(Colorado Springs)---Avalanche Executive Vice President & General Manager Francois Giguere will be one of three celebrity speakers at the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation's first annual Ice Hockey Face-Off Luncheon on Sept. 20 at the Garden Pavilion in Colorado Springs.
The luncheon will give fans a sneak preview of the Colorado College Tigers, Air Force Falcons and the NHL Colorado Avalanche seasons.
Tigers head coach Scott Owens and Falcons head coach Frank Serratore will also speak at the event.
Tickets for the Noon luncheon are priced at $25.00 for Sports Corp, AFA Blue & Silver Club, and CC Tiger Pride Members, $30.00 for non-members. Tables of ten (10) are priced at $250.00 for the above-listed Members and $300.00 for all others.
Reservations can be made in advance by contacting Jessica Klem at The Sports Corp, (719) 634-7333, ext.1009, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is anticipated that no tickets will be available at the door on the day of the luncheon. The recent Sports Corp Football Kickoff Luncheon set a new record with 330 attendees, a full house.
Air Force is coming off an 11-20-1 campaign, but excitement is in the air as the Falcons begin play in the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) with rivals like UConn, Army, RIT and Holy Cross on the slate. AFA plays 17 home games, including visits by Colorado College (Oct.6) and Army (Jan.19-20). Soph Michael Mayra won all-league honors last year, the first freshman at AFA to claim that distinction.
Colorado College finished last season ranked #13 nationally, an NCAA berth, a 24-16-2 overall mark and a record of 15-11-2 in the powerhouse WCHA. The Tigers have lost stars Marty Sertich and Brett Sterling and open with an Oct.1 home exhibition game against the University of Calgary at the World Arena. An Oct.20-21 visit by New Hampshire highlights the non-league schedule. NCAA Frozen Four Champion Wisconsin comes to town on Feb.2-3.