09/23/2015 9:58 AM
WAKE THE BEAST
Waking the Beast
The rip of the tape roll. The buzz of a blade being sharpened. The echo of puck slamming into the boards.
It’s getting closer. The Beast has awoken.
The Brampton Beast return to the Powerade Centre on October 23 to take on the Adirondack Thunder for the 2015-16 home opener. Building off their inaugural ECHL season, the team is looking forward to the start of the season and is bringing an exciting and competitive brand of hockey to the league’s best fans.
A busy off season resulted in flurry of activity, highlighted by an agreement with the Montreal Canadiens to serve as their ‘AA’ affiliate, the hiring of new head coach, Colin Chaulk, and a bevy of new player signings. Team captain, Cal Wild says the players are eager to get started.
“The anticipation is building up,” Wild said. “Guys are excited at this time of year. They’re ready for the summer to end and get back into the cold rink and get on the ice.”
Wild has been overseeing informal captain skates for the last couple of weeks and has enjoyed the spirited sessions as the team prepares for training camp.
“It’s just small groups having fun trying to find our hands and get a bit of conditioning,” Wild said.
With the season a month away, the veteran centre expects camp to be competitive.
“The new guys are out to prove something and the old guys want to prove something to just as much. Everyone is ready to take steps forward and turn this into a winning franchise.”
Beast fans, get excited!
Fans should be prepared as well. The team’s management and staff have big plans for the season opener.
Prior to the game there will be a barbeque featuring a drink garden, live music, inflatables and prize giveaways, all the ingredients to feed a hockey-starved fan’s inner Beast. In addition attendees will receive a magnetic schedule provided by Hydro One Brampton.
And that’s just the beginning. Manager of Marketing and Game Operations, Mallory Dayot promises bigger, better and Beastier fun throughout the season. If you think the revelry of Mardi Gras parade is something, you have not been to a Beast game.
“We take pride in providing an entertaining game day experience,” she said.
“Whether it’s a kid that loves hockey or kid that doesn’t even enjoy the sport at all, there’s a fun aspect for everyone. We have a three to four -minute laser show, music for everyone, a guy that shoots hotdogs into the crowd and many in game promotions. Win or lose, you’re going to walk out after three hours with a smile on your face.”
Beast Buzz Already Building
It’s been a long summer for Brampton Beast fans following the team’s final game of the 2014-15 season in April, but a plethora of summer events have only increased the appetite of these ravenous fans.
From the ‘Welcome Wednesday’ player signing announcements to our annual ‘Paint the Lines’ event to the Montreal Canadiens affiliation agreement, interest in the Beast’s second season in the ECHL is only continuing to grow.
Don’t worry, Beast fans. Only one month left to wait.
Single game tickets for the Beast’s home opener on Friday, October 23rd against the Adirondack Thunder are now available, starting at $16.25. Trial Packs for the 2015-16 season are also available starting at $39.99 that include three game tickets. For more information or general media inquiries on the Brampton Beast please contact Chris Ballard, Public Relations Coordinator at (905) 564-1684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.