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Majors Plan to "Paint the Rink Pink"

January 22, 2008 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Mississauga St. Michael's Majors News Release


Mississauga, ON - It will be a special night on Wednesday, February 13 when the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors host the Guelph Storm at the Hershey Centre at 7 p.m. It will be on that occasion that the Majors will be holding their inaugural "Paint the Rink Pink" event.

The theme that evening will be breast cancer awareness and the colour pink will be resonating throughout the building. For that night only, the ice will be painted pink, which is a first in the history of the OHL. Also, the Majors will be wearing special, pink jerseys, which will be auctioned off on their web site (www.stmichaelsmajors.com) during the week following the event. And, the referees will be decked out in pink jerseys as well.

The Majors are pleased to announce that Don Cherry, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and Ontario Hockey League Commissioner David Branch have already confirmed their attendance and will be performing the ceremonial puck drop that evening.

The best part is that this event will benefit a good cause as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (www.cbcf.org). This includes $1 from each group ticket that night and $2 from each single ticket as well as in-arena donations.

Tickets for this game can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Stay tuned for further updates as "Paint the Rink Pink" draws closer.

Mississauga will head out on the road to challenge the London Knights this Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Then, they return home to entertain the Brampton Battalion on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and London on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Majors tickets can be purchased through the Hershey Centre box office two hours prior to the puck drop on game-days or during regular business hours or by logging on to the Majors web site. For more information on group packages and luxury suites, please call the Majors office at 905-502-7788.

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