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Devils Stand Up Against Bullying

ALBANY, NY – The Albany Devils will host their first ever “Bullying Prevention Game” on Saturday, Oct. 25 when they welcome the Hartford Wolf Pack to Times Union Center at 5 pm. The Devils will join forces with the “Be An Ally” partnership between CBS 6, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Neil and Jane Golub and Price Chopper as well as PRO Martial Arts of Colonie.

A commemorative “Devils Against Bullying” pin (pictured) will be available for a minimum $2 donation throughout the game with proceeds benefitting the Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute. PRO Martial Arts of Colonie will host a pregame Anti-Bullying interactive presentation intended for Elementary-age students.

The “Be An Ally” project was created in 2011 by CBS 6 in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, Neil and Jane Golub and Price Chopper. Together their goal is to inform students, families, educators and the public on what can be done about bullying and cyberbullying. Utilizing the broadcasting power and credibility of CBS 6, the commitment and impetus of Neil and Jane Golub and Price Chopper and the rich informational resources of the ADL, the “Be an Ally” project is a call to action for everyone.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

To purchase tickets for the Devils “Bullying Prevention Game” call 518-433-8457 or visit thealbanydevils.com. Additionally, tickets can be purchased during the day of the game at the Times Union Center Box Office.

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Bell Loaned To Evansville

ALBANY, NY – The Albany Devils have loaned right-winger Myles Bell to the Evansville Icemen of the ECHL. The announcement was made by Albany Devils General Manager Chris Lamoriello Friday.

Bell, 21, signed with Albany on Oct. 14 after spending the past five-plus seasons in the WHL, appearing in 327 games. He played 135 games with Regina and had 64 points with 18 goals and 46 assists. He also appeared in 192 contests with Kelowna and produced 211 points with 95 goals and 116 assists. Bell, who is 6-1, 220 lbs., played in the 2009 Top Prospects Game and was a named to the 2013 WHL Second All-Star Team.

Born in Calgary, Bell was New Jersey’s selected 160th overall by New Jersey during the 2013 NHL Draft.

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Notebook: So Far, So Good

ALBANY, NY – After a physical first period against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Tuesday, the Albany Devils took control of the game in the second period when Mike Sislo potted a pair of power-play goals. From there goaltender Keith Kinkaid shut the door and Tim Sestito and Reid Boucher added insurance goals.

After four games, the Devils sit atop the early Eastern Conference standings with this weekend opponent the Hartford Wolf Pack. Both teams have seven points and the Devils got there thanks to their best start in franchise history, going 3-0-0-1.

Since they’ve only played three opponents so far, the Devils are still trying to determine how they matchup with the rest of the 30 teams in the AHL.

“We’re slowly starting to see more teams,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky after Tuesday’s 4-0 win. “It’s the American Hockey League. Some teams have a lot of turnover and coaching changes. We’re trying to get a bar of where we are in the league and also where we need to be.”

After four games, Albany is near the top of the league in several categories. They are third with 4.00 goals per game, eighth with a 2.00 goals-against average and fourth with a 28.6 power-play percentage.

There are still 72 games remaining or 95% of the team’s schedule, but wins at the beginning of the season not only pay dividends at the end of the year, but they build momentum.

“I think we’re happy with a lot of things we’ve done,” Sislo said. “We know it’s early and there are a lot of things we need to clean up and improve upon, but it’s definitely a good start. I think our work ethic is there, our habits are there, and that’s a good foundation to have early in the year, to build off.”

Update

Cam Janssen and Stefan Matteau are both battling upper-body injuries. Janssen left during the first period of Tuesday’s game, while Matteau did not play Saturday or Tuesday. 

Kinkaid on the Verge 

Keith Kinkaid is close to setting a pair of franchise records. His 22-save shutout Tuesday moved him into a first-place tie with Jeff Frazee for career shutouts with 10. Additionally, Kinkaid’s 64 wins rank second behind Frazee’s 65 between 2007-13. 

Timmins on Four Game Streak 

Upon further review, Scott Timmins has been awarded an assist on Paul Thompson’s game-winning, shorthanded goal during Saturday’s 3-2 win against Bridgeport. That assist along with a helper Tuesday extends Timmins point streak to four games. The Devils center began last season on a nine-game streak.

Zajac Suspended

The AHL announced Wednesday that Darcy Zajac has been suspended for one game for his instigating penalty within the final minutes of Tuesday’s third period. He will miss Friday’s game at Hartford. 

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