Home opener is Saturday, October 11th vs. Philadelphia
BRIDGEPORT, CT The American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound Tigers,
top affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders,
have announced their schedule for the 2003-04 regular season. The
Sound Tigers announced their 80-game slate, including 40 home
contests, in conjunction with the release of the League-wide
The Sound Tigers will begin the 2003-04 regular season on the road
versus their archrival, the Hartford Wolf Pack, on Friday, October
10th. Their home opener at Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard will be
the following night, Saturday, October 11th, when they host the
Philadelphia Phantoms at 7:05 p.m. Other highlights of the schedule
The renewal of last year's playoff rivalries with the first visits of
the season by the Binghamton Senators on Monday, October 13th and the
Manchester Monarchs on Saturday, December 13th.
A Thanksgiving-weekend visit by Hartford on Friday, November 28th, as
well as an additional Friday game on October 24th, two Saturday games
and a Sunday game versus the Wolf Pack in Bridgeport.
Four weekday matinees including Binghamton's visit on Columbus Day,
Monday, October 13th at 4:05 p.m.; a Veterans Day match up with the
Norfolk Admirals on Tuesday, November 11th at 4:05 pm.; an
educationally-themed school-day special versus the Wilkes-
Barre/Scranton Penguins on Wednesday, December 17th at 11:05 a.m. and
a 4:05 p.m. game against the Worcester IceCats during Winter Break on
Tuesday, February 17th.
Six three-game home stands, as well as an eight-game home stand from
Saturday, February 28th through Sunday, March 14th and a four-game
home stand from Saturday, April 3rd through, Saturday, April 10th.
A Thursday, January 22nd road game versus the Albany River Rats at
the Continental Airlines Arena, which is the home of Albany's NHL
affiliate, the Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils.
A two-game road trip to visit the Utah Grizzlies on Friday, October
31st and Saturday, November 1st.
Seven straight roads games from Friday, December 19th through
Wednesday, December 31st including five games in six nights starting
the day after Christmas and ending on New Year's Eve.
A pair of two-game road trips to Norfolk to visit the Admirals on
Saturday, January 10th and Sunday, January 11th, as well as Saturday,
March 27th and Sunday, March 28th.
Weekends and holiday breaks dominate the Sound Tigers' schedule with
62 games slated for Friday, Saturday or Sunday and 15 games in
December and 12 in February including eight at Harbor Yard. The month-
by-month breakdown of the schedule (with the number of home games
listed in parenthesis) is nine October games (five), 11 November
games (five), 15 December games (six), 12 games each in January
(four) and February (eight), 15 March games (eight) and six April
games (four). The day-by-day breakdown of the schedule (with the
number of home games listed in parenthesis) is 20 Fridays (five), 26
Saturdays (13), 16 Sundays (ten), one Monday home game, three
Tuesdays (two), 11 Wednesdays (eight) and three Thursdays (one).
The 2003-04 season will be the Sound Tigers' third in the AHL and
first under the guidance of new Head Coach Greg Cronin. Information
regarding 2003-04 Sound Tigers season tickets, flex packs, group
discounts, birthday parties, suite packages and sponsorship
opportunities is available by calling 203-334-GOAL or logging on to
www.soundtigers.com. Groups, organizations, companies, etc. that are
interested in having a member of the Sound Tigers appear at an event
are also invited to call 203-334-GOAL or email info@...
The Islanders will host the Boston Bruins in an NHL preseason game at
Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard on Sunday, September 21st at 4:05
p.m. with information available by calling 203-345-2400 or 203-334-
The Sound Tigers' complete 2003-04 regular-season schedule is as
Fri. Oct. 10th at Hartford 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 11th PHILADELPHIA 7:05 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 13th BINGHAMTON 4:05 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 17th PHILADELPHIA 7:35 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 18th at Hershey 7 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 19th BINGHAMTON 4:05 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 24th HARTFORD 7:35 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 25th at WB/Scranton 7:05 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 31st at Utah 9:05 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 1st at Utah 9:05 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 8th at Providence 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 9th at Philadelphia 6:05 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 11th NORFOLK 4:05 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 14th at Lowell 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 15th PHILADELPHIA 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 16th WB/SCRANTON 4:05 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 23rd BINGHAMTON 4:05 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 27th at Binghamton 6:05 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 28th HARTFORD 7:35 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 29th at Lowell 7 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 5th at Albany 7 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 6th HERSHEY 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 7th HARTFORD 4:05 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 10th UTAH 7:05 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 12th at Philadelphia 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 13th MANCHESTER 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 14th UTAH 4:05 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 17th WB/SCRANTON 11:05 a.m.
Fri. Dec. 19th at Worcester 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 20th at Hershey 7 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 26th at Binghamton 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 27th at Hartford 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 28th at Hershey 5 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 30th at WB/Scranton 7:05 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 31st at Binghamton 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 3rd NORFOLK 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 4th HERSHEY 4:05 p.m.
Sat. Jan 10th at Norfolk 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Jan 11th at Norfolk 4 p.m.
Fri. Jan 16th at Providence 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 17th at Hershey 7 p.m.
Thu. Jan 22nd vs. Albany in N.J. 7 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 23rd at Philadelphia 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 24th ALBANY 7:05 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 28th ALBANY 7:05 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 30th at Manchester 7:35 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 31st at Portland 7:05 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 6th LOWELL 7:35 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 7th ALBANY 7:05 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 11th SPRINGFIELD 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 14th at Springfield 7:35 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 15th HERSHEY 4:05 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 17th WORCESTER 4:05 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 18th PORTLAND 7:05 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 20th at Hartford 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 21st NORFOLK 7:05 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 25th at Hartford 7:05 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 27th at Albany 7 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 28th PROVIDENCE 7:05 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 3rd LOWELL 7:05 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 5th WB/SCRANTON 7:35 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 6th HARTFORD 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 7th BINGHAMTON 4:05 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 10th PROVIDENCE 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 13th HARTFORD 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 14th MANCHESTER 4:05 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 17th at WB/Scranton 7 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 19th at Hartford 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 20th at Binghamton 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 21st at Albany 5 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 26th at Philadelphia 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 27th at Norfolk 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 28th at Norfolk 4 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 31st WB/SCRANTON 7:05 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 2nd at Manchester 7:35 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 3rd HERSHEY 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 4th ALBANY 4:05 p.m.
Thu. Apr. 8th NORFOLK 7:05 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 10th PHILADELPHIA 7:05 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 11th at WB/Scranton 5 p.m.
All times are eastern. Home games, LISTED IN ALL CAPS, are played at
Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard.