Flames welcome Pride in Surrey to Sunday’s game

This Sunday, January 26th, Flames will host Belfast Giants at 6pm as part of the Elite Ice Hockey League Pride weekend.  Flames will wear their designated Pride uniforms and will be joined on the night by local Surrey organisation, ‘Pride In Surrey’, who will help get the game started with the ceremonial puck drop that will include one of EIHL’s limited edition Pride pucks that will be used during the match.

“Pride in Surrey’s mission is to Celebrate, Educate & Connect the LGBTQ+ community and allies across Surrey”, said Founder and Co-chair Stephen Ireland.  “Our objective for 2020 is to push forward with our #morePride campaign which will see us create more safe space events and social or support meet ups; educate more people within the community on the challenges the LGBTQ+ community still face and the things they can do to help; and finally connect even more LGBTQ+ people and allies to support and resources available to them to make a positive impact on overall well being and acceptance.”

Ireland added, “Pride in Surrey are a non-profit organisation and can only operate with thanks to the donations we receive, our sponsors and of course the team of volunteers some of which will be present at the amazing evening the Flames have lined up for us.”

“We’re thrilled to see the EIHL behind the LGBTQ community through a network of Pride battles this weekend. Good luck to Surrey’s Guildford Flames!”

The Pride in Surrey group will be in ice box 5 on level 2 during Sunday’s match, and are available for anyone to visit and make enquiries across the evening.  For more information on getting involved with Pride in Surrey visit https://prideinsurrey.org/ 

Photo attached of Flames players Steve Lee (left) and Calle Ackered with Pride in Surrey representatives Stephen Ireland, Cathy Harding and Maz Harding.  No photo credit required (in house)

Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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