Where to Catch a Hockey Game In and Near New York
Hockey season is just about here! Between major and minor league teams in the state and in nearby states like New Jersey and Connecticut, New York is a huge hockey hub.
There’s no shortage of teams that’ll be kicking off their seasons soon. Whether you have a little one currently on the ice or not, going to a hockey game is a great way to spend time as a family.
Grab your hockey sweaters and hats and hit the road to catch a hockey game with some of these amazing teams!
Located right in the heart of the city, catch a Rangers game in Madison Square Garden. Watch star goalie Igor Shesterkin, captain Jacob Trouba and the rest of the team head into another season on the ice. Have a night in the city with your family and experience the Broadway Blueshirts in person.
Looking to see the Rangers in a new setting? The Rangers will take on the Islanders in MetLife Stadium on Feb. 18 as part of the NHL 2024 Stadium Series!
Catch the Islanders as they kick off another season in Belmont Park’s new UBS Arena. Catch this Long Island team in action and drop in for one of their theme nights throughout the season. Highlights include Star Wars Night on Jan. 11, Pride Night on Jan. 23, Women in Sports Night on Mar. 5 and more.
If you’re looking for a hockey road trip, head to a Buffalo Sabres game! Watch stars like Owen Power, the first overall pick in the 2021 entry draft, and Tage Thompson, who had an unbelievable season last year, finishing with a whopping 47 goals and 47 assists.
A night at a Devils game is a quick NJTransit ride away. Watch players like Nico Hischier, Dougie Hamilton and Jack Hughes on the ice. At the tail-end of a rebuild and coming off an impressive pre-season performance, the Devils will likely be red-hot this year, so be sure to catch a game in person!
This ECHL team based out of Glen Falls is an affiliate team of the New Jersey Devils. In many cases, you can get tickets for these games for less than the cost of a movie ticket. Make a day trip to Glen Falls for a Thunder game!
If you’re making a trip up to Syracuse, add a Syracuse Crunch game to your itinerary. They’re the primary development team for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have been regular favorites to win the Stanley Cup in past seasons, so there’s a chance you could be watching a future champion!
Based in Utica, New York, the Utica Comets are affiliated with the New Jersey Devils. If you have a Devils fan in the family, catching a Comets game or two is a must. See future Devils before they work their way up.
Here’s a must-do for families full of Islanders fans. The Bridgeport Islanders, the AHL affiliate for the New York Islanders, play in Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, CT. It’s the Islanders’ 50th anniversary season, so you’ll definitely want to catch a game this season!
If you’re looking for more professional hockey in Connecticut, head down to a Hartford Wolf Pack game. They’re affiliated with the New York Rangers, making them a great night out for Connecticut-based Rangers fans who can’t make it to Madison Square Garden on a regular basis.
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