HANOVER, N.H. - Following the No. 11 Dartmouth men's hockey match-up with Vermont on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Thompson Arena (7 p.m.), fans will have the opportunity to meet five former Big Green players currently under contract with NHL teams.
Lee Stempniak '05 (Calgary Flames), Ben Lovejoy '06 (Pittsburgh Penguins), Tanner Glass '07 (Pittsburgh Penguins), David Jones '08 (Colorado Avalanche) and Nick Johnson '08 (Phoenix Coyotes) will all be on hand for Dartmouth's game with the Catamounts and will be signing autographs immediately following its conclusion.
Fans attending the autograph session on the concourse will receive a FREE official Dartmouth Hockey Alumni poster to be signed by the five former players presented by White River Toyota.
During the night's first intermission, the current big leaguers will also be honored in an on-ice ceremony that will be the largest collection of current NHL players in the program's history.
In addition to the poster and autograph session, the first
200 fans through the doors Wednesday night will receive FREE Dartmouth Hockey
The game will be broadcast live to a national audience on the NBC Sports Network with Mike "Doc" Emrick and Pierre McGuire on the call.
Fans are also reminded that the game will also serve as the second collection day for the team's annual CHaD Toy Drive. The Big Green will begin the event on Saturday night against Bentley (7 p.m.) and continue through the tilt with the Catamounts. There will be marked tables on the concourse where fans can drop off new, unwrapped toys for the team to deliver the following week. Donations will be accepted both nights starting at 6 p.m. when the Thompson Arena doors open.
Tickets for Saturday's game with Bentley and Wednesday's contest with Vermont are available by calling the Dartmouth Athletics Ticket Office at 603-646-2466 or by visiting the online box office HERE.
Dartmouth College and DHMC employees are encouraged to take advantage of the Employee Appreciation Day ticket rate of $5.