Jacks Spread Cheer With Holiday Tour

Dec. 14, 2011



Players celebrate season with Odessa community.


ODESSA, TX– In an event that has become synonymous with the Holiday season in west Texas, the Odessa Jackalopes visited members of the Odessa community on Tuesday, passing out candy canes, tickets and spending time with local residents as part of the team’s annual ‘Jacks Holiday Tour’.

Jackalopes players Tyler Minx, Matt Williams, Mikko Virtanen, Jalen Krogman, Ryan Atkinson and Odessa captain Willie Faust, along with team mascot Slap Jack, climbed aboard the Jacks’ team bus Tuesday and made stops at Sienna Nursing Home, Music City Mall and the Odessa YMCA to help bring a dose of Holiday spirit to Odessa residents.

After a short, one-game road swing, the Jackalopes return home to Ector County Coliseum on Saturday, December 17th for a clash with the NAHL’s top team, South Division rivals the Amarillo Bulls. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a commemorative Jackalopes’ 15th Anniversary poster, sponsored by the flagship radio station for Jackalopes Hockey, KFZX Classic Rock 102.1 FM.

The Odessa Jackalopes celebrate their 15th Anniversary in 2011-12 and drop the puck on their inaugural campaign as a member of the North American Hockey League.  Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-7825 or by visiting the Jacks online at www.jackalopes.org.

Be sure to follow the Jackalopes on Twitter @LetsGoJacks all season long and don’t forget to ‘Like’ the official “Odessa Jackalopes” fan page on Facebook.