Tuesday, the fine folks at Hawthorne Court are sponsoring a playoff rally for the Tri-City Americans from 6-8 p.m. at the TRAC in Pasco.
There will be live music, carnival games courtesy of Sun Rentals, full team autograph session, photos with select players and more courtesy of U.S. Cellular. You can also bid on Mason Wilgosh, Adam Hughesman, and Brendan Shinnimin game-worn heritage jerseys.
Warning: The players are going blond for the playoffs. I remember the Shawn Belle experiment with this color. It was orange the first time and he had to get it done again. Good luck with that Zach Yuen. I remember Carey Price being able to pull off the blond look with no problem. I'm sure Jill Williams has pics of that.
A donation of any canned food item gets you in the door; bring three or more cans and you will be entered to win a lunch with your favorite player.
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But, the best goodie at the event is a playoff package of two tickets to Friday's and Saturday's playoff games, and a Winger photo frame for the low, low price of $59. That my friends,is a great deal.
Can't make it Tuesday night? The offer is good through Friday at the Americans office.
The Americans already have sold 1,898 playoff ticket packages (through Monday afternoon), up from about 1,700 last year. Playoff packages can be purchased through Friday at the Americans office.
A note from Ams radio man Craig West, offered this little nugget of information: Brendan Shinnimin is the first player from Winnipeg to win the scoring crown since Lonny Bohonos in Portland in 1994.