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Home Opener is Saturday, October 15


Hockey Night in Hartford is 45 days away and counting. Whalers Sports & Entertainment president and COO Howard Baldwin, Jr. announced today that tickets  for the gala Opening Night October 15th, and all individual game tickets for the Connecticut Whale’s upcoming 2011-12 American Hockey League season, presented by the Connecticut Lottery, will go on sale this Saturday, September 3 at 10:00 AM.

(editor’s note – All of the special features in what will make this a world-class opening night will be released at a later date).

“The countdown for the Connecticut Whale’s first full season is underway,” Baldwin, Jr. said. “Are your Whale tickets on ice?”

The Home Opener on Saturday, October 15, a GEICO Connecticut Cup game vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the XL Center, is the first of 12 Saturday home games this season.  With the Whale’s new fan-friendly schedule a remarkable 90% of The Whale’s schedule will be played on weekends and during vacation and holiday breaks.

The Whale’s recent partnership announcements with Aetna, St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Max Restaurant Group and its new Rockin’ Hockey radio partnership on WCCC further support the Whale’s “One Goal” 2011-2012 Season Ticket Campaign.

“The Whale’s ‘One Goal’ campaign is to provide the best fan experience and value while we all enjoy the journey to bring the Hartford hockey market back to the status it once enjoyed,” Baldwin Jr. said.

Single-game tickets will be available at the XL Center Public Power Ticket Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 5:00 PM.  Whale tickets can also be purchased on-line at www.ctwhale.com and through TicketMaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Box office prices for the Whale’s 2011-12 season start at just $14 and youth seats available for only $12.

The Home Opener on October 15th is the first of ten GEICO Connecticut Cup battles between the Whale and their Connecticut adversaries the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Save on your tickets, and get the best seats, with a ticket plan for the Whale’s 2011-12 AHL campaign, which are on sale now. For information on season seats and mini plans, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 728-3366 to talk with an account executive today.

The AHL’s Connecticut Whale is operated by Whalers Sports and Entertainment, a Hartford-based sports marketing and event firm founded by Howard Baldwin.  The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.


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