Edmundston Blizzard launches its season tickets campaign

Members of the Edmundston Blizzard Board of Directors hold the symbolic season ticket of the junior hockey team. The season tickets campaign will begin on Thursday, March 2, from 4 to 7 pm, at the Saint-Basile Arena. The photo shows, from left to right, André Mercure (Hockey Operations Assistant), Daniel Gagné (Vice President of Hockey Operations), Marco Daigle (Vice President of Finance), Jacques Couturier (Finance Assistant), Caroline Pagé (Communications Assistant and Board Member), Jacques Beaulieu (Vice President Education and Billeting), Hugues Chiasson (Vice President of Communications), Luc Michaud (Vice President Marketing) and Pierre-Paul Levesque (Marketing and Board Member). Absent: André Lebel (Chairman of the Board) and Gerry Picard (Head of Billeting).

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Season tickets for the Edmundston Blizzard junior hockey team’s 2017-2018 season will go on sale starting Thursday, March 2, between 4 pm and 7 pm at the Saint-Basile Arena. The season tickets campaign will run from March 2 to April 30, 2017. On March 3 and for the duration of the campaign, people will be able to purchase their season ticket at the reception of the Edmundston Sports Pavilion during business hours.

On Thursday, March 2, the public will be able to attend a special practice on the ice by the Dieppe Commandos, the team that will become the Blizzard during the 2017-2018 season of the Maritime Hockey League (MHL). Commandos players will train from 5 pm to 6 pm at the Saint-Basile Arena.

The price of season tickets varies according to the age categories. It will be $245 for adults, $199 for those aged 60 and over, $150 for students and $48 for children aged 8 and under. The season ticket holder will save between 20 and 30% on the entry price of the individual games combined.

Each MHL team plays 24 home games during the current regular season. More games may be added for the 2017-2018 calendar. An upcoming league’s meeting will provide more information. In any case, the price of season tickets will remain the same in the event of an increase in the number of games.

Individual game tickets price was set at $12 (adults), $10 (60 years and over), $8 (students) and $4 (8 years and under). Admission is free for children of 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

The purchase of a season ticket offers several advantages to its holder: addition of two individual game tickets during the season; 50% discount on pre-season games; 10% discount on team promotional items, access to the Blizzard VIP express entrance during games; invitation to participate in a private pre-season activity with the Blizzard team; first choice on purchasing the playoff tickets.

Each person who has purchased a season pass between March 2 and April 30 has the chance to win its own season ticket on an upcoming draw.

Commandos in Edmundston
The sale of season tickets coincides with the visit of the Dieppe Commandos team which is currently battling for first place in its league’s division. The Commandos under coach Ryan Salvis will be in Edmundston on March 2 and 3. Players will get a glimpse of their future environment by visiting the city of Edmundston and post-secondary education institutions (Université de Moncton, campus d’Edmundston, and Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick – Campus d’Edmundston). On Friday, March 3, in the evening, the Commandos will face the Slammers in Woodstock.

The public is invited to come and see the Commandos’ practice at the Saint-Basile Arena on Thursday, March 2 from 5 to 6 pm and then meet the players at La Cheminée’s student pub starting at 8:30 pm. The NHL game between Nashville and Montreal will be shown on the pub’s big screen. Minors can participate if accompanied by a parent.

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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, communications coordinator – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone