The American Hockey League season is underway and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers are intent on once again proving that they are one of the top teams in the league. The Tigers' home, the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 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 Tigers are looking to move up the Eastern Conference Standings and make a return to the postseason after missing out on the playoffs the last two seasons. Bridgeport has a talent-laden roster 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 Bridgeport Sound Tigers tickets from StubHub early so you can choose from among the best seats in the house when you head out to cheer on the Tigers.
On Friday, October 17th the Albany Devils come to Bridgeport for a big regular season match up that no Tigers fan will want to miss. As always the Tigers will be looking to get all of the home ice advantage they can get from their large fan base at Webster Bank Arena and there are plenty of big games coming up including battles against the Springfield Falcons, the Norfolk Admirals, the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Worcester Sharks, the Syracuse Crunch, the Providence Bruins, the Portland Pirates, the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins, the Hershey Bears, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Binghamton Senators, the Manchester Monarchs, and more. Take a look at the entire Bridgeport Sound Tigers schedule to see which games you would like to attend to show the Tigers your support.
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have been one of the top teams in the AHL for years but have struggle the last few seasons, finishing below.500 and missing out on the playoffs. That appears that it is all set to change this season as head coach Scott Pellerin has a talented team put together which is as hungry as ever to make a big move up the Northeast Division standings in an effort to make it back to the postseason. The Tigers are a top affiliate of the New York Islanders who also own the team. Every player taking the ice for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 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 Connecticut surrounding Tigers hockey this season and there has never been a better time to catch the team in action.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers American Hockey League
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 Bridgeport Sound Tigers fans are among the loudest and most dedicated fans in the entire AHL. On game day at Webster Bank Arena, 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 Bridgeport Sound Tigers have been in the AHL since they were founded in 2001, which was possibly their most successful season when they won a conference championship, a division championship, and the regular season title. In addition to their affiliation with the New York Islanders, the Tigers are also affiliated with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL.
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