Monsters announce 2018-19' theme nights schedule

The current schedule of Theme Night offers is below:

Saturday, Oct. 13 vs Ontario - Youth Hockey Night presented by Fresno Jr. Monsters

This special night will be a chance to showcase and honor our youth hockey players here in the Central Valley. The night will kick off with a ceremonial puck drop by Mayor Lee Brand. There will be a scrimmage game during intermission featuring a few of our Jr. Monsters. The youth hockey program will also have a booth set up on the concourse with a silent auction. (Auction items TBA). They will be handing out free “Learn to Play” vouchers which is a class that takes place once a week that teaches beginners the basics of hockey.

Saturday, Oct. 20 vs Long Beach - Raiders Blackout presented by Raiders of the Central Valley

Raiders Blackout is an opportunity to introduce football fans to hockey. The Raiders of the Central Valley will have a booth getting fellow NFL fans excited about hockey and acquainted with their booster club. We will also be creating our very own “Black Hole” in a designated section of Selland Arena. Limited collectors shirts will be available, and we will also have a special guest appearance from “The Cannon”, a professional crowd entertainer who will be shooting free give-away's all night through his signature cannon!

Friday, Nov. 16 vs Valencia - Public Safety

On this night we honor the men and women who serve Fresno. From cops to EMT’s and Fire Fighters. The game will begin with a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives serving our city. The National Anthem will be accompanied by the official presenting of colors. Followed by the ceremonial puck drop, which will be the honor of police chief Jerry Dyer. All public safety workers will receive discount admittance to the game. During intermission, we will have a “Cops vs Fire” game to poke fun at some of the age old rivalry. This night will also be the start of our themed "Freedom" jersey auction, giving our fans a chance to bid on our game worn ‘Freedom Weekend’ themed Monsters jerseys!

Saturday, Nov. 17 vs Valencia - Military Appreciation benefiting Central Valley Honor Flight

Military Appreciation is about honoring those who serve in all branches of the Military. The National Anthem will be accompanied by the official presenting of colors. Following will be the ceremonial puck drop which will be the honor of a Veteran (TBA). All fans who currently serve will receive discounted admittance to the game. Our players will be wearing special themed "Freedom" jerseys which will be presented as gifts to certain prominent figures in the service and city. All themed jerseys from our ‘Freedom Weekend’ games will be auctioned off after the game to the winning bidders!