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Miss Hockey? Take in a Warriors Game

NHL labor troubles may help local players gain fans.

Miss Hockey? Take in a Warriors Game

While the National Hockey League cancels games because of deadlocked labor contract talks, local fans of the sport are considering other options—such as Watchung Hills Regional varsity hockey.

The team's season begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Rock Ice Center in Dunellen, with an anxious team ready to play. They'll take on Hunterdon Central and may find some new fans in the stands.  

"Another friend who is also a big hockey fan mentioned to me he is going to watch high school and college hockey and to hell with the NHL guys this year!" parent Albert LoGiudice said. 

The team's new coach, Billy McCreary, is a third-generation hockey professional, who brings his expertise to Watchung Hills.

"The kids love working for him and I think the opportunity for them to really learn is great," LoGiudice said.

Hockey fans looking at an empty season for the Devils can plan ahead for the Warriors regular season schedule:

Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 Game  7:00PM  Hunterdon Central Regional  The Rock Ice Center  Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 Game  4:35PM  Away vs. Pingry  BSA- Bridgewater  Friday, Dec 7, 2012 Game  8:45PM  Away vs. Hillsborough  Pro-Tech  Friday, Dec 14, 2012 Game  4:00PM  Away vs. Montgomery  Pro-Tech  Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 Game  7:15PM  Bridgewater-Raritan  The Rock Ice Center  Friday, Dec 21, 2012 Game  6:00PM  TBA  The Rock Ice Center  Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 Tournament  1:05PM  Away vs. Mount Olive  BSA- Bridgewater  Friday, Dec 28, 2012 Tournament  6:35PM  Away vs. Montville  BSA- Bridgewater  Sunday, Dec 30, 2012 Tournament  7:00PM  Away vs. TBA  BSA- Bridgewater  Friday, Jan 4, 2013 Game  7:30PM  Ridge  The Rock Ice Center  Sunday, Jan 6, 2013 Game  7:30PM  Away vs. Paramus  Icehouse Rink -  Friday, Jan 11, 2013 Game  8:15PM  Away vs. Ridge  BSA- Bridgewater  Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 Game  7:00PM  Bernards  The Rock Ice Center  Friday, Jan 18, 2013 Game  6:00PM  Pingry  The Rock Ice Center  Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 Game  8:50PM  Away vs. Newton  Skylands Ice World  Friday, Jan 25, 2013 Game  6:45PM  Away vs. Hunterdon Central Regional  Aspen Ice at Flemington  Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 Game  8:00PM  Montgomery  The Rock Ice Center  Friday, Feb 1, 2013 Game  8:15PM  Away vs. Bridgewater-Raritan  BSA- Bridgewater  Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 Game  8:20PM  Away vs. Bernards  Pro-Tech  Monday, Feb 4, 2013 Game  6:15PM  Away vs. Livingston  Richard J Codey Arena  Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 Game  7:15PM  Hillsborough  The Rock Ice Center  Friday, Feb 15, 2013 Game  6:00PM  Verona  The Rock Ice Center  Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 Game  6:00PM  Scotch Plains-Fanwood  The Rock Ice Center  Monday, Feb 18, 2013 Cup  TBD  TBA  The Rock Ice Center  Friday, Feb 22, 2013 Cup  5:10PM  Away vs. TBA  BSA- Bridgewater  Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 Cup  8:15PM  Away vs. TBA  BSA- Bridgewater 

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