Seattle Metropolitans Night is December 5 vs. Tri-City
KENT, November 3, 2015 — The Seattle Thunderbirds, the Hockey Hall of Fame and www.seattle-metropolitans.com will celebrate 100 years of hockey in Seattle on Saturday, December 5, at Seattle Metropolitans Night when they take on the Tri-City Americans at ShoWare Center.
The T-Birds will wear special Seattle Metropolitans jerseys in the game against the Americans. Fans will be able to own the jerseys the T-Birds wear as they will be auctioned off during the game.
The Hockey Hall of Fame is providing Seattle Metropolitans artifacts that will be on display at the ShoWare Center during the course of the game. These artifacts include a Metropolitans jersey, skates and photos.
The Stanley Cup will be at Seattle Metropolitans Night. The Stanley Cup will be set up near the Heritage Club entrance at ShoWare Center for fans to get their picture taken with the Stanley Cup. T-Birds season tickets holders ONLY will be able to enter ShoWare Center at 5pm, a hour before normal doors open, to start lining up to take pictures with the Stanley Cup. Season ticket holders must possess a season ticket to enter prior to normal doors. Season ticket holders will NOT be allowed to bring friends or family with non-season tickets into ShoWare Center early. Non season ticket holders will enter ShoWare Center at normal doors opening, which is 6pm.
There will be a T-Birds or ShoWare Center staff member to help faciliate the taking of pictures with the Cup. We ask that all fans help make the photo process as orderly and efficient as possible for all involved. We want to make sure all those that want a picture with the Cup are able to get a picture taken.
The Hockey Store at ShoWare Center will have special Seattle Metropolitans merchandise for sale at the game. This merchandise includes t-shirts, hats, and hooded sweatshirts.
Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray has signed a City of Seattle Proclamation declaring December 7, 2015, to be Seattle Metropolitans Day. View the City of Seattle Proclamation (PDF)
The Seattle Metropolitans were the first hockey team in Seattle. The Metropolitans beat the Victoria Aristocrats 3-2 on December 7, 1915, which was their first game of their first season.
The Metropolitans went on to win the Stanley Cup in 1917. The 1917 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Seattle Metropolitans and the National Hockey Association (NHA) and Stanley Cup defending champion Montreal Canadiens. Seattle defeated Montreal three games to one in a best-of-five game series to become the first United States-based team to win the Stanley Cup.
If fans have a unique hockey artifact or piece of hockey memorabilia they would like to donate to the Hockey Hall of Fame they can do so at Seattle Metropolitans Night. Izak Westgate from the Hockey Hall of Fame will be on-hand at the game to collect donated items.
There are additional dates the Stanley Cup and the Metropolitans artifacts can be seen in Seattle. On Friday, December 4, the Angry Beaver bar in the Greenwood area of Seattle will be displaying the Seattle Metropolitans artifacts, but not the Stanley Cup. Hockey fans can head to the Angry Beaver in the evening to see these items. On Sunday, December 6, the Stanley Cup and Seattle Metropolitans artifacts will be at Sno-King Ice Arena Renton from 10am to noon. There is no charge for fans to stop by Sno-King Ice Arena Renton to see the items. The Stanley Cup and Seattle Metropolitans artifacts will then travel to Seattle Children’s Hospital and join team mascot Cool Bird from 2-4pm.
The game against the Americans starts at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center. Fans can purchase tickets for Seattle Metropolitan Night online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday game days at 10 am and Sunday game days at noon.
T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.