Several hundred fans got up close and personal with their favourite Portage Terriers on Wednesday nite, with a Pep Rally held for the loyal Terrier fans.
Fans were at the rink early, watching the Terriers practice, preparing for the upcoming Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Estevan. The team then headed to the lobby for a meet and greet where they took pictures and signed autographs.
The fans were also treated to food, compliments of sponsors Champs Corner, CFRY and Pratt’s Wholesale.
Captain Brad Bowles addressed the crowd and thanked all the Portage fans for their season long support. “We’d like to thank our fans and sponsors. The best in the MJ and we couldn’t have done it without you.”
Assistant Captain Brett Orr was asked why these kinds of events are important to the team. “I think it’s important as players to meet our fans off the ice. It’s a great reminder who we’re playing for each night and it’s nice to be able to meet the people that cheer us on. I also feel like it’s a small way we can give back to the community and it’s always a lot of fun.”
The Terriers first game in the Western Canada Cup is Saturday at 2:00pm vs the Melfort Mustangs. You can listen to the game live on CFRY.