|Forward Justin Dowling models the jersey|
theSwift Current Broncos will be wearing
on Rider Night, Feb. 12.
(Photo courtesy Swift Current Broncos)
Rather, the Swift Current Broncos will be playing host to the inaugural Rider Night, as they salute the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The evening’s proceedings, presented by The Brick, will include a game between the Broncos and the Kootenay Ice.
Of course, the Ice dealt five players and three draft picks to the Broncos on Jan. 9, getting in return Eakin, who was in his fourth season with the Broncos and was a popular man about town.
The Broncos also plan on wearing limited edition Roughriders-inspired jerseys and socks. Yes, they will be green and white. And, yes, they will auctioned off with proceeds toing to the Swift Current Minor Hockey Association and Swift Current Minor Football.
That auction will begin Saturday (Feb. 5). You may bid online at www.scbroncos.com, by calling 306-773-1509, or at Feb. 5 and Feb. 12 Broncos home games.
The plan is for three football players -- slotback Chris Getzlaf, defensive end Brent Hawkins and defensive tackle Marcus (Chunky) Adams -- to be on hand and signing autographs through the first intermission.
There also will be a raffle for a limited edition autographed Roughriders jersey.
For more info, check out the Broncos’ website at www.scbroncos.com.