UML River Hawks

UMass Lowell ice hockey tickets on sale October 1.

Single-game tickets on sale Saturday, October 1; UMass Lowell also announces promotional schedule

LOWELL, MA – The River Hawks are set to take the ice for their first official hockey practice of the 2011-2012 season tomorrow, October 1. Fans can join the team in prepping for the upcoming campaign as single game tickets will go on sale starting Saturday, October 1 at 10:00AM. Season tickets will continue to be on sale through the River Hawks Marketing office and can be purchased by calling 978-934-4988.

Any fans that purchase game tickets on Saturday will be entered to win a night in the Enterprise Bank Corporate Suite on Friday, February 3 as the River Hawks battle Vermont in Hockey East action. The Enterprise Bank Corporate Suite, which can hold up to 30 guests, is located on the 4th floor of the arena overlooking the ice with one of the best views in the house.

Guests of Family Day at the Tsongas Center as part of UMass Lowell’s Fall Festival/Homecoming Weekend can receive a $5 discount coupon by stopping at the Information Table upon arrival. Simply present your coupon at the Box Office to receive this one-time discount.

The River Hawks return nearly 75% of their offense from a freshmen-laden team one year ago. Junior captain Riley Wetmore (Swanton, Vt.) along with seniors David Vallorani (Hamilton, Ont.) and Matt Ferreira (Brampton, Ont.) should lead the way for the young UMass Lowell squad. The season officially begins on October 14 in Mankato, MN though the team won’t take the ice in Lowell until the Home Opener on Friday, October 28 against the defending Hockey East champion Boston College Eagles.

Tickets can be purchased at the Tsongas Center Box Office, which will be open on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Fans can also purchase tickets online at TsongasCenter.com or by calling 866-722-8780. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM during the week.

October 18: Nashua Night vs. Connecticut

• Played at Conway Arena, Nashua, NH

• All tickets $5 and available through www.nashuapanthers.org

October 28: 90’s Night vs. Boston College

• Intramural Dodgeball Finals during first intermission

• Schedule Poster Giveaway

• Sponsored by Fred C. Church

November 5: Tribute to Nurses vs. Boston University

• Discount tickets for ALL nurses

Bring Diversity to Nursing mobile unit display and blood pressure screenings provided by UMass Lowell Nursing

• Special pre-game performance by the College Fund Band

November 19: vs. Massachusetts

November 25: Kids’ Day vs. Alabama Huntsville

• Post-Game Skate with the River Hawks

December 2: American Heroes Night vs. New Hampshire
• Sponsored by the U.S. Army

December 9: Replica Jersey Giveaway vs. Boston College

Nintendo Wii Raffle with Sports Resort Game Package

• Sponsored by SBLI

January 5: Battle of the Bands vs. Russian Red Stars

• Local high school pep bands take over the Tsongas Center for a night

January 20: Pucks and Paws Night vs. Northeastern
• Adoptable dogs in the main lobby from the Lowell Humane Society

• Ceremonial puck drop with the Lowell Police Department K9 Unit

• Special Appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog, Martha and Biscuit

January 28: Skating Strides against Breast Cancer vs. Massachusetts

February 3: vs. Vermont

February 4: vs. Vermont

• Special Appearance by the Cat in the Hat

February 10: University Night vs. Merrimack

• University Cup Sled Race

February 11: Country Fest vs. Maine

• Special Performance by Nashville recording artist and Chelmsford’s own Jilly Martin

February 17: Bingo Night vs. Boston University

• River Hawk Bingo Card Giveaway

February 25: Star Wars Night vs. Merrimack

• Special Appearance by the 501st New England Garrison

February 3: Fan’s Choice Night vs. Providence

• Fans choose the promotional elements throughout the night

• Special Appearance by the Curious George