The Moose Jaw Warriors are combining the unlikely pair of hockey and The Bachelor for an event on Feb. 10.
“Right now, we do a lot of male-orientated events,” said Corey Nyhagen, director of business operations for the Warriors.
He mentioned the alumni golf tournament as an example for why they wanted to present A Bachelor Evening with Tenley Molzahn on Feb. 10 at the Heritage Inn. Molzahn is a two-time contestant on reality TV shows The Bachelor: On The Wings of Love and Bachelor Pad.
“With the new building, the new demographics, a lot of the ladies that are coming to the games and enjoying the environment, it’s something that when we had the opportunity to do it, we thought it would be something that would be great to do,” Nyhagen said.
He believes Mosaic Place has changed how people view the Western Hockey League (WHL) in Moose Jaw. The Warriors are trying to create a culture.
“It’s more than just a hockey game now, when the Warriors take to the ice, it’s literally an event,” Nyhagen said. “The building itself leads to all walks of life: males, females and children of all ages. We got to make sure that we’re looking at entertaining our current fans and potential fans.”
Nyhagen said there was a Fire and Ice event in the past, but it was more of a fashion show featuring members of the team.
Molzahn had been in Moose Jaw before and the Warriors seized the opportunity to bring her for the Feb. 10 event.
“We wanted a different spin on just your standard ladies’ night where it’s an auction of men or a jewelry party or a pampered chef party,” Nyhagen said. “We wanted to make it something different, something cool.”
He said the opportunity to bring in a contestant from a popular reality TV show was too good to pass up.
“It has a great, big following and people actually come together to watch these shows on a weekly basis,” Nyhagen said.
“We figured what better way than to have a former contestant come together with a bunch of people who watch it on a weekly basis and put them all in one room?”
He said Molzahn is very excited to come and talk about her experience on the show and maybe dish out some behind-the-scenes information.
The night will start at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour. The women will be greeted by members of the Warriors who will present them with gifts. Then Molzahn will be there to talk before the screening of The Bachelor from 7–9 p.m. There will be appetizers and deserts on hand. During the show’s commercial breaks there will be door prize draws and assorted fun surprises.
Molzahn will be a guest of the Warriors at the game the next night, Feb. 11.
“All the ladies in attendance that night will put their name in for a final draw that Tenley will make at the ladies’ night Warriors game on Feb. 11,” Nyhagen said.
Tickets for non-Warriors-season-ticket-holders are $45, which includes a ticket for the Feb. 11 game. The price for season ticket holders is $35. Tickets are available at the Warriors Admin Office, the Heritage Inn or by calling 306-694-5711. Must be legal drinking age to attend.