Opening Weekend Street Party

After months of waiting, we’re finally almost there! It’s just about time for #OHLOpeningWeek to kick off in Sault Ste. Marie. As the Greyhounds are set to kick off our commemorative 45th Anniversary season, we are excited to share another great season of hockey with this great city. Our players, staff, and ownership group are very excited to see the Essar Centre packed in a sea of “Red & White” for opening weekend on September 23-24!

We’ve got some exciting events planned this week and tons of giveaways for the best fans in the Ontario Hockey League! Here is what’s going on in Hounds Nation:

Opening Weekend Street Party
Friday September 23 – Queen Street (Elgin to Dennis) – 4 to 7 PM
 To celebrate 45 years of hockey tradition in Sault Ste. Marie, the Greyhounds are excited to have an Opening Weekend Street Party on Friday September 23 from 5-7PM. Come down to Queen street, between Elgin and Dennis, to enjoy live music, food, beverages, and tons of giveaways! Items being given away include Greyhound merchandise, a Tony DeAngelo game used stick, World U17 Hockey Challenge tickets, and a pair of 2016-17 Soo Greyhounds Season Tickets. Entrance into these promotional giveaways is free of charge, with ballots available at numerous Downtown Association businesses next week (Monday September 19 to Thursday September 22). Winners will be selected at the event, so be sure to visit our Downtown Association businesses and fill out your ballots! A complete list of participating businesses will be released on Monday morning (September 19).

In conjunction with the Opening Weekend Street Party, the Downtown Association will be hosting a 3on3 Ball Hockey Tournament on Queen Street (from 4-7PM). The tournament is open to kids between the ages of 6-14, with three divisions to separate the groups. Registration is available, with a $15/team fee required to sign up. For more details or to register, call 705-942-2919!

Come down to Queen Street and enjoy these great festivities before the Greyhounds kick off the 2016-17 OHL season against the Windsor Spitfires! Both Bruce street and Dennis street will remain open, but we encourage fans to arrive early. Tickets are available NOW at the Essar Centre Box Office, online (CLICK HERE), or over the phone (1-866-775-9422).

Friday September 23 vs Windsor Spitfires
7:07PM – Essar Centre  – Tickets Available (CLICK HERE)
The Greyhounds kick off the commemorative 45th Anniversary season next Friday as the Windsor Spitfires travel to Sault Ste. Marie! Come down and enjoy the Opening Weekend Street Party, happening outside the Essar Centre on Queen Street. Then come in and watch as the Hounds battle the 2017 Memorial Cup hosts to kick off the year. After a very competitive season series last year, this is guaranteed to be a great night of season opening hockey!

Saturday September 24 vs Oshawa Generals
7:07PM – Essar Centre – Tickets Available (CLICK HERE)
The Greyhounds conclude #OHLOpeningWeek on Saturday September 24 as we host the Oshawa Generals at the Essar Centre. This will be the Generals only trip to Sault Ste. Marie during the regular season. In two games against the Generals last season, the Greyhounds were able to pick up a pair of wins against the 2015-16 Memorial Cup Champions. The Hounds will be looking to shut down Team Canada hopeful Mitch Vande Sompel and the Oshawa Generals on home ice.

2016-17 Season Ticket Pick-Up
Season ticket books are available for pick-up NOW at the Essar Centre Box Office. Books will be available for pick-up between 10AM-5:30PM Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 10AM-2PM. If your ticket book was not available with the first delivery of season ticket books, you will be contacted once your book has arrived.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Matt Rodell (Manager of Ticket Sales) at 705-574-0090 or via email at

Individual Game Tickets
Available NOW for the 2016-17 season
Individual game tickets for every 2016-17 Soo Greyhounds home game are available NOW! Tickets can be purchased directly at the Essar Centre Box Office on Monday – Friday between 10AM-5:30PM, and Saturday from 10AM-2PM. You may also purchase online (CLICK HERE), or over the phone at 1-866-775-9422. For more information on individual game tickets, visit our website at

Thinking of attending multiple games this season? Voucher packs are back for the 2016-17 season! Enjoy the flexibility of picking the games you’d like to attend for a discounted price. Vouchers are sold in increments of 5 and are available directly in the Soo Greyhounds Offices at the Essar Centre. For more information, contact Matt Rodell (Manager of Ticket Sales) at 705-574-0090 or at

The Hound Pound
New 2016-17 Merchandise Available
The Hound Pound will be opening early on Friday for #OHLOpeningWeek. The store will be opening at 5PM on Friday September 23. Make sure to stop by and check out the new items available for the 2016-17 season!

Thank you for your continued support. We’re looking forward to seeing Hounds Nation out in full force for #OHLOpeningWeek! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Matt Rodell (Manager of Ticket Sales) at 705-574-0090 or at

We’ll see you soon, Hounds fans!

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