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Islanders to host lacrosse night at Nassau Coliseum

by Andrew Burke / New York Islanders
It is not difficult to draw comparisons between lacrosse and hockey. Action packed, physical and fast-paced, both sports offer levels of excitement and intensity second to none.

Now, a dynamic fusion has arrived: an opportunity for fans to view games of both sports played at an extremely high level. On February 8th and 26th, the New York Islanders are teaming up with their neighbor, Hofstra University’s Pride lacrosse team in a special event featuring two of America’s most exhilarating sports.

This special deal offers a multi-faceted opportunity for viewers, as both Hofstra Pride vs. Princeton Tigers and Islanders vs. Toronto Maple Leafs will be on display for the modest price of thirty dollars.

Before the hockey game, Hofstra lacrosse coaches Seth Tierney and Joe Amplo will host a clinic (beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum) featuring a live skills demonstration by the team players and captains, as well as motivational speeches by the coaches themselves on the game of lacrosse. “The more the merrier” is encouraged, as groups of 50 people or more will automatically be entered into a raffle the night of the Islanders game on February 8th, for a chance to sit in a luxury suite.

Then, on February 26th, top notch lacrosse will be on display as the Hofstra Pride square off with the Princeton Tigers at 11:30 a.m. in an early season showdown likely to reflect a playoff atmosphere. The two perennial power houses will square off on Hofstra’s campus, showing why lacrosse is the fastest game on two feet.

Don’t miss out on a game for the ages right here on Long Island, one of the sport’s premier hotbeds in the nation with a rich history of lacrosse excellence. This is a great chance for avid fans and players of all ages to come together with their fellow lacrosse community members in a day of fun. With invaluable tutelage on the nuances of the game offered from a premier coaching staff, this truly is a remarkable chance for lacrosse fans to be schooled by the best in the business.   

To get tickets for this unique experience, please contact group sales at 1-800-882-ISLES ext. 3 or go to
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