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Tonight, come support the Wounded Warrior Project and see a rappelling ceremonial puck drop when the NYI battle New Jersey

NYI battle New Jersey; Help support the Wounded Warrior Project; rappelling ceremonial puck drop; FSN sponsors military-themed Islanders caps for first 10,000 fans; Military personnel receive up to 40% off box office prices with tickets starting at just $16.

On a night dedicated to honoring the servicemen and women of our country, the Islanders will battle Martin Brodeur and their Atlantic Division rival New Jersey Devils. Tonight is Military Appreciation Night, presented by Stony Brook University.

All men and women of the Armed Forces will receive a special discounted rate – up to 40% off box office prices, with tickets starting at just $16 – for this game if they call 1 800.882.ISLES, ext. 3 and mention the unit they were/are a member of. Current and retired members of the Armed Forces can also purchase their discounted tickets at the Coliseum box office by showing proper ID.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to raise the awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. To find out more about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit their website at

An exciting pre-game ceremony will include members of the 106th Rescue Wing of the NY Air National Guard rappelling from the Nassau Coliseum rafters to deliver the official game puck. Plus, Long Island school teacher and member of the NY National Guard, Sgt. Jennifer Castle, will sing the National Anthem.

The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a Military-themed Islanders cap, courtesy of Fox Sports New York. The limited edition hat is the final installment of a three-part, hat-themed series.

The early November contest will be about more than just the game on the ice.  It will be an unforgettable evening celebrating brave servicemen and women.
Military Appreciation Night begins long before the drop of the puck. Starting at 4:30, the Family Fan Fest will be opened and will be accompanied by a variety of military displays and demonstrations.

On hand will be the Long Island Military Vehicle Restoration Club, with its authentic war machinery, vehicles and uniforms spanning generations and dating back to World War I. This will be your chance to hold in the palm of your hand, equipment that was used during the heat of battle.

Dressed in the uniform of the respective wars, members of the LIMVRC will discuss the history and importance of each piece of equipment and vehicle on display for a unique and fun experience you can only find on this special day at the Coliseum.

Military Appreciation Night wouldn't be complete without current military personnel in attendance. With all five armed services being represented – US Marine Corp, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard – Nassau Coliseum visitors will be witness to a complete color guard that runs the military gamut. All five services will have recruiting tables on-site at the Coliseum for more information about their respective programs.


Saturday features one of the best goaltending rivalries in the game with puckhandling geniuses Rick DiPietro and Martin Brodeur squaring off against each other. You know Ricky will be pumped for this game, and so should you.

To purchase individual game tickets, click here or visit the Coliseum box office, the Islanders Team Store at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville or call Ticketmaster at 631.888.9000.

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