Critters Pucks & Paws 2: The Return of Spot is just around the corner, and the community is starting to get excited. Henry Szabo with Critters says they’re ecstatic to team up with the Blades for the game.
“Its such a great partnership. A dog is part of the family, and if they can take them to a game, get your little furry friend out to enjoy a hockey game, meet other pets, why not do it”.
The game will also raise funds for a great cause – five dollars from every ticket will go towards feeding animals at the SPCA, New Hope Dog Rescue, Size Small Dog Rescue and Street Cat Rescue.
“Its perfect because it frees up money for those shelters, allows them to spend it perhaps on rescuing animals, help with vet bills, things like that”.
Blades captain Brett Stovin says last years event was a good time for everyone – a pet owner himself, Stovin knows hows important dogs and cats are to a family, and likes the idea of the pet coming out and helping cheer on the Blades.
“Some people may not be able to get to games because they have to stay home with their pets, this way, they can come out, see a game, have fun with their pets, and maybe we’ll gain new fans, which is great for everyone”.
And its not just the players that are excited for the game. Last year, 180 pet owners braved a bitter cold night to come cheer on the team, and many are looking forward to attending again.
“It was so much fun cheering on the Blades with my dog” said McKenna Hoyt, a Blades fan who attended with her pug Bronson last year. “We are going again this year, and my sister is coming too with her dog”.
“Anything you want to bring to the game, dog, cat, we would love to see them” added Stovin. “Come out and cheer us on, have fun, its just a great night for everyone”.
Critters Pucks & Paws 2: The Return of Spot takes place Saturday, November 22nd against the Swift Current Broncos at Sasktel Centre. Tickets are available at Critters, or at the Blades box office.