By Jiw Shaw, Oshawa Express
Over the years the Generals have established a solid fan base. It has been a phenomenal run as the club enters its 76th season.
Last week 40 different season subscribers were randomly selected to receive home/office visits for hand-delivered season tickets. The players made the deliveries.
One of the most notable recipients was 92-year-old Peter Rudka, a Cedardale resident in South Oshawa. He accepted his 2012-2013 season ticket saying, “it was up front and personal.”
The military veteran was all smiles. While no official records have been kept, Rudka could be the oldest living ticket holder, dating back to 1937. A man of Ukrainian decent, this Oshawa resident witnessed the Generals play at the team’s former homes located at the Hambley Arena (the current site of Ontario Motor Sales) and the Civic Auditorium. He’s kept the same seat location regardless of the venue. He likes front row, centre, section 15, row 15 seats 1, 2 and 3. Rudka is joined faithfully by his lifetime buddies from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 and the local navy club where they remember the good days.
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