SteelHounds continue five-game homestand



There will be a Guns & amp; Hoses charity game at 1 p.m. Saturday.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown SteelHounds (16-13-7) continue a five-game homestand Friday night when they begin a three-game set against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (15-17-5).
Faceoff Friday and Saturday is 7:05 p.m. and Sunday is a special start time of 4:05 p.m. at the Chevrolet Centre.
Friday's game features SpongeBob SquarePants, who will drop the first puck and participate in all the night's activities.
On Saturday, there will be a hockey doubleheader with the 'Hounds playing in the evening and the first-ever Guns & amp; Hoses charity game at 1 p.m. The game will pit law enforcement officials and firemen from the Valley. A SteelHounds ticket for Saturday night's game includes access for the charity game. Special guests include 'Hounds coach Kevin Kaminski and Dan Rivers of WKBN-AM (570).
The United Way will benefit from the Guns & amp; Hoses game as a portion of the tickets sold through the fire department and law enforcement agencies will be donated to the Mahoning Valley chapter of the United Way.
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Also on Saturday night, it is the return of "Flip Your Lids" as fans are encouraged to bring hats, scarves and mittens to the game and throw them on the ice after the 'Hounds score their first goal. All collected items will be donated to Goodwill of Youngstown.
The finale of the series will be the first Sunday home game in SteelHounds history. Following the game there will be a free post-game skate with the players.
"We are excited about offering a Sunday game to our fans," said 'Hounds general manager Joe Gregory. "Many sports fans view the Sunday before the Super Bowl as a time to experience sports withdrawal but we can offer them an action-packed event to get them through until the big game in Miami."
Tickets for all three games are on sale at the Chevy Centre box office or by calling the 'Hounds at 330 747-PUCK (7825).

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