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October 03, 2014 - 7:24 AM

PENTICTON - The Penticton Vees 2014-15 Home Opener against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks takes place tonight at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

The Oct. 3 game starts at 7 p.m. and is the first half of a home-and-home set with the Silverbacks this weekend. The two foes will face one another Saturday in Salmon Arm. They come into tonight's game with identical 3-1-0 records.

This is the Vees sixth home opener at the SOEC and they have won their previous five contests, including last year’s 4-1 win over the Merritt Centennials. Team Co-Captain, Cody DePourcq will be the first player featured for the home opener.

The game is presented by London Drugs who'll hand out thunderstix and cowbells on a first come, first serve basis. The Vees will be handing out their 2015-15 fridge magnet schedule before the game.

Mark Donnelly, also known as "Mr. Oh Canada" will sing the national anthem prior to the start of the game and a special group of Vees alumni will be present to drop the puck for the ceremonial face-off.

Fans can take advantage of an opportunity to have collectable posters on sale during the event autographed by players after the game on the main concourse in the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame. 

Don’t forget, single-game tickets for Students (18 & under) and Children (12 & under) are free, courtesy of Peter Bros Construction. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Save yourself a dollar by purchasing your single-game Adult ($13) or Senior ($11) tickets before Friday. Fans can get their single-game tickets by visiting the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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