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Flag Man to be honored Friday at First Arena

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Friday night’s home game at First Arena is about more than the game.

The Elmira Enforcers, who are playing their best hockey of the season, will host first-place Carolina at 7:05 p.m. While Elmira looks for its first win in franchise history against the Thunderbirds, the team will honor the biggest fan in First Arena history. 

A moment of silence will be held prior to the game for the man known as “Flag Man” Pete Frank. Pete passed away over the weekend after declining health. “Flag Man” was a permanent fixture at Elmira Jackals and Enforcers games, decked out in hometown colors, face paint and his trademark flag. 

Members of Frank’s family will be on hand to drop the ceremonial puck in memory. Don’t miss this moment in local sports history as the Enforcers pay tribute to a staple of Elmira hockey.

Also of major note, if the Enforcers do not get a win against Carolina, then all fans will receive free tickets to the next home game at First Arena. 18 Sports speaks with Enforcers owner, Robbie Nichols, to discuss the impact that “Flag Man” had on the Elmira hockey scene and the Twin Tiers. 

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