Dowd charity game set for Sunday, Aug. 7
Red Bank Armory Ice Complex hosts 5:30 p.m. puck drop
|"Jersey" Jim Dowd played 121 regular-season games with the Devils and was a member of the 1995 Stanley Cup championship. Dowd is actively involved with the Devils' Alumni Association. / PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES|
The event features the best high school players from Monmouth and Ocean counties. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Puck drop is set for 5:30 p.m.
Past MVPs have included Middletown native James van Riemsdyk.
Fans in attendance will be entered into a 50/50 prize raffle featuring autographed NHL memorabilia. Among this year's prizes is a Zach Parise signed U.S. Olympic jersey. The first 400 fans will receive a free giveaway.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The FoodBank was established in 1984 with a mission to provide food for people in need in the two counties. Donated food is collected in its warehouse and distributed to area food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other charities.
For more info on the Red Bank Armory Ice Complex, call 732-701-9215 or visit redbankarmory.com.
Here are this year's rosters:
2011 Monmouth All-Stars
Goaltenders: Gavin Gatta (RBC); Chris Marsillo (Middletown South); Nick Kamaris (CBA)
Defensemen: Connor Clifton (CBA); Jimmy Burns (Middletown South); Eddie Pyskaty (Howell); Dan O'Keefe (Wall); Hudson Corbett (RFH); Jesse Deatherage (RBC)
Forwards: Danny Malafronte (CBA); James Martello (CBA); Connor Grogan (Manasquan); Bryan Gaburo (RBC); Patrick Dwyer (RBC); Tyler Ralph (Middletown South); Jason Zimmel (Middletown South); Anthony DeCicco (Middletown North); Charlie Morton (Freehold Boro); Corey Zimmel (Ocean); Billy Regan (St. Rose); Geoff Liter (Marlboro)
Coaches: Pete O'Neill, Dudley Delhagen, Jamie Liguori (All from St. Rose)
2011 Ocean All-Stars
Goaltenders: Pat Kerney (Toms River South); Kevin Lebron (Jackson Memorial); Eddie Rafferty (Brick)
Defensemen: Pat Kearns (Brick); Brian Murphy (Brick); Jayson Franceschini (Brick Memorial); Tyler Stephens (Southern Regional); Chris Piaggio (Toms River South); Gage Klotz (Point Pleasant Boro)
Forwards: Jay Malone (Toms River South); Todd Unger (Toms River South); Matt Gumina (Brick); Brendan Dowd (Brick); Tyler Martin (Brick); Andrew Reiss (Brick); Ryan Price (Brick); David Kearns (Brick); Justin Apgar (Brick Memorial); Nick Spinelli (Brick Memorial); Joey Campisano (Toms River North); Mitch Crenshaw (Toms River North)
Coaches: Chris Kanaly, Matt Hayes (Southern Regional)