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Sound Tigers' Saturday game postponed

Updated 8:56 pm, Saturday, February 9, 2013
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With the state's highways closed and their players' hometown under three feet of snow, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers postponed their game Saturday against the Portland Pirates.

Fans who held tickets for Saturday's game can exchange them for tickets to any Bridgeport home game the rest of the season. There's no makeup date yet for Saturday's game.

The Pirates had bused to Bridgeport on Friday morning, and the scheduled game officials were also in town, Sound Tigers president Howard Saffan said.

"As much as I want to accommodate them, we've got players who've got to get to the game. They're not hopping on a bus," Saffan said

"More importantly, the safety of our fans and employees is paramount."

Friday's blizzard dumped a reported 38 inches of snow on Milford, where most of the Sound Tigers' players live. The staff is more scattered around the region, but no one avoided the deluge.

State highways remained closed Saturday afternoon by order of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Sunday's 3 p.m. home game against Worcester was still on, Saffan said. The Sharks had Saturday off.

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