Thursday, January 9, 2014

Blue Jays join Fronts on Friday

Press Release

 Kingston­-The Kingston Frontenacs are part of the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Winter Tour when it arrives in Kingston this Friday. Blue Jays players Adam Lind, Steve Delabar, Anthony Gose, and Josh Thole will be joined by manager John Gibbons in taking in the game against East Division rival Oshawa Generals, who lead the division and conference with 56 points, 6 ahead of the Kingston Frontenacs.

"We are honoured and excited to have the Blue Jays Winter Tour include a stop in Kingston, especially with the Jays taking in a Kingston Frontenacs game," said Justin Chenier, Executive Director of Business Operations with the Kingston Frontenacs. "For our fans, this is one more element in what will be an exciting Friday night of hockey in Kingston. Our team has worked hard to narrow the gap with Oshawa for first in the division, and it's these intense games hockey fans love to come and watch. It'll also be a chance for us to honour Mikko Vainonen and Henri Ikonen for their Gold Medal win with Team Finland at the World Junior Hockey Championships."

During the pregame, the Blue Jays will be exchanging jerseys with Kingston Frontenancs Captain Michael Moffat, Alternate Captains Darcy Greenaway, Warren Steele, and Sam Bennett. Intermission activities will include the Blue Jays helping Saint Thomas More Catholic School choir in the singing of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" and the Blue Jays mascot Ace joining two lucky fans on the ice for a special Home Run Derby. This is the Blue Jays fourth annual winter tour, with the first stop of the tour in Kingston.

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