The New York Islanders hockey operations staff and players from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, will travel across Queens and Long Island on Monday to deliver holiday toys and to take pictures with and sign autographs for young patients. Sound Tigers defensemen Aaron Ness and Matt Donovan will visit the patients of Nassau University Medical Center.
The hospital visits were sponsored by National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM). Based in Garden City, NAM offers "litigants a nationwide panel of approximately 2,000 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum." Founded in 1992, the organization has been recognized as ADR Provider of the Year.
The following hospital visits will made on Monday at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.:
- Islanders Head Coach Jack Capuano and Assistant Coach/Senior Advisor to the GM Doug Weight at Stony Brook University Hospital, 101 Nicholls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
- Islanders Assistant Coach Brent Thompson and Video Coach Matt Bertani at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY 11795
- Sound Tigers players Travis Hamonic, Nino Niederreiter and Ty Wishart at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center, 269-01 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040.
- Sound Tigers defensemen Aaron Ness and Matt Donovan at Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
- Sound Tigers forward Brock Nelson and defenseman Calvin de Haan at Winthrop University Hospital, 259 1st Street, Mineola, NY 11501
- Sound Tigers goaltender Kevin Poulin and forward Casey Cizikas at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, 29-01 216th Street, Bayside, NY 11360
- Sound Tigers forward David Ullstrom and goaltender Anders Nilsson at North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, 3rd Tower, Manhasset, NY 11030