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December 16, 2010 - Premier Basketball League (PBL) - Saint John Riptide News Release

What a great opening preseason weekend! Although we had the injury bug hit us (Eric Gilchrese) we saw great potential with our team, we saw a great comeback on Saturday, and we saw the emergence of a local hero in Mike Anderson. On top of that thousands of people thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were entertained and inspired.

We are excited to have added former league MVP Anthony Anderson to the roster as we embark on the road trip portion of our preseason. Tonight we face the Halifax Rainmen in their Rogers Slam Dunk Night at the Metro Centre. Follow us online at www.rainmenbasketball.ca at 7PM as we face a hostile crowd of 10,000 Halifax fans!

On Sunday we will be in Barre, VT to play the Vermont Frost Heaves at 2PM Eastern Time (watch our Facebook Page for a link to the webcast), and then up to Quebec City for a Monday 7PM tip off. All of this is giving us great preparation for our regular season home opener on Jan 2nd!

Season tickets are going fast we are now at approximately 2,000 fans, so be sure to get down to the Harbour Station Box Office to pick yours up as soon as possible. By buying season tickets you save on the box office fee for single game tickets, and they make great gifts!

Mill Rats Partner with the YMCA for January Training Program! The Saint John Mill Rats and the Millidgeville YMCA/YWCA have teamed up to offer a six-week winter youth training program for boys and girls ages 5-18.

The program will be taught by Mill Rat players and coaches and will be held at the Millidgeville Community Centre, and will run from January 4th to February 8th.

The program costs $90 for the six weeks or $20 for single drop in sessions. Please make cheques payable to "Saint John YMCA" and contact Jocelyn Smith at (506)-632-6157 or millidgeville@saintjohny.com to register.

Saint John Mill Rats Partner with the UPS Store

The Saint John Mill Rats are pleased to have partnered with the UPS Store on Rothesay Avenue as the Official Game Ball Delivery Sponsor. At each half of every Mill Rats home game, the game ball will be delivered to the centre court by a ball boy or ball girl, courtesy of the UPS Store.

The UPS Store is Canada's largest digitial print and shipping franchise. Kara McCready, the franchise owner of the Saint John store, has been a long time basketball player and supporter. Kara was a 1992 CIS All-Canadian basketball player for the UNB Varsity Reds. She was also Rookie of the Year and Co-Captain during her varsity basketball career at UNB-Fredericton.

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