Wranglers put on Indoor Winter Classic

CREATED Dec. 30, 2012

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(KTNV) -- The Las Vegas Wranglers are hosting the first-ever Indoor Winter Classic Tuesday, January 1 at 2 pm at the Orleans Arena.  The team will be playing the Ontario Reign.  

"The game will feature many arena doors being left open in hope of creating unpredictable breeze patterns," said Wranglers President and Chief Operating Officer Billy Johnson. "We are hoping for quite a draft."
 
Advance weather forecasts for inside the arena call for intermittent snow for the Indoor Winter Classic, as well as the sound of whistling winds throughout the game.
 
"We hope that with time the Indoor Winter Classic grows and we will be forced to move it outdoors," Johnson said.
 
Fans will be allowed to skate with the Wranglers following the Indoor Winter Classic, and rental skates will be provided at no additional charge.
 
In previous seasons the Wranglers have presented Dick Cheney Hunting Vest Night, Rod Blagojevich Prison Uniform Night, and Rapture Night: The Last Hockey Game on Earth. The Wranglers have also played at least one game at midnight since its inception in 2003, and hosted such performers as Mini Kiss and Tony Clifton at games.
 
Additional promotional dates in 2013 include a concert by legendary alt-country singer/songwriter Todd Snider on February 1, and Over 18 Night: The World's First Topless Hockey Game on February 4. Tickets are available at www.LasVegasWranglers.com or by calling 702-471-PUCK.