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Fan Appreciation Night is Friday

by Alex DiFilippo / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings will thank the fans of Hockeytown by hosting its annual ‘Fan Appreciation Night’ on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. when the Red Wings take on the Carolina Hurricanes in the final regular season home game of the 2013-14 campaign.

Fans in attendance at Joe Louis Arena for Friday’s game, along with those tuning in to the exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports Detroit and following the Red Wings social media channels (Facebook, Twitter), will be eligible to win hundreds of exciting giveaways, prizes and unique Red Wings experiences. In addition, fans who subscribe to the team’s text alerts (Text “WINGS” to 21732*) are also eligible to win prizes.

Along with giveaways throughout the night, 23 lucky fans will be selected to take part in a post-game ceremony on the ice to receive a game-used stick directly from a Red Wings player. Each player will sign the stick and pose for a photo with the fan. The Red Wings will also host “Suite Life” upgrades, moving 10 fans and their guests to a suite on the Rehmann Suite Level to enjoy the game.

Fans will have an opportunity to win great prizes for the upcoming 2014-15 season, including two 10-game plans, a preseason suite night, penalty box visits, Zamboni rides and a tour of the FOX Sports Detroit Call Sam Studio and broadcast truck. Additional prizes awarded during Friday’s game include a 60-inch television, an Xbox 360 gaming system, $100 merchandise gift certificates, complete 2013-14 bobblehead sets and autographed copies of the limited-edition book “Five: A Salute to Nicklas Lidstrom.”

Several lucky seat and row giveaways will be announced throughout the night, featuring prizes from Red Wings corporate partners such as: gift cards to Antonio’s Cucina, Buffalo Wild Wings, Hard Rock Café, Meijer and Tim Hortons; Olympia Entertainment concert and show tickets; Little Caesars Pizza Kits; Pandora Jewelry hockey charms; an autographed set of Henrik Zetterberg gloves courtesy of Warrior Hockey; movie passes for Uptown Entertainment theatres; overnight stays at MotorCity Casino Hotel and more.

All fans in attendance will receive a sample bag of Jack Links Beef Jerky upon entering Joe Louis Arena and one lucky fan will be selected to win beef jerky for a year. Friday’s game also falls on the final Fathead Friday of the season. The first 10,000 fans to Joe Louis Arena will receive a Fathead of forward Johan Franzen, courtesy of Quicken Loans and Fathead.

A complete list of prizes can be found at

A limited number of standing room tickets are available for Friday’s game. Tickets can be purchased at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office (313-471-7575), all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at

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