Jack's Supports Huntsville Havoc

Published Nov. 10, 2012


The Huntsville Havoc hit the ice Sat., Nov 10 at 7:30 p.m. for the city’s first home game this year. Havoc Head Coach Glenn Detulleo has high hopes for the season and encourages Huntsville residents to take advantage of affordable prices and get in on the action.

“As a former player and now head coach, the hockey experience in Huntsville is one of the best atmospheres in minor league hockey,” said Detulleo. “The support the players get from the loyal fan base in this community is incredible.” 

Last year, the Havoc hosted 100,000 fans at Propst Arena. Huntsville Havoc Business Development Manager Clay Coleman said part of that is due to community support. In addition to the excitement behind every play, local partners will donate giveaways, making every minute of the game action-packed.

Jack’s and the Havoc will give fans a chance to win free Jack’s at every home game this season.

“Another word for a hockey puck is a biscuit, and when somebody scores, he puts the ‘biscuit in the basket’,” said Jack’s Senior Media Planner Christy Gravitt. “Every night, the Havoc will pick a random period for Jack’s Biscuit in the Basket. If the Havoc score a goal in that period, every fan in a random section will win a free Jack’s breakfast biscuit.”

Many goals will be scored with a new, young, motivated coaching staff leading the Havoc. Through combined recruiting efforts, the coaches have brought in many exciting players, including Corey Fulton, Matt Smyth and Shane Hart. In addition, fans should look out for returning players Ray Ortiz, Mike MacDonald and Dan McWhinney.

The team finished eighth last year, but upset the number-one team in the first round of playoffs. Coleman said the team has a different mindset and big plans this season, and hopes for equally big crowds.

Like the Havoc, Jack’s shares a mission of bringing families together and giving back to the community. The two will work together to support various charities this season, including the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“Aligning ourselves with the Jack’s organization further strengthens the Havoc brand,” said Coleman. “Combining the community involvement efforts of Jack’s and the Huntsville Havoc is a Win-Win for both organizations and their loyal fans.”

Havoc charity and theme nights begin Nov. 10 with Veterans Weekend and include popular nights such as the 3rd Annual Wiener Dog Races & Jersey Auction on Feb. 23. The Havoc will host its biggest rivals, the Knoxville Ice Bears and Columbus Cottonmouths, at home in 2013.

Admission to games is as low as $10. Home games start at Breland Homes Ice at Propst Arena on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.

For the 2012-2013 Huntsville Havoc schedule, visit www.huntsvillehavoc.com. Contact  Lizzy Thomas at (601) 540‐3302 or elizcthomas@gmail.com for more information about Jack’s.


About Jack’s Family Restaurants, Inc.

Jack’s Family Restaurants, Inc. was started in 1960 in Homewood, Ala. The restaurant specializes in fresh burgers, crinkle-cut fries and hand-dipped shakes. Jack’s has more than 100 stores across the Southeast- with locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia. Since 1960, many things have changed in our world, but one thing has remained the same: Jack’s is still serving up great food, with a smile.