Cody Franson puts his iron to work during the Sicamous Shootout.

NHL stars to play Pro-Am Scholarship game tonight in Salmon Arm

Cody Franson among celebs lending their talent to annual event.

A number of National Hockey League players along with players from the WHL, BCHL, and college ranks are in the line-up for this summer’s Pro-Am game set for tonight, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. at Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm.

So far, Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers, Cody Franson of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Aaron Gagnon of the Winnipeg Jets and Mike Moore of the San Jose Sharks have confirmed their attendance.

Former SilverBack goalie Kris Moore and returning netminder of the SilverBacks Adam Clark are two of the goalies who have committed to the game.

Western Hockey League players playing will include Kamloops Blazer stalwart Dylan Willick, Lucas Nickles of the Tri City Americans and Shane Danyluk of the Prince Albert Raiders.

Local minor hockey products Shane Hanna and Bryden Marsh of the Salmon Arm SilverBacks will also be suiting up.

More names will be released as soon as players confirm their attendance.  General admission will be $6 per person. Tickets are avaiable at Chevy’s Sports. The 2011 scholarship was awarded to Dallas Flockhart who played for the Golden Rockets in the KIJHL last year.

Photo: Cody Franson at recent Sicamous Shootout

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