'Al Arbour Rink' To Host New York Islanders Prospect Game
Anthony Gruppuso, USATSI

The New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers will compete in a prospect game on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00 PM ET.

The New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers will face off in a prospect game on Wednesday, September 21 at the newly named “Al Arbour Rink.”

Philadelphia had competed in seven consecutive prospect scrimmages against the Washington Capitals, from 2007-14, with the Broad Street Bullies emerging victorious in the last four.

The game marks the unofficial end of rookie camp for both organizations. For the Isles, expect heralded prospects like Mathew Barzal, Joshua Ho-Sang, and Michael Dal Colle to push to make the big league squad.

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For Philly, anticipate highly-touted prospects like Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim, and Travis Konecny to grace the ice, which is just a couple of miles away from Nassau Coliseum, the Isles’ old stomping grounds.

The rink was renamed in honor of the late Al Arbour, the legendary head coach who led the franchise to four consecutive Stanley Cup victories. It was formerly known as Northwell Health Ice Center.

Tickets to the event are $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Islanders Children’s Foundation. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.