Showing posts with label Contest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Contest. Show all posts

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Kids First Game / The Contest Winner

Last night on twitter I gave away two tickets to the Oilers vs Canucks game on October 25th. I did a random draw (pieces of paper in my lucky Oiler hat) and the winner turned out to be a 13 year old boy (I won't say his name cause he's a minor) from Edmonton who has never been to an Oilers game before.

He's pretty excited about the opportunity to be going to a real NHL game. He can't stop thanking me. Hell, I'm excited for him too. I bet he didn't sleep much last night after winning. Haha!

It got me thinking about my first game. I can remember that day like it was yesterday. Well, sort of.

My dad, my uncle Ted, my brother in law Randy and myself all piled into uncle Ted's car and drove to the PNE in Vancouver. I remember being excited the whole ride there. I couldn't believe it really was coming true. I remember seeing all these cool buildings and we even passed the amusement park. All I could think about was the game I was about to watch.

I finally get to see my hero's. Gretzky, Messier, Coffey, Fuhr (although I'm sure Moog started), Kurri, Semenko, the list goes on. It was going to be awesome!

And indeed it was. Uncle Ted had seats at the glass opposite of the players benches and he had seats on the 4th row dead center just to the left of the glass seats. I sat with my dad and we watched the first half the game in row 4 and the last the half (switching seats with uncle Ted and Randy) we sat there to end the game with my face plastered to the glass.

I was mesmerized the entire game. I didn't bitch or complain, I just sat there in awe surrounded by a sea Canuck fans (probably was the beginning of my hate for that club). This was my team. The Oilers are my team. There was no doubting it after that game.

I was a fan before this game, I was hardcore fan for life after it.

I don't recall the year this happened (I think 1986 but I'm not sure) and I don't remember who scored the goals. However, I do remember the Oilers won 7-5 and I'm sure I was one of the only happy people on the way out the doors.

So this brings me back to the winner of last nights contest.

I hope he goes to Rexall and has as good of time as I did, when I was a kid. It changed my life that day when I went for the first time, I hope this does something similar for him too.

Have fun young man, this is your first game.



Monday, May 24, 2010

Stockton Thunder Fan Contest / Enter Now

05/24/2010 4:26 PM - Contest winners get VIP treatment through, all entries eligible for game-worn Thunder jersey from 09-10


STOCKTON, Calif. - The Stockton Thunder, a two-time recipient of the ECHL "Award of Excellence," has launched an online contest titled "How All Out Are You?" through the team's official website,, inviting Thunder fans to get creative and show their Thunder allegiance.
Where were you when Ryan Constant was mobbed by his teammates in triple OT? What does it mean to you?
(photo by George Steckler)

The contest, already underway, awards a handful of prizes to lucky winners with the most unique, remarkable and exhilarating story of the season. Among the giveaways will be a grand prize which features a V.I.P. experience for a night, topped off by luxury suite and pizza party accommodations at Stockton Arena at a Thunder home game in 2010-11.

Every submission is automatically entered to win an authentic, game-worn Thunder player jersey from the 2009-10 season. Fans can enter by accessing the contest link at the home page of, where they will be asked to show their spirit by written submission, video, or photo.

Fans are asked to tag their submissions on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr with the tag, #thunderallout.

Fans may also submit on the Thunder's Facebook page,

Whether it's a story of how you celebrated each Thunder playoff victory, a photo of you and your favorite player, or a video of a road trip you went on to show off your loyalty and passion for Thunder hockey, virtually any creative expression of fandom is welcome to be shared and is eligible for the contest.

The runner-up will receive first prize honors which include six tickets for a Thunder home game in 2010-11 special "on-the-bench" access to view pre-game warm-ups before the game and an invitation to drop the ceremonial puck before the game's opening faceoff.

The second prize winner receives six tickets to a Thunder home game in 2010-11 and a private, "meet-and-greet" with a Thunder player of their choice before the game while the winner of the third prize receives an authentic game-worn jersey from the 09-10 season.Submissions will be shared on the Thunder website and winners will be announced on July 12.

The Thunder recently toppled the 30-win plateau for the third time in five seasons, advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the fourth consecutive season and completed their deepest playoff run in club history - their first trip to the Conference Finals - where they were defeated by the #1 Idaho Steelheads, 4-2 in a best-of-seven series.

The proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, the Thunder was voted "Best Local Sports Team" by readers of the San Joaquin Magazine, led the ECHL in attendance for four consecutive seasons and drew over 200,000 fans for the fifth consecutive season in 2009-10. Season tickets for 2010-11 are on sale now. For more information about tickets, merchandise, or other inquiries contact the Stockton Thunder offices at (209) 373-1500 or visit

*Reprinted by Oilers Jambalaya with permission from Stockton Thunder Professional Hockey Club, ECHL. The Stockton Thunder are a proud 'AA' affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers (NHL)*

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