ATLANTIC CITY — The American Hockey League’s Albany Devils will skate back into Boardwalk Hall this winter for a series of four regular-season games, taking place January through March 2014. Tickets for the series go on sale Friday, Aug. 30.
“The games in Atlantic City have been a great way to bring some future Devils players to New Jersey, in a unique, fan-friendly environment,” says Albany Devils general manager Chris Lamoriello. “Our recent visits to a national landmark like Boardwalk Hall have been positive experiences for our players, and more importantly, Devils fans.”
The Albany Devils serve as the top developmental team for the three-time Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils. They last took the ice at Boardwalk Hall for four games in the 2012-13 season. Last year, the Devils had 15 players play in both the AHL with Albany and the NHL with New Jersey. Of those players, five of them made their NHL debuts last season.
The Atlantic City schedule is as follows — Sunday, Jan. 12 at 4pm versus the Hershey Bears; Friday, Feb. 14, at 7pm versus Hershey; Saturday, March 1, at 7pm versus the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins; and Sunday, March 23, at 4pm versus Wilkes Barre/Scranton.
“We are very excited to welcome the Albany Devils back to Boardwalk Hall,” says Greg Tesone, general manager of Boardwalk Hall. “We received a great reception from local fans last season when we hosted the Devils for four games. Our market has a strong history with hockey and a close association with the New Jersey Devils organization, our state’s only professional sports team. I think the fans will be thrilled to see that professional hockey will be returning to South Jersey once again.”