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RiverKings season ticket holder takes home a diamond

December 19, 2006 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Mississippi RiverKings News Release

SOUTHAVEN --- Deborah DePriest almost passed out during the RiverKings game at the DeSoto Civic Center last Saturday night (Dec. 16). No, it wasn't due to the exciting nature of the team's shootout win that night over the Tulsa Oilers. The Coldwater, MS resident had even more to be excited about that night. She came away as the winner of the Q107.5 "Ice on Ice" diamond giveaway.

"It was very exciting," DePriest said. "I couldn't believe I won it."

DePriest and her husband Randy are RiverKings season ticket holders. The first game Deborah ever attended was the game five President's Cup clinching win in 2003.

"I don't think I have missed a game since," she said. "I was hooked."

The RiverKings teamed up with Q107.5 and Coradini Fine Jewelers in Memphis for the promotion and giveaway, just in time for the holidays.

"They (the promotion sponsors) saved me some money this Christmas," Deborah's husband Randy joked. "Actually, she shook from the excitement for the rest of the game."

As the winner, Deborah was presented a $500 gift certificate from Coradini Fine Jewelers to use as she wishes.

"I will probably use it on a ring," she said.

In order to win the prize, Deborah needed to be one of the first 107 ladies through the door. Each of those 107 ladies received envelopes with cubic zirconias in them. The original group was then paired down to a smaller group of 20 that was then escorted onto the ice during the intermission. The winning envelope had a pink cubic zirconia, the rest where white.

"All I can remember is they told us to open our envelopes," she said. "When I saw that I had the pink one, I screamed."

The RiverKings congratulate Deborah and thank Q107.5 and Coradini Fine Jewelers for their part in the promotion.


RiverKings tickets make great Christmas gifts. Flex Plan packages start at only $88 for 8 Red Level Coupons that can be used for any home game. Ticket Gift Certificates are also available.

Call 662-342-1755 for more information.

Don't miss the next Kevin McClelland Show on Tuesday, January 2 LIVE from Beef O' Brady's in Southaven from 6-7 on Sports 56 WHBQ.

RiverKings Single-Game Tickets for all 2006-2007 home games are on sale now at the DeSoto Civic Center box office and at all TicketMaster locations.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS: Tuesday, December 19 --- WMC TV Channel 5 CheerStix to first 1,500 fans; Sunday, January 7 --- Post Game Skate with Players; Tuesday, January 9 --- WMC TV Channel 5 CheerStix to first 1,500 fans; Friday, January 12 --- Darrell Stoddard Mini Bobbleheads to the first 1,500 fans; Post Game Skate

After every RiverKings home game, the party heads to the new Buffalo Wild Wings on Airways in Southaven, the official Post Game Hang-Out of the RiverKings.

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