New York Islanders fans had been lastly capable of see their group within the model new UBS Arena on Saturday evening.

Fan began the evening by becoming a member of singer Nicole Raviv for America’s national anthem.

Fans wait to enter the new UBS Arena for the world’s first New York Islanders sport towards the Calgary Flames, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Elmont, N.Y.
(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Raviv and Islanders fans went viral over the summer season in the course of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Islanders trustworthy helped sing the national anthem and captured the hearts of hockey fans and others watching the playoff video games.

Raviv was the primary individual to sing the national anthem earlier than an Islanders sport within the new enviornment. New York performed 13 street video games earlier than the group lastly dropped the puck in its new enviornment Saturday evening towards the Calgary Flames.

“The Islanders have had an interesting journey,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman stated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

ISLANDERS TO OPEN SEASON WITH 13 ROAD GAMES BEFORE UBS DEBUT

The puck is dropped at the new UBS Arena as the Calgary Flames take on the New York Islanders in the first period Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Elmont, N.Y.

The puck is dropped on the new UBS Arena as the Calgary Flames tackle the New York Islanders within the first interval Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Elmont, N.Y.
(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

“Whether that journey was venue to venue, from Nassau to Brooklyn and back again, or varying ownership groups … I think it’s fair to say this franchise has never been in better shape. The future has never been brighter.”

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was additionally available for the ceremony.

“You are witnessing the miracle on ice right here because you got it done in two years, during a pandemic, and this arena is awesome,” she stated.

Hochul additionally praised Raviv for her efficiency within the playoffs.

The New York Islanders stand for the national anthem prior to the first game at UBS Arena against the Calgary Flames Nov. 20, 2021 in Elmont, N.Y. The game is the first in the new arena.

The New York Islanders stand for the national anthem previous to the primary sport at UBS Arena towards the Calgary Flames Nov. 20, 2021 in Elmont, N.Y. The sport is the primary within the new enviornment.
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“It was a beautiful reminder of the fact that despite the political discourse that goes on in America today, we are all united with the belief that this is an incredible country,” she added Friday. “To the Islanders, you made that happen for a brief moment, and we’ll never forget that.”