TORONTO , Oct. 1 /CNW/ -
WHAT: The Toronto Maple Leafs open their 2009-10 regular season Thursday with a game against Original Six rival, the Montreal Canadiens. Fans are invited to a free pregame tailgate party presented by Ford to help kick off the new season.
Leafs fans are encouraged to head down to Air Canada Centre early to join the festivities which include player and alumni appearances, the Leafs Nation Mobile Fan Zone and a live concert by The Trews. Thursday also marks the beginning of the Leafs 10 Days of Spirit. From October 1 to 10 fans can follow the Leafs Nation Mobile Fan Zone every day, collect Leafs spirit cards and enter them at mapleleafs.com for a chance to win a 2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs prize pack. Fans can visit www.mapleleafs.com for a complete list of stops and more contest details. WHO: Appearances by new Leafs Phil Kessel and Leafs legend Wendel Clark The Trews (approximately 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.) WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2009 4 to 7 p.m. Game time (Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens) - 7 p.m. WHERE: Bremner Boulevard Outside Gate 5 at Air Canada Centre
For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Rajani Kamath, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, (416) 815-5790