Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Wheat Kings to Wear Commerative Jerseys on Friday

The Brandon Wheat Kings in association with the Canadian Hockey League today announced that the club will open the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup by wearing specially designed commemorative jerseys in their game on Friday May 14th against the OHL Champion Windsor Spitfires.

An online auction to bid on all Wheat Kings’ game worn and game issued commemorative jerseys will commence at puck drop, 7:00 pm local time on Friday night, at up until Tuesday May 25, 2010, at 9:00 pm central time when the auction will close.

Proceeds from the auction will go towards the Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund. Poppy funds are spent to support veterans and their families, buy hospital equipment, support cadet groups, and provide student bursaries.

The opening game jerseys were designed by the CHL in conjunction with the Brandon Wheat Kings in honour of the Canadian Army, specifically the men and women past, present, and future of CFB Shilo. CFB Shilo is Manitoba’s only army base and is located approximately 20 minutes from the Keystone Centre.

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