Just 8 Days To Go!
(Sept. 3) Before you know it, we'll be in Wheeling, WV ready to begin
Camp Stirling as the Islanders train in preparation for the 2003-04
season. The Islanders report to Long Island for training camp
physicals on Sept. 11 and then travel the same day to Wheeling, WV
for the 31st training camp in franchise history. As has been a custom
here, NewYorkIslanders.com will provide you with detailed training
camp reports each day from the Wheeling Civic Center and throughout
all of Camp Stirling.
The first day of camp at the Wheeling Civic Center is Sept. 12, where
Steve Stirling will put his troops through their first on-ice
practices of the campaign. Fans are invited to pack their bags and
come visit the Isles as they prepare for the 2003-04 season.
There are a few ways to get to Wheeling. The drive from Uniondale is
just over seven hours. Flying is also an option. It's been suggested
to fly into Pittsburgh, rent a car and make the hour drive. You can
also fly into the Canton/Akron Airport in Ohio. The drive from there
to Wheeling is just under two hours.
Remember, the Islanders drop the puck on their preseason schedule
against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sept. 19 at 7:30pm at the Wheeling
Civic Center. Then they travel an hour away to the Steel City on
Sept. 20 to visit the Penguins for another tilt at 7:30pm.
NewYorkIslanders.com has put together a list of websites that should
aid anyone whoâs looking at making the trip down to Wheeling, WV.
For information concerning the "Wheeling Culture",
AmericaTraveling.net dishes out the 411 on Wheeling and gives out
basic information about getting around the city.
The Wheeling Convention & Visitors Bureau is a great place to find
lodging, recreation and dining information.
OnlineCityGuide.net offers another source for basic information about
the recreation and arts and entertainment scene in Wheeling.
For a resort-style experience in Wheeling, visit at The Mountaineer.
There you can also find out information about lodging, recreation and
For those who are interested in attending the first NHL game in
Wheeling, West Virginia, they can find ticketing information on the
Wheeling Nailers (of the ECHL) website. Prices range from $21 to $25.
Any questions concerning the game can be directed to the Nailers'
front office at 304.234.GOAL or 1.877.NAILTIX.