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Includes Three Local Games to Benefit Community Organizations
HARTFORD, CT: Whalers Sports & Entertainment today announced the Connecticut Whale’s 2011 preseason schedule. The schedule consists of four total games, three of which will be local home contests.
The Whale open the preseason Tuesday, September 27 at Trinity College’s Koeppel Community Sports Center, with a 7:00 PM game against the Albany Devils. The Koeppel Community Sports Center is located at 175 New Britain Ave. in Hartford, and the September 27 game is a benefit for the Ryan Gordon/Connecticut Whale Community Scholars Fund, with donations accepted at the door in lieu of an admission charge. The fund memorializes young fan Ryan Gordon, who passed away in 2006 and asked that a portion of the monies set aside for his college education be donated to the Connecticut Whale Community Foundation.
The Whale’s lone road preseason contest is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, when they travel to the MassMutual Center in Springfield to battle the Springfield Falcons at 7:00. The Whale then host the Worcester Sharks at the TD Bank Sports Center at Quinnipiac University Friday, September 30, with faceoff at 7:00. Admission to that game is $5, with proceeds benefitting Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT.
The Whale’s final preseason action is Sunday, October 2 at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, the Sharks again providing the opposition. That game will face off at 2:00, and a $5 admission charge will benefit Junior Wolf Pack youth hockey.
CONNECTICUT WHALE PRESEASON SCHEDULE