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Wildcats set for season launch
SWINDON Wildcats will hold their 2013/14 press day and barbecue tomorrow as their opening challenge game draws nearer.
Wildcats welcome Slough to the Link Centre on Wednesday (7.45pm) and fans can meet the players tomorrow afternoon.
The roster will be introduced to the media and sponsors in the morning before going out on the ice for a practice session at 12.15pm.
At 2pm the Wildcats will assemble at the Harvester pub next to the Link Centre where a barbecue will take place.
Wildcats general manager Steve Nell feels it is an opportunity not to be missed.
“The supporters will get to meet the players and have a chat and socialise, which is not something you can do very often in sport,” he said.
“All the players are happy to jump in and talk to everybody and it should be a good day.
“The fans can pick their season tickets up and also tickets will be on sale for the Slough and Telford challenge games.”
Meanwhile, Swindon’s outstanding home fixture against Milton Keynes has been scheduled for Sunday, October 6 (face-off 6pm). The outstanding fixture at Telford has yet to be arranged.
Elsewhere, three players have been added to the 2013/14 Okanagan Hockey Academy roster and one was the son of a Swindon legend.
Twelve-year-old Patrick Larkin, the son of ex-Swindon defenceman Bryan Larkin and an England Under-13s player, has joined alongside Oliver Harris, 14, and Sam Russell, 13.
Academy head coach Peter Russell said: “I am delighted to welcome three young English players to our academy programme for the coming season.
“Last year we had great success with our younger players and it is fantastic to welcome these three young lads into the group.
“The programme is going to be great for them and their personal development.
“We have a great mix of ages this year and that is what makes the experience so special for each individual.”
To find out more about the academy, email Nell on email@example.com or phone 01793 886857.
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