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Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Located on Long Island Sound, Bridgeport, Connecticut has been cheering for the American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound Tigers since 2001. An affiliate of the New York Islanders, the Sound Tigers join the You Can Play team in an effort to erase homophobia in sports. In addition to filming their version of the You Can Pledge promising inclusivity for the team and fans, the Sound Tigers hosted the first You Can Play Night in pro sports on February 23, 2013.

Appearing in the video, in order of appearance: Brett Gallant, Brandon DeFazio, Scott Campbell, Dallas Jackson, Mike Halmo, Nathan McIver, Aaron Ness, Ty Wishart, Matt Donovan, Jon Landry, Brock Nelson, Assistant Coach Doug Holewa, Head Coach Scott Pellerin, Kirill Kabanov (speaking in Russian), Jordan Hill & John Persson (speaking in Swedish).

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