Seeley, Ftorek Join Monarchs For Summer Fan Fest
MANCHESTER, NH Ė Defenseman Richard Seeley and right wing Sam Ftorek will join the Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, for the third annual Summer Fan Fest at the Verizon Wireless Arena from 10 a.m. Ė 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Fans of all ages are invited to join the Monarchs as they celebrate the summer in style!
Seeley, 34, appeared in 249 games with the Monarchs from 2001-04 and returned for the 2005-06 season. The native of Powell River, British Columbia collected 11 goals and 46 assists for 57 points and 394 penalty minutes while playing for the Monarchs. Seeley also served as the teamís Captain for the 2003-04 and 2005-06 seasons. He hung up his skates following the 2010-11 season.
Ftorek, 39, played in 52 games for Manchester during the 2003-04 season and recorded six goals and nine assists for 15 points and 63 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the Monarchs, Ftorek played for the Saint Anselm Hawks in 1997-98. The native of Phoenix, Arizona and son of former NHL coach Robbie Ftorek has played the last four seasons for the ECHLís Kalamazoo Wings and will lace up his skates for them again in October.
It is the halfway point until the Monarchs embark on their 13th season in the American Hockey League. The plaza of the Verizon Wireless Arena will be turned into a carnival-like atmosphere with inflatable bounce houses, a live band, photo opportunities with Max and a blowout sale at the Monarchs Pro Shop featuring equipment, jerseys, T-shirts, hats and much more during the Summer Fan Fest on Saturday!
A portion of Elm Street, from Lake Avenue to Auburn Street, will also be blocked off for Manchesterís largest Street Hockey Tournament, presented by TSR Hockey! Four divisions compiled of eight teams each will play a three-game, round-robin style tournament. The top four teams in each division will then compete in the playoffs for their shot at the championship. Games will be comprised of two, seven minute halves. The entry fee for the Street Hockey Tournament, presented by TSR Hockey, is $75 with proceeds benefiting the Monarchs Care Foundation. Participants in the tournament will also receive a ticket to the Monarchs Opening Night in October. To sign your team up for the Street Hockey Tournament, presented by TSR Hockey, visit http://www.monarchsjungle.com/street-hockey-tournament or contact Matt LaBelle at (603) 626- 7825 ext. 6107.
Seeley and Ftorek will join Monarchs Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough for the Street Hockey Tournament, presented by TSR Hockey! They will also be available to sign autographs for fans at the event.
Fans will have the opportunity to select seats for the 2013-14 season with packages starting at less than $20 per month! The Monarchs regular season schedule will be announced in late August. For ticket information, visit www.manchestermonarchs.com or call (603) 626-7825.