Wall of Honour Night, 40th Gala Update
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan- Two of the feature events of the Prince Albert Raiders 40th Anniversary season-Wall of Honour Night Friday, February 18th and the Alumni 40th Gala Saturday, February 19th are now less than two weeks away. The 40th Anniversary Committee has been working very hard on both events and have more details to announce.
Wall of Honour Ceremony
Prior to the February 18th game, 8 inductees will join the Raiders Wall of Honour. In the players category, Peter Anholt, James Patrick, Ken Baumgartner and Mike Modano will have their names added as presented by the Raider Alumni. The Raiders Past Presidents have identified Steve Peneff, John Holash, The Booster Club and The Bring Back the Magic Committee to be honoured for their contributions.
Video greetings will be played from Patrick (assistant coach, Buffalo Sabres) and Modano (Detroit Red Wings).
Special Jerseys for February 18th
When the Raiders host the Moose Jaw Warriors in Western Hockey League action on Friday, February 18th they will be wearing commemorative jerseys for the occasion. Northern Lights Development Corporation is the presenting sponsor of the game and jerseys which include the Northern Lights Casino on one shoulder and the 40th Anniversary logo on the other. Following the game, Myron Schmaltz of Schmaltz Auctions will conduct an auction of the game worn jerseys in the Ches Leach Lounge.
40 Special Contributors to be Announced at Gala
The 40th Anniversary Committee has identified 40 contributors who have had a significant impact on the Raiders over the first 40 years of there existence. The list has been carefully crafted, knowing it is far from exhaustive. This list will be announced as part of the 40th Anniversary Gala on February 19th, with the recipients to be acknowledged prior to the March 9th Raider game at which time a special area in the Raiders History and Heroes section of the Art Hauser Centre will be unveiled including the names of those recognized.
Gala Auction to include Modano Jersey
To conclude the presentation portion of the Raiders 40th Gala on February 19th, Myron Schmaltz will auction off some significant items from Raider Alumni. Included are: Mike Modano autographed Detroit Red Wings jersey, Chris Phillips autographed Ottawa Senators jersey, a Raider alumni jersey autographed by both Phillips and Modano (2-1st overall NHL draft picks), an autographed Nick Schultz Minnesota Wild jersey, a 2010-11 Philadelphia Flyers team autographed jersey (courtesy Riley Cote) and an autographed Jeremy Colliton New York Islanders jersey.
There also will be a silent auction with a number of valuable items available.
Corporate tables for the Gala are available for $400 plus GST each. Individual tickets are $40 plus GST each. That includes a Cabaret featuring Wyatt starting at 9:30 PM. Cabaret only tickets are available for $15 plus GST each. All tickets are available at the Raider office or by calling 764-4263.
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