HARTFORD, December 5, 2012:  AEG Management CT announced today that the Connecticut Whale’s December 22 home game at the XL Center vs. the Providence Bruins will be designated “Military Appreciation Night”.

CT WhaleThere will be an auction held during the second intermission of the Military Appreciation Night game of a full set of Whale game-worn jerseys, with all auction proceeds going to the VFW of Connecticut.  Winning jersey bidders will have the opportunity to go on to the ice after the game, to be handed the jersey directly by the Whale player whose sweater they purchased.

Military Appreciation Night will also feature the Whale’s annual holiday “Teddy Bear Toss”.  Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped soft toys to the game and, when the Whale scores its first goal of the game, fling them on to the ice to be donated to local children’s charities.  Teddy bears will be for sale in the XL Center atrium, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Also, in a special Military Appreciation Night touch, Tony Harrington, the beloved long-time national anthem voice of Hartford hockey, will return to sing the anthem before the Whale and Bruins face off at 7:00 PM.

Tickets for Military Appreciation Night, and all Whale regular season home games at the XL Center, are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, through TicketMaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ticketmaster.com.

Season tickets for the Whale’s 2012-13 AHL season are also available. For information on season seats, and all of the Whale’s many ticketing options, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 548-2000 to talk with an account executive today.

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