Normally when pro teams scrimmage it doesn’t really mean anything. There is nothing to gain or lose if your team cannot pick up the victory in one.

However, the Dallas Stars will be partaking in on that will be very meaningful.

The reason it is meaningful? A ten-year old by the name of Anderson McDuffie.

Anderson has been a hockey fan since he got his first stick at one-years old. He was also signed up as a Dallas Stars “Little Rookie” which is a program for kids aged 4-8 who are interested in playing the game of hockey in Dallas, which was started as an incentive to grow the game in the great state of Texas. Now Anderson is a lifelong hockey fan.

Unfortunately, Anderson was born with a heart condition. But, through all his struggles, hockey has kept him going. After his most recent surgery last May he was seen in the hospital recovering by pushing a foam ball around the halls with his hockey stick.

Recently, he was grated a wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and got to drop the puck at a Stars game. But that was just the start of it.

The Stars announced that Anderson’s ultimate dream would come true. He and his minor hockey team, the EKG’s, would face off against their idols, the Dallas Stars, in a game on January 16th. Fans have been encouraged to stop by StarCenter Frisco to cheer on Anderson and the EKG’s.

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We already know how tough Anderson is, so it won’t be a surprise if he and his teammates give the Stars a run for their money.