Saturday, December 13, 2014 will mark the inaugural CWHL All-Star Game presented by the Toronto Maple Leafs and held at the Air Canada Centre. The Toronto Leaside Wildcats have been challenged by CWHL Commissioner, Brenda Andress, to see if we can bring the largest group to the game. Notably, we have to bring a bigger group than the Markham-Stouffville Stars, home association of CWHL Chairman of the Board, Brad Morris. I know we can do this. With 1400 girls and women playing in our association plus volunteers and friends and family – we should be able to fill all 19,000 seats at the ACC!
The game is free for all fans (players, coaches, parents, siblings, friends and family!) and as members of the Toronto Leaside Wildcats community, we will have the first opportunity to reserve a dedicated Wildcats section until December 1, 2014. We want the arena to be packed with fans, (mostly Leaside Wildcats), so here’s what has to happen next:
- Communicate this opportunity to your teams – think about skipping practice or maybe even moving a competitive game to make room in your schedule to go. The game is Saturday afternoon so won’t interfere with HL games.
- Each competitive team and each HL convenor should report back to TLGHA president, Jennifer Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) and advise how many seats your group will want held.
- I will send our final association number to the OWHA/CWHL.
- They will get back to us with our section number, gate number and arrival time. This will communicated to all teams through managers and convenors.
Here are some more details on the event.
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Format: Skills Competition followed by two 20 Minute Periods – game will include a full game operations including giveaways and intermission activations
Featured Players: Players will be announced Thursday November 20th, however the game will feature CWHL Professionals, 19 Olympians and National Players
Fan Voting: fans can vote for the two team captains at CWHL.ca as of November 29th.
Attire: Wildcats gear is a must! This game will be televised on Sportsnet, so we want to show the nation our Wildcat Pride!
Any questions on the event, please contact Jennifer Smith (email@example.com)