The New York Islanders’ top prospects will participate in an intra-squad scrimmage and skills competition in front of their fans.
The New York Islanders announced this week that the annual Blue and White Scrimmage will be held at Northwell Health Ice Center on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
Fans will have the opportunity to watch some of the team’s biggest prospects skate the Northwell Center ice in a low-contact scrimmage. Following the intra-squad event, the youngbloods will compete in a skills competition that features contests such as hardest shot and breakway challenge. The night will conclude with an autograph session with select players, and will be open to all attendees.
The game, which has been played since 2006, has featured current Isles such as John Tavares, Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen, Anders Lee, Matt Martin, Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey, Travis Hamonic, Casey Cizikas, Calvin de Haan, Scott Mayfield and Ryan Strome.
The Isles’ 2016 draft class will be in attendance, just a week after they are selected.
They will likely join heralded prospects such as Matthew Barzal (2015, 16th overall selection), Michael Dal Colle (2014, 5th overall selection), Anthony Beauvillier (2015, 28th overall selection), Joshua Ho-Sang (2014, 28th overall selection), Ilya Sorokin (2014, 78th overall selection), Linus Soderstrom (2014, 95th overall selection) and Adam Pelech (2012, 65th overall selection).
Tickets to the scrimmage are $10, with all proceeds going to the New York Islanders Children’s Foundation. Fans that can’t make the scrimmage can watch it live on newyorkislanders.com.
Tickets can be purchased at newyorkislanders.com.