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July 6, 2012

by Peter J. Wallner - Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Detroit Red Wings organization will honor Bryan Rufenach, the defenseman who was electrocuted last month, by designating July 10 in his honor.

The Red Wings, along with Grand Rapids Griffins and Toledo Walleye, will have special events planned for the day during Detroit's development camp in Traverse City.

Beginning at 4 pm, there will be food, beverages and entertainment outside Centre I.C.E. Arena. followed by an intrasquad scrimmage at 7 p.m. A brief ceremony to honor Bryan's memory will be held prior to the start of the scrimmage.

Rufenach, 23, who played last season with the Griffins and Walleye, was electrocuted June 4 while touring with a friend in Switzerland.

Tickets will be available at the door for $5. A portion of all proceeds from ticket sales, merchandise and concessions will benefit the memorial fund set up to help fund the operation of the Bryan Rufenach Memorial Skills Camp.

Additionally donation cans will be available throughout the arena for fans who would like to make direct contributions to the fund.

The schedule of the development camp is at

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