ALL THAT WILL BE MISSING IS FERRIS BUELLER

“WHALE FACE-OFF” SEASON KICK-OFF EVENT SET FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

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Pep Rally-style Event Takes Place at West Hartford’s Blue Back Square

For The Connecticut Whale’s first full season fans will be literally dancing in the streets, as Whalers Sports & Entertainment (WSE) announced today that the Connecticut Whale will host its official “Whale Blue & Green Block Party” Season Face-off event Saturday, October 1 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Blue Back Square in West Hartford.

The Whale Face-off event will take the form of a pep rally, with introductions of the 2011 Whale team and coaching staff, who will also be signing autographs.

“The Connecticut Whale Face-Off event at Blue Back Square in West Hartford will literally have you dancing in the streets as we kick off the Connecticut Whale’s first full season,” said Howard Baldwin, Jr, President & COO, WSE. “Help us celebrate our first full season kick off.”

The Face-off Fan Experience will feature live music by Hartford hockey legendary national anthem singer Tony Harrington & Touch, food specials available from local restaurants, Whale merchandise showcasing the Whale’s latest apparel, outdoor movies, Pucky The Mascot, joined by other mascot friends, in the Autograph Zone, prizes and the introduction of the new CT Whale Slap Shot Cage sponsored by XFINITY, where fans can test their puck-shooting skills.

In addition, fans can enter to win tickets to the Whale’s home opener Saturday, October 15 or a Connecticut Whale replica jersey.

Admission to the Whale Face-off event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the area of Blue Back Square known as “The Square”, on Isham Rd. next to Barnes & Noble.

Season tickets for the Whale’s 2011-12 AHL campaign are on sale now. For information on season seats, and all of the Whale’s ticketing options, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the Connecticut 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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