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NYI TO PLAY GAME IN NORTH BAY

Monday, 03.19.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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NYI TO PLAY GAME IN NORTH BAY
The community of North Bay, Ontario has been crowned Kraft "Hockeyville" 2007 and will host an NHL pre-season game between the Islanders and the AtlantaThrashers on September 17, 2007

The community of North Bay, Ontario has been crowned Kraft "Hockeyville" 2007 and will host an NHL pre-season game between the Islanders and the AtlantaThrashers on September 17, 2007.

The buzzer has sounded on Canada's most spirited competition and North Bay, Ontario has been crowned Kraft Hockeyville 2007. Cameras captured the community's excitement and enthusiasm live on Saturday as host Ron McLean revealed the winning community on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. 

In addition to the coveted Kraft Hockeyville 2007 title and the trophy, North Bay, Ontario wins the once-in-a-lifetime prize of hosting a NHL pre-season game between the Islanders and the Atlanta Thrashers on September 17, 2007.  North Bay will also receive $50,000 to be used for upgrades to the publicly-owned arena that the winning community endorses.

"We're looking forward to it," said Islanders head coach Ted Nolan. "North Bay is one of those towns that are truly hockey country. This is a unique opportunity and I'm sure they'll roll out the red carpet for the Islanders. We consider it a privilege to be a part of it."

To win the bragging rights of being named Kraft Hockeyville 2007, communities from across Canada developed a video up to three minutes in length to showcase their hockey passion and community spirit.  The communities were narrowed down over the last three weeks as Canadians voted to crown this year's champion.  Over the last week, more than 935,000 votes were cast by Canadians for the top five final communities vying for a chance to be named Canada's most passionate hockey community.

North Bay's commitment to community and hockey underlies everything they do.  The community reached out to displaced Hurricane Katrina children by asking them to join their annual pond hockey tournament.  North Bay embraced the unique initiative as sponsors paid for their flights, accommodations and meals during the three-day trip. 

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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