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ISLANDERS SUMMER SURGE

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Hockey is always here on Long Island and that's why it's no surprise that behind the scenes the Islanders organization is working wonders so far this summer. From the I.C.E. Tour making multiple stops a day to local camps and schools to GM Garth Snow making savvy moves at the NHL Entry Draft and signing key players, everyone on the Team is playing their part.


The sponsorship and sales staff at the Islanders are also making big strides during the summer months. The NHL has announced that the Islanders are seventh in new season ticket sales for 2008-09. The Islanders have sold 750 new season tickets compared to 200 at the same time last year.

Along with season ticket sales, the revamped Islanders Business Club is well on its way to reaching its limit of 1,000 members.  Applications are coming in fast and furious, with membership expected to reach capacity by summer's end.

"Response to the Islanders Business Club has been very brisk since the June 4th Open House, where we launched our new home," said Executive Director of the Islanders Business Club Mike Bossy. "Every day brings us face to face with new companies eager to become members. We're launching a new website with a brand new look and feel and an updated membership directory. It's been an exciting summer so far for the IBC, and I expect it to only get better."

To find out more about the Islanders Business Club, please call 1-866-96-NYICE or visit their website at www.islandersbusinessclub.com

Islanders fans can look forward to the release of the 2008-09 partial plans later this month. This season's plans are anticipated to be the most flexible ever. Every partial plan is being released before the season to give fans more flexibility and greater choices than ever before.

Plans include great benefits, including playoff rights, same seats and discounts on food and merchandise. Partial plans start as low as $19 per ticket, with packages starting as low as $133 for seven games. There are 2008-09 partial plans available for every budget and schedule.

Individual tickets for the ENTIRE season go on sale on in September.

For more information about 2008-08 partial plans, call 1-800-882-ISLES.

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