DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team will celebrate the beginning of the 2012-13 season by welcoming Wildcat hockey fans to the Whittemore Center Arena for a special open house event. Fans are encouraged to come to the Whittemore Center Arena to browse the available season ticket inventory and will have the opportunity to "test" out a seat for the exhibition game that night versus St. Francis Xavier. The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m, one hour prior to doors opening for the season opening exhibition game.
The UNH men's hockey team will make an appearance during the event to sign autographs and welcome fans. They will be joined by Coach Umile and former UNH goaltender, Hobey Baker Award candidate and current NHL player Ty Conklin, as well.
Saturday's game is also UNH Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night and tickets will be available to those showing a valid UNH faculty/staff ID at the Whittemore Center Box Office for only $12 per person, which is equivalent to a half-priced ticket.
Open House Event Schedule:
3:00 p.m. - Doors open/Refreshments will be served in the lobby
3:30 p.m. - Wildcat men's hockey players group I will sign autographs on the concourse
4:00 p.m. - Ty Conklin & Coach Umile will greet fans
4:30 p.m. - Wildcat men's hockey players group II will sign autographs on the concourse
5:00 p.m. - Event will conclude
5:57 p.m. - Doors open for the 'Cat Pack Student Section Members Only
6:00 p.m. - Doors open to general public
7:00 p.m. - UNH vs. St. Francis Xavier
Parking for the event is free of charge in Lot A on the UNH Campus
For more information, please call the Whittemore Center Box Office at (603) 862-4000 ext. 5.