Soo Blueliners Banquet set for May 3rd

SAULT STE. MARIE —The 37th annual Soo Blue Liners Banquet is coming up.

In a change of pace from years past, the Banquet will be held at the Christopher Columbus Hall at the corner of Sheridan Drive and Brown Street in Sault Ste. Marie.  Prior years have seen the event hosted at the Walker Cisler Centre on the campus of Lake State.

Cost of admission is $23 for adults and $12 for children under the age of 13.  As in the past, parents of the senior players are admitted free of charge.

Tickets for the event must be purchased in advance.  Those interested in obtaining a ticket may do so in any of the following ways:

  • Phone: Hunter Perry, Marketing and Ticket Director, may be reached Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (906) 635-2601.
  • In person: Perry can also sell tickets at the Norris Center Ticket Office during the hours mentioned above.
  • Online:

The banquet is scheduled to begin with a social hour around 5:30 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with the program to follow at 7 p.m.  Presentation of team awards will take place, as well as speeches from the coaches and seniors.

The dinner menu consists of steak rolls, meatballs, chicken, salad, penne macaroni, Italian roasted potatoes, bread & butter, coffee & dessert.  In addition, a cash bar will be present.

“Each year we have our annual hockey awards banquet to recognize and congratulate the seniors on the team, as well as the other players for their achievements during the season,” said Blueliners Vice President Chris Ledergerber. “There are nine player awards, eight of which are voted on by the team.  The ninth, the Blueline Player of the Year, is voted on by the Blue Line club members.”

For more information, contact Ledergerber at (906) 248-5732.