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Beast to Pay Tribute to Armed Forces

Brampton Beasts honour Armed ForcesBRAMPTON, ON – On Sunday, November 16th the Beast will be honouring past and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces. For every ticket purchased for this game, a portion of the proceeds will go to past and current military members and their families. Canadian military and their families will receive free admission to the game on Sunday and are encouraged to call in at 905-564-1684 to reserve their tickets.

This past Sunday, the Beast hosted their annual Remembrance themed game that involved a remarkable pre-game ceremony commemorating those who served our nation. Beast players wore specialty jerseys that included a collage of the Canadian flag, soldiers, the words ‘Lest We Forget’ and the poem Flanders Field on the sleeve that were then auctioned. Proceeds from the jersey auction will be donated to veterans and their family members to attend the upcoming game this Sunday. The first 1000 fans under the age of 13 in attendance on Sunday will receive free Brampton Beast youth jerseys.

The Brampton Beast will see the Quad City Mallards this upcoming weekend with the first game starting Friday, November 14 at 7:30PM. Former Toronto Maple Leaf and Hockey Hall of Famer, Johnny Bower, will be in attendance as the Beast celebrate his 90th birthday. Fans will have the opportunity to meet him and receive a commemorative plaque of Johnny Bower.

For general or media inquiries please contact Mallory Dayot at mdayot@bramptonbeast.com or 905-564-1684 ext. 214.

About the ECHL

Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 21 teams in 14 states for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 28 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Brampton Beast

The Brampton Beast was founded in January 2013. The Brampton Beast finished in sixth place and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in their inaugural year. The team was recognized as the he Community Relations Franchise of the Year in their first year of operation.

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