Wednesday, August 24, 2011

V-Reds Looking Forward to Gary Brooks Memorial Game

In today's Daily Gleaner, Jamie Ross writes about the upcoming Gary Brooks Memorial Game vs. the Calgary Dinos in Fredericton Junction on September 24th.  It's a great way for both CIS teams to help support a community's minor hockey efforts.  For V-Reds fans, it looks as though a tailgate party will be waiting for us with barbecued goodies prior to the game.  

With limited seating capacity, make sure you pick up your tickets early.

22 comments:

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Does anyone know if tickets for this game will be available at the AUC? or do we have to get them straight from the arena?

Anonymous said...

Tickets will go on sale at AUC box office and Tri County Complex tomorrow August 25th

Anonymous said...

I hate to come on here and sound like a jerk, but personally as a VRED fan it upsets me that a game against a team like the Dino's is being played as a neutral site game. I love the idea of having UNB play STU or UdeM in a pre season game.

Anonymous said...

What's it matter....fans didn't come out to support them when they played Providence at the auc or Guelph or ottawa or st marys or toronto

If fans don't support it, what difference does it make where they play it?

Still playing them once at home, and 2nd game is less then 30 minutes away

David Kilfoil said...

As I understand it, UNB tried to line-up STU for a preseason game, but it didn't come together, which is why they're off to play Dal somewhere in Nova Scotia.

Playing in the Junction for a worthy cause, bringing the highest calibre hockey game, ever, there. What's wrong with that?!

Eric said...

I don't see more than 1500 people going to game two at the AUC, so going to the Junction is fine with me.

FYI - the tickets are available at the AUC box office - however, cash sale only (no debt)! I had to go to the Sub to get some cash.

Anonymous said...

You guys should be real excited about somone you just signed. Im sure youll find out soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Soundsintriguing! Any hints you can share?

Anonymous said...

Sounds intriguing! Any hints you can share?

Anonymous said...

Played in the OHL for 5 years, then moved onto the AHL for 2 years. One of the fastest kids Ive ever seen skate.

Anonymous said...

So if he played in the AHL last year, he would not be eligible for CIS this year?

Eric said...

He's eligible if he's 21 (like Josh Kid), but unlikely if he's played 5 years in OHL.

Yes - he will have to sit out 365 days from last day he played.

Anonymous said...

Has been out of the AHL since 2008-2009 due to post concussion syptoms. Got cleared 6 months ago and has decided to take another shot at things. One of the best skaters you will see.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

UNB has certainly had a knack for recruiting guys with significant injury histories the last couple years...and it has burnt them I think. Prochyshen (concussion)/Todd (shoulder)/Clendenning (knee) all had prior injuries before coming to UNB and all eventually missed a significant time once at UNB. Hopefully this one turns out a bit better. Having said that I think I would rather recruit a guy who didn't make it because of injuries than because of lack of talent.

Anonymous said...

He will be fine, don't expect him into the lineup until Jan tho. Just signed and needs time to get himself back into game shape as he just had ankle surgery 2 months back. I am promising this kid to put up alot of points in your quest to the a National Championship. He played with the London Knights back in 04-05 on there magical run to the Memorial cup.

Eric said...

Could we be talking about Robbie Drummond?

Here's a Radio Interview (June 2010) on his Post Con. Symptoms.

http://media.cjbk.com/Podcasts/1926/Robbie_Drummond_June_8.mp3

Anonymous said...

what this crap about students getting in for free.is it gonna be harder now to get tickets?or is it a way to force you to buy season pass?not happy with that move at all.

Anonymous said...

With average attendance 1000 below capacity...not sure what your problem is????

Students don't get free pass, just get in free at the door if tickets are available, you'll have until 6 each day to get a ticket.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Yea, god forbid they try and get more students/school spirit in the rink. Give me a rink full of students who might actually make some noise over a bunch of old people who sit on their hands all game every day of the week. Besides, even with the free tickets for students I highly doubt tickets are going to be hard to come by.

David Kilfoil said...

I for one am glad to see any tactic tried to get more students at the game - those tickets worked for the final playoff game against StFX after anemic attendance all playoffs.

I would prefer if they go the route like schools such as Maine and create demand by limiting the number of free student tickets. In Orono around 1600 seats in one end are reserved for students on a first come basis. Students line up really early for games against their rivals like New Hampshire.

A risk is that some students might equate free = not very good. Otherwise, why would they be giving it away? By capping the number of "free" tickets you can maybe help create demand. I would have preferred some nominal price, say a loonie, to at least equate some "value" to the "product" on the ice. Or maybe I'm just over-thinking this. But I do remember in my student union days when the "free" on-campus movie night became "loonie night" the attendance went up.

Anonymous said...

1000 fans average?apperently you dont attend games.any game i was at last year averaged 2000 to 2500 fans dummy....

Anonymous said...

That comment said 1000 below capacity...as in 2500ish out to the games (max around 3800). Dummy.