Sound Tigers Announce 2017-18 Promotional Lineup
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, are thrilled to reveal one of their most extensive and exciting promotional lineups in team history for the 2017-18 season. Drawing on last year's successes, the Sound Tigers are pleased to bring back several fan favorites as well as new themed games.
This year's calendar will feature the return of Star Wars Night (Dec. 2), meet-and-greets with the Justice League (Nov. 11) and Marvel (Jan. 27) characters, and all-new promotions like a backpack giveaway (Oct. 21), camouflage baseball cap as part of Military night (Jan. 13) and a kid's lunch box giveaway (Feb. 11), which will headline several of the season's most prevalent home dates.
The promotional lineup kicks off with Opening Night on Saturday, Oct. 21, featuring a Sound Tigers backpack giveaway to the first 3,000 kids. Bridgeport will face the Montreal Canadiens' affiliate, the Laval Rocket, for their first matchup in AHL history.
The ultra family-friendly calendar is also highlighted by special ticket packages and attractive food and beverage offerings during weeknight and Sunday home games. The Sound Tigers will offer Sunday 4-Packs, which include four (4) tickets, four (4) hot dogs, four (4) bags of chips and four (4) sodas for just $99, and all weeknight games will feature $1 hot dogs courtesy of Hummel Brothers, and $5 beers presented by Budweiser.
For additional details or to reserve a group outing for any giveaway or theme night, please call the Sound Tigers' front office at (203) 345-2300 ext 7. Plan on coming to more than one theme night? Flex Packs are also on sale now, saving you money and guaranteeing a seat to the biggest games of the season. Call (203) 345-4813 to lock in yours today.
Single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public later this month.
Opening Night: The Sound Tigers will begin the home portion of their 17th season on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. with a backpack giveaway to the first 3,000 kids (14 years of age or younger) courtesy of All Electric Construction and Communication. Added family fun will be provided in the Kids Zone on the outdoor plaza, presented by Big Y, which returns after a successful Opening Night in 2016. In addition, all students who participate in the CHET summer reading program will receive a FREE ticket to the game. Click here for details.
Halloween Game: Halloween comes early when the Sound Tigers host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The first 2,000 fans will receive a trick-or-treat bag at the door, which can be used to collect goodies on the concourse, and everyone is invited to participate in a costume contest.
DC Comics Presents Justice League Night: Meet Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Joker during the Sound Tigers' 7 p.m. matchup against the Hartford Wolf Pack on Saturday, Nov. 11. Your favorite characters will be available for pictures and autographs, and the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a light-up trident. In addition, take advantage of limited ticket packages that include game access, food and beverage concession specials, a Justice League souvenir figurine, and early entry opporunities for character meet-and-greets starting at $25.
Hockey and Hops: Enjoy a pre-game craft beer tasting party from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 presented by Two Roads Brewing Company, Dichello Distributors, Stony Creek Brewery, Black Hog Brewing Co. and Brewport. A special $30 ticket package will include game entry, access to the beer tasting event and a souvenir Sound Tigers tasting glass.
Star Wars Night: If you're a Star Wars fanatic, then Saturday, Dec. 2 is for you! The first 3,000 fans will take home a limited-edition Sound Tigers light saber and the team will wear special Star Wars jerseys during the game, which will be up for bid at a silent auction benefiting the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation. Plus, bump into popular members of the Star Wars trilogy on the concourse. Limited ticket packages are available that feature access to the game, a character bobblehead and more starting at $25. The package also includes a pass to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in theaters, courtesy of Bow Tie Cinemas.
Bobblehead Series: For the first time in team history, the Sound Tigers will offer a four-part bobblehead giveaway series, which begins Saturday, Dec. 16 with the Christmas “Santa” version of the team's mascot, “Storm,” courtesy of Newtown Savings Bank. Other bobblehead giveaways during the 2017-18 season will include Devon Toews (Jan. 20) and players to be named on Feb. 25 and Apr. 8. The first 2,500 fans in attendance each day will receive the limited edition bobbleheads.
