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Storm Home Opener Moved To Sunday

12/30/2002, 12:22pm EST
By National Lacrosse League

The New Jersey Storm will now play its first home game of the 2002-2003 season at the Continental Airlines Arena versus the Columbus Landsharks on Sunday, January 5th at 2:00 p.m. The game, originally scheduled for January 4th, is being moved to accommodate the New York Jets home playoff game versus the Indianapolis Colts at Giants Stadium at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority does not allow additional sporting events to take place at the Meadowlands Sports Complex during a major event at Giants Stadium, in order to ensure public safety and ample parking spaces for all fans.

Fans may use their January 4th tickets for the January 5th game or exchange their tickets for any other Storm home game this season. The January 5th game is also being televised live on Fox Sports Net ? New York at 2:00 p.m.

The Storm is coming off an upset 13-11 win at Rochester on Saturday night. The Knighthawks? loss ended a 15-game home unbeaten streak dating back to the 2000-2001 season. New Storm acquisition Roy Colsey tallied a franchise single-game record eight points (5 G, 3A) in the victory and Bryan Bendig scored the game-winner with 1:13 left. Gordon Purdie won five consecutive face-offs late in the fourth quarter to help key the New Jersey victory. Matt Roik (1-0) stopped 36 shots in goal for New Jersey. Storm goalie Ginny Capicchioni, the first female player in National Lacrosse League and major men?s professional sports history, did not see action.

Storm season ticket and McFamily plans are on sale now by calling 1-866-NJ STORM. Individual game tickets are on sale now in-person through Ticketmaster locations and the Continental Airlines Arena box office, by calling 201-507-8900, or by logging on to Ticketmaster.com. For more information on the New Jersey Storm log on to njstorm.com

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