Date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Author: 
Contributor

On Sunday (December 17), the Peninsula Panthers host the Campbell River Storm on a very important day, PMHA/Fan Appreciation Day. It’s a 2:30 puck drop.

Free Admission to PMHA Players Wearing their Jerseys.

The Panthers will be donning their special third jerseys. PMHA players wearing their PMHA jerseys will be admitted to the game at no charge.

Panthers Jersey Draws

Twenty-two lucky Peninsula Minor Hockey players as well as five fans will be selected in a random draw to be held on the ice after the game and the winners will be gifted a jersey right off the back of a Peninsula Panthers player.

Following the game. The draws for the jerseys will take place. All names drawn must be in attendance to win when the draw is made at the end of the game. The winners will make their way onto the ice where the players’ jerseys will be gifted.

Panthers Autograph Session

During the first intermission, Panthers players will be signing autographs.

In Honour of Derek Turnbull

Prior to the game, a very special ceremony will be held on the ice to celebrate the life of former PMHA and Peninsula Panthers player Derek Turnbull. Derek played all his minor hockey on the Saanich Peninsula and joined the VIJHL club as a wide-eyed 16 year-old defenceman. He played 5 seasons with the Panthers and was a fan favourite each and every year. Derek contracted a rare form of pancreatic cancer and passed away on June 2, 2017. His son Noah is six years old and will be the “Player of the Week” for the game. His wife Melissa and his four-year old daughter Heidi will be part of the ceremony.

This game promises to be one of the high points of the Panthers' season.