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Fans and players will be rocking mullet wigs at the Mullets in Movember game. Courtesy photo.




Special Manchester Monarchs games

Mullets in Movember: Saturday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
Education Day: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.
All home games are held at the Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester. Tickets range from $18.25 to $30. 
Visit manchestermonarchs.com. 




Beyond the puck
Upcoming Monarchs games offer fun extras

11/12/15
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



Hockey season is underway, and the Manchester Monarchs’ schedule includes over a dozen themed games with special activities and entertainment for fans who want to have a little extra fun at home games. 

The next themed game is the annual Mullets in Movember, happening Saturday, Nov. 14.
For Mullets in Movember, the Monarchs partner with Norris Cotton Cancer Center to raise funds and awareness for men’s cancers. At this game, the first 4,000 fans through the door will get a free mullet wig, a tradition that originated as a play on “no-shave November.”
“It’s kind of our take on it and just a fun thing to do to, to have the mullet theme coincide with the no-shaving,” Monarchs marketing manager Mackenzie Fraser said. “The fans love getting the mullet wigs, and the players will put them on during warm-ups, so it’s become a fun tradition.”
The game will also feature giveaways, mullet trivia and a “best mullet” countdown of famous people who have had mullets, as well as a showcase of the Monarchs players’ no-shave November facial hair progress. 
A silent auction will have various items up for bid, including signed Monarchs jerseys and memorabilia, restaurant gift certificates and more, and there will be kiosks for fans to purchase tickets for a 50/50 raffle.  
The Monarchs will have another special game, Education Day, on Wednesday, Nov. 18. On this day, students from all over New England will gather to turn the Verizon Wireless Arena into a giant classroom. Classes that attend will receive a 30-page workbook full of hockey-themed questions.
“It [covers] every subject, so for history it will be about the history of hockey and for science it will be about the science behind hockey,” Fraser said. “So, the kids can come and enjoy the game with their class, but it’s an educational experience too, not just a fun field trip.”
The game begins at 10 a.m. to accommodate school kids, but it’s open to everyone. For middle school and high school students, there will be a college/career fair with representatives from local businesses and colleges offering tips and answering questions about how to prepare for college and the career world.
Other upcoming themed games include ’90s Night on Saturday, Nov. 21, Star Wars Night on Saturday, Dec. 5, New Year’s Eve on Thursday, Dec. 31, Pink in the Rink on Saturday, Feb. 6, and several others. Fan Appreciation Night, the final home game of the season, will be on Friday, April 8.
Regular home games have fun for fans too, including intermission games to win prizes, a free photo booth, T-shirt tosses and more.
“It’s just another fun added element to the game experience,” Fraser said. “Not only do you come and see hockey, but you also get to go home with a [giveaway] and enjoy family fun and entertainment.”





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