The Heritage Classic Alumni Game was fantastic. It took a while to get used to the speed of the game and the lack of energy, but to hear those players names called out, to see the smiles on their faces and to remember how these guys shaped the game of hockey, it was historic as we’ll likely never see most of them on skates again. Here are some social media highlights that shows this game wasn’t just for the fans, it was for the players too.
Kris King motivating the team before the game.
Goaltender Bob Essensa, warming up.
A packed house at Investors Group Field.
Teams line up for the singing of the national anthem, performed by former Jets anthem singer, Jennifer Hanson.
The portrait of the queen makes an appearance.
The Great One. Wayne Gretzky!
The Finnish Flash, Teemu Selanne!
Penalty shot goal by #13
Kris King roofs his own rebound from a tight angle.
They’re having fun. Would never have seen this 30 years ago.
Paul MacLean and Dale Hawerchuk.
All smiles, these guys.
Who’s a good boy?
On the backhand, he SCORES!
Tim Watters, Jim Kyte, Morris Lukowich and Teemu Selanne.