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Hockey alumni lacing up their skates for a good cause

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Some former Mid-Michigan hockey legends will lace up their skates this weekend for a good cause.

The Flint Generals Alumni Hockey Club is giving back to the community by playing a game on Nov. 19 to raise money for young hockey players.

“We know that this sport is very expensive, but we also know that in order to grow the sport we have to keep the youth in it. So the foundation annually funds about $15,000 to different children,” said Rico Phillips of the Kris Perani Foundation.

That foundation has granted more than $100,000 to area kids since 2007.

One of the former Generals playing in Saturday night’s game at the Dort Federal Event Center is Lorne Knauft.

He won a championship with the team in 2000.

“You know what, it’s a riot. The stories get probably a little longer in the tooth, but it’s just nice to see the guys and go back through the memories that we had together. You become a real family on a team that wins a championship,” Knauft said.

This weekend’s game will be all in good fun, but don’t expect a push-over.

“Are we going to go easy on ‘em? There might be a few times when we let up on ‘em, but otherwise we want to beat up on them pretty good,” Knauft said.

The game is set for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Dort Federal Event Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under.

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