KENT, November 3, 2015 – The Seattle Thunderbirds, the Hockey Hall of Fame and www.seattle-metropolitans.com will celebrate 100 years of hockey in Seattle on Saturday, December 5, at Seattle Metropolitans Night when they take on the Tri-City Americans at ShoWare Center.

The T-Birds will wear special Seattle Metropolitans jerseys in the game against the Americans. Fans will be able to own the jerseys the T-Birds wear as they will be auctioned off during the game.

The Hockey Hall of Fame is providing Seattle Metropolitans artifacts that will be on display at the ShoWare Center during the course of the game. These artifacts include a Metropolitans jersey, skates and photos.

The Stanley Cup will also be at Seattle Metropolitans Night. A special section will be set up at ShoWare Center for fans to get their picture taken with the Stanley Cup.

The Hockey Store at ShoWare Center will have special Seattle Metropolitans merchandise for sale at the game. This merchandise includes t-shirts, hats, and hooded sweatshirts.

Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray has signed a City of Seattle Proclamation declaring December 7, 2015, to be Seattle Metropolitans Day. View the City of Seattle Proclamation.

The Seattle Metropolitans were the first hockey team in Seattle. The Metropolitans beat the Victoria Aristocrats 3-2 on December 7, 1915, which was their first game of their first season.

The Metropolitans went on to win the Stanley Cup in 1917. The 1917 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Seattle Metropolitans and the National Hockey Association (NHA) and Stanley Cup defending champion Montreal Canadiens. Seattle defeated Montreal three games to one in a best-of-five game series to become the first United States-based team to win the Stanley Cup.

If fans have a unique hockey artifact or piece of hockey memorabilia they would like to donate to the Hockey Hall of Fame they can do so at Seattle Metropolitans Night. Izak Westgate from the Hockey Hall of Fame will be on-hand at the game to collect donated items.

The game against the Americans starts at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center. Fans can purchase tickets for Seattle Metropolitan Night online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday game days at 10 am and Sunday game days at noon.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825

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