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MasterCard Memorial Cup ticket packages on sale Thursday

Published: Nov 28, 2012

SASKATOON – Ticket packages for the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup go on sale to the public Thursday morning and organizers are promising a full-on festival of hockey and entertainment.

With support from Saskatoon Blades season ticket holders and the Canadian Hockey League, nearly 5,000 ticket packages have already been reserved for the May 16-26 event.

“Hockey fans are hungry for their favourite game and anxious to see this championship,” event co-chair Tim Gitzel said Wednesday during a media conference in Saskatoon. “Even with the tremendous support so far, there are still ticket packages available across the price spectrum. That’s great news for members of the public who will be able to secure their seats starting Thursday at 10 a.m.”

Packages for the 8-game MasterCard Memorial Cup range from $95 to $595 (plus applicable fees) and make excellent stocking stuffers for the hockey lover in your life.

In addition to top-notch hockey, the event will feature a number of fan-friendly attractions including:

  • Pre-game food and festivities at FanFest, just a short walk from the arena;
  • Live music and entertainment at FanFest after every game (admission is free with your game ticket);
  • Appearances by prominent Saskatoon alumni, including every member of 1989 Blades team that competed in the Memorial Cup;
  • Family activities with interactive games and displays for young fans.

“This event is unique because there’s only one game per night,” said Gitzel. “You can come straight from work, stop by FanFest for a bite to eat and then head over to the rink with friends for some great hockey.”

Purchase your ticket package online at www.mastercardmemorialcup.ca or by phone at (306) 938-7800 or 1-800-970-SEAT (7328). Event details are available at www.mastercardmemorialcup.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Cory Wolfe,                                                                           
Media Communications Director                                                       
2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup                                                         
306-956-8079 (w)                                                                              
306-370-8793 (c)                                                                               
cory_wolfe@cameco.com                                                                   

Cheri Hamilton,
Event Manager
2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup
306-975-2013 (w)
306-280-8586 (c)
cheri@mmcsaskatoon.com  

About 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup
The MasterCard Memorial Cup is the Canadian Hockey League championship and will feature the top team from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as the host team, Saskatoon Blades. The championship will take place May 16-26, 2013. The 10-day event will include a community-wide celebration showcasing alumni events, concerts and the CHL Awards. The Saskatoon Blades last hosted the MasterCard Memorial Cup in 1989.

2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup Schedule

Thursday, May 16       Arrival of Memorial Cup, Kiwanis Memorial Park     Noon local

Friday, May 17           OHL vs. Saskatoon                                              6 p.m. local

Saturday, May 18       WHL vs. QMJHL                                                  5 p.m. local

Sunday, May 19         Saskatoon vs. QMJHL                                          5 p.m. local

Monday, May 20         WHL vs. OHL                                                      6 p.m. local

Tuesday, May 21        QMJHL vs. OHL                                                   6 p.m. local

Wednesday, May 22   Saskatoon vs. WHL                                             6 p.m. local

Thursday, May 23       Tiebreaker, if necessary                                        6 p.m. local

                                 Alumni golf tournament                                         TBD

Friday, May 24           Semi-final                                                            6 p.m. local

Saturday, May 25       CHL National Awards Showcase                            TBD

Sunday, May 26         Final                                                                    5 p.m. local

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