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Lausanne HC vs HC Lugano, Friday 24 February, 2017 at 19h45

On Friday 24 February, ice hockey fans in Lausanne will have the chance to see their favorite club play its last game of the regular season before "the playoffs" commence.  Currently in 4th position in the NLA (National League A), Lausanne HC is clearly hoping for a big win so "the boys in red" can begin the playoff season in the best possible position.

So, whether you are new to the game and miss being a part of “live” sports action, or you are a long-time supporter of this iconic team, this is a wonderful opportunity to spend a great night out with friends, colleagues or family.

Whatever your reason, don't miss out on the chance to witness Vaud’s premier sports and entertainment club in action!  When the team plays at home, the Malley Ice Rink, which sells out for most games, literally vibrates with the emotion and excitement of the cheering fans.

competitionbutton1You can win tickets! In collaboration with Know-it-all passport, Lausanne HC is offering readers the chance to win 1 set of 4 tickets to the home game on Friday 24 February, against HC Lugano. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to have a great night out together, or a group of friends to celebrate the end of the working week with some fast paced hockey action. The puck drops at 19h45 but you are advised to get there early so that you can enjoy the pre-game ambiance.

To enter our competition, just fill in this form and let us know who Lausanne will be playing on 24 February - yes, it really is that easy!  Only one entry per person and per email is allowed. The competition closes at midnight on Monday, 20 February 2017. The names of all those submitting correct answers will be placed into the digital hat and the winner's name drawn at random on Tuesday, 21 February 2017. The first name to be drawn will receive four tickets for the match.  The winner will be notified by email and his/her name will be added to this article after the competition closes.

You can also visit the website to purchase tickets, ranging in price from 10CHF to 55CHF: www.lausannehc.ch

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ABOUT LAUSANNE HOCKEY CLUB: THE BOYS IN RED! 
Founded in 1922, the Lausanne Hockey club is one of the oldest clubs still active in the NLA. It has experienced a rich and varied history, moving up and down between the NLB (the B league) and the NLA over the past 40 years.  Since it was reinstated in the NLA in 2013 after winning the NLB championships, the Club has had one objective – to bring a championship title to Lausanne and the Vaud region.

The team consists of mostly Swiss players, some who grew up and played hockey in the region, plus a maximum of 4 foreign players that can dress for games.  These “Expat” players come from USA, Finland, Canada and Sweden. The most recent foreigner that has made Lausanne his favourite team is the new Canadian coach, Daniel Ratushny.

ABOUT ICE HOCKEY: 
Hockey is one of the fastest, most skilled, and most physical team sports in the world, so it can be somewhat daunting to watch for the first time!  It’s 5 men against 5 men, chasing a small, hard puck, trying to score on the opposition’s goal, protected by an imposing goalie.  Unlike soccer, the players change ‘on the fly’ about every 30 seconds, and on average 3-4 goals are scored per game (unlike soccer, it’s rare to have a 0-0 finish!).

There are lots of confusing rules – and generally the fans never agree with the referee’s calls, and they let their dissatisfaction be known! But whether you know exactly what is going on or not, you can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of the game and the electric ambiance inside the Malley Ice Rink!

ABOUT SWISS ICE HOCKEY:
The Swiss NLA (the elite league in Switzerland) has 12 teams and the regular season includes 50 games (25 home, 25 away). Only the top 8 teams will go on to the playoffs which begin in late-February and finish in April.  Switzerland is considered a top hockey nation in the world, and the Swiss NLA one of the top European hockey leagues.

Lausanne HC vs HC Lugano
Friday 24 February 2017
19h45
Malley Ice Rink
www.lausannehc.ch

Congratulations to Penni Hassell, who has won 4 tickets to this game!

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