A brand new home on Long Island awaits the New York Islanders on Saturday, as they end a grueling 13-game road trip and a decade-long journey for a permanent place to hang their skates.
New York Islanders winger Anthony Beauvillier had been on a 10-game goal-scoring drought, but by Wednesday night’s end, his dry spell was replenished — as was the Nassau Coliseum ice that was quickly doused in beer after.
The New York Islanders announced on Monday morning that general admission season tickets have been sold out for their inaugural season at UBS Arena at Belmont Park this fall. In total, over 12,000 season tickets have been sold.
In its final season of hosting this Islanders team before they move to a massive, state-of-the-art home at UBS Arena at Belmont Park this fall, Nassau Coliseum and its impassioned fan base — which will defend the honor of the building nicknamed “The Old Barn” until the very end — are flexing its muscles one last time; and it was on full display this week.
The Coliseum will open its doors to 1,000 frontline healthcare workers —all of whom will be guests of the Islanders — to take in Thursday’s matchup.