It’s the eve of opening night for the Kootenay ICE’s 20th WHL season.
The festivities will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a tailgate party hosted by the Kootenay ICE Fan Club. The tailgate party will consist of a beer garden, BBQ, silent auction and music. 100% of the net proceeds from the tailgate will go towards the ICE Education Fund.
The first 1,000 fans through the door will receive a pair of Thunderstix courtesy of Silverado Industries.
ICE house band, the Mile High Club, will be playing music on-site.
A special pre-game ceremony will take place before puck drop. The ceremony will recognize the inaugural 1998-1999 team as well as the 2000, 2002 and 2011 championship teams. A representative from each team will be on hand for a ceremonial puck drop.
The individuals representing the inaugural season and three championship teams are as follows:
- Colin Patterson – 1998-1999 Inaugural team representative
- Colin Sinclair – 2000 WHL championship team representative
- Darcy Ewanchuk – 2002 WHL championship team representative
- Cory Clouston – 2002 Memorial Cup championship team representative
- Nathan Lieuwen – 2011 WHL championship team representative
In addition, the ICE will welcome back and recognize former Owner, President and General Manager Jeff Chynoweth.
– Submitted by Kootenay ICE