Sound Tigers Unveil 2017-18 Schedule
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, have announced their 2017-18 regular-season schedule, which features several new matchups including the team's home opener on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. against the Laval Rocket.
In addition, the Sound Tigers are excited to once again boast a family and fan-friendly schedule that places 31 of the team's 38 home games on a weekend date. Bridgeport's home schedule will feature 17 Saturday nights, 12 Sunday afternoons and two Friday night games.
The Sound Tigers will begin the 2017-18 season with four road games, including their inaugural matchup against the Binghamton Devils on Oct. 7. The club then heads to North Carolina for a two-game slate against the Charlotte Checkers on Oct. 13 and 14, followed by their first meeting of the season against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Oct. 20.
“We worked diligently to provide a winning combination of dates for our team and fans, and I am thrilled that more than 80-percent of our home games are on the weekend yet again,” President Michael Picker said. “There's a lot to look forward to including a look at some new opponents, not to mention our promotions and theme-night activities continue to grow every year.”
The team's full promotional schedule with details on Opening Night and all other theme nights will be released later this summer. Single-game tickets will go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the Webster Bank Arena Click It Or Ticket Box Office. Executive suites & premium seat packages are also available by calling (203) 345-2300 ext 8.
Bridgeport's most common opponent this season will be the Providence Bruins, whom the Sound Tigers will battle 12 times. Bridgeport will also face their closest division rivals, the Springfield Thunderbirds and Hartford Wolf Pack, 10 times each, including the first home matchup against Hartford on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m.
Other intra-division highlights include six games against the Hershey Bears and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and eight games against Lehigh Valley and Charlotte.
The annual “Cool Fun 101” school-day game will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 8 when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms visit Webster Bank Arena at 10:30 a.m. In addition, the Sound Tigers will host the “Spring Fun 102” game at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3 against Providence.
Season tickets and flex plans are on sale now for the 2017-18 campaign, offering the greatest savings and ultimate flexibility of all ticket packages. Pick between a full-season, 20-game, 15-game or 10-game plan and you'll also be entitled to exclusive benefits, including the ticket holder exchange policy, which means any unused tickets can be traded for future games. Seating options are broken down into six different pricing sections, giving you the flexibility to fit Sound Tigers' hockey into any kind of budget. Lock in your seats today and receive two (2) free tickets to the 2017-18 home opener by contacting Brad Dworin at 203-345-4813 or via email@example.com.
- Longest homestand: Three games (four times)
- Longest road trip: Four games (two times)
- Bridgeport will face 14 different opponents at Webster Bank Arena this year, including first-time matchups against the Laval Rocket (Oct. 21), Belleville Senators (Feb. 3) and Binghamton Devils (Dec. 30).
- The Sound Tigers will face every Eastern Conference opponent at least twice.
- Each of the team's first four games will take place on the road, but four of the last seven will be held at Webster Bank Arena.
- 60 of the 76 games (79-percent) are against Atlantic Division opponents.
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 happening during home games 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. For more team information, log on to soundtigers.com.