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Blues, Hawks Alums Prepare For Tornado Relief Game

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People survey the damage in the Washington Estates sudivision in the aftermath of a tornado on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. A fast-moving storm system that produced several tornadoes that touched down across the Midwest left behind a path of destruction in 12 states. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

People survey the damage in the Washington Estates sudivision in the aftermath of a tornado on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. A fast-moving storm system that produced several tornadoes that touched down across the Midwest left behind a path of destruction in 12 states. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Former players for the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues will play a charity hockey game to benefit victims of November’s deadly tornadoes.

The game will be Jan. 15 at the Peoria Civic Center. The money will go to the Salvation Army Tornado Relief Fund. Tickets are $10. The game is being called “Skate Strong.” A special pre-game ceremony is planned.

The Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1a5ry9V) that tentative Chicago Blackhawks alumni who will play include Denis Savard, Dave Mackey, Reggie Kerr, Murray Bannerman, Reid Simpson, Denis Cyr, Cliff Koroll and Grant Mulvey. Former St. Louis Blues players include Kelly Chase, Reed Low, Jeff Brown, Terry Yake, Gino Cavallini, John Wensink, Alex Brooks and Steve Martins.

About two dozen tornadoes struck Illinois on Nov. 17, killing seven.

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Online: http://www.skatestrong.com

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