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September 24, 2012, Prince George, BC – The Cougars kicked off the 2012-2013 season with two exciting victories in Everett over the past weekend, and would like to invite all hockey fans to celebrate the new season at their home opener Friday, September 28th versus the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Friday’s game will have a ‘Pink Power Play’ theme to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.

The evening kicks off with the Cougars annual Tailgate Party outside CN Centre, which will run from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. There will be live entertainment, with country music artist and Prince George’s own Rick Stavely hitting the stage to entertain fans. Save On Foods will be selling hotdogs with all proceeds going to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Big Brothers Big Sisters will be face painting and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Hubel Homestead, Canadian Blood Services and the Canadian Cancer Society will also have booths set up during the tailgate party. The CKPG Funchaser will also be there handing out prizes.

During the second intermission, $500 cash will be up for grabs during the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Chuck A Puck Challenge. Pucks will be available for purchase in Section V with all proceeds going towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Fans will also have the opportunity to Rattle The Rink courtesy of Save On Foods. Once inside the building, fans can purchase boxes of macaroni and cheese from Save On Foods for only $1 in Sections H and W. Proceeds from the Rattle the Rink promotion will be donated to the Salvation Army. During the game, fans can rattle their boxes to make noise, and at the end of the game the Salvation Army will collect the boxes for their food bank. Four lucky fans will win gift baskets valued at over $100 courtesy of Save on Foods.

We encourage fans to wear pink to the rink to be eligible to win great prizes courtesy of: The Exploration Place, Earls, Hubbell Designer Goldsmiths and Up the Creek. Eurest will also be providing free cookies to all fans wearing pink who spend more than $3 at the concession stands.

Prince George Cougars Season Tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 250-564-5585.