Asian Hockey League players gear up for charity event

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Asian Hockey League players gear up for charity event

Some of the top professional and amateur ice hockey players will gather for a charity event at Mokdong Ice Rink on July 10.

A total of 12 Asian Hockey League players and the Yonsei University squad will participate in a skills competition followed by an exhibition game. It’s all part of an effort to raise money for the charity organization, ChildFund Korea, a welfare organization for the disabled, underprivileged and elderly.

The Asian Hockey League features seven professional teams from Korea, Japan and China. The Korean club Anyang Halla won the league title in 2009-10 season. As one of the top collegiate hockey programs in the country, Yonsei University plays in the Korean Championship Conference and won five consecutive conference titles from 2005 to 2009.

The event kicks off with the skills competition at 8 p.m. with the exhibition game with the Yonsei team starting at 9 p.m. Tickets to the event are 3,000 won ($2.45) per person.

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