Thursday, October 14, 2010

Saginaw to host Gears throwback night

The Saginaw Spirit will be hosting Saginaw Gears Throwback Night at its Saturday, October 23 home game against the visiting Belleville Bulls.

The Spirit team will hit the ice wearing special commemorative orange and teal Gears jerseys which will be auctioned off post-game for charity. The Spirit will also recognize several Gears alumni and will be raising a tribute banner pre-game.

The Saginaw Gears were the region's premiere hockey team from 1972-1983, a member of the now-defunct International Hockey League and primary tenant of The Dow Event Center (formally known as the Saginaw Civic Center). The team reached the IHL playoffs nine consecutive seasons and the Turner Cup championship five times, winning the Turner Cup in 1977 and 1981.

The Spirit are set to welcome several Gears alumni for the event, including Dennis Desrosiers, Paul Evans, Mel Hewitt, Warren Holmes, Jim Johnston, Gordy Malinowski, Jean-Marie Nicol, D’Arcy Ryan, Ted Tucker and Dave Westner.

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