Monday, May 29th, 2017 – With the final few days of May on the calendar this week, the early bird season ticket deadline is approaching quickly. Wednesday, May 31st is the final day for fans to purchase/renew their season seats at discounted rates. There are a couple new additions to the options this year, including early bird rates on club seats, and youth rates on flex ticket packages. Visit our ticket page or call one of our ticket representatives at 306-975-8844 for more information. Office hours and phone lines will be open until 7:00pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Graduating forward Markson Bechtold will be continuing his playing career next season at the University of Waterloo, Ontario with the Waterloo Warriors. Markson was acquired by the Blades in December of 2016 from the Spokane Chiefs in a blockbuster deal which saw Nolan Reid and Wyatt Sloboshan shipped to Spokane for Bechtold and current Blade, Evan Fiala. Bechtold suited up for 20 games with the Bridge City Bunch, tallying 7 points and 47 penalty minutes along the way.
“I’m very excited to be able to continue my career and pursue my dream of one day playing hockey professionally. I also understand the importance of education, so to be able to play in the CIS for Waterloo is an excellent opportunity to continue to develop on the ice while attending university, and I’m extremely excited!” said Bechtold.
Bechtold played a total of 231 regular season games in the WHL, finishing his junior career with 100 points and 255 penalty minutes.
Wednesday, May 31st is Tim Horton’s annual Camp Day. Proceeds from every coffee sold on Camp Day go directly to sending local underprivileged children to one of Tim Horton’s Summer Camps. Blades forward and local product, Gage Ramsay, will be at Tim Horton’s on Clarence Avenue in Stonebridge at 9:00am to assist in serving customers. Stop by to say hello, grab a photo and autograph, and maybe even a special prize from the Blades!