For the first time this season, a hockey game at the Moose Jaw Events Centre is going to be sold out on Saturday.
Just shy of 5,000 people will make their way into the facility for the highly anticipated matchup between the Moose Jaw Warriors and Connor Bedard and the Regina Pats.
This will be the final regular season meeting between these two clubs.
Ryan McIvor, the general manager for the Moose Jaw Events Centre says it will be an exciting and jammed-packed affair on Saturday night.
“We’re just excited to have the Regina Pats come and play here to a sold-out crowd within the venue,” says McIvor. “It’s going to be filled to the rafters. We’re excited to see the response from the community of Moose Jaw but also the surrounding communities to come and see this epic battle between these two great hockey organizations.”
Due to the sold-out crowd, McIvor is offering advice when coming to Saturday's game to make their experience better and also easier for the facility’s staff.
“We do ask for people to come early, be prepared, and don’t bring extra bags, as we want to make sure that we can get people in the building as quickly as possible,” adds McIvor.
McIvor adds that most staff have been brought in to accommodate the influx of fans that will be attending the game.
“We’re looking at all measures to bring in additional staff to help with the cleaning of bathrooms and garbage, along with additional food and beverage and security staff. At the end of the day, we want all our fans to come and have a great experience. We’re going to do the very best we can in under the short circumstances for the hockey game.”
The game is expected to have a mix of Warriors and Pats fans that will make the trip to Moose Jaw, making it a better rivalry experience.
Because it is a sold-out affair, there are no tickets available to purchase at the Moose Jaw Events Centre Box Office. This excitement has created a great opportunity for tickets to be scalped. McIvor notes that recently he has seen tickets be scalped for resale.
He reminds fans to use caution when searching for tickets online, as they might not be legitimate and may not grant you access to the game.
Saturday’s game kicks off at the Moose Jaw Events Centre at 7:00 p.m.