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Following October Success, Sunday Funday to Return in New Year

The Winnipeg ICE hosted its first Sunday Funday game of the season to much success. 

Photo by Zachary Peters

Following October Success, Sunday Funday to Return in New Year

With the home team providing a 7-2 thrashing of the Saskatoon Blades in a 75-shot affair, fans gathered at the University of Manitoba’s Wayne Fleming Arena Sunday evening were blessed with a real spectacle of a game. Just one day after opening the back-to-back series with the Blades with a 4-1 win, Winnipeg put up another seven goals, en-route to a five-goal victory.

Brad Ginnell had two goals and an assist, Jackson Leppard had a goal and an assist, while Chase Hartje and Reese Harsch each had multi-assist games for the ICE. Winnipeg netminder Jesse Makaj stopped 28 of 30 pucks shot his way, while Saskatoon’s Koen MacInnes only managed 38 stops on 45 ICE shots.

The game was Winnipeg’s first Sunday Funday of the 2019-20 season, an opportunity in which the local community can engage with the Winnipeg ICE in a more personal, hands-on game experience. Sunday Fundays will occur at each and every Sunday home game this season, including:

  • Sunday, October 20 vs. Saskatoon Blades at 7:30 P.M.
  • Sunday, January 5 vs. Prince Albert Raiders at 7:30 P.M.
  • Sunday, January 19 vs. Calgary Hitmen at 7:30 P.M.
  • Sunday, January 26 vs. Moosejaw Warriors at 7:30 P.M.
  • Sunday,  March 8 vs Prince Albert Raiders at 7:30 P.M.

Included in all Sunday Funday contests will be a complimentary photo booth, mascot visits, face painting and giveaways for the sake of enjoyment for all children/families in attendance. Mr Mike’s Steakhouse will also provide free appetizer coupons to those in attendance at Sunday Funday games.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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