Islanders and Rangers legends to duke it out in alumni game on Long Island


Retirement doesn’t mean a rivalry ends. Just ask those who played on the New York Islanders and New York Rangers.

Former players from the crosstown rivals will battle it out once again, this time for a great cause. This Sunday, Jan. 28, will be the the third annual Alumni Classic, where legends from each team will face against each other while raising money for charity.

The proceeds will go to the Northwell Child and Adolescent Mental Health Initiative.

The game will be held at the Isle’s practice facility, Northwell Ice Center, located at 200 Merrick Ave., East Meadow.

Here’s who is playing:

Islanders: Johnny Boychuk, Benoit Hogue, Steve Webb, Dennis Seidenberg, Radek Martinek, Marty Reasoner, Eric Cairns, Matt Moulson, Shawn Bates, Pierre Turgeon, Kip Brennan, Dave Scatchard

Rangers: Adam Graves, Michael Del Zotto, Stephane Matteau, Boo Nieves, Wojtek Wolski, Brian Mullen, Brandon Prust, Keith Yandle, Nigel Dawes, Aaron Voros, Darius Kasparaitus, Henrik Lundqvist

Game details: The game will be played at 1:30 p.m., doors will open an hour earlier. To purchase tickets, click here.

Photo captions: Right – New York Islanders center Pierre Turgeon raises his glove after scoring against the defense of Washington Capitals goalie Rick Tabaracol, left, and defenseman Al Isfrate, during first period play in game 2 of the Patrick Division semifinal at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md., April 20, 1993. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Left –  this March 7, 2019, file photo, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist plays against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Lundqvist, one of the greatest goaltenders of his generation, announced his retirement Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, less than nine months after heart surgery. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

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