|All fans in attendance at Avalanche Alumni games will receive a limited edition replica poster of a Stephen Holland painting of that night's honoree. |
In conjunction with Pepsi Center’s 10-year anniversary, the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club will launch its Alumni Association on Opening Night (Oct. 1) in a pre-game ceremony introducing Joe Sakic as the first of 10 honorees to be named throughout the 2009-10 season.
“We’re a proud organization with a great winning tradition and history,” said Kurt Schwartzkopf, Chief Marketing Officer
. “This year we will celebrate our 10 years at Pepsi Center by announcing the Avalanche Alumni Association.”
In addition to Sakic, nine other members of Colorado’s 1996 or 2001 Stanley Cup championship teams will be honored throughout the season, including Adam Deadmarsh, Alexei Gusarov, Valeri Kamensky, Mike Keane, Uwe Krupp, Claude Lemieux, Curtis Leschyshyn, Shjon Podein and Mike Ricci.
Each Avalanche Alumni game will include a pregame ceremonial puck drop by the honoree and will also feature a presentation of a painting by renowned artist Stephen Holland.
Fans attending an Avalanche Alumni game will receive a free, limited edition replica poster of the Stephen Holland painting presented to the honoree.
Tickets to all 10 Avalanche Alumni Night games will be limited to eight per person, per game and start as low as $27 per seat. All 10 Avalanche Alumni nights are included in the 14-Game Avs Pack. Fans can purchase tickets to Avalanche Alumni games online at TicketHorse.com
, by calling (866) 461-6556, or in person at the Pepsi Center box office.2009-10 AVALANCHE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GAME SCHEDULEDate Opponent Alumni Honoree
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 San Jose Sharks Joe Sakic
Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 Carolina Hurricanes Alexei Gusarov
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 Chicago Blackhawks Shjon Podein
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 Philadelphia Flyers Uwe Krupp
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 Washington Capitals Mike Keane
Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 Dallas Stars Adam Deadmarsh
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 New Jersey Devils Claude Lemieux
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 New York Rangers Curtis Leschyshyn
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 Edmonton Oilers Mike Ricci
Monday, March 1, 2010 Detroit Red Wings Valeri Kamensky