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Islanders announce schedule for 2012-2013 season and Blue and White Scrimmage

The New York Islanders made two big announcements on Thursday, as the team released the schedule for the 2012-13 season, while also informing fans of their intrasquad Blue and White Scrimmage on Thursday June 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Aaron Ness seen playing with the New York Islanders. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

First up is the 2012-13 schedule, as the Islanders will open the campaign on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. The following night New York will have their home opener against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday October 13 at 7:00 p.m.

The Eastern Conference rivalry with the New York Rangers, and the Battle of the Big Apple will have five editions this year, with the first round taking place at Madison Square Garden on November 13. The Islanders will host their cross-town rivals on Tuesday January 15 and Thursday March 7th.

Fans can have the first crack at purchasing full-season and partial ticket plans for the 2012-13 season at Friday night’s Draft Party at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, or through www.ticketmaster.com

On-sale date for single game tickets will be announced on www.newyorkislanders.com and will be available at the Nassau Coliseum Box Office.

The Islanders also announce that the intrasquad Blue & White Scrimmage will take place on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. and will happen at the Islanders Iceworks facilities. Proceeds of the day will benefit the Islanders Children’s Foundation, and fans need to act quick as there are only 250 tickets available.

Fans attending the event will get a glimpse of the Islanders future stars, with this year’s content featuring top prospects Ryan Strome (5th overall in 2011), Nino Niederreiter (5th overall in 2010), Brock Nelson (30th overall in 2010) and Johan Sundstrom (50th overall in 2011) among others.

There will be several other great prospects slated to hit the ice that saw time with the team last season, including Casey Cizikas, Calvin de Haan, Matt Donovan and Aaron Ness.

The Islanders Children’s Foundation has done a great job of helping countless children on Long Island, as the non-profit organization raised more than $5 million for the cause.

More info on the ICF can be seen below:


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