Players announced for Gord Bamford’s charity hockey classic

The line-up of NHL alumni, Canadian rodeo champions and CCMA artists’ have been announced for Gord Bamford’s 2nd annual Pics and Sticks Charity Hockey event, scheduled for Saturday, November 5.

Joining Bamford from Canada’s country music industry are Chad Klinger, Shane Yellowbird and Jordan Doell.

Theoren Fleury is heading up the roster of players that will be representing NHL alumni. Those players include: Dave Manson, Dave Lumley and Norm Lacombe. Correne Bredin from the Women’s National Hockey Team will also be playing at the event.

There are several players joining the event from the Canadian Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. They include: Davey Shields Jr. (Bareback Champion), Kyle Thomson (SaddleBronc and Steer Wrestling), Steve Thieson (Team Roping and Calf Roping), Straws Milan (Steer Wrestling), Ash Cooper (Rodeo Clown, Bull Fighter and Cowboy Artist), Rod Warren (Saddle Bronc) and Travis Gallais (Team Roping Champion).

Canadian country music artist Brett Kissel and CISN Country FM’s Mike McGuire will be emceeing the event. Rounding out the teams will be corporate players John Windwick, vice president from ATB Financial and Ryan Balanecki from Performance Paving.

Sean Burke from CISN Country FM and 790 CFCW’s AJ Keller along with Ryan Jespersen from Breakfast Television have also signed on to play at the event.

The event referees are NHL alumni ref Randy Mitton and local area ref Dean Heck.

The two day event kicks off on Nov. 4 with a Friday evening family concert featuring rising country star Brett Kissel along with various artists and A Taste Of Leduc.

The event was moved to a weekend to allow families to attend the weekend’s events. There will be roving street performances, local Leduc restaurants showcasing their culinary talents, School National Anthem Singing contest, and other family friendly activities such as face painting, balloon fairies, and the GB Pics & Sticks tattoo booth.

Admission to Saturday afternoon’s events are free, with tickets for the evening concert set at $25, with $15 for hockey game tickets.

You can save five dollars and purchase an All Event Pass for $35.

Tickets are available now for purchase on line at or for purchase directly at the LRC at 780-980-7120.

Sponsorship and business player opportunities are available. Contact Corinne Szepesi for more details.

More about the GB Pics & Sticks event can be found at

Source: Leduc Rep