Cranbrook, B.C. – The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club announced on Thursday that its 2018 Training Camp Showcase presented by The Brick will take place at the Civic Centre in Kimberley. This will be the second straight year the game will be held at the Civic Centre.
The game is scheduled to take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29.
As a special one-time offer, those who purchase a ticket to the 2018 Training Camp Showcase will have the opportunity to show their ticket stub and receive the Early Bird rate for ICE 2018-19 season seats. This offer is only available until September 15. Only one ticket stub per person will be allowed.
The 2018 Training Camp Showcase is the highlight of ICE training camp. Fans in Kimberley, Cranbrook and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to watch highly-touted prospects Carson Lambos and Connor McClennon (both of which were selected second overall in their respective drafts). In addition, a number of ICE 2017-18 roster players will suit up for the game. Kimberley Dynamiters Head Coach Derek Stuart will be a guest coach for one of the teams.
“Kimberley and Cranbrook have many things in common, including a passion for hockey,” said Don McCormick, Mayor of Kimberley. “The 2018 Training Camp Showcase is a fun way to start a new season and an opportunity for more Kimberley fans to experience a home ICE game.”
“The atmosphere in Kimberley last year was fantastic for our players and we are excited to be back in Kimberley building on our tremendous partnership with the Dynamiters and Kimberley Minor Hockey,” said Matt Cockell, President and General Manager. “This is a very important game in our evaluation process and a great chance for our fans to see our top prospects.”
The ICE are also excited to announce their partnership with The Brick, which includes the presentation of the 2018 Training Camp Showcase, as well as the presenting sponsor of the Community Group of the Game. As part of their sponsorship, The Brick has generously provided 340 tickets towards hosting community groups this season.
“On behalf of the staff and ownership group of The Brick Cranbrook, I am very excited to announce our new partnership with the Kootenay ICE in presentation of the 2018 Training Camp Showcase,” explained Shari Reid, General Manager of The Brick Cranbrook. “The East Kootenay benefits greatly from having a WHL team both economically and socially while bringing the community together to support the up and coming hockey talent. We look forward to Wednesday, August 29 as The Brick Cranbrook and the Kootenay ICE present the 2018 Training Camp Showcase where the final prospects vie for a spot on this year’s team.”
The proceeds from all ticket sales will go towards the ICE Education Fund, which helps support ICE player’s post-secondary education.
One-hundred percent of the net proceeds from the 50/50 will go towards Kimberley Minor Hockey.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Tickets for the 2018 Training Camp Showcase are officially on sale. There is a two-day pre-sale window, from Thursday, August 9 to Friday, August 10, where Kootenay ICE 2018-19 season seat holders and select groups can purchase tickets. An email containing pre-sale information has been distributed to those who have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, August 11.
Pre-sale and general tickets for the 2018 Training Camp Showcase can be purchased at The Brick in Cranbrook, at Kimberley Centex Market and at the ICE Gear Store at Western Financial Place. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children (taxes are included). Cash, debit, credit and cheque will be accepted at the ICE Gear Store and at Kimberley Centex Market. Cash and cheque will be accepted at The Brick.
For those individuals paying with a cheque, please make it payable to the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club Ltd.
Fans can also purchase tickets online. Get your tickets now by clicking on the link provided >> CLICK HERE
In addition, fans who purchase tickets at The Brick will have their name automatically entered into a draw for a chance to take part in The Brick’s Shoot-to-Win contest. Those who have already purchased tickets, regardless of location, can visit The Brick and enter their name into the draw as well. A representative from The Brick will contact the selected winner two days prior to the 2018 Training Camp Showcase. The contest will take place during one of the intermissions.
ICE, DYNAMITERS CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP
The ICE have been active in Kimberley since mid-2017. As mentioned above, the ICE held its annual Training Camp Showcase game at the Civic Centre in August 2017, which drew over 700 spectators. In addition, the ICE skated with a number of different teams within the Kimberley Minor Hockey Association during the 2017-18 season.
During the summer of 2017, the ICE partnered with the KIJHL’s Kimberley Dynamiters to provide discounted tickets for both fanbases. The partnership included a 15% discount on individual game tickets for both season ticket bases.
“We are very excited to continue our partnership with the ICE again this season,” explained Derek Stuart, General Manager and Head Coach of the Dynamiters. “To have a working relationship where both teams are helping each other benefits everyone, especially the fans and minor hockey kids in the area.”
ICE COMMUNITY GROUP OF THE GAME PRESENTED BY THE BRICK
The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club is pleased to announce that the Community Group of the Game presented by The Brick will return for a second consecutive season.
The Brick is the presenting sponsor for the initiative for the 2018-19 season.
“The Brick in Cranbrook is a locally owned, nationally priced store that along with the Kootenay ICE is proud to recognize some of the wonderful community groups that help this wonderful city remain a community,” said Desmond Derosier, Chief Operating Officer of The Brick in Cranbrook.
Community groups can apply to become the ICE Community Group of the Game by filling out a form at www.kootenayICE.net. Those interested in applying can find the form by clicking on the link provided >> CLICK HERE
Following that, a member of the ICE staff will contact a representative of the group to coordinate a game date and other specific details.
Kootenay ICE 2018-19 season seats are available. Get yours by stopping by the ICE Gear Store at Western Financial Place, by calling 250-417-0322 or online at www.ICEcountry.ca.