Anaheim Ducks hockey is here!
The Ducks are celebrating their 20th anniversary this season, and it’s sure to be a good one. The team kicks off their season on the road October 2 against the Colorado Avalanche and then heads to Minnesota and Winnipeg before coming back to Orange County for their Home Opener at Honda Center on October 10.
As we typically do here at When Girls Love Hockey, we like to highlight all that the Ducks provide for kids and families who enjoy following the team and the sport. And one of my kids’ favorite things about the start of a new hockey season is the Wild Wingers Kids Club.
This year’s captain is Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth.
The Swedish sensation became a fan favorite when he burst onto the scene last year, his first season in the NHL, and posted a 15-6-2 record with an 8-0-0 start and four shutouts. He’s the first goaltender in club history to win his first eight decisions as a Duck.
This season’s kit includes some fun things, including a nod to the Mighty Ducks and the club’s 20th anniversary, and items that highlight Fasth as the Kids Club Captain.
Here’s a list of what you’ll get for a very reasonable $25 per kit:
• One (1) FREE ticket voucher to a select 2013-14 Anaheim Ducks Home Game. Voucher can be used as credit towards any seat with the TICKET UPGRADE OPTION.
• Viktor Fasth Jersey T-Shirt
• Viktor Fasth Jersey Lunchbag
• “Think Fasth” Foam Goalie Mask
• 20th Anniversary Velcro Wallet with Member ID Card
• Wild Wingers Kids Club 12-Month Wall Calendar
• Free Hot Dog and Drink for One (1) Ducks Home Game
• Invitation to the Wild Wingers Kids Club VIP Skate Party at Honda Center
• Invitation to the Wild Wingers Kids Club Party at Boomers! Irvine
• Invitation to the annual Wild Wingers Kids Club End of the Year party at Knott’s Berry Farm, featuring an autograph session with Kids Club Captain Viktor Fasth, Wild Wing, and several other Anaheim Ducks players.
With the addition of a Member ID Card this season, just show your card for discounts at places like:
• Knott’s Berry Farm
• Discovery Science Center
• Soak City
• San Diego Zoo/Wild Animal Park
• Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
• Boomers! Irvine
• Santa Ana Zoo
• Hockey Giant
• The Anaheim Ducks Team Store
• Various Ice/Roller Rinks in Southern California
Plus, as always, Wild Wingers Kids Club Members will be automatically entered into a drawing each week for great prizes such as Zamboni rider, Honorary Duck and more.
Before the boys left for Colorado, I caught up with Fasth and asked him what he thought about his very important role as Kids Club Captain.
“It means a lot to me,” said Fasth of his new role. “For kids, that’s where hockey first starts. As a kid, I was always a fan of goalies and I enjoyed watching the older players play. It’s inspiring. And it’s very important for us as players to give something back and be a role model for these kids.”
During one of the Ducks preseason games at Honda Center, Fasth was outside Section 214 at the Kids Club counter, interacting with fans and signing autographs.
“It was cool. It was nice to meet all the people. They’re as excited as we are for the season, so I think it’s going to be fun.”
As far as favorite items in the kit, he’s the most fond of the Fasth foam goalie mask (of course) and the jersey lunchbag. He thinks his daughter will especially like that.
And Fasth is looking forward to the End of the Year Party at Knott’s Berry Farm, where he and several other Ducks players will be on hand to interact with fans and sign autographs.
“They mean so much to us,” Fasth said of the fans. “And we really appreciate their support.”
And just like the fans, the players are more than ready to get the regular season started.
“It’s been a long summer. We’re excited,” said Fasth. “We’ve got some unfinished business to take care of,” he said with a smile.
The Wild Wingers Kids Club Kits are on sale now. These are always such a great value and the perfect way to get your kids connected with this team and this great sport.
Just visit wildwingerskidsclub.com to place your order. Use Promo Code: FASTH before October 10 and receive $5 off.
Or, if you’d like the chance to win one, the Ducks have generously given me one Wild Wingers Kids Club Kit to give away here on the blog. To enter, just leave a comment below before 9:00pm, Monday, October 7, 2013 and I’ll pick a winner via random.org.
#ThinkFasth and Go Ducks!!
This giveaway is closed.
Congratulations to Ayers mom!
And thank you all for entering!