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Hockey fans are being treated to a combination of international hockey events in 2014 never witnessed before in Newfoundland and Labrador.

IceCaps President and CEO Danny Williams calls this year season “an historic one” for hockey in the province.

“In the span of eight months we will have hosted the first-ever international All-Star Classic in American Hockey League history, the Calder Cup finals and an NHL Exhibition Game in September and our fans have feverously supported each event.”

The 2014 AHL All-Star Classic in St. John’s saw a team of AHL All-Stars face off against Färjestad BK, one of the top professional teams in the Swedish Hockey League, in a two-day event including a Skills Competition on Tuesday, February 11th and the All-Star Game on Wednesday, February 12th.

The IceCaps will host the Texas Stars for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the Calder Cup Finals on June 11th, June 16th and 17th at Mile One Centre, while tickets for the upcoming Ottawa Senators-New York Islanders NHL exhibition game at Mile One Centre go on sale to the public this Saturday, June 7th at 10 a.m.

Williams points out that the All-Star Classic and all Calder Cup Finals games sold out and he expects the NHL exhibition game between the Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders (slated for Monday, September 22nd) will as well.

“I strongly encourage all hockey fans to snap up tickets for the NHL Exhibition game while they still can and IceCaps season tickets for next season, as passion for hockey is greater than ever in our province,” said Mr. Williams.

IceCaps COO and Governor Glenn Stanford added that support for these events goes a long way in helping St. John’s secure an AHL affiliation with another NHL team when the IceCaps agreement with the Winnipeg Jets ends at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.

“Make no mistake, the eyes of the hockey world continue to be upon us as they have been throughout the season,” said Mr. Stanford. “And if we continue to support these international hockey events as we have, we will ensure our reputation as one of hockey’s greatest hotbeds continues.”

Tickets for the NHL Exhibition game are $110 plus tax and surcharge. Purchases for the game and for season tickets can be made in person at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 709-576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com.

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