The Aurora Tigers will be honouring one of their 2004 RBC Cup champions on Friday, February 15, when they hold Mike Kostka Night as a tribute to the current Toronto Maple Leafs rookie defenceman.
Mike Kostka (pictured at 2004 RBC Cup - photo credit: Matt Manor/Hockey Canada Images) spent three seasons in the OJHL as a member of the Ajax Axement and Aurora Tigers. The defenceman was a key member of the 2003-04 Tigers club that captured the RBC Cup National Junior 'A' Championship, scoring the championship-winning goal for his team. After spending four seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, including his senior year as captain, Kostka turned pro and last year he was also a member of the Norfolk Admirals squad, scoring yet another championship-winning goal, this time for the Calder Cup. After joining the Toronto Marlies this season, Kostka will make his debut as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The first 250 fans entering the game will receive an autographed Mike Kostka hockey card and any fans who brings and donates a non-perishable food item will receive FREE admission to the game, which is a key Divisional match-up versus archrival, the Newmarket Hurricanes. Game time in Aurora is 7:30pm.
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