The teams are set for tonight's Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada alumni game.
Darcy Tucker served as one of the team captains at last night's draft hosted by Ron MacLean at the Lake of the Woods Museum.
The former Maple Leaf is confident in the squad he emerged with.
“Well I think my team is great, obviously,” Tucker said. “I had some help from a couple of the guys who know some of the players. I guess the proof will be in the pudding tomorrow night when the game goes on.”
Tucker and co will be facing Lanny McDonald and Cassie Campbell-Pascall's team.
McDonald made sure to get the hometown crowd on his side early by selecting Kenora native Mike Richards first overall.
His team is also hoping some fresh legs will help in the game, as they went off the board to select 11-year-old Dawson Lentz who was in attendance.
McDonald, a member of the NHL Hall of Fame and a Stanley Cup winner with the Calgary Flames, can already tell Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is going to be a success this week.
“It's unbelievable how you can just sense the community spirit here,” McDonald said. “We stopped and took pictures with the Stanley Cup on the way into Kenora, it's pretty cool.”
The strategy heading into the alumni game appears to be the same for both teams. Tucker explained.
“Get as many young guys on the ice for as much as possible over the length of the game,” Tucker said. “Hopefully your goalie stands on his head too.”
The alumni game takes place at the Kenora Rec Centre tonight at 7:30 p.m.
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