OHL exhibition game coming to Port Colborne

Posted by Michelle Cuthbert on Monday, May 13th, 2019

The Niagara IceDogs and Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) will be facing off in an exhibition game at the Vale Health & Wellness Centre in Port Colborne on Friday, August 30, 2019.  Doors will open at 6 p.m., warm-up at 6:30 p.m., with a 7 p.m. puck drop.

 

“The Niagara Ice Dogs are excited to bring our team to Port Colborne during our upcoming exhibition season. The Vale Health & Wellness Centre is a first-class facility and it will be great to showcase our team to our fans down in South Niagara,” stated Nino Bourikas, director, community marketing and group sales, Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club.

 

Revenue from the exhibition games ticket sales will be going to support the Port Colborne Wave Girl’s Hockey Association.  The girls’ minor hockey program continues to grow with plans to add one or two teams for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

“The ability to host the Niagara IceDogs and support the next generation of players through the Port Colborne Wave program is what we envisioned when we built the Vale Health & Wellness Centre,” said Mayor Bill Steele. “Other events for the day are in the planning stages and we are excited for the community to PORTicipate in “Niagara Ice Dogs Day” in Port Colborne”.

Tickets go on sale at the Vale Health & Wellness Centre Box Office, 550 Elizabeth Street, on Monday, May 20, 2019.  Box Office hours are Mondays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 - 9 p.m.; Tuesdays 3 – 9 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thursdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 – 9 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; closed Sundays.  Tickets are $10 each, General Admission. 

 

Fun Fact - this will be the first time the City of Port Colborne will host a major Junior Hockey game in almost 50 years.  Back in the late 1960’s at the Westside Arena, the Jr. A Niagara Falls Flyers used to come into Port Colborne to play exhibition games against the Port Colborne Jr. B Sailors.

 

Nino Bourikas, director, community marketing and group sales, Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club, Jason Ruston, Vice President, Port Colborne Wave Minor Girls Hockey, Bones, Niagara IceDogs mascot, and Mayor Bill Steele, City of Port Colborne.

 

 
 
 

News Archive

 
Mayor Steele declares August 30 as Niagara Ic…
Niagara IceDogs face off against Barrie Colts in an exhibition game Friday,…
Michelle CuthbertWed Aug 14th, 2019
Help Niagara Region create better transit ser…
Niagara Region is conducting a public opinion survey on Niagara Region Tran…
Niagara RegionTue Aug 13th, 2019
Headed to Canal Days concerts?
From August 2-5, 2019 the Canal Days Concert Series, as part of the 41st An…
Michelle CuthbertThu Aug 1st, 2019
Water Quality Testing - Sugarloaf Harbour Mar…
With a geometric mean of 161 Sugarloaf Harbour is posted as safe for swimmi…
Michelle CuthbertThu Aug 1st, 2019
Water Quality Testing - Sugarloaf Harbour Mar…
The samples collected from the five sample points in Sugarloaf Harbour at S…
Michelle CuthbertWed Jul 31st, 2019
Statement from the City of Port Colborne Re: …
Statement from the City of Port Colborne Re: Reported E. coli levels in Sug…
Michelle CuthbertFri Jul 26th, 2019
Partial closure on Welland Canal Parkway Trai…
The Welland Canal Parkway Trail will be closed between the pedestrian bridg…
Michelle CuthbertMon Jul 22nd, 2019
Port Colborne's West Side Tennis Courts get a…
Outdoor tennis courts re-surfaced to accommodate pickleball
Michelle CuthbertTue Jul 16th, 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next »