League: American Hockey League
Head Coach: Rick Kowalsky
Team Mascot: Storm
Year Opened: 2001
City / State: Bridgeport / Connecticut
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Battle of Connecticut
Rival Team: Hartford Wolf Pack
The Bridgeport Islanders’ biggest rivals are in-state rivals Hartford. The Wolf Pack are also the AHL affiliate of the Bridgeport Islanders’ parent club the New York Islanders archrivals the New York Rangers adding more fuel to the fire. There is always a lot of bragging rights on the line when the Bridgeport Islanders take on the Wolf Pack, so make sure to be in attendance when the Bridgeport Islanders take on the Wolf Pack.
Bridgeport Islanders vs Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Rival Team: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
The Bridgeport Islanders have developed a fierce rivalry with the Penguins over the years thanks to their frequent meetings in the playoffs. The playoff matchups and even the regular season matchups between these two Atlantic Division rivals are always some of the best of the season, so don’t miss it when the Penguins come to Bridgeport.
Bridgeport Islanders vs Hershey Bears
Rival Team: Hershey Bears
While the rivalry with the Hershey Bears may not be as intense as the Bridgeport Islanders' rivalries with the Wolf Pack and Penguins, a Bridgeport-Hershey game is still a fun matchup to see live. The Bridgeport Islanders and Bears don’t like each other much making these games quite fun to watch.