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Danbury WhalersBY: Brittany Burke

After falling to the New York Aviators in round one of last season’s Federal Hockey League playoffs by a single goal in a game five overtime situation, Whalers hockey has returned to the ice at the Danbury Ice Arena for the second annual free agent tryout camp.

The two day camp held Friday and Saturday was a chance for players with different skill levels and experience take to the ice and show what they are made of in hopes of getting a call back to the Whalers training camp.

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Danbury Whalers 2This Saturday, December 4th at 7:05 PM when the Danbury Whalers take on the New York Aviators at the Danbury Ice Arena on White Out Saturday (sponsored by Visions Design), fans will be treated to an upgraded level of customer service as they won’t have to leave their seats to enjoy the food and beverages. Continue reading

Danbury Whalers Halloween Costume Contest

Danbury WhalersThe Danbury Whalers take on the New York Aviators tonight at 7 pm at the Danbury  Ice Arena.

There will be a Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by the News Times.

Prizes for the contest include a television, an IPOD, and a Nintendo Wii. 

After the game come down to Billy Beans on White Street for the post game party.  It should be a great event.

Before the game the place to eat is Two Steps Downtowne Grille.

Click here for the pre-game menu and specials

For tickets logo on to GET TICKETS HERE      or call 973-713-7547

Danbury Whalers Opening Weekend Update

Danbury Whalers 2Opening Weekend Agenda

The Danbury Whalers are set to drop the puck on their inaugural season on Friday night October 29th at 7:05 pm when they take on the New York Aviators.


The teams complete their 2-game series the next night on Saturday, October 30th.  The puck drops at 7:05 pm.


For the weekend the promotional lineup is as follows:


Friday October 29th, 2010

6:00 pm           Gates Open

                      Connecticut band Big Fat Combo plays until 6:50


6:55 pm           Opening Night festivities begin

                      Introduction of honored guests and Danbury Whalers staff & management


7:04 pm         Teams hit the ice


7:05 pm    Mayor Mark Boughton drops the ceremonial First Puck


                        First Period Intermission        


·         Danbury Whalers Model Search Final Round


·         Jersey Auction – Bid on your favorite Danbury Whalers player game worn jersey.  Each jersey has a specially embroidered OPENING NIGHT 10/29/10 on the chest


                        Throughout the night             

·         Promotions & giveaways including a TV, camera, & iPod



·         Danbury Whalers players will sign autographs in the lobby


More Post Game                    

·         Meet up with the Danbury Whalers players at TK’s American Café

(Located on 255 White Street in Danbury)


Saturday, October 30th, 2010

6:00 pm           Gates Open


7:05                 Puck drops


                        First Period Intermission        

·         Halloween Costume contest sponsored by the News Times

            Winners receive – TV, Nintendo Wii, Camera



·         Danbury Whalers players will sign autographs in the lobby


More Post Game                   

·         Come meet us after the game at Billy Beans on White Street


Danbury Whalers 2 Danbury Whalers Prepare for Opening Weekend

Prize Giveaways, Jersey Auction, & Costume Contest Highlight Weekend

Today at the Danbury Ice Arena, in Danbury, Connecticut, Danbury Whalers, CEO, Herm Sorcher announced the outline for Opening Weekend festivities.

On Friday, October 29th at 7:05 pm the team drops the puck against the New York Aviators in the team’s first game.  Opening Night festivities will begin at 7 pm with the introduction of members of the community and Danbury Whalers staff and management.  Dropping the ceremonial first puck will be Danbury Mayor, Mark Boughton.opening weekend

Throughout the evening there will be numerous contests, promotions, and giveaways with fans having a chance to win a TV, camera, and other great prizes.

The Danbury Whalers will be wearing their Kelly Green jerseys on Friday.  Fans will a chance to bid in a silent auction for the player’s game worn jerseys.  Following the game the players will sign their jersey for the winning bidder.

Following the game, there will be a post game party at TK’s American Café on 255 White Street in Danbury.  All players and coaches will attend.  Check out TK’s at www.tksamericancafe.com.

On Saturday, October 30th the team again takes on the New York Aviators in a 7:05 pm start.

Fans are encouraged to come to the game in their Halloween costumes.  There will be a costume contest sponsored  by the News Times with the fans winning from a collection of prizes including a Nintendo Wii, a TV, and camera.

Danbury Whalers individual game tickets can be purchased by calling 973-713-7547 or by logging onto the team website at www.thedanburywhalers.com

For the opening weekend, the team is encouraging fans to purchase in advance to avoid long lines at the ticket booth.

For further information on the Danbury Whalers, contact Herm Sorcher at 973-713-7547 or email hsorcher@thedanburywhalers.com.


Danbury Whalers 2 We have been getting some requests, from the team included, to give coverage to the Danbury Whalers. The Danbury Whalers are members of the Class ‘A’ Professional Federal Hockey League which will begin play October 29th. The team will play a 60 game schedule with 30 home games at the Danbury Ice Arena.

Howlings is therefore are looking for an intern that would be interested in being the eyes and ears of Howlings readers. This is a non-paid position. We would prefer to find someone with a passion for hockey but also a passion for good writing, professionalism and solid writing skills. If hired, you will be the beat reporter for this season and represent Howlings at all home games. Should you want to travel, you could do that but at your own expense. We don’t get paid either and travel to a LOT of Wolf Pack road games. It’s VERY rewarding and can help you should you wish to have a career in journalism.

The plan is to have someone in place to represent Howlings at the Danbury Whalers’ upcoming Media Day event on Tuesday, October 26th at 10am.

If you’re interested, contact us at: Mitch at Howlings dot net (Can’t be having those spammers get our email address now can we?)

Here’s a press release from the team:

In a new development from Danbury Whalers training camp, the team has announced that tomorrow, Thursday, October 21st the team will be holding an Intra Squad Exhibition Game.  Game time is 7 pm and is free admission.

The Danbury Whalers season gets underway on 10/29/10 at 7:05 PM vs. the New York Aviators.

For ticket information log on to the team website at www.thedanburywhalers.com or call 973-713-7547