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Blackhawks prepping for charity game

Many NHL players will play in the "Champs for Charity" exhibition game on Friday night in Chicago, featuring most of the 2010 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

Bruce Bennett

Many Chicago Blackhawks will take part in the "Champs for Charity" game on Friday night at Chicago's Allstate Arena. Several NHL stars are expected to take part in the game which will feature many member of the Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley Cup championship team facing off against stars from around the NHL.

The idea was conceived by former Blackhawk Adam Burish, and hopes to raise $250k for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

Blackhawks players are excited for a chance to play in front of a group of hometown fans. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said "we're going to actually feel like we're playing a real game in front of the fans here in Chicago."

The rosters for both teams are below:

Champs:

Andrew Ladd; Jake Dowell; Jim Vandermeer; James Wisniewski; Joe Corvo; Craig Anderson; Jonathan Toews; Patrick Sharp; Adam Burish; Brian Campbell; Patrick Kane; Troy Brouwer; Craig Adams.

World:

Ville Leino; Jamal Mayers; Antti Miettinen; Jared Boll; Mike Brown; Shawn Thornton; David Gilbert; Alex Goligoski; Ryan Suter; Kimmo Timonen; Greg Campbell; Niklas Backstrom; Daniel Carcillo; Bobby Ryan; Jordan Staal.