Oshawa Generals recruiting new mascot for game day events

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Published December 9, 2021 at 10:42 am

If getting paid to entertain kids of all ages and watching junior hockey games for free is your thing, the Oshawa Generals may have just the job for you.

The team is looking for an outgoing, energetic individual who can attend home games and use their “energetic personality” to create a fun environment in the arena and at community events as Deke, the mascot of the Oshawa Generals.

(Deke has been performing for the club since 2007 when they replaced General Shooter, who had retired. Finding Generals to fill the role – or even retired Colonels – was difficult so the club switched to Deke, who we think is a Bear. Being a Bear will help in your application but is not a requirement.)

This part-time position will report directly to the Manager of Game Presentation and will work under the direction of the Game Day Coordinator. Deke’s responsibilities include:

  • Representing the Oshawa Generals as their mascot
    • Participating in promotions in the stands and on the ice
    • Interacting with fans during the game
    • Creating a positive and fun atmosphere for all fans
    • Attending events within the community

Qualifications:

  • Strong non-verbal communication skills
  • Must work well with children
    • Be athletic and physically fit
    • Must be well organized and dependable
    • Must be creative
    • Must be able to work irregular hours
    • Be available for all home games
    • Must be comfortable to interact with people and be able to walk on ice
    • Previous mascot experience is preferred

Due to the size and fit of the costume, some height requirements are necessary for this position. Applicants MUST be fully vaccinated in accordance with the OHL’s Vaccination Policy.

If you are interested in the position of Mascot Performer, please submit a resume and cover letter to: Brandon Wright
Manager, Media Relations & Game Presentation at [email protected]

On the ice, the Generals could only muster 16 shots in dropping a 4-0 decision to the Hamilton Bulldogs last night at the First Ontario Centre in Hamilton.

The Bulldogs assembled a 2-0 first period lead and Hamilton product Marco Constantini did the rest for his second shutout of the season to help his team regain first place in the East on Ti-Cat Night.

Oshawa is now 9-10-3 and in fourth in the division. They are in Ottawa Friday night before returning home to the Tribute Communities Centre Sunday for a tilt against arch-rival Peterborough.

 

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