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Star-studded rosters filled with NHL players announced for Homebase in Kelowna

Carey Price, Duncan Keith, Luke Schenn among the guests to hit the diamond
The rosters have been announced for the fourth annual Homebase charity slo-pitch game, happening at Elks Stadium on Friday, June 23. (KGH Foundation/Contributed)

The baseball diamond is going to be filled with current and retired NHL stars on Friday, June 23 in Kelowna.

Homebase, a celebrity slo-pitch charity game put on by retired NHLer Josh Gorges and current NHLer Blake Comeau, raises money every year for the KGH Foundation’s ‘Closer to home than you think’ campaign.

A week before the event, the celebrity rosters have been announced and they are star-studded:

Team Gorges

Josh Gorges (Captain) - retired NHL defenceman, current West Kelowna Warriors Director of Player Development;

Tyler Bouck - former NHL centre;

Rene Bourque - retired NHL forward;

Joel Edmundson - current NHL defenceman;

Cody Franson - former NHL defenceman;

Trent Kitsch - co-founder, Kitsch Wines;

Carey Price - current NHL Goalie;

Wade Redden - retired NHL defenceman;

Jordin Tootoo - retired NHL forward;

Aaron Volpatti - retired NHL forward;

TJ Caig (Pitcher) - retired EIHL forward.

Team Comeau

Blake Comeau (Captain) - current NHL forward;

Cam Barker - former NHL defenceman;

Duncan Keith, retired NHL defenceman;

Tyler Myers, current NHL defenceman;

Luke Schenn, current NHL defenceman;

Damon Severson, current NHL defenceman;

Todd Simpson, retired NHL defenceman;

Mike Smith, current NHL goalie;

Shea Weber, current NHL defenceman;

Ryan Caig (Pitcher).

An autograph session with a few of the players will take place before the celebrity game. The game starts at 6:30 at Elks Stadium.

Since the event’s inception, Team Gorges is 3-0 while Team Comeau is looking for their first win.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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