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N.J. Ironmen Set to Join Prudential Center Roster

Friday, 06.22.2007 / 4:05 PM ET / News
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Professional Indoor Soccer Comes to Newark

newjerseydevils.com - Jeff Vanderbeek and Michael Gilfillan of the Down Neck Soccer Club, LLC, the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), and Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, unveiled Thursday at Newark City Hall the birth of the New Jersey Ironmen professional indoor soccer team to commence play in the 2007-08 MISL season.  In addition to unveiling the team name and logo, the organization also introduced a 20-year banking and business executive, Tony Novo as its General Manager and Vice President of Business Operations.  Additionally, two-time MISL Coach of the Year Omid Namazi was introduced as the Ironmen's Head Coach and Vice President of Soccer Operations.  The team will play a 15-game home schedule at Prudential Center in the Downtown Core Redevelopment District of Newark.

“We are welcoming another piece of Newark's transformation and a new resident to our city in welcoming the New Jersey Ironmen to Prudential Center,” Mayor Booker said. “They will bring visitors to our downtown, excitement and luster to our soccer fans, and strength to our economy. The New Jersey Ironmen will kick a winning goal for Newark.”

The team identity for the New Jersey Ironmen results from an online team naming campaign waged during the month of February.  The interactive online campaign, supported by the Newark Star-Ledger, solicited feedback from soccer fans from Newark, all across the state of New Jersey, as well as throughout cyberspace.  Fans were asked to select from a compilation of five names, or fans could submit their own nicknames.  Among the 4,500 responses, the nickname Ironmen, symbolic of the industrial origins of the Ironbound neighborhood, was, by far, the leading vote getter.  Representative of its community, the steely-looking, hard-edged logo depicts the tough attitude of the predominantly Portuguese-speaking community, made up by Brazilian and Portuguese ethnicities.

The New Jersey Ironmen will join the Baltimore Blast, California Cougars, Chicago Storm, Detroit Ignition, Milwaukee Wave, MISL Monterrey Club, Orlando Sharks, and the Philadelphia KiXX in the 2007-08 MISL regular season, scheduled to commence in mid-October and conclude at the end of March.

Prudential Center, managed by AEG, is the first major sports and entertainment venue to open its doors in the nation's top media market in over 25 years, and will showcase 76 luxury suites, 2,330 club seats, and an array of amenities and conveniences for fans. Prudential Center will seat 17,500 people for soccer games, 17,625 for hockey games, 18,500 for basketball games and 19,500 for concerts.

Earlier this year, the New Jersey Ironmen selected five players in the MISL College Draft.  The Ironmen will continue to fill out their player roster when they participate in the League's expansion draft and supplemental draft in July.  The League will release details regarding these drafts as they are finalized.

For information regarding the New Jersey Ironmen, please log on to www.NJIronmen.com.  Fans can get their season ticket information by calling (973) 273-9100 (Ext. 104).  The MISL League schedule for the 2007-08 season will be released in early August.

The Major Indoor Soccer League, a single-entity organization with a coast-to-coast presence, represents the major league of professional indoor soccer, featuring the finest indoor soccer players from 32 countries around the world. The 2006-07 MISL season featured six teams, including the Baltimore Blast, California Cougars, Chicago Storm, Milwaukee Wave, Philadelphia KiXX, and the expansion Detroit Ignition.  The MISL Monterrey (Mexico) Club, the New Jersey Ironmen (under NHL New Jersey Devils ownership) and the Orlando Sharks are set to join for competition in the 2007-08 season.  For more information on the MISL, visit the League's official website www.MISL.net.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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