The Party on the Plaza is back to celebrate the Pensacola Ice Flyers Game 1 of the SPHL Finals. Arrive early for the festivities before the game this Tuesday, April 9th at PensacolaBay Center.
Party begins at 4:30 pm on the front plaza near the box office and will continue until puck drop. There will be inflatables for the kids, contests, food and beverage specials and even an area to make signs for you to cheer on the Flyers during the game.
$2.00 Hot Dogs
$1.00 Ice Cream
$3.00 Tumi Yummy
$4.00 Draft Beer
*No tickets necessary to attend
WHAT :: Pensacola Ice Flyers vs. Huntsville Havoc
WHERE :: Pensacola Bay Center
WHEN :: April 9, 2013 at 7:05pm (Doors at 6:05pm)
PRICES :: $29, $20, $18 and $15
TICKETS :: Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Pensacola Bay Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets
The third-seeded Pensacola Ice Flyers and eighth-seeded Huntsville Havoc will meet in the 2013 President's Cup Championship, which opens Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. in Pensacola.
The Ice Flyers are making their second consecutive appearance in the finals and are looking for their first title after losing to Columbus in the 2012 President's Cup Championship. Pensacola is a perfect 4-0 in the postseason, allowing only six goals in sweeping Knoxville and Mississippi (Surge).
The Havoc defeated the top two seeds (Fayetteville and Louisiana) to reach the finals as they look to capture their second championship, having won the 2010 President's Cup over the Mississippi Surge. Three of Huntsville's five games have gone to overtime, including a record-setting triple overtime contest against Louisiana on Friday.
The teams met four times during the regular season, with Huntsville taking the season series three games to one. Three of the four games were decided by one goal, including a 4-3 overtime win by the Havoc in November.
Following tomorrow's game in Pensacola, the series shifts to Huntsville on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a decisive third game in Pensacola on Sunday at 6:05 p.m., if needed.
For all home playoff games in Pensacola, fans are encouraged to wear white as they "White Out The Hangar." There will also be a Fan Fest pre-game party on the plaza before the opening game on Tuesday, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Pensacola playoff leaders: John Dunbar (2-2-4), Patrick Knowlton (2-1-3, 1 gwg), Brandon Vossberg (1-2-3, 1 gwg), Ron Cramer (1-2-3), Steve Bergin (1-2-3), Ross MacKinnon (4-0, 1.50 gaa, .944 save%)
Huntsville playoff leaders: Justin Cseter (0-9-9), Mike Gurtler (4-2-6, 1 gwg), Nick Lazorko (3-3-6, 2 gwg), Justin Fox (2-4-6), Jesse Kallechy (4-1, 1.96 gaa, .935 save%)