Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and the Milwaukee Admirals are doing it their own way.
The Admirals host the San Antonio Rampage at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and love and hockey will be in the air with a sexy giveaway and fun events.
The first 2,500 fans to the game will receive a cupid-inspired bobblehead of mascot Roscoe, complete with bow-and-arrow and wings, courtesy of Robert Haack Diamonds, the team announced Tuesday.
In addition, Milwaukee is celebrating the year’s most romantic day by holding a vow renewal ceremony at center ice during the first intermission. Nearly a dozen couples are expected to participate, including Roscoe and Mrs. Roscoe.
And, for those who haven’t yet said "I do," the Admirals will host a dating game during the second intermission. While riding on the Zamboni, one man will choose from three eligible bachelorettes for a first date and a chance to be on the ice for vow renewals during the 2020-21 season.
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Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.
After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like CBSSports.com, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.
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