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Aurelio’s pizza announces partnership with former Chicago Blackhawks player & fan favorite Jeremy Roenick

January 31, 2017

January 18, 2017 (CHICAGO) – Aurelio’s Pizza, Chicago’s first and the nation’s fifth pizza chain, announces partnership with former Chicago Blackhawks player, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member, and fan favorite Jeremy Roenick. The Chicago Blackhawks will honor Roenick with their third edition of “One More Shift,” an ode to past alumni that allows fans to recognize former players as they skate on the ice, on Sunday, January 22 when they host the Vancouver Canucks.

Former Blackhawks forward Jeremy Roenick will skate “One More Shift” and join the 2016-17 team on the ice during the anthem after the starting lineup has been announced on Sunday. In addition to skating on the ice in full gear, in-arena elements will also feature Roenick and the era he played in. Blackhawks Ambassador Denis Savard was the first alumni honored with “One More Shift,” followed by Steve Larmer.

“We are excited to partner with Jeremy as our official Aurelio’s Pizza brand ambassador for several reasons,” explained Aurelio’s President, Joe Aurelio. “Jeremy is one of the most fan friendly athletes in not just hockey, but in professional sports. He holds the same values that we do at Aurelio’s, always treat your customers like family and give back to your community. We wanted to congratulate him on being the third honoree skate with the team. ”

The renowned family pizza chain founded in the suburbs of Chicago with franchises all over the country, with 42 franchise locations in six states, and three family-owned pizzerias in Chicagoland is proud to partner with Roenick. In his 20-year National Hockey League career, Roenick played for the Blackhawks for eight year, and currently ranks ninth in team history in points (596), seventh in goals (267) and 13th in assists (329).

“You know I’ve been eating Aurelio’s Pizza for 28 years,” said former NHL player and Aurelio’s Brand Ambassador Jeremy Roenick. “I’m a big pizza guy, I love Aurelio’s homemade dough, homemade sauce, homemade Italian sausage, and 100% real mozzarella. We have some fun and exciting events planned for Aurelio’s and hockey fans planned.”

Aurelio’s Pizza will host events and contests with Roenick throughout the year. Fans will have an opportunity for a meet and greet as Roenick celebrity bar tends or can enter to win an Ultimate Hockey Experience. For more information, please visit www.aureliospizza.com or find us on Facebook at Aurelio’s Pizza Chicago South Loop.

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