Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks will induct Mattias Ohlund into the Ring of Honour prior to their game on Friday, December 16th vs Tampa Bay.
Here are 7 things you should know about the evening:
1) GET TO YOUR SEATS EARLY
Fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by 6:45pm to enjoy the pre-game
ceremonies which includes Ohlund’s induction into the Ring of Honour as well as a very special ceremonial faceoff. Please take into consideration weather, traffic and security when making travel plans.
2) FAN TAKEAWAYS
Each fan in attendance will receive a Mattias Ohlund Ring of Honour pin at the doors and an Ohlund themed magazine on their seats to help commemorate the evening.
3) RETAIL THERAPY
During warm-up the Canucks will don Team Classic 2004 Navy Orca Ohlund jerseys, which will be autographed, by both a Canuck on the current roster and Ohlund, and will be available in the team store for purchase in-game. Navy Ohlund N&N tees, Ring of Honour game pucks, Navy 2004 Orca Ohlund jerseys (with a specialized Ring of Honour patch), Ring of Honour Ohlund pins and a limited number of “West Coast Express” t-shirts and hats will also be available.
4) LOCAL FARE
For individuals aged 19+ with two pieces of id, Stanley Park brewing has crafted a session lager in honour of the Swedish defenceman, named Ohlund Öl. It will be made available for a very limited time at select locations around the arena in addition to the new Stanley Park craft beer kiosk located at section 110. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of Ohlund Öl will benefit the Canucks for Kids Fund.
5) MATTIAS MEMORIES
The Canucks Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page are running 16 days of Mattias, sharing some of the highlights throughout Ohlund’s career leading up to the big night.
Mattias Ohlund was known for mentoring a number of players, including the Sedins and Alex Edler.
To celebrate this trait, fans are encouraged to take to social and explain the difference a mentor has made in their life and why they’re worthy of a special night out with the hashtag #MyMattias. A pair of tickets will be awarded to four winners, so their mentor can accompany them to the game.
Contest closes December 14th
7) TAKE A STROLL
Either pre-game or during an intermission, fans are encouraged to visit section 122 to check out the Forever a Canuck display, featuring Mattias Ohlund.