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NHL preseason game coming to Halifax

John Graham with On Ice Management Group Inc. announces the game between the New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes.

This September, the NHL is coming to Halifax for a preseason showdown between the New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes.

The puck drops at 6 p.m. on September 26, 2015.

Scott Ferguson with Trade Centre Ltd. says he’s excited to have the NHL in the newly branded Scotiabank Centre.

“You know we watch it as Canadians on TV every night, and now we get a chance to see the players first hand,” he said at the event announcement Tuesday.

John Graham is with On Ice Management group, the promoter that brought the game to Halifax.

He says that as a former player, New York Islanders President and GM Garth Snow understands the importance of a game like this.

“He gets how important it is to come to major junior markets, and put on good shows,” he said.

Graham says like Saskatoon, which has also hosted preseason games, Halifax is a perfect market.

“Great buildings, things are well run, good economic base, good fan support: that’s what you need,” he said.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for between $84 and $104.

Ferguson says the promoter sets the ticket price.

“The key here is that you achieve a number that provides, I think, a fair and reasonable ticket, good value to the marketplace, but also allows the promoter of course to at least break even or turn a profit on the event,” he said. “And I think that’s what happened in this case.”

We asked the Twittersphere: would you pay between $84 and $104 to see the New York Islanders play the Carolina Hurricanes in Halifax?

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Canes VS Islanders?? you got to be joking…Who is the genius behind this blockbuster.

February 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

To pay 100 bucks to see a couple of regular roster players play for half a period and then watch guys trying to make the club play the rest of the game, no thanks. Why, why would they not bring two teams here that people, around here anyway, actually cheer for?

February 11, 2015 at 8:17 am