Glens Falls, NY - The Adirondack Thunder, proudly locally owned and operated, have announced their promotional schedule for the 2017-18 season.
The Thunder’s 2017-18 home schedule, which consists of 36 home games, will begin on Saturday, October 14, as the Thunder take on the Brampton Beast at Cool Insuring Arena at 7:00 p.m. Opening Night will feature a magnet schedule giveaway as well as an outdoor party on the plaza to kick off the Thunder’s third season, the first that the Thunder will open at home. An Opening Night presale will begin online on August 1 to help pack the house for Opening Night.
The season will feature additional giveaways, including a Capital Region Hockey poster (October 20), a Bill Dineen magnet banner (December 9), a Christmas ornament (December 23), a 2017-18 team poster, presented by Glens Falls Printing (January 27), a youth jersey, presented by Glens Falls Hospital (February 24) and a green Thunder T-Shirt (March 17). Giveaway sponsors and additional giveaway nights will be announced closer to the season.
On Saturday, December 9, the Adirondack Thunder and Cool Insuring Arena will honor the late Bill Dineen with a banner-raising ceremony prior to the game against the Norfolk Admirals. The Thunder will raise a Bill Dineen Banner to the rafters of Cool Insuring Arena, forever cementing the legendary coach’s name in Glens Falls. The first 2,500 fans in attendance at the game will receive a Bill Dineen Banner Magnet giveaway. The Thunder will also wear special Bill Dineen themed jerseys for the game to further honor his memory.
“We’re excited to introduce our first promotional schedule as new owners of the Adirondack Thunder that features new themes, giveaways and some other special events,” Adirondack Thunder President Jeff Mead said. “We’re especially thrilled to honor the legendary Bill Dineen with a night of his own as he rightfully takes his place in the rafters of Cool Insuring Arena. Bill has contributed so much to our area and has earned the honor of being only the second individual to have his name in the rafters.”
The Thunder schedule is highlighted by 13 Saturday Night Games, including Opening Night on October 14. The Thunder will also continue the Black Friday Special on November 25, with tickets starting at $6 the day prior on Black Friday. November 25 will also be Superhero Night, as the Thunder will don Superhero themed jerseys. Other highlighted Saturday Night games include Fireman Appreciation Night (October 28), Teddy Bear Toss (December 9), a Holiday Celebration (December 23), Pink In The Rink (January 13), Season Ticket Holder and Corporate Sponsor Appreciation Night (January 27), Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame Inductions (February 24), Law Enforcement Appreciation Night (March 10), St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and our final Saturday home game (March 31).
Fidelis Care will again be sponsoring all Friday Night home games as a part of the “Fidelis Care Fridays” series, which also features kids in free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Fidelis Care will also sponsor an additional four giveaways (December 15, January 19, February 16 and April 6) with giveaway items to be announced by Fidelis Care and the Thunder at a later date.
The Thunder will also host three Sunday home games, highlighted by the annual New Year’s Eve game on Sunday, December 31 at 5:00 p.m. All tickets for that game will be priced at two for $20.18 to help celebrate the New Year.
The Thunder will wear five specialty jerseys during the 2017-18 season, beginning with Superhero Night on November 25. The Thunder will also wear specialty jerseys for Bill Dineen Night on December 9, Pink in the Rink on January 13, Military Appreciation Night on February 16 and Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on March 10.
The Thunder will once again host Pink in the Rink, presented by Glens Falls Hospital, on Saturday, January 13 as they take on the Reading Royals. All proceeds from the post-game jersey auction will benefit the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. The Thunder will also hold Military Appreciation Night, presented by U.A. Local 773 on February 16 as they take on Brampton. The game will also feature a live post-game auction with all proceeds benefitting the Dog Tag Brewing Foundation, supporting Gold Star Veterans. The final themed jersey of the season will be worn on Saturday, March 10 against Norfolk as the Thunder hold Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. The jersey, sponsored by local sheriff’s offices, will be auctioned off post game with proceeds donated to Special Olympics New York.
Post-game skates and meet and greets with the team, presented by Glens Falls Hospital, will return on Saturday, December 9, Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, February 25. The events on December 9 and January 27 will be post-game skates, while the event on February 25 will be a post-game autograph session.
Donation opportunities will once again be present throughout the 2017-18 season, beginning with the canned food drive on Saturday, October 28, benefitting the Open Door Mission in Glens Falls. Anyone who donates a non-perishable food item at the game on October 28 will receive a free Silver Flex ticket, courtesy of the Thunder. The Thunder will hold their annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, December 9 with all stuffed animals collected donated to the Salvation Army. Bears will be sold at Cool Insuring Arena with all proceeds also benefitting Salvation Army.
All promotions run during the 2017-18 season are subject to change. For the most up to date list, visit echlthunder.com/schedule/promotions.
The Thunder will hit the ice again on October 14 as they kick off the 2017-18 ECHL season, at home against the Brampton Beast. Season tickets are on sale now at $13 per ticket. Call 518-480-3355 x1 or visit ECHLThunder.com for more information.
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