N.Y. Islanders sue Sound Tigers over affiliation payments
April 3, 2004
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The New York Islanders sued the owners of the
Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday, accusing the American Hockey
League team of falling behind in its affiliation payments.
The Connecticut Post, citing an unidentified source, reported in
editions prepared for Saturday that the Bridgeport team owes more
than $700,000 in its affiliation fee for this season.
The full-season fee is believed to be about $1 million.
"We are disappointed that the Islanders decided to file suit," said
Sound Tigers Executive Vice President Todd Boe.
A representative of the Islanders could not be reached for comment
early Saturday morning.
The National Hockey League Islanders sued in U.S. District Court in
Central Islip, N.Y., against Bridgeport Professional Sports.
If the Islanders do not get paid, the team could end its affiliation
agreement with the Sound Tigers. The five-year deal has two years
remaining beyond this season.
Information from: Connecticut Post