The 70th anniversary season celebrations continue for the Innisfail Eagles. On Friday, November 24th at 8:30pm in Innisfail, fans can watch past Eagles players face off in their alumni game. Proceeds from the game will support Innisfail Minor Hockey. On Saturday, November 25th 5pm is the start time at the Twin Arenas for the current Eagles to take on team of NHL alumni players. The list of participants includes Theo Fleury, Charlie Simmer, Curtis Glencross and more.
A great weekend is planned for the town of Innisfail and central Alberta as part of the Innisfail Eagles 70th anniversary season.
Fans are encouraged to make plans to attend the Innisfail Eagles alumni game on Friday, November 24th at 8:30.
Then the next day on Saturday, November 25th at 5pm there is the exciting opportunity to watch the current players for the Birds take on a team of NHL alumni.
Eagles Head Coach Brian Sutter says some big former NHL names are coming.
Sutter adds there will also be 6-8 spots open on the roster for the public to play on the NHL alumni team against the Eagles.
You can put in a bid to come and dress and play with the team at the Innisfail Auction Mart. Tickets are also available there.
Meantime, the Eagles will wrap up the weekend by getting back to Allan Cup Hockey West action on Sunday, November 26th when they visit Fort Saskatchewan. Innisfail has a 4-4 and 1 record so far this season.
On Friday, November 17th Innisfail stormed back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Stony Plain Eagles 6-5 in overtime at the Twin Arenas.
Ty Clay had a pair of goals including the OT winner. Dan Nichols, Kyle Dorowicz, Tyler Beechey and Kevin Smyth also scored for Innisfail. Kramer Barnstable made 36 saves in net.
On Saturday, November 18th Jason Nopper had the lone goal for Innisfail as the Eagles lost a rematch to the Northern Birds 4-1 in Stony Plain.