ISLANDERS TO PLAY BLUE & WHITE SCRIMMAGE AT BARCLAYS CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 8Jun 3, 2015
BROOKLYN (June 3, 2015) – The New York Islanders will play the annual Blue & White Scrimmage at their new home, Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, on Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to see the organization’s top prospects compete in an intra-squad game, followed by a skills competition.
Tickets to the scrimmage are $10, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Brooklyn Events Center Foundation. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Fans can purchase online by visiting www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, beginning Saturday, June 6 at noon (if tickets are still available).
The Blue & White Scrimmage will feature the 2015 Islanders draft class, as well as the organizations top young prospects, headlined by first-round picks Michael Dal Colle (2014, 5th overall selection), Joshua Ho-Sang (2014, 28th overall selection), Griffin Reinhart (2012, 4th overall selection) and Ryan Pulock (2013, 15th overall selection). With Dal Colle playing for the Oshawa Generals in the OHL, the Islanders will have a representative from the Memorial Cup Championship team for the second straight year. In addition, Reinhart captained the Edmonton Oil Kings to the title last season, and Pulock completed his first pro season and was named to the 2014-15 AHL All-Rookie team.
The Islanders Blue & White Scrimmage has been played since 2006 and has featured current Islanders John Tavares, Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen, Anders Lee, Matt Martin, Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey, Travis Hamonic, Casey Cizikas, Calvin de Haan, Scott Mayfield and Ryan Strome. The game gives young prospects the chance to become acclimated to the organization as well as to show the fans the talent that the franchise is developing.
Doors for the scrimmage will open at 6 p.m.