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1-25-18 Ryan Suter to Join the be the Miracle Celebration of Bob

January 26, 2018 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Madison Capitols News Release

MADISON, WI - The Madison Capitols, a member of the United States Hockey League, are honoring the late Bob Suter in their third annual Be The Miracle Night at 7:05 p.m. at Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena with a special appearance by the team's chairman, Ryan Suter, and his family on Friday, January 26, President Andrew Joudrey announced on Thursday.

Ryan will take part in a pregame chalk talk with youth hockey players throughout Madison and the surrounding communities at 6:00 p.m. Members of Bob Suter's family, including his grandchildren, will take part in a ceremonial puck drop before the game.

The Capitols players will be wearing specialty 1980 Olympic-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off via the DASH Auction app throughout the game, and six jerseys will be auctioned off live following the game. Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit the Bob Suter Foundation.

In addition to specialty jerseys, the Capitols are giving away Bob Suter Bobbleheads, courtesy of Pizza Ranch Sun Prairie, to the first 400 fans at the game on Friday.

Bob Suter graduated from Madison East High School and won a national championship with the University of Wisconsin in 1977. He was a member of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" Hockey Team that won the Gold Medal for the United States in the Winter Olympics. Following his Olympic medal, Bob opened up Suter's Gold Medal Sports, enjoyed coaching for the Madison Capitols AAA teams and USHL team, and helped build the now named Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena. Bob dedicated his life to mentoring kids, and was influential throughout the hockey community.

The Capitols will face-off against the Green Bay Gamblers for Be the Miracle Night at 7:05 p.m. at Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena on Friday, January 26. The team will wear specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit the Bob Suter Foundation, and the first 400 fans will receive a Bob Suter Bobblehead, courtesy of Pizza Ranch Sun Prairie.

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