|WWE Divas Kelly Kelly and Melina |
Fans gathered between Gates 5 and 6 before the Islanders-Maple Leafs matchup to meet WWE Divas Kelly Kelly and Melina.
Despite being known for her moves in the ring and not in the rink, Kelly Kelly is still a big hockey fan. She roots for her hometown Tampa Bay Lightning, but is also a fan of Rick DiPietro
"I like the fights because it's what I do," said Kelly Kelly, who along with Melina, will be at the Coliseum Friday for WWE Raw Live—Road to Wrestlemania 25. "I'm very excited about tomorrow. The New York crowd is absolutely insane. I love the energy. They're crazy and loud and that's what I like."LONG ISLAND VOLUNTEER CENTER NIGHT
|Diana O'Neill |
The Islanders understand how important it is to give back to the community, and in that spirit hosted Long Island Volunteer Center Night, presented by OSI Pharmaceuticals, on Thursday night. Members of the Long Island Volunteer Center were in attendance and the organization hosted a kiosk in the concourse.
"It's beyond our wildest imagination to have a professional sports team in such an amazing arena support us," said Diana O'Neill, Executive Director of Long Island Volunteer Center. "We've had so many fans come by our kiosk and ask what they can do to help. You can't imagine how fantastic it is for us to get our message across."
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. COLISEUM HOSTS NEWBRIDGE ARENA AND CANTIAGUE PARK
The Islanders' mission to support local rinks on Long Island continued on Thursday night. The Nassau Coliseum hosted a Rink Night for Cantiague Park and Newbridge Arena. The event included a Family Fan Fest in the Expo Hall prior to the game and members of the rinks participated in the National Anthem flag ceremony
During the summer, the Islanders and Joey MacDonald celebrated Rink Day at Newbridge Arena, while Bruno Gervais stopped by Cantiague Park for its Rink Day.
"I grew up playing hockey on Long Island, so it's great to see the Islanders support the local rinks," said Mark Becker, who coaches at Newbridge Arena. "Hopefully my guys will be playing for the Islanders in 10 years, but for now it's great Mr. Wang and the Islanders are involved with youth hockey. The kids love this event and the Islanders. Look at all of the Islanders jerseys out here. Every opportunity my son has to come play hockey with his friends he can't pass up."
The Expo Hall was filled with inflatable and arcade games for the youngsters.
"It's fun playing at Cantiague," said Justin Valluzzi, who plays squirt hockey along with brother Jared. "I play for the Predators and we're doing okay. We have the playoffs on Sunday. Tonight is fun because of all the games and I get to be with my friends. I want to play with my brother in the NHL."