This year’s battle for the CNC Cup will be hotter than ever as the two BCHL teams have added fuel to the fire by giving CNC students and staff more reason than ever to go to games.
The Prince George Spruce Kings, Quesnel Millionaires and CNC have created a partnership that will give CNC students and staff discounted rates to games in both cities. The Spruce Kings will give CNC students and staff 50% off admission, or only $5, when they show their college ID for any game when purchasing tickets at the Coliseum in Prince George.
The Millionaires will give CNC students and staff 25% off admission for games against Prince George. “It’s great to beef up the battle for the CNC Cup this year and we hope CNC students will come out and cheer on their classmates,” said Jim Young, Spruce Kings marketing manager. “Every year we have about eight players who attend classes at CNC and I know they would love their fellow students to come out and cheer them on with signs and stuff.”
The Spruce Kings are also giving away 200 free tickets to CNC students and staff to attend games at the Coliseum in Prince George. “We’re excited to give our students free tickets to see this fast paced, action-packed hockey,” said Randall Heidt, CNC’s communications manager. “BCHL hockey is a great value at the regular price, but with free tickets and discounted rates you’d be crazy not to take in a game this year.”
The 10-game battle for the CNC Cup currently sits at two games each. Both teams will also be giving out prizes donated by CNC at the games.
“We’d love to see large groups of CNC students cheering for their cities and favourite players as we battle for the CNC Cup,” said Kit Collins, vice-president of marketing for the Quesnel Millionaires. “It’s a very affordable evening out with friends, so bring your college buddies and have a great time.”
Upcoming CNC Cup games in Quesnel are Nov. 13, Nov. 17 and Jan. 15. The Spruce Kings will host the Millionaires on Nov. 21, Dec. 15. and Jan. 16.
The CNC Cup will be handed out on Jan. 16 in Prince George, which is the last game of the regular season between the two teams. It will be awarded based on the team with the most wins in the CNC Cup. The Spruce Kings have won the CNC Cup six times in the championships’ eight-year history.