes net on Saturday, March 23.

There was 6:30 left in the game when one NHL Alumni missed the net and struck the glass behind, shattering it.

The game was halted and the final score was called in favour of the NHL Alumni 13-7. The hometown team was represented by local heroes from area police services.

The NHL alumni side had such veteran players as Mark Laforest, Brent Gretzky, Jesse Winchester, and former Cornwall Royal Owen Nolan.

Dropping the puck at centre ice was Cornwall Mayor Bernadette Clement and long time supporter of the NHL Alumni Tour Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky.

Singing the national anthem was Joanne Ruest.

The NHL Alumni Tour is celebrating the 50th year of the Special Olympics, and supports the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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