PREVIEW: Storm Host Teddy Bear Toss Tonight!
Tickets for this weekend’s games against Cardiff Devils AND Belfast Giants can be ordered online HERE, by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office. This weekend is your last chance to see Storm in action at home before Christmas, so don’t miss out!
On Tuesday 11th December, Storm visited Motorpoint Arena to face The Nottingham Panthers in the second leg of the Challenge Cup Quarter Finals. It was Storm who would win the game 4-2, with Mike Hammond getting four points with a hat-trick and assist. In a moment of déjà vu, it was top British points scorer in the EIHL, Ciaran Long who got the final goal of the evening.
After taking Panthers to overtime in thrilling EIHL game at home last Saturday with the final result 3-2, the Storm are looking to continue their point streak at home. This weekend sees two home games, with challenges against last season’s league and playoff leaders, Cardiff Devils and current league leaders, Belfast Giants.
CARDIFF DEVILS – 15TH DECEMBER, 19:00 FACE-OFF, PLANET ICE ALTRINCHAM
The Cardiff Devils visit the Storm Shelter for the second time this season this Saturday. Last time the Devils visited, Storm narrowly missed out on the win, taking Devils to overtime and claiming one point at home – the final score 5-4.
The Devils currently sit in third place in the league with 36 points.
The best part about tonight’s game is not only getting to watch some competitive hockey; but knowing that as a spectator you will be helping out a child in need as the club hosts its annual ‘Teddy Bear Toss.’ The bears will be delivered to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity by the players on Wednesday next week following the special event. Read more about this fantastic event and our Sunday charity event HERE.
MATCH NIGHT INFORMATION
- Doors open Saturday 15th from 18:00pm
- Face-off 19:00pm
- Bring a teddy bear for the club’s annual Teddy Bear Toss.
- Please make sure bears are wrapped in cling film or sealed in a bag due to infection control
- Any teddies not wrapped up will be collected by our sponsors, MID Communications, who will find them a home via Mission Christmas
- SOTB is TBA
- Stick Raffle is Mike Hammond
- Ticket information can be found here
- 50/50 & “Chuck A Puck” can be bought from the OSC stall, underneath block 113, and from match night sellers based around the rink
- Having to miss the game in person? The webcast can be bought HERE thanks to Storm TV for £10
- Join in the post game Saturday Skate! Free with own skates or £2.50 for skate hire
- The Station Hotel, Storm’s official pub, will be open to fans for pre-match drinks
- Find the information for the rinks entrance arrangements here
Join us for the next Storm home game tomorrow Sunday 16th December, as The Storm host Hockey Fights Homelessness and team up with housing and homelessness charity – Shelter. Face-off is at 17:30 and spectators are encouraged to bring warm clothes/ hygiene products to help give back to the local community.
The Manchester Storm OSC are hosting the Storm’s Christmas Party, Tuesday 18th December at Cresta Court Hotel, 19:00 – late. Email email@example.com to book, or visit the OSC desk under block 113 on match nights. Check out their social media for other upcoming events!