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Spend Thanksgiving with the Red Wings

by Lisa Hickok / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT -- Spend the Thanksgiving holiday with the Red Wings this Wednesday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 28 at Joe Louis Arena as the Wings take on the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six match-up Wednesday and battle Central Division rival Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. The puck drops for both games at 7:30 p.m. (FSDetroit, 97.1 The Ticket).

All fans attending Wednesday’s game will receive a 4x6” Red Wings program cover ceramic tile, courtesy of National Coney Island. On Friday, the Wings will offer their own “Black Friday” doorbuster deal with free cotton candy to the first 400 kids. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For those fans who still have shopping to do, the Red Wings will offer all Stanley Cup merchandise at half price Friday, available at merchandise stands throughout the Joe. All fans in attendance on “Black Friday” will also have the chance to win a variety of prizes including a one-year membership to Bally’s Fitness, $500 Carroll Ochs Jewelers gift card, $250 gift certificate to 6 Salon in Royal Oak, 6-month unlimited movie card to Uptown Theaters and a one-night Stay and Ski package to Garland Resort. Additional gift certificates to local shops and restaurants will be given away through lucky seat locations throughout the game.

Fans attending the games on Wednesday and Friday are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Collection (Wednesday) and The Salvation Army (Friday). All toys collected will be distributed to children throughout Metro Detroit this holiday season. All fans who donate will have the opportunity to win autographed Red Wings merchandise.

Season ticket packages, “Steve Yzerman 19-Game Packages”, “Gordie Howe 9-Game Packages” and single-game tickets for the entire 2008-09 season are currently available at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office, all TicketMaster locations, including Hockeytown Café, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, or by phone at 248-645-6666. Fans also can purchase tickets by logging on to

Below is the list of FOX Sports Plus channel numbers for Friday, November 28 (Red Wings vs. Columbus) as designated by the cable/satellite operators:

DirecTV 664
DISH Network 448
CABLE Channel
ACR Auburn Hills 64
Allendale Comm. 56
AT&T U-Verse 738
Bloomingdale 56
Bright House 77
Broadstripe 18,19 or 97
Buckeye Cable 8 or 13
Carr 212
Cebridge Varies
Charter 88
Negaunee 51
Coldwater CATV 95
CTS 46
Comcast 901
D&P Cable 21
E. Rose Properties 3
Parish Comm. 24,26,97 or 98
SW Mich. Comm. 56
Springcom 50
TVC 97
Vogtmann 97
WOW! 14
Wyandotte 17

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