Corey Fulton to have number raised to rafters at Danbury Arena March 7th

by Casey Bryant

The Danbury Hat Tricks and Danbury Arena will be paying tribute to one of the Hat City's most beloved hockey figures, as original Danbury Whaler Corey Fulton will have his number raised to the rafters. Fulton will be recognized as part of Danbury Hockey Alumni Night prior to the Hat Tricks' game against the Danville Dashers on Saturday, March 7th.

"I'm really looking forward to coming back, it's going to be awesome," said Fulton. "I've always wanted to come back, it's a great honor."

Fulton played with the Danbury Whalers for two seasons from 2010-2012, racking up 437 penalty minutes in 63 games. His status as one of the Federal Hockey League's most feared and respected enforcers endeared him to the city of Danbury, hailed as one of the team's most popular players.

"I remember the fans, how they treated us day in day out," Fulton reminisced. "Whether it was a rough game or it wasn’t working for some reason, they were always behind us. They took pictures, they chatted with us, they were dedicated. I'm always going to remember the people of Danbury."

"We're really putting together a great night to celebrate Danbury hockey, and Corey was a big part of that history," said Hat Tricks managing partner Herm Sorcher, who also served as CEO for the Danbury Whalers from 2010-2015. "He was one of the team's most popular players, and he embodied that blue collar work ethic we value around here."

In addition to the raising of Fulton's number 15, Danbury Arena will also be hoisting a Danbury Whalers 2012-13 Commissioner's Cup Champions banner, a Danbury Titans 2015-16 Eastern Division Champions banner and a Danbury Trashers 2005-06 Eastern Division Champions banner. Representatives from every past professional hockey team based in Danbury are expected to be in attendance.

If you are a former member of the Danbury Trashers, Mad Hatters, Whalers or Titans and would like to participate in the on-ice festivities and pre-game alumni party, click here to register.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 203-794-1704.