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Monsters open camp on Sept. 20

Friday, September 04, 1998

LOWELL -- The Lowell Lock Monsters will hold their first on-ice practice at Tsongas Arena on Monday, Sept. 21 beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Lock Monster players will begin arriving in Lowell in two weeks, with a team meeting scheduled for Sunday night Sept. 20.

The Lock Monsters are the American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders. Most of the players on the Lock Monsters roster will attend the Islanders NHL training camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., which begins on Sept. 13, before coming to Lowell.

"We're anxious to get started," said Lock Monster coach Frank Anzalone, in a prepared statement. "Right now we're busy preparing for camp and making sure that all the details have been taken care of. Our coaching staff will be attending the New York Islanders camp to take a look at all of the talent throughout the organization."

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Individual game tickets for Lock Monster games will go on sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Tsongas Arena box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Ticket sales for the Lock Monsters opening night on Oct. 9 will be limited to eight per person. Opening game tickets are also available in the special 5, 10, 20 and 40-game ticket packages.

For more information call 458-7825.

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The AHL announced yesterday that the Hampton Roads (Va.) Admirals will become the 21st league franchise beginning in the 1999-2000 season. Hampton Roads is annually one of the most successful teams in the ECHL. Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) is also joining the league next season.

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