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NHL Stars Team Up for Autism

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The last time New Jersey Devils forward Stephen Gionta stepped onto the ice, he was playing for the Stanley Cup. This weekend, he stepped onto the ice at Riley Rink, playing with the goal of an assist for the Bennington Autism Task Force. Gionta wasn't the only NHL talent on the ice. Once the invite came, it was only a matter of time before other pro's were on board, including Capitals forward Matheiu Perreault. The Pro-Am game was organized by Winnipeg Jets scout Keith Sullivan, along with the Bennington Autism task force member Ron Marcellus, whose son is autistic. All the team's jersey's, along with all kinds of memorabilia were auctioned off. Proceeds went to the Bennington Autism task force, and the Riley Rink's Johnathan Levin scholarship fund, which gives all children the equal opportunity to play. Ensuring kids with autism can pursue their love of life and hockey, with an assist from their NHL idols.

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