The date returns with the introduction of the Hockey Club Lugano on the eve of the tournament on Saturday 27 August. On this special occasion, the number 38 shirt that has been worn by Rafael Sanitz for 21 seasons is also scheduled to be recalled. It can be read in a note from Juventus today.
From 3.30 pm, in the park near Casetta Gialla there will be entertainment for children and families with the participation of Raffaele Sannitz, available for autographs and selfies. Shop’41 nearby will open at the same time.
At 17.00, the team coached by Chris McSorley will descend on the ice at the Corner Arena to face the Austrians from HC Tyroler Wassercraft Innsbruck. Sanitz himself will celebrate the opening game, and is the second player in the number of games he has played in his career for HCL (889 league games) behind Julian Vaucler.
For admission to the game, the club specifies, a 2022/23 season ticket or a single ticket is required which can be obtained for free online at hclugano.info/tickets starting from Friday 19 August at 12.00, or directly at the ticket offices of the Cornèr Arena. At Info Point on Via Chiosso it will also be possible to subscribe to the new season.
The Reseghina gates will open around 6.45pm where everyone will be able to take part in the barbecue prepared by DNA Bianconero & Events.
The official withdrawal ceremony for No. 38 is scheduled for about 8.00 pm, when the eighth jersey in the history of the Lugano Hockey Club after Alfio Molina (No. 1), Sandro Bertagia (No. 2), Pat Schaffhauser (No. 4), Andy Nasser (No. 44), Petteri Nomelin (No. 33), Flavian Kuhn (No. 40) and Steve Hershey (No. 8).
Finally, around 9:00 pm, the members of the first team will be called on stage to gather the applause of the crowd and thus generate full enthusiasm in light of the new season. Newcomers Mikko Koskinen, Oleower Kaski, Kali Anderson, Marcus Granlund, Chris Bennett, Marco Muller, Jeremy Gerber and Stefan Buttery will be introduced to the audience. The party will then continue with music.
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