Monday, 15 October 2012

Exciting Events Coming Up!

The month of October is jam packed with events that you are not going to want to miss.  Here is a list of dates that you will want to circle on the calender and join us at the Langley Events Centre.

As most of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to acknowledge such an event the Langley Rivermen Hockey Club and the Langley Event Centre will have a Pink in the Rink night this Friday October 19, 2012 when the 'Men' take on the Prince George Spruce Kings.  The Canadian Cancer Society will be on hand that night with a booth so wear your pink and visit their booth.

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 is another Long & McQuade Live Music Saturday.  This is when local artists play music LIVE before and during the game.  Vernon Vipers pay a visit that night to take on the Rivermen.  What's better than hockey and a concert for your buck?  The talent in Langley is growing more and more each year and this night is sure to please the entire family.

October 27, 2012 marks the 2nd annual Trick or Suites night.  Kids have a chance to come to the game in their Halloween costumes.  During the first and second intermissions, kids will have the opportunity to go up to the suite level at the LEC and go door to door, trick or treating, in a safe and happy environment.  There is also another Long & McQuade Live Music Saturday.  This also marks the second meeting of the season against the cross town rivals the Surrey Eagles.

WOW WHAT A MONTH!!!  Puck drop for all these games is 7:15pm.  You can get your tickets to these exciting events by visiting, at the LEC Box Office in person or calling (604)882-8800.  Tickets are just $25 for a family of 4(2 adult, 2 kids), $10 for Adults and $7 for Students/Seniors.  Kids under 6 are FREE.

As for now your up to date.  See you at the rink.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Kids Run the Show

Tomorrow, Friday October 12, 2012, marks the second annual Kids Run the Show night.  During the game kids will have the opportunity to run the game night events.  As the Langley Rivermen Organization strives on a family friendly atmosphere, they came up with this innovative idea last season and it was a huge hit with fans of all ages.  The kids will have a chance to work as ushers at the LEC, see how video production is done for the games, accompany me throughout the game and see just what kind of antics I will be up to, and the list goes on and on.  If you are a kid and would like to participate in running the show and its ok with your parents, then email Kris Pidgeon @

That night the Rivermen welcome the West Kelowna Warriors to town.  This is the 1 and only visit the Warriors will make to the LEC this regular season so you are not going to want to miss this.  Puck drop is 7:15pm and as always tickets are $25 for a family of 4(2 Adults, 2 Kids), $10 for Adults, $7 for Students/Seniors, and kids 6 and under all always free.  You can get your tickets at the box office the day of the game or beat the rush and order tickets ahead of time by going to or call (604)882-8800.

As for now your up to date.  See you at the rink.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Cranberries and Hockey

First of all I would like to apologize for taking so long since my last blog post but as you can imagine it has been crazy busy around here lately what with hockey season started and all the great community events that I have been attending the last couple of weeks.

This Saturday, October 6, 2012 is the annual Cranberry Festival held on the main drag in Fort Langley.  Cranberry farmers from all over the Lower Mainland will have there cranberries on location for sampling and to purchase plus many vendors from local businesses will be there to showcase their expertise.  There will be live entertainment as well as a kids play area so bring the entire family down for the festivities from 10am - 4pm.

On Saturday night the Rivermen will host the first of a back to back game against the Prince George Spruce Kings.  Make sure to get your tickets and bring the whole family as you will not want to miss this.  The last time these 2 teams played each other was at the BCHL Showcase where the Spruce kings defeated the 'Riv' in OT.  Puck drops at 7:15pm at the LEC.

Sunday will be the back end of this back to back series.  At the conclusion of the game will be the first skate with the Rivermen.  Fans, bring your skates because immediately following the game you can have a chance to meet, get autographs and skate with your favorite hockey players.  I will be out there as well and I always look forward to taking pictures with the fans and having fun.  The skate is included in your admission to the game.  Rentals are provided for an additional fee.  Puck drop on Sunday is 2pm.

Make sure to get your tickets for this exciting weekend of hockey.  Tickets are only $25 for a family pack(2 children, 2 adults), $10 for Adults, $7 for Students and Seniors and kids under 5 are free.  As always you can purchase tickets from,, at the LEC Box Office or call (604)882-8800.

As for now your up to date.  See you at the Rink.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Three Letters. B.B.Q.

On Sunday the Rivermen were in attendance at the annual BBQ on the Bypass in Langley.  BBQ Pitmasters from across North America competed for the coveted prize and bragging writes to be named the best BBQ creators.

