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Sound Tigers Visit U.S. Marines

by Jamie Palatini / New York Islanders

Coaches and players across sports make references to war when describing what happens on the field of play (or ice, in the Sound Tigers case).

Terms such as, “It was a war out there,” or “We won the battle in the trenches,” are often used to illustrate the competitive nature between two opposing teams.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Sound Tigers had the privilege of spending a day with some of the men and women who actually put their lives on the line to defend our country. The team traveled to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey to take part in team building exercises under the tutelage of Marines from Marine Aircraft Group 49.

“It was a very cool day out here,” Sound Tigers forward Brock Nelson said. “We got a little briefing when we got off the bus, and there was a little bit of shock. It was pretty crazy to see some of the stuff they go through to protect us and keep us free.”

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