With rosters a little thin with all of the players currently off at NHL Rookie Camps this past week, OHL clubs took advantage of some free time engaging fans and the surrounding community.
Several OHL clubs held season ticket holder barbecues, fan fest events and some teams even held team-building activities.
It was a quiet weekend on the ice, but OHL teams were still busy. Here’s a quick look at what took place.
Rangers host season ticket holder BBQ, participate in POGO walk for kids:
The Kitchener Rangers held their annual season ticket holder barbecue and even participated in a five kilometre walk/run benefitting the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario.
Otters rally behind neighbouring SeaWolves, help Mighty Otters Sled Hockey Team with equipment:
The Erie Otters have rallied behind their neighbours, the Erie SeaWolves baseball club, donating a team-signed jersey to the Chace Numata Fund auction. Numata, a 27-year-old catcher for the SeaWolves who are the ‘AA’ affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, passed away tragically this past week as the result of a skateboarding accident.
The Otters also assisted the Erie Mighty Otters Sled Hockey Team with equipment fittings this past week.
67’s hold fan fest event, attend REDBLACKS game:
The Ottawa 67’s had fun with fans, kicking-off their season with a giant inflatable slide and team autograph session. The team then attended an Ottawa REDBLACKS CFL football game on Saturday.
Petes help out at Kawartha Food Share:
The Peterborough Petes paid a Monday morning visit to Kawartha Food Share, sorting donations and packing boxes.
Defending champion Storm host season ticket holder barbecue:
The Guelph Storm recently hosted their annual season ticket holder barbecue as players signed autographs and met their loyal supporters. Everyone was in good spirits as the event game after a 5-2 win over the Mississauga Steelheads.
Knights host season ticket holder skate:
The London Knights welcomed season ticket holders young and old to a team skate this past weekend. Players were decked out in their brand new green Knights jerseys that will be on full display in the club’s home opener on Friday September 20th.
Battalion unveil new bus wrap:
The North Bay Battalion will be travelling in style this season. The Troops unveiled a brand new bus wrap featuring prominent graduates in Justin Brazeau, Mike Amadio, Jake Smith, Kyle Wood, Nick Paul and Barclay Goodrow.
Attack visit 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford:
The Owen Sound Attack did some team-building exercises this past week, making a trip to 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford, Ont. The players participated in group activities that enforce the importance of teamwork and dedication.