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The Albany Devils are ready to hit the ice as the American Hockey League season gets underway and they will be looking to improve upon their second place Northeast Division finish and a subsequent first round playoff loss to the St. John's Ice Caps in their first playoff appearance since the 2009-2010 season. The Devils' home, the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, begins to surge with electricity every time the team takes the ice, making it one of the top arenas in the country to catch a minor league hockey game. This season the Devils are determined to make up for that early playoff exit following the 2013-2014 season. Albany has a very talented squad that should be able to make some real noise during the regular season and hopefully carry that on to the playoffs where they will be looking to make a deep run. Be sure to get your Albany Devils tickets from StubHub early so you can choose from among the best seats in the house when you head out to cheer on the Devils.
On Saturday, October 18th the Bridgeport Sound Tigers come to Albany for a big regular season match up that no Devils fan will want to miss. As always the Devils will be looking to get all of the home ice advantage they can get from their large fan base at Times Union Center and there are plenty of big games coming up including battles against the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins, the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Springfield Falcons, the Portland Pirates, the Syracuse Crunch, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Utica Comets, the Providence Bruins, the Hershey Bears, the Worcester Sharks, the St. Johns Ice Caps, the Norfolk Admirals, the Manchester Monarchs, and more. Take a look at the entire Albany Devils schedule to see which games you would like to attend to show the Devils your support.
The Albany Devils are fresh off of their first trip to the playoffs in four years and a second place finish in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the AHL. The Albany Devils are the top affiliate of the NHL's New Jersey Devils who also own the franchise. Head coach Rick Kowalsky has really turned things around for the Devils and they appear poised to be back in the playoffs for years to come. The Devils will be led on the ice by captain Rod Pelley who will look to control the game from the center position. Every player taking the ice for the Albany Devils will be looking not only to help the team pull out a big win but also to impress scouts in attendance who pay close attention to each and every AHL game in hopes of spotting the next big time superstar. There is an air of excitement in Albany surrounding Devils hockey this season and there has never been a better time to catch the team in action
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The American Hockey League, or the AHL, is the premiere minor league hockey league in the United States and Canada and since the 2011 season each team has an affiliation with an NHL team assuring the fans that some of the best minor league players in the country all looking to stand out from the crowd to move up to the pro ranks. The AHL has a strong tradition that dates all the way back to the 1930′s with the Hershey Bears standing as the most decorated franchise as far as Calder Cups are concerned. The league has its own hall of fame and features outdoor games and all star games each season along with its playoffs and championship.
Hockey fans in general are some of the most passionate sports fans around, but there is nothing that quite equals the passion surrounding minor league hockey and Albany Devils fans are among the loudest and most dedicated fans in the entire AHL. On game day at Times Union Center, the fans file in and take their seats when the cheering and chanting begins. As the clock winds down closer and closer to the dropping of the puck the crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally both teams are ready for face off and the excitement really begins. Big time bone rattling hits, astounding displays of agility and speed, powerful slapshots, and clutch saves set the arena on fire for the following three periods of top notch minor league hockey. By the time the final buzzer sounds your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and you will already be planning a return trip.
The Albany Devils franchise was founded in 1998 and played their first eight seasons as the Lowell Lock Monsters. In 2006 they changed their name to the Lowell Devils, a nickname the franchise kept following their move to Albany in 2010.
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