Alfredsson to play in Cornwall charity game Monday

Alfredsson to play in Cornwall charity game Monday

Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will be headliner in Monday’s charity game in Cornwall, featuring several other Senators players and other players locked out from other NHL teams.

“It’s for a great cause,” Alfredsson confirmed in a text message Sunday night.

The game, at the Cornwall Civic Complex (7:30 p.m.) is the first of a scheduled five games in the First Assist Charity Classic Tour, being organized by former NHL player and NHL coach John Chabot.

The players will travel to Thunder Bay Nov. 12, followed by three games in the Northwest Territories the following week.

First Assist is a mentorship program allowing First Nations youth the opportunity to experience big city life, with the aim of pursuing positive opportunities after graduating high school.

Senators Chris Phillips, Chris Neil, Zack Smith and Marc Methot are also on board for the game, along with Brian Gionta and Josh Georges of the Montreal Canadiens. Gionta’s brother, Steven, is also on board, along with Tyler Kennedy of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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