YONKERS, N.Y. -- Empire City Casino, in partnership with the New York Rangers, announced Monday that New York Rangers legend and fan favorite Mike Richter will host the casino's final Rangers Viewing Party Sunday, March 12, in Yonkers at 7 p.m.
New York Ranger fans can join Richter for the free Viewing Party to cheer on the team as they take on the Detroit Red Wings, and enjoy Rangers Intermission Trivia, prize giveaways, along with specially priced wings and beer.
Fans can arrive to the casino in style with free round-trip transportation from Madison Square Garden on the Rangers Bandwagon. They can reserve their seats and ride along with the Rangers Blue Crew who will test them with trivia for a chance to win autographed Rangers gear, hockey equipment and more.
Richter is one of the NHL’s best goalies of all-time and spent his entire career with the Rangers, according to a release from Empire City Casino. His acrobatic saves and quick reflexes helped the Rangers win their first Stanley Cup in 54 years back in 1994, the release said. Richter’s number 35 was raised to the Garden rafters and retired in early 2004.
Richter is the fifth and final New York Rangers legend to root for his team from Empire City Casino this season; Stéphane Matteau, Adam Graves, Nick Fotiu and Steve Vickers hosted the previous viewing parties.
“It’s been an honor hosting hockey history here at one of the premier entertainment destinations in the Northeast,” said Taryn Duffy, director of public affairs at Empire City Casino. “The level of excitement fans experience watching these Rangers games with their heroes has been unprecedented. We hope to continue this interactive tradition and our strong partnership with the NY Rangers in the many seasons to come.”
The Rangers Bandwagon will depart from Madison Square Garden (outside Café 31, 220 W. 31st St. between Seventh and Eighth Ave.) at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 12. It will arrive at Empire City Casino at 6:00 p.m., just in time to spend some quality hockey time with Richter.
Fans can reserve their free seat on the round-trip bus by emailing EmpireCityCasinoViewingParty@msg.com.
The Rangers Viewing Party at Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub is free for all to attend and begins one hour before the puck drops.
For additional information about Empire City Casino and other special events, visit www.empirecitycasino.com.
Empire Casino is at 810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers.