Brampton Beast

Brampton Beast

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Beast Get ‘Blessed’, Invite ECHL Teams To Forfeit Games During Upcoming Season

08/23/2016 12:14 PM -


BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the St. John’s IceCaps and Montreal Canadiens, are all but assured a successful 2016-17 ECHL season thanks to a timely ‘blessing’ from one of pop culture’s most visionary figures.


Brandon Christopher McCartney, also known as Lil B, “The BasedGod”, is a multi-talented rapper, record producer, author and motivational speaker based out of Berkeley, California.


Lil B is not only known as a pioneer in hip-hop music, he has proven to possess the enchanted ability to bestow success upon professional sports franchises by offering up his ‘blessing’.


Mr. B’s success rate is uncanny; as he is credited for the success of Canada’s own Toronto Blue Jays ahead of their momentous win over the Texas Rangers in Game Three of the ALDS in October, 2015, among other large scale successes in professional sport.


On Monday, August 22, The BasedGod decided to extend his reach in professional sport to the ECHL for the first time ever, and chose to ‘bless’ the Brampton Beast ahead of their third ECHL season.



The ‘blessing’ may very well mean a Kelly Cup Championship is in the cards for the Beast for the upcoming 2016-17 season.


As Canada’s only ECHL franchise, the Beast have chosen to embody the giving nature that Canadians are known to uphold and have offered to extend an olive branch to their ECHL competitors who now fear playing against the Brampton Beast.


As of today, the Beast are scheduled to appear in 72 ECHL contests, starting with the club’s season opener against the Wheeling Nailers at WesBanco Arena on October 15, 2016.


The Beast would like to offer our ECHL competitors the opportunity to forfeit their scheduled contests against the Beast organization in an effort get a head start on the 2017-18 ECHL season.


To those teams interested in conceding defeat to the Beast this season, the club’s season schedule can be found here


Please submit your admitted defeat via the online form found below.



To fans living in Brampton and surrounding areas, the 2016-17 Brampton Beast season could very well go down as one of the greatest seasons in Canadian sport history. In addition to the ‘blessing’ bestowed upon us from Mr. B, the Beast coaching staff has been pulling long hours to ensure the 2016-17 roster is jam-packed with a variety of talented players who will help fulfill the prophecy and make this season a success.


The 2016-17 Beast roster can be found here.


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The Brampton Beast will be bringing their exciting brand of ECHL hockey back to the Powerade Centre this fall. Don’t miss a minute of the action! 2016-17 Memberships are now available, starting at $34.78 plus HST per month.


For more information or general media inquiries on the Brampton Beast, please contact Chris Ballard, Public Relations Coordinator at (905) 564-1684 or

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