Moncton Wildcats to retire their first jersey
Corey Crawford to be honoured on November 24
Moncton, N.B. – The Moncton Wildcats will honour goaltender, Corey Crawford, by retiring his #29 jersey at the team’s game against Rouyn-Noranda on November 24.
“This is the first Moncton Wildcats jersey to be retired and is an important milestone for the organization,” said Robert K. Irving, President of the Moncton Wildcats. “Corey spent his entire major junior hockey career with the Wildcats and went on to play his entire NHL career with the Chicago Blackhawks, where he won two Stanley Cups.”
The Wildcats will pay tribute to his hockey career as they raise a banner to the rafters of the Avenir Centre, followed by a ceremonial puck drop. The evening, presented by Subaru of Moncton, will include a season ticket member meet and greet with Crawford and other Moncton Wildcat alumni.
“We’re honoured to retire Corey’s jersey and recognize his outstanding contributions to the game,” said Ritchie Thibeau, General Manager of Hockey Operations for the Moncton Wildcats. “This event is a testament of his passion and dedication to the game. We can’t wait to celebrate this milestone with our fans and community.”
Wildcats players will wear a replica of Crawford’s Moncton Wildcats jersey during warm-up. Crawford will sign each of the jerseys and they will be auctioned off online with the proceeds donated to P.R.O. Kids. P.R.O. Kids is a community program in Dieppe, Riverview, and Moncton that helps youth from two to 18 years of age take part in sports, recreational, and cultural activities.
“It should be an exciting game against the Huskies, who are one of the top teams in the Canadian Hockey League. Come out to fill the Avenir Centre on November 24 as we celebrate Corey and welcome him back to Moncton in a way only Wildcats fans can do,” said Mr. Irving.
Game time is 7 p.m. at the Avenir Centre and tickets are available at Ticketmaster.ca or the Avenir Centre Box Office.
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