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Spirit announce 2019 Preseason Schedule; participation in Preseason Showcase

Saginaw, Michigan – The Saginaw Spirit, in conjunction with the Ontario Hockey League and the Kitchener Rangers, are pleased to announce their 2019 Exhibition Schedule and that they will participate in the 2019 Preseason Showcase at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium from August 30 – September 1, 2019. Along with the Spirit and Rangers, the Showcase will feature the North Bay Battalion, as well as the Peterborough Petes.

All teams will meet over the course of the weekend, with three games per team for a total of six weekend games.

TICKET INFO:

Tickets to the Preseason Showcase are $10 for a weekend pass which provides entry to all games, or $5 per game. Seating for the games will be general admission.

Tickets are available starting Thursday, August 1 at the Kitchener Rangers business office only (not available online or through Centre in the Square) and are cash only sales. The Kitchener Rangers business office is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Tickets will also be available day of game at the door; cash only sales.

All proceeds will go to support the Children’s Wish Foundation.

For Spirit fans interested in purchasing tickets, they are available via presale starting Thurs. Aug 1st at the Kitchener Rangers business office only (not available online or through Centre in the Square) and are cash only sales. The Kitchener Rangers business office is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm-5pm.

This is the Spirit’s second time participating in the event, going a perfect 3-0 last season against the Rangers, North Bay Battalion, and the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL.

Preseason Showcase Schedule of Games:

Friday, August 30

Saginaw Spirit vs. Peterborough Petes – 2pm

North Bay Battalion vs. Kitchener Rangers – 7pm

Saturday, August 31

Peterborough Petes vs. North Bay Battalion – 2pm

Saginaw Spirit vs. Kitchener Rangers – 7pm

Sunday, September 1

North Bay Battalion vs. Saginaw Spirit – 11am

Peterborough Petes vs. Kitchener Rangers – 2pm

In addition to the three games played in the Preseason Showcase, the Spirit will also participate in a home-and-home series with their Coors Light I-75 Divide Rival Flint Firebirds. Friday, September 13, the Spirit will host the Firebirds at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw, MI and the next night will play Flint at the Iceland Arenas, community rink in Clayton Township. Puck drop on both nights in scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The Spirit have dominated Flint over the past two seasons, winning 16 of their past 17 regular season match-ups.

Tickets for home preseason and 2019-20 regular season games will go on sale Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Saginaw Spirit Store at 5789 State Street. Preseason home game tickets are $7.

About Children’s Wish Foundation:

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only all-Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 25,000 children and their families – that’s three wishes each and every day, all year long!

Children’s Wish has chapter offices and professional staff in every province, and each wish family is assigned a dedicated Wish Coordinator who is able to personally and carefully structure each heartfelt wish experience to meet the particular needs of the child and their family. Travel wishes include all siblings 21 years and under living in the same household, and families travel worry-free thanks to exclusive Blue Cross insurance.

Our newly expanded reach, which includes children diagnosed with a serious neurological or genetic illness, means continued strong wish referral support through our medical community. Wish referrals continue to increase year over year, and we are proud to maintain our ‘no waiting list’ policy, thanks to our generous donors.

Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Help us grant the next single-most heartfelt wish.

To donate: www.childrenswish.ca/donate

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