We wanted to give you a little information early in the week to get you excited for the Expo this weekend. Don’t forget, you have until Thursday morning to order your pre-sale tickets at a discounted rate.
Here is a quick peak at some things you will see at the expo:
Ted Tucker. A member of the 1973-74 California Golden Seals
Brian Kinsella. Kinsey played parts of two seasons for the Washington Capitals
Brian Patafie. Director of Hockey Adminstration/Injury Management for the ECHL’s Evansville IceMen
Toledo Walleye Director of Hockey Operations Nick Vitucci
Raffle Prizes (Not all are listed, this is just a taste)
2010-11 Ian White San Jose Sharks White Jersey
2010-11 Andrew Ebbett Phoenix Coyotes White Jersey
Game Used Stick
Also, we are planning on livestreaming the event for those who could not attend!
– Ted Tucker. A member of the 1973-74 California Golden Seals, Ted had a goals against average of 3.39 that season. Tuck won a Memorial Cup title with the Montreal Jr. Canadiens, International League titles in Saginaw and Toledo and an Eastern League crown with Clinton. He’ll talk about life in the NHL with frugal owner Charles O. Finley and the brawling days of the EHL and IHL.
-Brian Kinsella. Kinsey played parts of two seasons for the Washington Capitals – their second and third years – and was a member of two Turner Cup championship teams in Toledo and one in Dayton. He’ll talk about what it was like playing for an expansion team in the NHL and life in the minors.
-Brian Patafie. Director of Hockey Adminstration/Injury Management for the ECHL’s Evansville IceMen, Pataf is perhaps best known for replacing “Bearcat” Murray with the Calgary Flames and for his 2008 book, Ice It Down, a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at pro hockey. Here’s the kind of stories that attendees can look forward to from Pataf:
Calgary Flames assistant coach Guy Lapointe, the ruler-for-life in hockey’s Kingdom of Prankdom, was sitting in the sauna when he got wind of Flames trainer Brian Patafie coming his way with a bucket of ice water.
So Lapointe beat Patafie to the punch, turning a hose from head to toe on his approaching fellow joker. Only then did he realize that Patafie’s pail was empty – and that the trainer was wearing Lapointe’s expensive new suit.
—Dave Stubbs, Montreal Gazette, 2010
We’ll also be joined by Toledo Walleye Director of Hockey Operations Nick Vitucci – who is a major memorabilia collector – and another guest or two soon to be announced.