BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens are proud to announce details for the club’s upcoming pair of preseason games ahead of the 2017-18 ECHL season.
This season, the Beast will square off against a duo of strong USports opponents, starting with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00PM at Varsity Arena, located at 299 Bloor Street West, Toronto. The Beast play its second preseason game on Saturday, October 7 as they host Wilfrid Laurier University at 3:00PM at the Powerade Centre.
“We’re excited to play for the first time both our exhibition games this season against two iconic universities in the University of Toronto and Wilfred Laurier,” Beast General Manager Cary Kaplan said.
The game against the Toronto Varsity Blues begins at 7:00PM and is open to the public. Tickets will be available for free upon arrival at the Bloor Street games at Varsity Arena. The Beast will also be offering free tickets to the October 7 contest at the Powerade Centre against Laurier.
To commemorate the club’s fifth anniversary season and to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend, free tickets will be available to all fans in attendance during the club’s Fan Fest, taking place at the Powerade Centre on Sunday, October 1st from 2:30PM to 4:30PM.
Beast President and General Manager Cary Kaplan is looking forward to the club’s preseason game against the Laurier Golden Hawks and is excited to be able to provide some high-quality entertainment to Beast fans and supporters in Peel Region during the holiday weekend.
“We are excited to offer an unforgettable night out to our fans ahead of our fifth anniversary season.” Kaplan said.
“It’s exciting to be able to provide the people of Brampton with free tickets to a Beast game for the first time ever. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and to give everyone the chance to get a taste of what Brampton Beast hockey and entertainment is all about.”
Additionally, Kaplan believes the Laurier Golden Hawks will provide a tough test for Brampton and is looking forward to seeing the skill exhibited by both the Beast and the Golden Hawks when the teams drop the puck on October 7.
“We are big believers in university sports in Canada,” Kaplan said.
“We think university hockey is extremely underrated. The quality on the ice is tremendous and we often recommend players go to Canadian university to pursue both their academics and their hockey interests.”
For those individuals who are interested in securing their free tickets to the club’s preseason game on October 7, please check in with a Beast staff member upon arriving at the Powerade Centre for Fan Fest on Sunday, October 1.