September 18, 2016 - 3:54 PM
PENTICTON - The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club has set a new team record and without even hitting the ice. The team announced Thursday that they’ve hit the 1,500 mark for season tickets, which is a new club record.
“It’s exciting to see our community rally around the team, especially this year being a big one with us hosting the Western Canada Cup,” head coach Fred Harbinson said. “We truly believe we have some of the best fans in junior hockey, and the record number of season tickets is yet just another example of that.”
“We have a hard-working staff behind the scenes and our director of ticketing, Laura Carleton, has done a fantastic job in helping bring our season ticket base to new record levels.”
Carleton is thrilled to see fans get behind the team this season, “Becoming the director of ticketing is a challenge I’ve really enjoyed. The increase in season tickets shows our community recognizes the great value and entertainment that season tickets offer. I look forward to seeing the same support in the spring when we host the Western Canada Cup.”
The Vees are in the midst of seven straight road games to open up their season, before their Oct. 1, home opener against the Trail Smoke Eaters. If you haven’t already, you can purchase tickets for the home opener at the Valley First box office (at the SOEC), or online here.
Season ticket holders first chance to pick up their season tickets is on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the SOEC. It’s the Vees’ annual Season Ticket Pickup Party, sponsored by IGA Penticton and Boyd Autobody.
Fans will have the opportunity to pick up their season ticket packages, mingle with the team, and enjoy music from DJ Shakes and a hotdog BBQ (while supplies last).
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