Tonight is the Winterhawks home opener at the Plex and the administration wants to kick-off with a flock of fans.
Winterhawk Vice-President Gord MacKay, owner of Lakeshore Recreation invited the public to attend a tailgate before the game.
"We're playing against our archrival Durham, which is quite a combative history...so we're hoping to get a lot of people out."
MacKay says the event is not BYOB, and adds the exterior parking lot of Lakeshore Recreation, which shares a parking lot with the Plex, has a liquor license.
"It's a bit of a kick-off, we're trying to get all the executives and the players to be there for a meet and greet... the bar will be open, it's family friendly and there will be food," he says.
The tailgate will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the puck drop will be at 8:30.