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DENVER — The Avalanche will honor the state’s teachers this week by recognizing them at its home game next week against the Boston Bruins, the Colorado Department of Education said Thursday.

Teachers are also eligible for discounted tickets to the home opener.

Group packages for people of 10 or more start at $20 a person, while individual tickets start at $23 a person. The tickets include an exclusive Avalanche Teacher Appreciation Night item.

The Avalanche plays its home opener at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday.