DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Dubuque Fighting Saints will host two exciting home games this weekend at Our House. On Friday night, Alliant Energy sponsors Mommies and Minions Night when the Omaha Lancers come to town. And on Saturday night, A Night With Two By Two features a special jersey auction, and a dynamic atmosphere, as the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders take the short trip eastward.
Kevin, Stuart and Bob, the famous Minions, will be in the building for Mommies and Minions Night, in search of their new boss in Dubuque. Little Minions coming to the game are encouraged to dress the part and take pictures with the trio behind section 110.
A Night With Two By Two features a special silent auction that features five signed jerseys—Johnny Gaudreau-signed Calgary Flames and Dubuque Fighting Saints jerseys, Zemgus Girgensons-signed Buffalo Sabres and Dubuque Fighting Saints jerseys, as well as a Brooks Bertsch signed Fighting Saints jersey. The auction table will be located behind section 110.
For one night only, the 50/50 pot will start at $2,300. 50% of the proceeds will benefit Two By Two Character Development, a proud partner and co-developer of the Live Like A Saint Program. The program travels to local schools and teaches children about seven character words to establish how to live like a Saint.
Saturday’s game against Cedar Rapids will count towards the Dupaco Cowbell Cup standings.
Tickets are available by calling the box office at 563.583.6880, or by going online to DubuqueFightingSaints.com.
About the Dubuque Fighting Saints
The Fighting Saints returned to USHL play in the brand new Mystique Community Ice Center during the 2010-11 Season, winning the Clark Cup in their first year back in the USHL. The Fighting Saints continued their success with a historic season in 201213, finishing with a franchise best 4511‐8 record. The team claimed the Anderson Cup as the USHL’s regular season champions for the first time in 30 years, and also earned the Clark Cup for second time in three seasons. In August 2013, the team took the Bronze Medal while representing the United States at the Junior Club World Cup in Omsk, Russia. The club has produced a number of players that moved on to NCAA Division I hockey and have been drafted by NHL teams, including Zemgus Girgensons and Johnny Gaudreau. The original Fighting Saints competed in the USHL for 21 seasons (1980‐2001). The Club won the Clark Cup as playoff champions on three occasions (1981, 1983, 1985) under head coach Jack Barzee. One of the most well-known alumni of the original Fighting Saints was Gary Suter, a 17‐year NHL veteran, two time Olympian, Stanley Cup winner, and member of the US Hockey Hall of Fame.
About Northern Lights Hockey, LLC
Northern Lights Hockey, LLC is the company that owns and operates the USHL franchise in Dubuque, Iowa. The owners of Northern Lights Hockey, LLC collectively provide an extensive background in both business and hockey, and represent interests on a national and local level. Philip Falcone, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of HC2 Holdings, Inc. and former part owner of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, is the company’s principal owner. The ownership group also includes Peter Chiarelli, Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Mark Falcone, and Brad Kwong, Managing Partner of Northern Lights Hockey, LLC. Philip Falcone, Chiarelli and Kwong all played hockey together at Harvard University in the mid- 1980’s. The group also includes local Iowan partners Mark Falb and David S. Field, M.D. Falb currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Westmark Enterprises, Inc. and Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company. Dr. Field has practiced orthopedic surgery for 30 years and has been the driving force behind hockey in Dubuque. Dr. Field also owned the Dubuque Thunderbirds, the USA Hockey Tier III team that competed in the Central States Hockey League through the 2009-10 Season.