The Bridgeport Sound Tigers will host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for Military Appreciation Night on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m.
The team is proud to announce Linda Cunha, Patrick Clancy, Sean Pesce, Paul Hannaway, Richard Iannucci and Paul Errico as the winners of the “Sound Tigers Military Top Line,” a group of six Connecticut military members that will be honored with a special trading card set sponsored by DOT Generation.
The Connecticut heroes will also be signing autographs during the game and performing the ceremonial puck drop.
All active duty and retired military personnel will receive free admission to the game by showing their military ID at the Webster Bank Arena Click it or Ticket Box Office.
The Sound Tigers will wear blue camouflage jerseys for the game that will be auctioned off through the end of the second period.
Proceeds from the jerseys benefit the Better Business Bureau’s Military Line Student Ethics Scholarship.
The Sound Tigers will also be hosting a Military Hockey Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16, with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Merchant Marines and Norwich University all participating.
The championship game will be played immediately following the Sound Tigers game on Sunday.
Sound Tigers season ticket holders who are veterans will present the flag on the ice prior to the game.
There will also be a Toiletry Drive for the Troops at the game, when items can be dropped off at the Fan Experience Table outside of Section 118.
A Veteran’s Expo will take place on the Jan. 17, presented by International Union of Painters & Allied Trades.
Fans will get free admission to the Expo with a ticket to the Sound Tigers game.
The expo will feature businesses and organizations looking to hire and support veterans.