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Card Giveaway Presented by Webster Bank

The Connecticut Whale’s home game at the XL Center tomorrow night, Friday, March 16, a GEICO Connecticut Cup battle, and first-place showdown, with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, will feature the last of three Whale trading card giveaways, sponsored by Webster Bank.

Five-thousand fans will receive the last of three sets of Whale player cards on Friday.  The cards are of Andre Deveaux, Tim Erixon, Scott Tanski, Pavel Valentenko and Casey Wellman.  The set also includes a bonus Hartford Wolf Pack card of Whale head coach, and newly-inducted CT Hockey Hall of Famer, Ken Gernander.  Faceoff is 7:00 PM.

Fans can also take advantage of a special food combo deal, available for all remaining Whale regular-season Friday-night home games, tomorrow night.  A hot dog and a 12-ounce soda can be purchased for only $5.

Tickets to Friday night’s game, and all 2011-12 Whale home games, are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, as well as on-line at and through TicketMaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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, 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 and Howard Baldwin, Jr..  The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.

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