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February 20, 2013 - Federal Hockey League (FHL) - Danbury Whalers News Release

White Jersey Auction This Weekend

This Friday Night, February 22nd at 7:35 PM, catch Danbury Whalers Hockey. The Whalers take on the 1000 Islands Privateers in a 1st round playoff preview. This one is sure to be gritty.

The Whalers will be wearing their white uniform. The jerseys will be up for auction. Fans can place a bid on the white sweaters and take them home that night. This is the first the white jerseys have been auctioned this season.

This night also features a fundraising program for the Stadley Rough School in Danbury, the Brookfield Winter Guard, and the Joshua Foundation.

Friday's post game party also features a new post-game party destination. The Whalers will be heading to Pippas on South Street. Come check it out.

Before the game, be sure to eat at Two Steps Downtown Grille before the game. Try the Big Juicy Danbury Whalers Burger - It's fantastic.

Park in the Patriot Garage across the street from the Danbury Ice Arena. It's safe, secure, and legal. Make sure the only ticket you get is to the game.

After the game stop by Pippas Sports Café on 114 South Street in Danbury for the post game party.

If your car won't start after the game, Federal Automotive Service & Towing in Danbury is there to provide FREE ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE for all Danbury Whalers fans.

Tickets are still available, call 973-713-7547

Season Long Grand Prize Giveaways - Sign Up

Remember to sign up for the season long grand prizes.

There are great items for Whalers fans...free dry cleaning from Nutmeg Cleaners, Appetizers from Two Steps, A year long membership at the Big Buddha Cigar Lounge, a year's worth of Buffalo Wild Wings, Massage from Ridley Lowell, and a year's worth of free oil changes from Federal Automotive Service and Towing.

All you have to do is click this link and enter your information. The winners will be announced during the playoffs on March 8, 9, and 10.

Post Game Party at Pippas Sports Cafe in Danbury

This Friday, February 22nd, the Danbury Whalers hit Pippas Sports Café in Danbury for the post game party.

This will be the organization's first official event at Pippas and we are looking forward to it.

The team post game parties get underway after the game and fans are encouraged to attend. It's a great chance to meet the players, coaches, and staff and talk about the game.

Pippas located on 114 South Street in Danbury features over 30 TV's and has all the major sporting events.

Pippas is locally owned and operated and treats everyone like an All-Star.

The kitchen is open until 11 pm...see you there on Friday

Last Chance to Sign Up for Bruce Bennett Nissan Shoot to Win

Vote for Danbury Whalers Player Awards

Fans it is that time of the year to vote on the Danbury Whalers team awards.

The categories this year are the William E. Barnes Most Valuable Player Award, the People's Choice Award as the most popular player, the WLAD Radio Top Forward, and the Top Defenseman.

Here is the background on the William E. Barnes Most Valuable Player Award.

As announced on Opening Night 10/29/10, the Danbury Whalers organization is proud to recognize the naming of the team's MVP Trophy as the William E. Barnes Danbury Whalers Most Valuable Player Award.

William Barnes was one of the four founders of the New England Whalers franchise in 1971, which when relocated in 1974, went on to become known as the Hartford Whalers. Mr. Barnes was a cornerstone of the Whalers franchise heading the team's business and marketing operations for most of the 25 years of the organization's existence.

Mike Barnes, an 11-year employee of the Hartford Whalers and son of William Barnes, is part of the Danbury Whalers ownership group.

Mr. Barnes had a great philosophy on life and business. He believed in calling people by their names, looking a person in their eyes when you spoke with them, always being gracious, and having the highest ethical standards.

Many of the lessons, concepts, and strategies from Mr. Barnes are still applied today in our operation of the Danbury Whalers.

To many, Mr. Barnes will always be the MVP of the Hartford Whalers and we are honored to name this award after him.

Previous Winners

Williams Barnes Most Valuable Player Award

2010-11 Igor Karlov

2011-12 Peter Vetri

People's Choice - Most Popular Player

2010-11 Corey Fulton

2011-12 Sean O'Malley

WLAD Radio Top Forward

2010-11 Alec Kirschner

2011-12 Matt Moffat

Top Defenseman

2010-11 Adam Blanchette

2011-12 James Sanford

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