Follow the countdown to the first 2016/17 home game at Young Arena at waterlooblackhawks.com (just over 60 days away at this moment). Meanwhile, stay up-to-date with the latest on what’s happening in Party Town.
• Full Details – The complete United States Hockey League schedule is now available. The first of the Black Hawks’ 30 home games will be played on Saturday, October 8th against the Lincoln Stars. Waterloo’s schedule includes traditional home games on Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, plus 26 matchups scheduled for either Friday or Saturday nights. View the complete schedule online at waterlooblackhawks.com.
• “Check” Republic – The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup Tournament is underway in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Black Hawks defenseman Mikey Anderson is a member of the United States team, while forward Shane Bowers is skating for Team Canada. Through Tuesday, the U.S. has a pair of wins, while Canada is 1-0-1. Final preliminary stage games will be Wednesday when the Canadians play Sweden and Team USA meets Czech Republic. The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup Tournament is held annually featuring top players under age 18.
• Campers Come to the Cedar Valley – The Black Hawks held the first of two Futures Camps at Young Arena last weekend. More than six dozen young players from across the country made their way to Waterloo for the opportunity to test their skills during the event. An even larger contingent is expected beginning this Thursday for the second camp weekend.
• What’s in a Name? – The #OneThousandHawks campaign is going strong as the regular season approaches. Artwork for the #OneThousandHawks dasherboard is being prepared. All season ticket holders are encouraged to email email@example.com with specifics for how they would like to be recognized
• Join the Club – Kids age 14 and under can sign up for Tommy Hawk’s Kids Club and enjoy fun and exclusive activities. Find out more by clicking here. Don’t forget about $99 season tickets for kids 12 and under!
• Birthday Package – Groups of all kinds can make their plans to attend Black Hawks games in Party Town during the 2016/17 season. Of course, what better place than Party Town to hold a birthday party? Birthday packages are available for groups of ten or more. Find out more here.