Holiday Hockeyfest to feature 12 local teams!
12/20/2011 - The Toledo Walleye have announced plans for the first ever Holiday Hockeyfest event at the Huntington Center on Monday, December 26.
The event will be an all-day affair featuring six hockey games starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until 8:00 p.m. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the participating high school hockey teams. Each team will then be making a donation to Kyle Cannon and his family. Kyle is a former hockey player at Clay High School that was paralyzed during a hockey game in 2008.
Cannon will be recognized, along with captains from all eight participating high school teams, prior to the Toledo Walleye game on Sunday, December 11. The game starts at 4 p.m. and the ceremony will take place at approximately 3:45 p.m.
Walleye Manager of Special Events Michael Keedy said, “We are honored to host this unique event in December. This marks the third year that the Toledo Walleye have showcased high school hockey at the Huntington Center. In all three years, the Kyle Cannon benefit event has been a part of the high school schedule. This year, we have taken another step forward to build on the momentum of the first two years and we can’t wait for the Holiday Hockeyfest.”
Doors to the Huntington Center will open at 9 a.m. on December 26 and fans will be permitted to leave and re-enter during the Hockeyfest event.
Schedule of games for Holiday Hockeyfest:
10 a.m. - Youth Hockey Game #1 (Teams TBD)
11 a.m. - Youth Hockey Game #2 (Teams TBD)
12 p.m. - Ottawa Hills Green Bears vs. Lake Flyers
2 p.m. - Springfield Blue Devils vs. Eastwood Eagles
4 p.m. - Maumee Panthers vs. Anthony Wayne Generals
6 p.m. - Perrysburg Yellow Jackets vs. Clay Eagles
Tickets for the Holiday Hockeyfest are $15 each and include admission to ALL games. All seating will be general admission. Additionally, tickets may be redeemed at the Toledo Walleye box office for any 2011-12 regular season Walleye home game.
There are THREE ways to get tickets to the Holiday Hockeyfest:
- Purchase tickets from any of the participating hockey teams
- Purchase tickets through the Walleye website at www.toledowalleye.com/hockeyfest
- If you’re planning to purchase tickets for the Tuesday, December 27 or Friday, December 30 Walleye game, use the promo code “1226” and you will also be admitted into the Holiday Hockeyfest event on December 26th by showing your ticket. Also, by using the promo code, a portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Kyle Cannon.
If fans cannot attend the Holiday Hockeyfest event, they can still purchase tickets in support of the participating teams and Kyle Cannon. The Hockeyfest ticket is still good for any regular season Walleye home game during the 2011-12 season.