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By WBH, 09/19/17, 3:30PM CDT

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Hockey at Young Arena Includes More than the Game

Racing dogs, Star Wars jerseys, and ghosts from the outfield are among the promotional highlights for the upcoming 2017/18 hockey season revealed by the Waterloo Black Hawks on Tuesday.

The Hawks play the first of 30 regular season home games on Saturday, October 14th, against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.  The final scheduled game will be exactly six months later on April 14th versus the Des Moines Buccaneers.

“Between the start and the end of the schedule, we’ve lined up a lot of fun,” said Waterloo Black Hawks Vice President of Sales and Marketing Joe Greene.  “We have events that will make you proud to live in the Cedar Valley and nights when fans will have the chance to help some great causes, and every night, you’ll be watching some of the best young hockey players in the world.”

The annual Dainty Doggy Dash, presented by Paw Prints Pet Salon and NutriSource Pet Foods, will be Saturday, January 27th.  Small dogs will have the chance to take the ice and race for prizes; their entry fees will benefit the Cedar Bend Humane Society.

For the first time ever, the Hawks will wear a Star Wars-themed jersey on Saturday, January 20th while hosting the Muskegon Lumberjacks.  After the game, the sweaters will be auctioned to benefit Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity.  The Star Wars jerseys are among four one-of-a-kind designs the team will debut this winter.  A new breast cancer awareness design is planned for October, in November the team will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Sullivan Brothers’ ultimate sacrifice during World War II, and John Deere’s 100th year in Waterloo will be celebrated during February.

Special guests from the Field of Dreams will be on hand just in time for the start of baseball season on Saturday, April 7th when Waterloo meets the Sioux Falls Stampede.  Ninety-nine years after the Black Sox World Series, “go the distance” to be with us in Party Town.  A number of other famous characters will join fans for photos and more throughout the winter.

See the grid below for a complete list of appearances, activities, and giveaways.

Single-game tickets for all home games are on sale now.  Season tickets and group reservations are also currently available.  Season tickets may be purchased starting at $29 per month, while group tickets can be ordered from just $8 each.  For more details, call the Black Hawks’ front office at (319) 232-3444.

Game

Opponent

Special Event of Activity

Sat. Oct. 14

Dubuque

Opening Night in Party Town!

Fri. Oct. 27

Fargo

2017/18 Schedule Posters (first 1,000 fans) presented by Karen’s Print Rite + Pink the Rink

Sat. Oct. 28

Madison

2017/18 Magnetic Schedules (first 1,000 fans) presented by 1650 The Fan + Pink the Rink, presented by Breast Care Center & Great Clips + Jersey Auction

Fri. Nov. 17

Dubuque

Youth Jersey Giveaway (first 500 kids) presented by Scheels, KWWL-TV, and 107.3 The Party + Salute to Veterans

Sat. Nov. 18

Green Bay

Five Sullivan Brothers 75th Anniversary jerseys, presented by American Pattern, Jersey Auction

Thu. Nov. 23

Cedar Rapids

Traditional Thanksgiving Game + Teddy Bear Toss

Fri. Dec. 8

Fargo

Minecraft Night

Sat. Dec. 9

Fargo

Dash for Cash

Fri. Dec. 29

Lincoln

Detail About Concession Specials TBA

Sun. Dec. 31

Des Moines

6:05 Game Time – Traditional New Year’s Eve Celebration

Sat. Jan. 6

Central Illinois

Tommy Hawk Birthday Party + Mascot Broomball at Intermission

Sun. Jan 14

Omaha

3:05 Game Time – Alvin and the Chipmunks, presented by U.S. Bank + Free Postgame Skate

Sat. Jan. 20

Muskegon

Star Wars Jerseys, auctioned after the game to benefit Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity + Appearance by Star Wars Characters

Sat. Jan. 27

Cedar Rapids

Dainty Doggy Dash, presented by Paw Prints Pet Salon and NutriSource

Sun. Jan. 28

Sioux Falls

3:05 Game Time – Iowa League of Heroes Night + Free Postgame Skate

Fri. Feb. 2

Tri-City

John Deere Weekend

Sat. Feb. 3

Tri-City

John Deere Weekend + Waterloo Deere 100th anniversary jerseys auctioned after the game

Tue. Feb. 6

Chicago

Detail About Concession Specials TBA

Sat. Feb. 10

Cedar Rapids

Sock Toss Night to benefit the homeless + Salute to the Olympics

Sat. Feb. 24

Lincoln

Ladies Night, presented by Kimball and Beecher + BankIowa Night

Tue. Feb. 27

Sioux City

90s Night

Sat. Mar. 10

Dubuque

Super MAR10 Night, presented by Marco’s Pizza, featuring Mario

Fri. Mar. 16

USNTDP

Detail About Concession Specials TBA

Sat. Mar. 17

USNTDP

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Sat. Mar. 24

Sioux City

UNI Panther Pride Night

Sat. Mar. 31

Dubuque

Golf Ball Drop – TOP SECRET BIG PRIZE

Tue. Apr. 3

Sioux City

Detail About Concession Specials TBA

Fri. Apr. 6

Sioux Falls

Taste of the Cedar Valley Night

Sat. Apr. 7

Sioux Falls

Field of Dreams Night

Sat. Apr. 14

Des Moines

Fan Appreciation Night, 500 lucky fans receive t-shirts, presented by Next Generation Wireless