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Isles to take the ice at Barclays Center on Thursday

Barclays Center

For New York Islanders fans wondering what hockey will look like at the team’s future home in Brooklyn, you’re only two days from getting a guided tour (through the media).

From a club press release:

The New York Islanders will take the Long Island Rail Road to Brooklyn where they will hold training camp sessions at their future home, Barclays Center, on Thursday, September 12. Media are invited to ride with the team on the train departing at 8:51 a.m. from Garden City. The train will arrive at Atlantic Terminal at 9:35 a.m.

The Islanders players and coaching staff will pose for a group photo with Barclays Center Majority Owner and Developer Bruce Ratner and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark on the Daily News Plaza in front of Barclays Center at 9:40 a.m., before preparing for the team’s first-ever practice on the arena ice.

Immediately following the photo-op, media are invited for a tour with Ratner and Yormark of the arena hockey set-up at 9:45 a.m.

There are two on ice sessions scheduled for the day.

The Isles will also host the New Jersey Devils on Sept. 21 in a preseason game at Barclays Center -- an event that’s being heralded as the first-ever NHL game in Brooklyn.*

Barclays Center -- built specifically for basketball, not hockey -- will apparently have a horseshoe seating configuration. (See more at IslandersPointBlank.)

*The old Brooklyn Americans played in Manhattan at Madison Square Garden. For more on that, click here.

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