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Report: Blackhawks to play against Minnesota North Stars in alumni game before Stadium Series

Chicago and Minnesota greats will hit the ice the day before the Stadium Series game at TCF Bank Stadium.

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota North Stars will reignite their rivalry Feb. 20 with an alumni game at TCF Bank Stadium, reports Judd Zulgad of ESPN 1500 in Minnesota.

The game will be played one day prior to the opening of the 2016 NHL Stadium Series game between the Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild.

Zulgad mentions Denis Savard, Steve Larmer, Al Secord and Ed Belfour as a few Hawks alumni that will play. For the North Stars: Gilles Meloche, Don Beaupre, Brad Maxwell, Craig Hartsburg, Jack Carlson, Curt Giles, Neal Broten, Bobby Smith, Basil McRae, Willi Plett, Dino Ciccarelli and Mike Modano are slated to play.

This will mark the Hawks second Stadium Series appearance and NHL record fourth outdoor game. Chicago hosted the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2009, at Wrigley Field. The Hawks also hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stadium Series at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014. Last season, they traveled to Nationals Park to face the Washington Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic.


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