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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Attack Ready for Home Opener

Owen Sound | by Bayshore News Staff  

Joel Ward, Garrett Wilson, Michael Halmo and Scott Stajcer return to the Scenic City

The Owen Sound Attack play their home opener tonight in the OHL.

Owen Sound hosts the Saginaw Spirit at 7:30 PM at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.

The Attack opened the season with a 6-1 victory in Windsor on Thursday.

The Spirit lost 4-3 in overtime in Guelph on Friday night.

Former Attackers and Platers Joel Ward, Garrett Wilson, Scott Stajcer and Mike Halmo will be at the game to drop the puck in a ceremonial faceoff.

There will also be a tailgate party at 5:30 PM in support of the United Way.

Joel Ward and other Alumni to Drop Puck Saturday

The Owen Sound Attack are pleased to announce that four Attack Alumni and all time Owen Sound Attack Fan Favourites will be on hand Satuday evening. Joel Ward, Garrett Wilson, Michael Halmo and Scott Stajcer will all be on hand for Saturday evening’s ceremonial faceoff.

Joel Ward, now a member of the Washington Capitals spent four seasons in Owen Sound, tallying 152 points before going on to play for the University of Prince Edward Island in the CIS. The Owen Sound fan favourite made his NHL debut in 2006/2007 with the Minnesota Wild, but became an everyday NHL player two seasons later with the Nashville Predators.

Scott Stajcer and Mike Halmo spent their overage seasons with the Attack during the 2011/2012 season, with Halmo serving as team Captain. Scott Stajcer signed an NHL Entry Level Contract in 2011 with the New York Rangers while Halmo was the recipient of an Entry Level Contract from the New York Islanders in 2012. Also on hand, Captain of the Attack during their 2011 OHL Championship, Garrett Wilson spent the 2011/2012 season split between the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL and the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.

All four alumni are back for opening night, this Saturday against the Saginaw Spirit.

Tickets for Saturday’s home opener are available at the Attack Box Office in the main lobby of the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, online at or by calling (519) 371-7452.

Game time on Saturday is 7:30 PM.

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