Military Appreciation Night: The Sound Tigers will honor the heroes of the United States military, both past and present, with Military Appreciation Night presented by Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. The first 2,000 fans will receive a camouflage baseball cap and the Sound Tigers will sport special military-style jerseys that will be available at a silent auction on the concourse. All veterans and active duty personnel will receive a free ticket at the Webster Bank Arena Click It or Ticket Box Office and military families can also receive discounted tickets. In addition, the Service Leaders of Tomorrow tournament will take place all weekend long.
Marvel Night and Boy Scout Sleepover: Meet Spiderman, Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America during the Sound Tigers' 7 p.m. matchup against the Hershey Bears on Saturday, Jan. 27. Your favorite characters will be available for pictures and autographs on the concourse with special ticket packages that are available featuring access to the game, a t-shirt and food and beverage concession specials starting at $25. All Boy Scout troops are also invited to skate on the Webster Bank Arena ice before the game and sleep over afterwards. Discount tickets are available for all Boy Scout groups.
Pink in the Rink: The overall theme of Saturday, Feb. 10 is bigger than the game itself. The Sound Tigers will celebrate Pink in the Rink, benefiting breast cancer research, with a pre-game wine tasting party at Webster Bank Arena. A special ticket package is available that includes a seat at the game, access to the tasting party and a souvenir wine glass for $30.
Princess Night: Meet popular fairy-tale princesses during the Sound Tigers' 3 p.m. matchup against the Hartford Wolf Pack on Sunday, Feb. 18. Each princess will be available for pictures and autographs on the concourse and all fans can take advantage of special ticket packages that include access to the game, food vouchers and a light-up magic wand starting at $25.
Pucks and Paws: The Sound Tigers encourage all fans to bring their dogs to the game on Sunday, Mar. 11 at 3 p.m. for Pucks and Paws Day, presented by VCA Animal Hospitals. While fans may bring their own dogs, local animal rescue organizations will be on hand to showcase adoptable pets as well.
The full 2017-18 promotional schedule is listed below.
Oct. 21 Backpack Giveaway presented by All Electric Construction and Communication
Oct. 22 Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by CT Department of Transportation
Oct. 28 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag Giveaway
Nov. 4 Youth Hockey Kickoff
Nov. 8 Cool Fun 101 school day game presented by IBEW Local 488
Nov. 11 DC Comics Presents Justice League Night
Nov. 24 Hockey and Hops presented by Two Roads, Dichello, Stony Creek, Black Hog,
Dec. 2 Star Wars Night
Light Saber Giveaway
Dec. 16 Santa Storm Bobblehead Giveaway
Jan. 13 Military Appreciation Night presented by Better Business Bureau Serving CT
Camouflage Baseball Cap Giveaway
Jan. 20 Devon Toews Bobblehead Giveaway
Jan. 27 Marvel Night
Boy Scout Sleepover
Feb. 3 Hockey Bingo
Souper Bowl of Caring
Feb. 10 Pink in the Rink
Feb. 11 Lunchbox Giveaway presented by CT Department of Transportation
Feb. 18 Princess Night
Feb. 25 Bobblehead Giveaway
Mar. 11 Pucks & Paws presented by VCA Animal Hospital
Apr. 3 Spring Fun 102 school day game presented by IBEW Local 488
Apr. 8 Bobblehead Giveaway
Apr. 15 First Responders Night
* Promotional lineup subject to change. Be on the lookout for additional theme nights to be added. Click here for more info.
Executive suites and premium seat packages are also available by calling the team's front office at (203) 345-4841.
About the Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Founded in 2001, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey Club is the top minor league affiliate of the New York Islanders. Don't miss your chance to take part in the family fun entertainment happening every home game at Webster Bank Arena. For further information on ticket or sponsorship opportunities, call our office at (203) 345-2300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up with the latest Sound Tigers news on Facebook and on Twitter. For more team information, log on to soundtigers.com.