The Saginaw Spirit announced on Wednesday it will host the Windsor Spitfires for an OHL farewell to the Joe game set for 4 pm on Sunday Dec. 4 at Joe Louis Arena in Downtown Detroit.
When the two teams meet this time in Detroit the game will feature 14 NHL drafted players along with another 12 players who are eligible for the next NHL draft.
“With the rich junior hockey tradition of the Joe Louis Arena, the Ontario Hockey League is looking forward to the upcoming 'OHL's Farewell to the Joe' event,” Commissioner Branch said in an email. “This is a home game for the Saginaw Spirit, but we wish to show the league's support and respect for the historical importance of the facility and the many OHL alumni and champions that have called the JLA their home.”
Spirit President/Associate Governor Craig Goslin hinted the Dec. 4, event will be as much fun for the fans off the ice as it will be to watch on the ice, as the Spirit's game day operations crew will have a lot of special attractions planned for the fans.
“The Saginaw Spirit wishes to thank the Detroit Red Wings and Olympia Entertainment for their great hospitality and support, as we invite you to come be part of a very special game day when we host the Windsor Spitfires on Dec. 4th,” Goslin said. “This event gives OHL fans their chance to say farewell to the Joe Louis Arena. The game on ice will be full of NHL drafted players and off the ice, the game day operations of the Spirit will entertain the fans with mascots, activities, the world famous Zooperstars and much more. The OHL Farewell to the Joe is a 'Can't Miss Event' that will leave you highly entertained.”
General admission tickets are available Friday Nov. 4, in person at the Saginaw Spirit Store at 5789 State St. in Saginaw or at the Saginaw Spirit Merchandise Booth at the Dow Event Center during home games.
Tickets are $22 USD for general admission seating.
Spirit season ticket holders have a coupon in their season ticket book that needs to be turned in to the Spirit to receive their ticket for this game, which was included in their package. If Spirit season ticket holders would like to purchase additional tickets, a discounted rate of $19 is available. Please note the discounted season ticket rate must be done prior to the game through the Saginaw Spirit, as it will not be available the day of the game through the Joe Louis Arena box office.
*If you are interested in booking a group of 25 people or more, contact Allison Vezina at (989) 497-7747 ext. 3911. Group rate tickets are $17 USD each.