This started off as and continues to be the biggest week thus far of the #islesmeetups Connecticut branch! Not only because the #isles themselves are in the playoffs, but for two other big reasons:

1 – Game 3’s meetup on Sunday, April 14th saw a CT-record crowd of 23 #onlydiehards fans packing the private area of Crush Sports Cafe in Milford! We are settling in quite nicely down along the shoreline, Milford specifically, as there seems to be a large contingent of fans in that area, and even a ton literally in Milford. But I know a lot more of you are out there, so come out of the woodwork and find your fellow fanatics at these meetups!

1a – speaking of Crush in Milford, I cannot say enough good things about the staff and set-up there. Big space, huge main TV, lots of other TVs, fantastic food and perhaps most importantly of all, very impressive sound system – an outstanding venue with a SUPREMELY nice staff, and one that we will continue to visit moving forward!

2 – The Islanders’ AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, are also in the playoffs this year! As such, we are going all-out to support them (especially since they play in CT!) by organizing a group meet-up AT their first 1st-round game on Friday, April 19th. And the best part is – the group tickets are in Section 105 (center ice) and are ONLY $12!! Here is a link to buy them to ensure you’re in that section and we are all together:
PS here – fantastic brewery/pizza spot walking distance from the arena where we’ll be pre-gaming – Brewport! Pregame there is 5pm, game starts at 7pm! Let’s be loud and proud to support the farm team!

This is an unbelievably exciting time to be an Islander fan – on the cusp of winning a playoff series, meetup groups around the country growing by the day (17 as I write this!) and such a bright future with professionals like Lou, Barry and others leading the charge! So get out there and find a meetup group, follow us all on Twitter, and most importantly – LET’S GO ISLANDERS!