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Beast Set to Host Star Wars Night This Friday

BRAMPTON, ON – The Brampton Beast are set to transport their fans to a long time ago and a galaxy far, far away when they host Star Wars Night at the Powerade Centre on Friday, March 6 beginning at 7:30 PM.

With the 501st Canadian Garrison descending upon Brampton in full costume, the Beast will unveil their one-of-a-kind Lucas Film-approved Star Wars jerseys, becoming the first Canadian professional hockey team to wear the authentic sweaters.

A total of 25 of the game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off and are be sure to be a treasured collectable for diehard fans, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Companies That Care program. Making things even more exciting is the fact that the Beast sweaters will feature nameplates depicting characters from the films chosen by the players themselves instead of their usual names in a Star Wars Name Draft. The full draft list is below:

(Stephon Thorne) – #77 Luke Skywalker

(Cal Wild) – #32 Han Solo

(Mathew Maione) – #6 Princess Leia

(Dustin Ekelman) – #15 Obi-Wan Kenobi

(Jason Pitton) – #17 Darth Vader

(David Ling) – #12 Yoda

(Justin Donati) – #16 Chewbacca

(Grant Rollheiser) – #37 C-3PO

(Trevor Cann) – #34 R2-D2

(Mike MacIsaac) – #14 Emperor Palpatine

(Dalton Thrower) – #4   General Akbar

(Chad Painchaud) – #10 Jar Jar Binks

(Jason Dale) – #21 Stormtropper

(Bobby Hughes) – #27 Bobba Fett

(Tyler Donati) – #19 Greedo

(Tyson Fawcett) – #23 Mace Windu

(Guy Leboeuf) – #5 Count Dooku

(Dean Willmott) – #18 Qui-Gon Jinn

(Antoine Corbin) – #26 Ewok

(Brayden Rose) – #9 Jabba The Hutt

(Matt McCready) – #11 Wedge Antilles

(Riley Austin) – #3 Darth Maul

(Phil Oreskovic) – #8 Wampa

(Jeff Brown) – #28 Tusken Raider

(Brett Lyon) – #22 To Be Revealed on Friday!

Brampton Beasts go Star WarsThe Beast will add an Imperial March twist to the best pre-game laser show in the GTA while minor hockey players will take to the ice before puck-drop for a special lightsaber show. Contests and promotions throughout the concourse promise to allow fans the opportunity to cheer like Wookie’s all night long.

Sunday March 8th will be Women’s Hockey Day where fans have the chance to meet players from the Brampton Thunder after the game in a postgame skate. Monday March 9th is the Beast’s Career Forum where young fans will have the opportunity to talk to industry professionals and learn about careers in professional sports.

For more information on Brampton Beast flex tickets, group tickets, single-game tickets and 2015-16 season tickets, call 905-564-1684 or visit bramptonbeast.com. Listen to all Beast regular season games live on the Beast Radio Network at www.4cornersradio.ca, or watch live at www.echl.tv.

About the ECHL

Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province 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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