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Bruin/Terrier alumni tickets on sale now

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

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A match for the ages

The Rotary Club of Portage la Prairie and Portage Terriers have partnered to host a weekend of fun with the Boston Bruins alumni team in December, and tickets to the two days worth of events are on sale now throughout the community.

“We're extremely excited about the 50th anniversary Terrier Alumni and Boston Bruins alumni hockey game set for December 1,” said Preston Meier, public relations coordinator with the Rotary Club of Portage la Prairie. “Tickets can be found at the Portage Daily Graphic, Freedom 55 Financial, MIG Insurance, City Hall, and Stride Place”

Tickets for the alumni game are just $20, and the match starts at 7 p.m. December 1. Former Bruin Ray Bourque is leading Boston's alumni team, while former Bruin/Montreal Canadien Chris Nilon will be suiting up with the Terriers' alumni. The Rotary Club already sold out its VIP meet and greet planned prior to puck drop Friday evening, however tickets are still available for the Terriers' annual Sportsman Dinner, set for Saturday night with a large contingent of former NHLers expected in attendance.

“We're really hoping there will be some (tickets) left for walk-up patrons, but there is no guarantee,” says Meier. “We have tickets left for Saturday's Sportsman Dinner. The Terriers usually host their Sportsman's dinner in November but we've decided to pair it with the event.”

There's also a raffle with only 1200 tickets available. First prize is two tickets to Boston, Mass., to watch any Bruins game during the 2017-18 season which includes tickets to the Bruins' alumni suite, airfare to and from Boston, a two-night stay at Holiday Inn Express, dinner for two at Ray Bourque's restaurant Tresca and $500 spending cash. Second prize is a Boston Bruins jersey and third prize is season tickets to the Portage Terriers' 2018-19 season.

“The community has really supported this, and it doesn't hurt that we have one of the best junior hockey teams in the country with a really strong alumni group,” adds Meier. “Unfortunately, all the alumni won't be able to take part but you can see a list at the Terriers' website.”

Events such as these allow the Rotary Club to continue to support important community initiatives throughout Portage la Prairie and the Bruin/Terrier alumni weekend is no different. All the proceeds made from the event will be staying in the community via the Portage Terriers and the Portage Rotary Club.

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