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Islanders Versus Rangers Returning to Bridgeport

          Release: 03/15/2018
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Webster Bank Arena is proud to announce it will host an NHL preseason game for the third straight year when the New York Islanders battle the New York Rangers on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. The venue is home to the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Tickets to one of the NHL's top rivalries won't go on sale to the general public until later this summer, but all Sound Tigers ticket holders can guarantee exclusive pre-sale opportunities by renewing or upgrading their current plan, including flex packages and half-season plans. In addition, fans that purchase a Sound Tigers ticket plan for the first time will also be included in the pre-sale.

“Bringing an NHL game to Bridgeport has become a popular tradition and we're thrilled to continue that trend with another installment of the Islanders versus Rangers rivalry this year,” Sound Tigers President Michael Picker said. “This is a great opportunity for our passionate, growing fan base to guarantee the chance to reserve some of the best seats in the house. Almost 70-percent of tickets to the sold-out Islanders versus Rangers preseason game last year were purchased during the pre-sale, so this is a big opportunity.  The rest of the tickets sold out six days after general on-sale.”

Webster Bank Arena, located at 600 Main Street in Bridgeport, has hosted an NHL preseason matchup on six other occasions, including last October when the Islanders faced the Rangers in front of a packed house of more than 8,000 fans. Bridgeport also played host to well attended Islanders exhibition contests against the Boston Bruins in 2011 and 2014, and the Washington Capitals in 2016.

To purchase, renew or upgrade your full-season, half-season, or flex ticket plan for the Sound Tigers' 2018-19 season, please call Brad Dworin at 203-345-4813 or email You will automatically be eligible for the Islanders versus Rangers pre-sale opportunity.  

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About Webster Bank Arena: Webster Bank Arena has been a staple of the Bridgeport community since it opened in 2001, hosting nearly 150 events each year, including sporting events, family shows, concerts by world-famous musicians and much more. It is managed by Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment and features nearly 10,000 seats as well as 68 suites of varying sizes, three large hospitality areas, and a state of the art, 30x16 ft., high-definition video board. Webster Bank Arena has been home to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers since the team's inception in 2001 and also hosts home games for Sacred Heart University's men's hockey program and Fairfield University's men's basketball team. More information is available by visiting

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 ext. 7 or e-mail Keep up with the latest Sound Tigers news on Facebook and on Twitter. For more team information, log on to

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