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The Colbert Report Spotlights Spirit

(Saginaw, MI) The Spirit were highlighted on the Colbert Report last night!  The Report showed footage from the unveiling ceremony of the newest Spirit mascot, Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle. The segment also showcased the Ontario Hockey League and the two upcoming Spirit home games against the Ottawa 67s and the Sudbury Wolves.  At the end of the show the host, Stephen Colbert, retired his Spirit jersey and raised it to the rafters of his studio.

"We are proud of our accident prone new mini mascot, Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle, as he made his international television debut last night. As Stephen Colbert raised his Spirit Jersey to the rafters of his studio, he officially became the 1st Spirit to do so", stated Spirit Managing Partner Craig Goslin, " The community of mid Michigan is quickly being transformed into raving Stephen Colbert fans.  Stay tuned for future updates on both the Colbert Report and the Saginaw Spirit hockey games played at the Dow Event Center. The staff from the Saginaw Spirit are working in unison with the staff from the Colbert Report to continue the fun regarding our new feathered friend STEAGLE COLBEAGLE THE EAGLE."

The Report is shown Monday through Thursday at 11:30 PM on Comedy Central.  Stephen Colbert sent a personalized message to Saginaw for the unveiling ceremony that took place on September 30th prior to that night's home game.

The show will be replayed on Comedy Central Wednesday, October 4th at 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM and 8:30 PM.

A video clip of the segment will be available online on Comedy Centrals web site within the next two days. Visit the link below for more information.

http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_colbert_report/videos/most_recent/index.jhtml