NORWICH JR. "C" MERCHANTS 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
A. Fan Fest and Season Opener -
Kid Zone play area
Two (2) LIVE BANDS – Post Game
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Refreshment Area and Food Trucks
B. Alumni Homecoming Nights
September 29, 2017 1968-
October 20, 2017 1978-
November 03, 2017 1988 -
November 24, 2017 Championship Night 1969-
December 08, 2017 1998-
January 12, 2018 2008-
C. League All Star Game -
D. Alumni Games – Saturday, February 17, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Calling all Merchant Alumni who would like to strap on the blades and don a Merchant’s sweater in a friendly, intra-
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:
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-
• a pub-
• 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-
If you have any questions please feel free to contact either Don Hall (519-
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
Music and Dance
G. Legacy project announced