March 20, 2008 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Port Huron Icehawks
PORT HURON, Mich. - The Port Huron Icehawks and Pepsi are teaming up to present Pack The House- Ted Garvin Night on Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. when the Icehawks take on the Bloomington PrairieThunder at McMorran Arena.
The Icehawks are calling on the public to help them pack the arena in honor of coaching legend and former Port Huron Flags/Port Huron Wings Coach Ted Garvin. During the game, the Icehawks will pay tribute to the coach and unveil a banner that will hang at McMorran Arena in his honor.
A native of Sarnia, Ontario, Garvin coached the Port Huron Flags/Port Huron Wings from 1968-1972 and also served as head coach of the NHL Detroit Red Wings for just 11 games in the 1973-74 season. He returned to the IHL as head coach of the Toledo Goaldiggers (1974-1979) and led the team to Turner Cup wins in both the 1974-75 and 1977-78 seasons. He also served as head coach of the IHL Muskegon Mohawks from 1980-81.
"The Icehawks are extremely proud to honor Ted Garvin," Icehawks Vice President and Business Manager Dave Goetze said. " Special thanks goes to lifetime Port Huron resident and hockey commentator Don Curtis for bringing this suggestion to the Icehawks. Our management and staff is very pleased to recognize the accomplishments of an IHL coaching legend."
Fans can attend the game for just the cost of a Pepsi. Purchase any Pepsi product at any of the following locations and receive two tickets to the game, while supplies last: Vinikers IGA in Wadhams, Shell Gas Stations on North River Road and Wadhams Road and the Citgo Gas Station on I-94 and Pine Grove in Port Huron.
The event is sponsored by Gates Roofing, Michigan Industrial Products, the Shawn Burr Foundation, Blue Water Area Convention and Visitor\'s Bureau and RadioFirst.
Walk-up tickets for children 14-and-under and senior citizens 62-and-over are just $5 when purchased on game days at the Port Huron Icehawks office or the McMorran Arena box office. For more info call 810-966-3800.
Tickets are available now at the Icehawks office, McMorran Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations and www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket information can be found online at www.porthuronicehawks.com. At the Port Huron Icehawks, We Have Our Eyes On You!