ACES ANNOUNCE PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
The two-time defending Brabham Cup Champion Alaska Aces announced on Tuesday that they will host the Las Vegas Wranglers in a pair of pre-season, exhibition games in early October. The rematch of the 2012 Western Conference Finals will feature the only two Alaska pre-season games of 2012. The games will be played on Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9 at 7:15pm at Sullivan Arena. The contests are set to be part of the Aces “Paint the Rink Pink” event, benefitting the local fight against breast cancer. Funds from the two-day event will go to Breast Cancer Focus Inc. and the American Cancer Society. Tickets for both games will go on sale in September, and charitable sponsorship packages are currently available through the Aces office at 15th & Gambell. Tickets for the games are $10 for Aces season ticket holders or groups of 10 or more, and $15 to the general public. For more information, please contact the Aces office at 907.258.ACES, or visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alaskaaceshockey.
For the sixth consecutive season, the Aces are dedicating their exhibition schedule to help in the local fight against cancer. The Aces have teamed with Breast Cancer Focus Inc. and the American Cancer Society to ensure that 100% of the funds raised during “Paint the Rink Pink” will stay local in Alaska. The themed, two-day event will feature the games played on pink ice in the Sullivan Arena, along with pink, specialty jerseys worn by the Aces that will be auctioned off to fans after Tuesday’s game. Local non-profit organizations who help fight cancer will be on hand to answer questions from fans, and provide information about cancer treatment, prevention, and support.
The series will pit the Aces versus the Wranglers in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference Finals which Las Vegas won four games to one. Alaska and Las Vegas have represented the Western Conference in the Kelly Cup Finals in each of the last two seasons and three of the previous four years. The Wranglers will only make one regular season visit to Anchorage in the upcoming season. They come to Alaska for a three-game set in late February.
The Aces 2012-2013 season begins on the road and the club will return home on Friday, October 19 at Sullivan Arena. Season ticket and sponsorship packages are currently available through the Aces office at 15th & Gambell. For more information, please call the Aces at 907.258.ACES or visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alaskaaceshockey.