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Hull will attend local cancer benefit

Hockey legend Bobby Hull will attend this weekend's Cancer Shootout hockey tournament in Duluth. Hull, a two-time National Hockey League MVP, will hold an autograph session from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Mars Lakeview Arena. The hockey tournament, in ...

Hockey legend Bobby Hull will attend this weekend's Cancer Shootout hockey tournament in Duluth.

Hull, a two-time National Hockey League MVP, will hold an autograph session from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Mars Lakeview Arena. The hockey tournament, in its eighth year, will be held at the arena from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Activities include food, music, face-painting, balloons, games and crafts for children, and an open skate at 3:30 p.m. where children can skate with Minnesota Duluth's mascot, Champ the Bulldog, and several UMD hockey players.

All events are free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the event benefit the St. Luke's Regional Breast Center.

Event organizers are encouraging individual women players, 18 years and older, to sign up for the tournament. The men's tournament is full. Teams will be "drafted" Friday night, and play in round-robin games on Saturday.

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For more information on the tournament and its history, look online at www.cancershootout.com .

Hull, a two-time National Hockey League MVP, was the first NHL player to score more than 50 goals in a season, led the league in scoring three times and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He played professionally from 1957-1980, and spent the majority of those years with the Chicago Blackhawks. He and fellow Blackhawk legend Stan Mikita were honored in a pregame ceremony in Chicago last month.

Bobby Hull is the father of Brett Hull, who starred for the Bulldogs for two seasons before going on to a long NHL career.

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