What do a Big Irishman and Chinese New Year have in common?
They'll both be part of Richmond Celebrates Hockey Day at the Richmond Olympic Oval this Saturday, Feb. 9.
With the Year of the Snake arriving this weekend, Richmond Celebrates Hockey Day will kick off with a colourful Chinese Lion Dance performance on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
At 11 a.m., the Celebrity Ball Hockey Game will feature Montreal Canadien legend Guy Lafleur and honorary coach, the Big Irishman, Pat Quinn.
A great way to kick off the new BC Family Day long weekend, Richmond Celebrates Hockey Day promises "all things hockey under one roof."
It is a day-long festival of every hockey activity imaginable under the oval's iconic, two-hectare (6.5-acre) pine-wood roof.
All activities are free with the exception of the Canucks Alumni game. Donations of non-perishable food items for the Richmond Food Bank will be collected at the event.
Popular Vancouver Canucks favourites, Cliff Ronning, Dave Babych, Darcy Rota, Jack McIlhargey and Garry Valk will relive their glory days at the second annual Richmond Celebrates Hockey Day on Saturday at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
Ronning, Valk and Babych will lead the Vancouver Canucks Alumni as they hit the ice to take on the Richmond Sockeyes Alumni.
Game time is 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
Partial proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Richmond Kidsport.
Richmond Celebrates Hockey Day runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.