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A.  Fan Fest and Season Opener - Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kid Zone play area
Giant Tent
Two (2) LIVE BANDS – Post Game
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Refreshment Area and Food Trucks

 B.   Alumni Homecoming Nights

September 29, 2017   1968-69 to 1977-78
October 20, 2017   1978-79 to 1987-88
November 03, 2017   1988 -89 to 1997-98
November 24, 2017   Championship Night  1969-70 and 1985-86
December 08, 2017   1998-99 to 2007-08
January 12, 2018    2008-09 to 2017-18

  C.   League All Star Game  - Saturday, January 06, 2018 hosted by Norwich Merchants

D.   Alumni Games – Saturday, February 17, 2018

Alumni Games
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Nor-Del Arena, Norwich Community Centre

Calling all Merchant Alumni who would like to strap on the blades and don a Merchant’s sweater in a friendly, intra-squad game in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Norwich Merchants.

Our plan is to have 5 games in total, each game made up of alumni from one of the 5 decades of the team.

Minimal Equipment Option:

To make the alumni games as accessible as possible, and a huge success, we are also willing to allow players to play with minimal equipment (skates, gloves and helmet). Please indicate whether you would be interested in this option when you register.  

Also, if you don’t want to play, or do want to play but just can’t for whatever reason or you are an alumni executive or bench staffer you can still be an official alumni team member and get the sweater etc. by paying the $40.00 entry fee. This will also give you the food and beverage coupons.

If you last played in the decade from 68/69 to 77/78 then you would register your intent to play and the organizers will make up 2 teams from those interested and have a very friendly game of hockey.

The other 4 decades of course would be:

• 1978-79 to 1987-88
• 1988-89 to 1997-98
• 1998-99 to 2007-08
• 2008-09 to 2017-18

We have been able to acquire some sponsors to offset the overall cost but there will still be a small charge to each player of $40.00.

Your entry fee gets you:
• a game of hockey
• a retro-look Norwich Merchants’ sweater that you will wear and then keep
• a pub-style meal provided by J.P.’s Barbeque and Catering (a local, award winning food truck and caterer) and
• one complimentary refreshment.

Food and drinks are available for fans, friends and family as well. In the true spirit of Merchant’s hockey, this is as much about the comradery and fun after the games than it is the actual game itself.

If you are interested, please fill out the registration form below and indicate your name, the years you played for the Merchants, your preferred position, sweater number, whether you would like to play with the minimal equipment option, whether you want to be an official team member but not play and of course your contact details (phone, e-mail etc.) and the organizers will be in touch with you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact either Don Hall (519-532-8254 or or Jim Chalkley (519-539-4342 or



E.    Merchants History Book & Commemorative DVD, 50th Gear and Pins

Available for purchase

   F.   Merchants Home Coming Event and Fish Fry – Friday, April 21,  2018

Hosted on the arena floor with giant screen
Silent Auction
Music and Dance
 G.   Legacy project announced

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