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Estevan to host WHL preseason game between Regina and Swift Current

Game will be played on Sept. 13 at Affinity Place.
Connor Bedard (16) , pictured here with Team Canada at the recent World Junior Hockey Championships, and the Regina Pats will be in Estevan for a preseason game against the Swift Current Broncos next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Bruins have announced they will host a preseason game between the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats and Swift Current Broncos on Sept. 13. 

“The Estevan Bruins are thrilled to be able to bring WHL hockey to Estevan on September 13," said Estevan Bruins president Josh Biggs. "After seeing the support of our fan base and the appetite for hockey during last year's playoffs and Centennial Cup, we want to continue to bring top quality events to the City of Estevan and Affinity Place.

"This a great opportunity for people in Estevan and surrounding areas to watch projected NHL number 1 draft pick and Pats superstar Connor Bédard in our home rink.

"The Bruins, Broncos and Pats all recognize the importance of growing the game and supporting hockey at the grassroots level, which is why we’re thrilled to offer one free ticket to every child registered in Estevan Minor Hockey for the upcoming season."

In addition, all proceeds from the nightly 50/50 as well as one-third of the gate admission will be going to the Estevan Minor Hockey Association to support youth hockey in Estevan.

The Bruins are grateful to the Pats, Broncos and former Bruins' president Cory Prokop, who got the ball rolling on this idea. 

Tickets for this game will be available online starting on Aug. 24 at 5 p.m.

In addition to Bedard, both teams will have a number of NHL prospects in the game. will have more details as they become availab.e 

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