The Charlottetown Islanders today announced that a regular season game against the Moncton Wildcats will be played on a Wednesday morning as part of a special promotion involving participating Prince Edward Island school’s. The School Day Game will be played on Wednesday, December 12th at 10:00 AM and will be a first in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
“We think this game is going to be fantastic for kids, teachers and the players”, said Islanders President of Operations Craig Foster. “It gives us a chance to promote the development of important character traits like perseverance, cooperation and determination that are demonstrated throughout a game. Also, with a full house of young energetic fans it will be a great experience for our players”.
The decision to organize the School Day Game was made after consultations with schools in both the English and French school boards. The specific plans for transportation and school participation are under development. The game will be provided at no direct cost to the students through sponsorship from local businesses and by the donation of tickets from season ticket holders.
“Since the QMJHL schedule needed to be finalized, we had to confirm the date and starting time for the School Day Game before all the logistical details had been finalized,” said Foster. “We’re hoping that a minimum of 3000 students and teachers will be able to attend, some of which would never have the opportunity to come to an Islanders game.”
The School Day Game will be included in Islanders season ticket package, but season ticket holders who wish to donate their tickets to the game can do so at the Islanders Team Shop. Season ticket holders will receive two flex tickets to any other regular season game for each ticket in their package as compensation for missing the School Day Game.