Peden RV, Panthers show support for Saanich Peninsula hockey

Sidney’s Peden RV and the Peninsula Panthers hope to attract new fans for the annual appreciation game.

Don McBrien and Tony Hoffmann of Sidney’s Peden RV hold some of the free tickets they will be giving out for the Feb. 13 Peninsula Panthers minor hockey appreciation game. They’re also wearing the special jerseys the team has made up for the occasion.

Sidney’s Peden RV and the Peninsula Panthers hope to attract new fans of local hockey out to Panorama Rec. Centre on Friday, Feb. 13 for the annual appreciation game.

It’s the Panthers’ final league game of the season and billed each year as the Peninsula Minor Hockey Association (PMHA) Appreciation Game. The Junior B club has special jerseys made up — this year in tribute to PMHA products and NHL players Jordie and Jamie Benn — worn by the players during the game. Those jerseys are then given to 23 PMHA players chosen that night.

In addition, ticket holders are automatically entered into a draw for the free use of a Peden RV trailer for a week.

Peden RV and the Panthers are giving out around 100 free tickets — available at Peden RV on Galaren Road. Don McBrien says there’s no catch to it, hockey fans and those who have not yet been to a Panthers’ game, just have to drop in and pick up a ticket — first come, first served. Peden RV has been doing this with the local hockey club for years, McBrien added, and the game itself has been running for around a decade.

Pete Zubersky of the Panthers’ organization said minor hockey kids get into the game free on appreciation night, as the Junior B club recognizes where much of their talent comes from.

Zubersky said it goes hand-in-hand with his philosophy of encouraging growth and development of local hockey.

To win the use of the trailer, McBrien said the holder of the winning ticket must be in the arena when the draw occurs.

The PMHA Appreciation Game is Friday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. and the Panthers will host the Kerry Park Islanders.

Just Posted

False missile alert for Central Saanich councillor

While on vacation in Hawaii, Central Saanich Councillor Alicia Holman was awoken… Continue reading

Central Saanich police chase down speeding biker

A motorcyclist from the Lower Mainland was caught on the Tsawout reserve… Continue reading

Victoria airport nearing billion-dollar mark in economic impact

Airport has nearly doubled its passengers and its impact on the economy since 2005

More buoys allowed for Brentwood Bay

Proposed number rises from 40 to 60

Victoria airport reaches nearly two million passengers in 2017

This year expected to see additional growth

Sidney’s Salish Sea aquarium to close for maintenance

First extended closure for the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea since it opened in 2009

Butchart Gardens is hiring now and paying more

Wages start at $15, job fair Feb. 20

Cash still needed for Stelly’s Cross Path

MLA Olsen wants more specifics first

Injured parachutist wants stolen backpack back

Bag contained important video files of 2017 parachuting incident

Late charge in Portland sees Victoria collect third straight WHL win

Matthew Phillips leads the way with three-point night in 4-2 win, Giants up next

UPDATE: Hold-and-secure lifted after Nanaimo RCMP locate student who threatened self-harm

Eight schools were under hold-and-secure orders after possible threat Thursday, Jan. 18

Suspected Toronto serial killer targeting gay community arrested

A 66-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in disappearance of two Toronto men

Comox cannabis lab takes step forward towards reality

A former Comox Valley resident and current adjunct botany professor at UBC… Continue reading

Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games

Gold medal carpet bowling winners not able to defend their titles in 2018

Most Read