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…Fans encouraged to arrive early to enjoy complimentary beverages, a

party on the plaza and special player introductions

(ISN) – Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today 10 things fans can look forward to

at Saturday’s home opener, including their first Labatt’s beer, Pepsi or bottled water on the

house. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, with Rogers Arena opening at 5:30pm for the

7:00pm game versus the Edmonton Oilers.

“Elevating our fans’ experience at Rogers Arena was our biggest focus during the offseason and

we can’t wait to welcome everyone back this week for the start of the regular season,” said

Victor de Bonis, COO, Canucks Sports & Entertainment and Alternate Governor, NHL. “In

addition to the changes to the team’s roster, fans can look forward to new menus, great food

and an enhanced service experience. We’re expanding our concourses in the coming weeks and

fans can expect suite upgrades, additional guest amenities and exciting game entertainment.”


1. The party starts at 5pm: Fans should plan to arrive early and join pre-game festivities

on the North Plaza including food, music and entertainment before the puck drops.

2. Complimentary beverage: All fans will receive their choice of a complimentary

Budweiser or Shock Top beer, Pepsi or bottled water when they arrive. Doors open at


3. Welcome New Faces: After a busy summer highlighted by key trades and offseason

acquisitions, several Canucks players including goaltender Ryan Miller and forwards

Radim Vrbata, Nick Bonino, Derek Dorsett and Linden Vey will don Canucks colours for

the first time in the regular season at Rogers Arena. Saturday also marks Head Coach

Willie Desjardins and his new staff’s first home game behind the bench.

4. New opening video: The Canucks teamed up with local Award Winning GO 2

Productions to create a dynamic West Coast 3D animated ice projection show as part of

the opening. Players will also be introduced individually as part of a special pre-game


5. New DJs and Entertainment: New Canucks DJs Marlon English and Jay Wallace will be

spinning new and familiar tracks all night while new in-game host Hannah Bernard

chats with guests and excites the crowd with interactive games and contests. A

performance by Vancouver-based rock band, Dear Rouge highlights the game

entertainment line-up.

6. Opening night 50/50 draw: Opening night’s 50/50 draw is always exciting and

traditionally has the largest take-home jackpot all season. This season the Canucks for

Kids Fund teams up with Pointstreak 5050 to enhance the game day experience with an

electronic 50/50 raffle system. Pointstreak 5050 enables raffle tickets to be sold by

mobile volunteers throughout Rogers Arena. It also provides updated jackpots with real

time displays on the main scoreboard, LED ribbon and a dedicated app allow fans to

follow along.

7. Great giveaways: Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to win giveaways during

each timeout, including two season tickets for the 2014.15 Canucks season.

8. Jerseys off Our Backs: Each player will give away their game-worn jersey to a lucky

fan at the end of the game.

9. New food and drink options: Fans can enjoy fresh, inspired menus from new Executive

Chef Robert Bartley at Rogers Arena with locally sourced in-season ingredients. Instant

classic and iconic dishes include Steamer’s, named after Canucks legend Stan Smyl, and

Smoke’s Poutinerie. A completely re-imagined beverage experience complements the

menu led by renowned Director of Wine & Beverage, Jay Jones. For more information

on Food & Beverage offerings and locations, please click here.

10. Hammer’s Heroes: In celebration of young, local leaders 18 and under, who are

making a difference in the community, Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis is proud to

introduce the Hammer’s Heroes program. Each home game this season, one local

leader will be given complimentary tickets to the game along with in-game recognition

of his/her contribution to the community. Fans can nominate young, local leaders at


 Packs and individual tickets: Visit our newly launched online tickets site at for information on season memberships, game packs, group

programs, promotions and single game tickets.

 Buy authentic tickets: The Vancouver Canucks encourage fans to purchase tickets only

through authorized sources, such as Ticketmaster ( or 1 855 523 6800)

or NHL Ticket ExchangeTM ( to ensure tickets are

legitimate and valid. Fans buying tickets from other sources risk having invalid,

fraudulent tickets resulting in denied entry. For more information on tickets, visit