BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Aug. 18, 2011) - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the American Hockey League have officially released the 2011-12 regular season schedule.
The Sound Tigers kick off their 2011-12 campaign at home on Oct. 8 against the Portland Pirates at 7:00 p.m. New incoming coach Brent Thompson’s leads his squad with a five-game home stand from Oct. 28 – Nov. 6, including the first ever visit by the St. John’s IceCaps on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3:00 p.m.
“Cool Fun 101”, the Sound Tigers annual school day game which stresses the importance of a quality education and its relationship with the game of hockey, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 11:00 a.m. The Sound Tigers in-state rival, the Whale, will also travel to Webster Bank Arena for post Thanksgiving and Christmas contests on Friday, Nov. 25 and Monday, Dec. 26. Both games are 7:00 p.m. start times.
The Sound Tigers begin the 2012 calendar year on Monday, Jan. 2 with a 1:00 p.m. matinee against the Worcester Sharks at Webster Bank Arena. The reigning Calder Cup Champion Binghamton Senators make their only visit of the 2011-12 regular season later in the month with a 3:00 p.m. game on Sunday, Jan. 15.
The shortest month of the year will be Bridgeport’s busiest with eight home games in a 22-day span. This includes matchups with the Whale, Adirondack Phantoms, Albany Devils and Springfield Falcons, all members of the newly formed Northeast Division.
After playing nine of their first 11 games of March on the road, the Sound Tigers return home for a seven-game home stand from Mar. 25 – Apr. 7. The
Sound Tigers will host their second annual “Spring Fun 102” game celebrating education on Wednesday, Apr. 4 at 11:00 a.m.
The 2011-12 regular season concludes with a home-and-home series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, with the Sound Tigers hosting the regular season finale on Sunday, Apr. 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Listed below is the Sound Tigers home schedule for the 2011-12 regular season.
Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Portland at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16 vs. Adirondack at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28 vs. Springfield at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 vs. Providence at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2 vs. Connecticut at 11:00 a.m. – Cool Fun 101
Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Norfolk at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6 vs. St. John’s at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19 vs. Springfield at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 20 vs. Adirondack at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 25 vs. Connecticut at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 vs. Manchester at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 vs. Albany at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 vs. Hershey at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 7 vs. Worcester at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 vs. Portland at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 26 vs. Connecticut at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 2 vs. Worcester at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 14 vs. Providence at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 15 vs. Binghamton at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 25 vs. St. John’s at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4 vs. Manchester at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11 vs. Springfield at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12 vs. Connecticut at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18 vs. Adirondack at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19 vs. Hershey at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 20 vs. Albany at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 vs. Providence at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26 vs. Albany at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 10 vs. WB/Scranton at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 11 vs. Norfolk at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 25 vs. Connecticut at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 30 vs. Springfield at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 31 vs. Portland at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 1 vs. Manchester at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 4 vs. Springfield at 11:00 a.m. – Spring Fun 102
Friday, Apr. 6 vs. Syracuse at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 7 vs. Providence at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 15 vs. WB/Scranton at 3:00 p.m.
Now is the time to get your tickets and gear up for the 2011-12 regular season. For more information on season and partial ticket plans, call the Sound Tigers at (203) 334-GOAL or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.