Single-game hockey tickets on sale September 22, UMass Lowell also announces promotional schedule

LOWELL, MA (Sept. 21, 2010) – Exactly one month before the River Hawks take the ice against Providence College for their home opener, single game tickets go on sale starting Wednesday, September 22, at 9 AM. Season tickets have been on sale through the River Hawks Marketing office throughout the summer.

“With the new improvements to the Tsongas Center, we’re looking forward to another season of River Hawk hockey,” said Athletic Director Dana Skinner. “Last season we set record highs in both students and overall fan attendance and that’s something we’ll strive to do again.”

The River Hawks are coming off of back-to-back winning seasons, finishing in a tie for third-place with Maine and Boston University last year. The team also returns leading scorer Scott Campbell (Navan, Ont.) and 2009 All-American defenseman Maury Edwards (Rocky Rapids, Alta). UMass Lowell’s season officially begins on October 8 in Orono, ME though the team won’t take the ice in Lowell until the Home Opener on Friday, October 22.

“The home opener will kick off another season of great hockey on the ice and great promotional activity off of the ice,” said Assistant Athletic Director Eric Allen. “While we certainly have our traditional array of activities at each home game, we’ll also have a number of new events thanks to our corporate partners that will keep our fans coming back for more!”

Tickets can be purchased at the Tsongas Center Box Office, which is open Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM. In addition, fans can purchase tickets online at TsongasCenter.com or by calling New Era at 866-722-8780.

October 22: Home Opener vs. Providence – Schedule Poster Giveaway courtesy of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

• Entertainment: It’s Riley Reunion Night as Legends of Lowell Hockey Craig Charron, Bob Kearin and Mike Murray will be honored in a pregame reception and recognized on the new video scoreboard!

October 23: Fall Fest vs. Northeastern – Special Performance by the Yo-Yo Show

• Entertainment: John Higby of the Yo-Yo Show will put on an amazing, free performance in the lobby at 6:15 and again during the first intermission on the ice (and on the new state-of-the-art video board). The first leg of the UMass Lowell Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2010 will be inducted prior to the game.

October 29: WHITE-OUT NIGHT vs. Boston University – White T-Shirt Giveaway courtesy of Moe’s Southwest Grill

• Entertainment: Alley-Oop the Clown will be twisting balloons prior to the game. The River Hawks will also be raising money to support Sharky’s Fight, a foundation created to assist former UMass Lowell star Craig Charron in his battle with stomach cancer.

November 5: Football Night in New England vs. Vermont – Tedy Bruschi Bobblehead Giveaway to benefit Tedy’s Team courtesy of SBLI

• Entertainment: Members of the New England Patriot Cheerleading squad will be on-hand to sign posters and take pictures with fans.

November 6: Military Appreciation Night vs. New Hampshire

• Entertainment: Alley-Oop the Clown will be twisting balloons prior to the game. The second leg of the UMass Lowell Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2010 will be inducted prior to the game.

November 19: “Go Green” Recycling Night vs. Merrimack – Eco-Tote Bag Giveaway

November 26: Harry Potter Night vs. Minnesota State Mankato – Harry Potter Glasses Giveaway

• Lobby Entertainment: The Creature Teachers traveling zoo will be in the lobby with their furry friends!

November 27: Rowdy’s Birthday Party vs. Minnesota State Mankato (4:00PM) – Post-Game Skate with the River Hawks

• Lobby Entertainment: Rowdy’s celebrates his birthday with friends Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog! Also, back by popular demand, the College Fund Band will be playing in the lobby prior to the game.

December 2: Micky Ward Night vs. New Hampshire – Mini Boxing Gloves Giveaway

• Lobby Entertainment: Lowell’s own “Irish Thunder” Micky Ward will be on hand to promote the new movie The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg as Micky!

January 14: Halfway to Summer vs. Massachusetts – Weekend Getaway Prize Pack

• Lobby Entertainment: The Creature Teachers traveling zoo will be in the lobby with their furry friends!

January 25: Global Ticket Night vs. Bentley

January 29: Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer vs. Boston College

• Lobby Entertainment: The College Fund Band will be provide the musical entertainment in the lobby prior to the game. In addition, Alley-Oop the Clown will be twisting balloons.

February 11: Golf Night vs. Northeastern – Golf Giveaway courtesy of Meadow Creek Golf Club

February 18: Baseball Night in New England vs. Maine – Tom Caron Bobblehead Giveaway

• Lobby Entertainment: It’s time for Spinnertainment as the Lowell Spinners take to the ice and invade the Tsongas Center for a night of off-the-wall promotions! The Creature Teachers traveling zoo will also be in the lobby with their furry friends!

February 19: Country Fest vs. Maine

February 26: Star Wars Night vs. Providence – River Hawk Clapper Giveaway

• Lobby Entertainment: Characters from the Star Wars movies will be roaming the Tsongas Center and entertaining fans throughout the night. Plus, the College Fund Band rocks out the lobby one last time before the end of the regular season.