PRINCE GEORGE – What began nearly a decade ago as a dream, and has been sought with ernest over the past several years, will become a reality in less than eight months when Prince George welcomes the Nation as host of the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup. To celebrate that fact, and welcome the hockey fans of Prince George along for the ride, Hockey Canada is coming to Prince George to officially launch the event and invite everyone out to join them for a ‘Party on Patricia’ prior to the Spruce Kings game on Saturday, October 7
“This is the 36th year for the tournament (named the Centennial Cup prior to 1996),” said Kevin Webster, Hockey Canada’s Manager of Domestic Events. “The host committee has done a phenomenal job to date, and are anxious to share this event with their hockey fans.”
The event begins at 5:30 PM, outside the arena at the corner of Patricia and Dominion. There will be a complementary barbeque, balloons, ticket and volunteer information, and draws for Hockey Canada merchandise, Spruce Kings tickets and an Advance Tournament Package for Two to the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup. Speakers include John Grisdale, Commissioner of the BCHL, and Darcy Rota. Fans will also have a chance to view the actual RBC Royal Bank Cup Trophy.
“It’s going to be a special night for us,” said Dan Rogers, co-chair of the Host Committee. “We know that the people of this city are going to be incredible hosts, while they enjoy some of the best hockey ever played in this city.’
Linda Glover, Media Relations