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by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Your one-stop resource for coverage of the Lighthouse Tournament
The Lighthouse Tournament kicked off Friday with a large turnout of American and Chinese journalists for the first game between Harbin and Qiqihar followed by a press conference with Islanders owner Charles Wang.
As the media reports come in, the PROJECT HOPE MEDIA WATCH is the place to go for all of the stories beyond the Lighthouse Tournament blog.

MEDIA ALERT: Project Hope on NHL Home Ice
Tuesday, Jan. 22, "NHL Live" – XM 204

When the youth hockey players from Project Hope visit the NHL Store on Tuesday, the program will be featured on XM Radio’s “NHL Live.”

Co-hosted by Don LaGreca and E.J. Hradek, “NHL Live” will feature Islanders general manager Garth Snow discussing his team’s season and his experience with Project Hope. Islanders Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations Chris Dey will detail the vision and impact of the initiative.

Islanders fans listening to NHL Home Ice – XM 204 on Tuesday can expect the Snow and Dey interviews around 12:30 pm.

NEWSDAY -  Columnist Mark Herrmann, covering the Islanders this week while Greg Logan is on vacation, wrote a story on Project Hope's impact so far and what the initiative means to Charles Wang.
Writes Herrmann: "Just this once, the Islanders were happy to see the visiting team win at Nassau Coliseum. Not that they were choosing sides in a game that began at 9 a.m. Friday. In fact, they considered it a win-win proposition, having two youth teams from China on the ice."

***On this same link, Newsday's Katie Strang has video from Friday's Lighthouse Tournament.
Click here to read.
NEWSDAY.COM -  "The Next Yao"? Mark Herrmann also writes about Project Hope in the "On the Islanders Beat" blog.

Click here to read.

YAHOO  - "Wang spreads hockey via Project Hope"
Reporter Doug Mittler was at yesterday's press conference and has comments from Garth Snow, Ted Nolan and one of the standout players in yesterday's game. Writes Mittler: "Wang sees an opportunity in a country that has an insatiable appetite for athletics and will host the Olympic Games this summer. 'People in China want to see sports played at a high level,' Wang said. 'All kids have players they look up to. We would like them to be hockey players.'"
Clcik  here to read.

ESPN.COM -  Hockey Columnist Scott Burnside called Project Hope the No. 1 story in the NHL in his weekly "Burnside in the Box" NHL column. Writes Burnside: "Not only do the New York Islanders continue to surprise on the ice -- the team was expected by most analysts to finish near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, but is tied for the final playoff berth -- they continue to think outside the box off the ice."

Click here to read.

ISLANDERS TV -  Of course, for detailed, non-stop coverage of the Lighthouse Tournament and the visit from the Project Hope teams from China, the place to go is Islanders TV. Each day features a recap of the games and all activities. Click on the Islanders TV logo on the homepage for all of the action!

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