The Brampton Beast have once again proudly partnered with Kotak Personal Injury Law and Wounded Warriors Canada to commemorate the heroism of active and veteran members of the Canadian military and their families.
Each Beast player will wear a special military-themed jersey during the team's game against the Wheeling Nailers for Military Appreciation Day, a celebration that will conclude with a free post-game skate with all the Brampton Beast players. Please bring your helmets and skates to participate in the skate.
There are plenty of special design features to the jerseys that make it a truly wonderful tribute to generations of courageous Canadians who served and continue to serve their country with distinction:
On one sleeve there is an image of Canadian soldiers from the First World War, and on the other sleeve there is an image of modern day Canadian soldiers, which beautifully demonstrates that that we remember the soliders who have served and the men and women serving our country today. These images on both sleeves are framed within a Canadian maple leaf
This connection between the past and present is also represented by sihoulette images near the bottom of the front and back of the jersey. Gracing the front is an image of a modern solider at a grave site, and on the back is a First World Solider at a tombstone of a fallen comrade. These images represent our Canadian duty to remember and celebrate the contributions of past and present Canadian soldiers.
The Beast logo includes a poppy, and the words‘ Lest We Forget’ appear front and center under the front Beast logo.
The words to the famous poem, "In Flanders Fields" appear within the player number on the back of the jersey.
These special jerseys will be auctioned off during the game with the proceeds going towards Wounded Warriors Canada.
In addition to hundreds of Canadian military members and other special guests attending the game, there will be plenty of cool military veichles at the Powerade Centre for you to check out.
Last year's Military Appreciation Day game featured special guests Don Cherry and Johnny Bower. These two hockey legends started last year's festivities on a great note by participating in the ceremonial puck drop.
Cherry was so impressed with how the Beast commemorated our Canadian troops that he proudly displayed the Beast’s specialty-themed jersey on Hockey Night in Canada.