The Swindon Ice Hockey fraternity will be hosting a huge game at the Link Centre on Sunday 2 January, 6pm, when Swindon Wildcats celebrate a quarter of a century of the sport in the town.
The game will feature a Swindon Legends team comprising many of the stars who have represented the club and its various incarnations over the last 25 years. Daryl Lipsey, one of the greatest, was the first to sign up. Other names include giant Swedish defenceman Mikael Juhlin and former GB international goalminder Mark Cavallin. Other legends will be announced during December, but fans from all eras can be assured that the biggest names to pull on a Swindon ice hockey shirt will be in attendance both on and off the ice.
The current Wildcats line-up will also be pitched into a head to head skills competition. Following the game the club is organising a party so that fans can meet and greet their heroes.
A massive crowd is expected for the game. Tickets are now on sale from www.swindonwildcats.com, or by calling the Wildcats office on 886857.
Fans can nominate their Swindon all time ice hockey legend by mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Player Sponsorship’s for the Legends games are also available which include an exclusive signed replica shirt from their chosen player as well as many other superb benefits. For more information on player sponsorships or advertising opportunities call 07917 117007 or email email@example.com
Imports heading thick and fast to Wildcats 25th Season celebration.
The Swindon Wildcats are pleased to announce another two former Swindon Ice Hockey greats in the form of Mikael Juhlin and Mark Cavallin. The next two imports will line up with a host of other Ice Hockey stars and will feature in the Legends team in the 25 season celebration game at the Link Centre on the 2 January 2011.
Mikael Juhlin who is a fan-favourite defenceman will be making the short hop over from his home in Sweden.
The 6’2" thirty year-old Swede made a big impact upon joining the second era Wildcats in 2005 with his impeccable style of defensive play.
A cool customer under pressure, Juhlin was a key contributor to the Wildcats team posting over two points per game in his two seasons with the club before returning to his native land and a new challenge away from professional ice hockey.
Making a welcome return to the Link Centre for the Wildcats Legends side is 39 year-old netminding ace, Mark Cavallin.
Cavallin, a former GB international, was instrumental in the 96/97 Ice Lords all-conquering season, back-stopping the Swindon side with a
.903 saves average over the season.
Having ruled the league with Swindon, Cavallin went on to feature for both the London Knights and Belfast Giants in the Superleague before heading to the mainland to play in one of the top German leagues.
Ticket sales are starting to gather significant pace so it is advisable to purchase them soon from the Link Centre reception, on www.swindonwildcats.com or by calling the Box Office on 01793 886857
Player Sponsorships for the Legends are also available for the game with a great package which entitles the sponsor to an exclusive signed replica shirt from their chosen player as well as many other superb benefits. For more information on player sponsorships or advertising opportunities call 07917 117007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org