Thursday, October 07, 2010

Fighting Falcons introduce mascot

The Port Huron Fighting Falcons unveiled the team’s mascot “Shootsy” at the first home game in franchise history last Friday.

Throughout opening weekend, Shootsy was a huge hit with fans of all ages at McMorran Arena as large crowds welcomed the Fighting Falcons to town. Shootsy kept fans entertained all weekend, and was especially popular with younger fans.

The mascot was sponsored by Casey’s Pizza and Subs of downtown Port Huron. Casey’s Pizza is owned and operated by Casey Harris, who spent three seasons with the Port Huron Beacons from 2002-2005. His restaurant features a wide array of interesting hockey memorabilia.

“We were thrilled to work with Casey to bring in a mascot for our team,” said Julie Crankshaw, Fighting Falcons director of administration. “Throughout the years fans in Port Huron have always enjoyed interacting with mascots at the games, and even though many teams in this league don’t have one, we thought bringing in a mascot is a great way to keep fans entertained and interacting with the team.”

Shootsy will make his next appearance when the Fighting Falcons take on the Traverse City North Stars this Friday and Saturday at McMorran Arena. Each game will start at 7:11 p.m.

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