By John Hahn
The Red Wings will welcome back their fans the weekend of September 6-7 with two fun-filled days that celebrate the Wings’ 2008 Stanley Cup championship and drop the puck on Detroit’s defense of the Cup in 2008-09.
The party begins with a private “Puck Drop Party” on Sept. 6 exclusively for Red Wings' season-ticket holders. The Stanley Cup will be on display along with a brand new Hockey Hall of Fame memorabilia exhibit. Season-ticket holders can meet Red Wings alumni, play interactive hockey games, become a Red Wings TV announcer by calling the final moments of Game 6 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and listen to players and coaches recap the 2008 championship run.
On Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all fans are welcome to attend the Red Wings FanFest at Joe Louis Arena. Fans can ask questions of Red Wings Vice President Steve Yzerman, Wings players and alumni, take the mic as the Red Wings play-by-play announcer, play inflatable and interactive hockey games and take a behind-the-scenes tour of Joe Louis Arena. In addition to many more exciting activities for kids and adults, fans can win several great prizes including Red Wings autographed jerseys and merchandise.
Tickets for Sunday’s FanFest are only $5 and available at the Joe Louis Arena box office, all TicketMaster locations, including Hockeytown Café, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, or charge by phone at 248-645-6666. Fans also can purchase tickets by clicking here. For more information, call the Red Wings at 313-396-7575.
FANFEST Event Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 6 (season ticket holders ONLY)
10-10:30 a.m. – Recap the Cup with Steve Yzerman, Jim Nill and coach Mike Babcock
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Fan Feud
12:15 - 12:45 p.m. – Fan Forum moderated by Ken Daniels
3-3:30 p.m. – Recap the Cup with Steve Yzerman and Jim Nill
4-5 p.m. – Wing It Trivia
5:15 - 5:45 p.m. – Fan Forum with Tomas Holmstrom
Alumni Autograph Session
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. –- Dino Ciccarelli and Ted Lindsay
11:30 - 3:30 p.m. –- Joe Kocur and Bob Probert
3-5 p.m. – Nick Libett and Johnny Wilson
Sunday, Sept. 7
10-10:45 a.m. – Recap the Cup with Steve Yzerman and Jim Nill
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. – Wing It Trivia
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. – Living Legends with Steve Yzerman and Alex Delvecchio
1-2 p.m. – Fan Feud
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. – Fan Forum with Kris Draper
Alumni Autograph Session
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. –- Dennis Hextall, Lee Norwood, Mike Krushelnyski and Budd Lynch
2-4 p.m. –- Brent Fedyk, John Ogrodnick and Johnny Wilson