Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday Thoughts

The Boston Bruins hammered the Canucks 8-1 last night.  The game almost became ridiculous in the final period.  Goal after goal after goal... it became a "They scored again,"  "No way, they just scored AGAIN" type of game. 

In Game 1, the Canucks had to play with five defensemen when Dan Hamhuis was imjured four minutes into the second period. The team lost blue liner Aaron Rome for a whole different reason. He was assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct for a crazy hit on Bruins right winger Nathan Horton.  It sounds like Horton will not be in for the rest of the series and Rome will be facing a diciplinary hearing. 

The ticket craze is still at full throttle in Winnipeg.  Now, the folks in the 'Peg are checking into all of the ticket purchasers and ensuring none are being bought in hopes of reselling them and of course they have found a few.

 From the Winnipeg Free Press:
For every cancelled transaction, people at the top of a waiting list for tickets, which sold out on Saturday, will be contacted about buying the newly available tickets.

Fans have only put down a deposit on the right to purchase a ticket. If they complete all the proper steps, they will own the tickets. Transfers aren't allowed during the first year, if there are season-ticket holder with the Manitoba Moose can't afford NHL tickets and would like to transfer them to another person, True North will bring them both down and walk them through the process.

Winnipeg Police Service spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen said it's not illegal for tickets to change hands at face value. However, it's illegal to sell the tickets for more than face value.
The province's Amusements Act has a section that says: "No person shall sell, barter or exchange for anything any ticket of admission to a place of amusement for a price or consideration greater than that paid or given (therefor) to the owner of the place of amusement to which it is an admission."

Police have pursued charges against those flouting the law in the past and may pursue charges in the future, Michalyshen said.

Here is the full story....

The WHL Ride for Kids is on its way to Swifty today.  They wrapped up the events in Saskatoon last night with an 80's inspired event.  The players will start the journey to Moose Jaw tomorrow morning.  They will arrive in to town at 4:30 pm at the Scotia Bank for a meet and greet BBQ.  From there the fun will shift over to the Hillcrest for autographs and socializing.  At 8:30 pm the reception and auction will begin after Men's Night wraps up. Come on out-- admission to all events are free.   If you can't make it out to the event and would like to support the Saskatchewan Children's Hospital, you can grab a pledge form down at the Warriors Office.

Warrior Brayden Cuthbert will be part of the "Preventing Concussion in Sports" discussion in Brandon on June 8th at the Victoria Inn.  He will be part of the Athlete Panel.  Brayden suffered a concussion during the season and has been recovering ever since.

Mark it on your calendar, Sidewalk days starts next Thursday and we are having a moving sale.  Some items will be up to 90% off!  We will be open late Thurday June 16th and Friday June 17th 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Come on out and get a steal of a deal!

The Miller Express are in Yorkton tonight... if the weather is better down that way!  The Express will be at home Saturday vs Lethbridge. 

Just a few reminders:
If you didn't take your playoff package, you will need to put a $50 deposit on your ticket by next Wednesday June 15th.  If you took your playoff tickets, the left over tickets serve as your deposit.  You have until August 29th to pay for your ticket in full.  We are aiming to get out letters with dates for current season ticket holders to come view their seats near the end of July/ beginning of August. 

If you are buying new tickets for next season, you can come in a put a $50 deposit on to have your name put on our priority list.  Once all the current season ticket holders have been through the building, those who have places deposits will be next in the building.  New tickets are $420.00 plus taxes and building fees.  Call 694.5711 for more information

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