Mike Vallely To Play In Celebrity Hockey Match

Mike Valley gets drafted to play for Jerry Bruckeimer’s Bad Boys; Game toBenefit Hockey’s All-Star Kids and Childrens Hospital.

The National Hockey League has announced its rosters for the 2002 NHL All-Star Celebrity Challenge to benefit the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. It will be LIGHTS, CAMERA, FACE as stars from the world of film, television, music and sports battle one another. They will be joined by NHL Alumni in a game pitting two teams, Jerry Bruckheimer’s Bad Boys against David E. Kelley’s Heroes.

Bruckheimer, producer of Black Hawk Down, and Kelley, creator of Ally McBeal, The Practice and Boston Public, participated in a draft on Mon., Jan. 7 to choose the players who will make up the teams facing off in the 2002 NHL All-Star Celebrity Challenge presented by Microsoft Windows XP, which will be held in Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center on Wed., Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Professional Skateboarder Mike Vallely was chosen to play forward for Bruckheimer?s Bad Boys. A star studded team featuring Cuba Gooding, Men of Honor, Darrin Pfeiffer of Goldfinger, Chris Jericho of the WWF along with Alex Trebek of Jeopardy.

Tickets are $25 for seats in the lower bowl of STAPLES Center, which also includes admission to NHL All-Star FANtasy presented by Nextel, an interactive hockey theme park at the Los Angeles Convention Center. NHL All-Star Celebrity Challenge participants will conduct their pre-game skate on the FANtasy rink starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 30. Tickets for upper bowl seats are $15. Tickets may be purchased through ticketmaster.com, by calling (213) 480-3232, or through the STAPLES Center Box Office.

Proceeds from the sale of tickets to the NHL All-Star Celebrity Challenge benefit Hockey’s All-Star Kids and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Hockey’s All-Star Kids is a joint charity initiative of the NHL and NHL Players’ Association, which raises money for the youngest victims of cancer and other childhood illnesses. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles has been treating the most seriously ill and injured children in Los Angeles for more than a century. A leader in pediatric research, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles also is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health care, and is considered one of America’s premier teaching hospitals.

NHL All-Star Friday may be seen live on ESPN and CBC on Friday, Feb. 1 (5:45 PT / 8:45 ET). The 52nd NHL All-Star Game, which pits NHL stars from North America against NHL stars from the rest of the World, may be seen live on ABC and CBC on Saturday, Feb. 2 (12 noon PT / 3 p.m. ET).

You can also see Mike Vallely, as well as other celebrities, prior to the NHL All-Star Celebrity Challenge participate with other NHL players, coaches and staff in conducting on-ice hockey clinics for underprivileged youngsters, which will be held at NHL All-Star FANtasy.

Here are the results of the draft:

Team Name: Bruckheimer’s Bad Boys
Captain – Jerry Bruckheimer
Player Position Credit
Alexis, Kim Forward Model
Anderson, Glenn Forward NHL Hero
Bester, Alan Goaltender NHL Hero
Coulier, Dave Forward/Defense Full House
Decarlo, Mark Forward/Defense Studs
Dempster, Ryan Forward Pitcher, Florida Marlins
Duguay, Ron Defense NHL Hero
Esposito, Phil Forward NHL Hero
Farrelly, Bobby Goaltender Producer
Fehr, Brendan Forward Roswell
Frewer, Matt Hound of Baskervilles
Gilbert, Rod Forward NHL Hero
Gooding, Cuba Forward Men of Honor
Grimes, Scott Forward Band of Brothers
Guilfoyle, Paul Forward CSI
Jericho, Chris WWF
Kurri, Jari Forward NHL Hero
McG Forward Director
Melrose, Barry Defense NHL Hero
Nicholls, Bernie Forward NHL Hero
Pfeifffer, Darrin Forward/Defense Drummer, Goldfinger
Robert, Rene Forward NHL Hero
Rosenbaum, Michael Forward Smallville
Sutherland, Kiefer 24
Taylor, Dave Forward NHL Hero
Thicke, Alan Forward Growing Pains
Trebek, Alex Forward Jeopardy
Vallely, Mike Forward Skateboarder
Wells, Llewellyn Forward The West Wing

Team Name: Kelley’s Heroes
Captain: David E. Kelley
Player Position Credit
Baldwin, Stephen Defense The Usual Suspects
Blanchard, Rachel Road Trip
Boreanaz, David Angel
Bridgman, Mel Forward NHL Hero
Ciccarelli, Dino Forward NHL Hero
Flatley, Pat Forward NHL Hero
Houser, Jerry Defense Slaphshot
Jackson, Joshua Dawson’s Creek
LaFontaine, Pat Forward NHL Hero
Leary, Denis The Job
Mahovlich, Pete Forward NHL Hero
McDonald, Lanny Forward NHL Hero
McDonough, Neal Band of Brothers
McGrath, Mark Sugar Ray
Moriarty, Dan Forward NHL Cool Shots
Munro, Lochlyn Defense Mystery Alaska
Murphy, Mike Forward NHL Hero
Paulsen, Rob Forward Jimmy Neutron
Peeters, Pete Goaltender NHL Hero
Playfair, Larry Defense NHL Hero
Priestly, Jason Beverly Hills 90210
Smith, Chad Goaltender Drummer, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stastny, Peter Forward NHL Hero
Sweeney, DB Forward/Defense Cutting Edge
Vartan, Michael Forward Alias
Watson, Barry Seventh Heaven
Wells, Jay Defense NHL Hero
Wolf, Scott Forward/Defense Party of Five

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