Today’s edition of the Asbury Park Press had more details on the upcoming APP All-Star Hockey Classic. The event, to be held Sunday August 6 at the Middletown Ice World rink, will be benefitting the Brick Stars Challenger Hockey Program. It is sponsored in part by the New Jersey Devils.
The Brick Stars are, according to the article (written by APP staff writer Chris Rotolo), a program that helps to teach hockey to “local children and young adults with developmental disabilities, including autism and Down syndrome.”
In addition to ticket sales for the game, for which doors open at 12:30 PM and opening faceoff is 2 PM, there will be money raised in other ways. T-shirts will be sold and autographed memorabilia will be raffled. The memorabilia will be from Middletown natives James van Riemsdyk of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Trevor van Riemsdyk now of the Carolina Hurricanes. JT Miller of the Rangers will also be donating autographed memorabilia for raffle.
In addition, there will be ticket packages to bid on for the New York Yankees, the Devils “and live music performances at the Stone Pony Summer Stage.”
Tickets are available online at www.tickets.app.com/2017-asbury-park-press-hockey-classic as the article says, while supplies last. The event honors “the best in Jersey Shore high school hockey” and this year will also honor “legendary Brick High School coach Bob Auriemma.” Among the stars you can catch a glimpse of are defenseman Julian Kislin of Freehold Township and center Corey Clifton of Christian Brothers Academy (whose brother, Connor, was drafted in 2013 by the Arizona Coyotes and his other brother, Tim, played eight game for the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL last year).
In all, there will be 42 stars on display as a team consisting of Monmouth County All-Stars takes on Ocean County All-Stars.
Again, it is all for a great cause and if you are in the Middletown, New Jersey area on August 6 you could get to see some great hockey as well.