Monday, October 5, 2015

After extensive preparation, and tremendous anticipation, the Brampton Beast Hockey Club is now less than one week away from their first pre-season game. 

This game, which has necessitated several months of extensive planning, will see the Beast face off against what is possibly one of the team’s most unique opponents to date.  On Friday, October the 9th, fans will have the opportunity to witness the National Ice Hockey Team of India play its first ever game in North America, a game they will be playing against the Brampton Beast.

The team arrived in Canada this past weekend, and brought a small contingent of players from the international squad.  Open tryouts took place this past weekend at the Powerade Centre to supplement the group brought over from India. This tryout attracted potentials from all around the GTA, British Columbia, and even some from the United States.  The final roster is to be announced at a free event taking place Tuesday October 10th at the Real Stars Bar and Grill, located at the Powerade Centre. 

Upon the initial announcement of the friendly match, Brampton Beast President/GM and Cosmos Sports President, Cary Kaplan, had the following to say about the game: “We hope that people remember October 9th as the day that Team India played the Brampton Beast and as the day that ignited a passion for ice hockey in India as well.”

To see the Brampton Beast and the National Ice Hockey Team of India face-off at the Powerade Centre, visit or call (905) 564-1684 to purchase tickets.  The ticket package for the game this Friday is available for purchase for $29.90 plus HST and also includes a ticket to the game on October 30th, where the Beast will play against the Toledo Walleye.