Hockey and curling stars set to battle in Raleigh

Aug. 09, 2019, 4:11 p.m. (ET)

Update! NHL and USA hockey stars announced!

NHL studio analyst Jeremy Roenick

2018 Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne

Joe Pavelski (NHL's Dallas Stars)

Two-time Olympic medalist AJ Mleckzo

Jaccob Slavin (NHL's Carolina Hurricanes)

Alex Killorn (NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning)

2018 Olympic gold medalist Hilary Knight

Olympic figure skater and curling commentator Tanith White

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Aug. 9, 2019

Hockey, curling stars set to meet on ice

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – Hockey and curling will combine “Sticks & Stones” for a special event in North Carolina in August.

Stars from hockey and curling, as well as on-air talent are slated to compete in three four-end games Aug. 25 at the Polar Iceplex in Raleigh, N.C., on the heels of USA Curling’s production of the sixth season of “Curling Night in America.”

Ten curling athletes – eight on the ice and two in coaching roles – are expected to team up with a mix of National Hockey League (NHL) players, 2018 Olympic women’s gold medal team stars, and NBC commentators to comprise the mixed curling teams. While most traditional curling rules will apply, there are expected to be some creative add-ins to bring a few hockey elements into these games, too.

The U.S. curlers set to compete include John Shuster (Superior, Wis.), Chris Plys (Duluth, Minn.), Matt Hamilton (McFarland, Wis.), John Landsteiner (Duluth, Minn.), Jamie Sinclair (Osgoode, Ontario), Cory Christensen (Duluth, Minn.), Vicky Persinger (Fairbanks, Alaska), Taylor Anderson (Minneapolis, Minn.), Sarah Anderson (Minneapolis, Minn.), and Korey Dropkin (Duluth, Minn.). Hockey’s star athletes will be announced in the coming weeks.

Fans can grab tickets to the three games – set to be staged at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. ET on Aug. 25 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-curling-night-in-america-tickets-62671435952.

USA Curling is sponsored by AtomOS, CryoMAX 8-Hour Cold Pack, Franklin Group, ISS (Ice, Sports & Solar), Sitrin, Thorne, Toyota, Traveler’s Choice, and Twin Cities Orthopedics, and is partnered with Brakebush, Laurie Artiss Ltd. – The Pin People, United Airlines, 12th End Sports Network, IHG, and CurlingZone.

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For more information: Terry Davis, Director of Communications, terry.davis@usacurl.org, 608-338-9900 (mobile).