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Leafs To Play Senators In Halfax

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
April 5, 2006

(HALIFAX) -- Trade Centre Limited and Power Promotional Concepts released details today regarding two NHL pre-season games coming to Halifax Metro Centre in fall 2006.

New York Islanders will take on Boston Bruins on September 23, 2006 while Ottawa Senators go head-to-head with Toronto Maple Leafs on September 24. Ticket packages include both games and are available for $130 (plus service charges, tax included) and $100 (plus service charges, tax included). Ticket packages go on sale through Ticket Atlantic Box Office Friday, April 7 at 9 a.m.
The battle of Ontario will be in Halifax in September.
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"This is further proof of Halifax's reputation as a great events city," says Scott Ferguson, Executive Vice President of Trade Centre Limited. "It's obvious from our line-up of great events-2006 Juno Awards being the latest-that Halifax can deliver the community support and fan base that promoters and organizers need for success."

"It will be an honour for the Islanders to play a game in front of the amazing hockey fans in Halifax," says Islanders General Manager Mike Milbury. "We had a terrific time at our training camp last season in Yarmouth and we'd like to think that Nova Scotia is starting to embrace the Islanders as one of its favourite teams." Roy Mlakar, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Senators and Scotiabank Place

adds: "the Senators have always had a great response from our fans in Halifax. As well, the great hospitality and enthusiasm shown by our partners at the Halifax Metro Centre and hockey community make bringing one of our key training camp components-a pre-season game-to Nova Scotia a great experience."

"We have benefited from our game television broadcasts on Rogers Sportsnet over the past few years with a growing presence in Atlantic Canada, and this game is an opportunity for our team to get back into a community that has been very supportive of the Senators," states Mr. Mlakar.

"The Toronto Maple Leafs welcome the opportunity to meet one of our perennial rivals at the Halifax Metro Centre," says John Ferguson, Vice-President and General Manager of the Maple Leafs. "The terrific hockey fans of Halifax and Atlantic Canada will be able to experience one of the National Hockey League's premier rivalries first hand. The game will go a long way in our preparations for the opening of our regular season."

Ticket packages are available for purchase Friday April 7 at 9 a.m. through, Charge by Phone Line (902) 451-1221, and Ticket Atlantic Box Office at Halifax Metro Centre. Please note, ticket packages will not be available through Atlantic Superstore outlets. Tickets are $130 and $100 plus service charges, tax included. Individual tickets will be made available closer to game time.
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