Friday, September 23, 2011

Warriors Kick Off Season

The Moose Jaw Warriors hosted the first regular season game at Mosaic Place on Thursday night.  Perhaps not the score they had hoped for, but the support and entertainment were top notch.

A stretching red carpet lined the entrance way to welcome Warrior fans to the big night.  Inside they were greeted with a game day magazine filled with history, interviews and great stories all about Moose Jaw’s team.

The sold out arena was treated to a pre-game show filled with high energy video and a grand entrance in a limousine by Mortimer J Moose. The Warriors 2011-12 team was welcomed to the ice with an array of pyrotechnics and lights.

The night welcomed a number of very special guests to the ice for the opening ceremony. With well wishes from Commissioner Ron Robison, Mayor Glen Hagel and the CEO and President of Mosaic, Jim Prokopanko— the significance of Mosaic Place to Moose Jaw and Southern Saskatchewan was evident. 

Co-Chairs of the Multiplex Fundraising Committee Shelley Jones and Bill Deyo joined  Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, Bill Hutchinson, Mayor Hagel, Ron Robison and Jim Prokopanko for a presentation of their very own Warriors jersey before dropping the first regular season pucks in Mosaic Place.

The second intermission brought even more excitement to the night with the Human Sling Shot presented by Prairie Mobile.  Four Warriors fans were shot with a sling shot toward bowling pins.  Three fans went home with special team signed home opener hockey sticks from Mosaic and every fan in the building took home a commemorative home opener puck to remember the evening.

On the ice, the first Warriors goal scored in Mosaic Place came from rookie Carter Hansen.  It would be the Warriors only goal of the night.

Next action for the team, Friday September 30th against the Prince Albert Raiders.

1 comment:

  1. When will you be hanging the banners, retired numbers, etc, from the rafters?