There were more than 5000 people that came throughout the day.  Many of which came by to say hi at our booth.  Kids came by and tried to score goals in our net that we had set up and the players handed out free tickets to the fans for our Home Opener.  There was even a special visit to the booth by Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese.  The Mayor wished us good luck this season and to bring home the Fred Page Cup.  It was great seeing everyone come out.

Speaking of the Home Opener, tickets are still available for the game this Saturday September 22, 2012. The Alberni Valley Bulldogs pay a visit to the LEC for a puck drop of 7:15pm.  Tickets are only $10 for Adults, $7 for Students/Seniors, and children under 6 are always FREE.  To get your tickets you can visit, the Langley Event Centre Box Office or call (604)882-8800.

As for now your up to date.  See you at the rink.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Food for Thought

If you were thinking that this Sunday would be a great day to try some BBQ then you have come to the right place.  Sundays September 16, 2012 marks the 7th annual BBQ on the Bypass in Langley.  

People come from all over to try some over 30 BBQ PITMASTERS creations.  Pit masters get judged on their BBQ creations.  The event is held on the Langley Bypass located in the Buns Master Parking lot at 20711 Langley Bypass.  The Rivermen will be there, so come on by for a free ticket to the home opener or tattoo's for the kids or just to say hello.  We would love to see you all down there.  The event is from 10am - 4pm.

On Friday, the Rivermen pay a visit to Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre in Coquitlam to take on the Coquitlam Express.  Langley will be looking to end the hot goal tending of Cole Huggins for the Express as he has been impressive thus far recording 2 shut outs in a row and earning his team 4 points after the Showcase.  The Rivermen are a team to be reckoned with this season as they had 3 out of a possible 4 points themselves last weekend.  Should be a great game so come on out and support your team Langley.  Puck Drop is 7pm.

I couldn't think of a better weekend.  Hockey and BBQ does it get any better?

As for now your up to date.  See you at the rink.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Cars, Food, Fans

It was a great day on Saturday at the Langley Cruise In Car Show in Langley City.  Car enthusiasts of all ages attended one of North Americas largest car shows.  There were more than 600 vehicles that were up for viewing yesterday and also people were able to experience an American institution as In and Out Burger was there to provide great tasting burgers.  It must have been worth the wait as there was a 2 1/2 hour wait to get one of the delicious burgers. 

This was a great opportunity for Rivermen fans to come by our booth and say hi and talk hockey.  I had many photo opportunities with fans as they walked by and today my hand is pretty sore with all the high fives that I received.  Fans received free tickets and lots of tattoo's for the kids.  Special thank you to the Rivermen players for helping hand out all the free tickets and tattoo's.  Another special thank you to Levy's Source for Sports for being very accommodating to the team and myself.

Next up this busy weekend is a tilt with the Prince George Spruce Kings at the BCHL Showcase Sunday.  This game marks the final game of the BCHL Showcase.  If you are looking for something affordable to do today then why not come out to the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack to see your Rivermen in action.  Tickets are only $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and youth and $5.00 for children.  Puck drop is 6pm tonight.  If you can't come out to the game you can catch all the action on PPV at or Listen Live for free as Brandon Astle brings all the action as it happens at the listen live link on

As for now your up to date.  See you at the rink.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Cruise In Saturday

The Langley Cruise in car show is this Saturday in Langley City and the Rivermen will be there to hand out tickets to the Home Opener on September 22, 2012.  We will be located outside of Levy's Source for Sports with our table.  Come on over and say hi and get a autograph and tickets or just to say hi as the new and returning players will be there for the day.

The Langley Cruise in car show is one of the largest car shows in North America.  The show is attended by more than 100,000 people each year from all over North America.  Car enthusiasts can expect more than 500 different vehicles to be on display.  With that kind of variety you are sure to find your dream machine to drool over.  There will also be fun and games for the kids so bring down the whole family.  The weather is calling for sunshine which will make for a great day.

Don't forget fans that today also marks the start of the BCHL Showcase which takes place in Chilliwack at the Prospera Centre.  The event runs the weekend with all 16 BCHL teams playing 2 regular season games and the players have a chance to showcase their talents to many scouts from the NHL, College and University.  The first game of the Showcase starts today at 3:30pm as the Rivermen take on the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.  If you can't make the game then make sure to watch on PPV on or listen live for free on the Langley Rivermen Broadcast Network @ as Brandon Astle brings you all the action.


As for now your up to date.  See you at the rink.