LANGLEY â€” Pro wrestling legend Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart will be the special guest at the Langley Events Centre (LEC) this Saturday night (Feb. 14) when the Vancouver Stealth host the Calgary Roughnecks on ‘Hart’ Breaker Night, presented by Pastime Hobbies and Collectibles.
Known as one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time, and a Canadian sports legend, Hart will be at the LEC taking part in the festivities before, during and after the Stealth game.
"Bret Hart is one of the most recognizable faces in the Sports and Entertainment industry and this will be a great opportunity for our fans to see him in person," said Jared Harman, LEC director of business development.Harman noted the team was working on getting Hart for a few months stating, "The fact that it is happening on Valentine’s Day and against his hometown Calgary Roughnecks just makes it even better."
Fans will have three different opportunities to meet the legend on Feb. 14. Fans at the game can enter for the chance to meet the "Hitman" at halftime in the FoxHole, and 100 lucky contestants will be chosen and will receive a 5×7" photo to be signed in person. There will also be a special VIP Ticket available for purchase which will include the ticket to the game, pre-game dinner in the Sapphire Sound Lounge, a meet-and-greet with Hart and an 8×10" autographed photo.
LEC Suite holders will also have the opportunity to meet Hart, as he will be visiting the private suites during the first half.
For more information on how to purchase the VIP Ticket or to book a suite for the night, call the LEC at 604-882-8800.
Also as part of the event, the Stealth and LEC have partnered with Molson to offer a special "Hart" Breaker Cupid Cocktail for $4 available in the FoxHole during the pre-and-post-game party.
The first 1,500 fans will also receive a limited edition Vancouver Stealth Bombshells poster.
"I am looking forward to seeing some exciting National Lacrosse League action between the Stealth and Roughnecks at the LEC on February 14," Hart stated.
Hart grew up in Calgary and was part of the famous Hart wrestling family.He wrestled in his family’s Stampede Wrestling promotion, teaming up (and occasionally wrestling against) the Dynamite Kid. His feuds with the late Bad News Allen as well as Archie "The Stomper" Gouldie made him a household name in Western Canada, before his World Wrestling Entertainment days.
He is a seven-time world champion, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. He retired from professional wrestling in 2000 but still makes appearances as part of the WWE’s Legends group.