Hartford, CT …  Whalers Sports and Entertainment announced today that “The Zambonis”, the most popular sports-rock band in North America, will perform at the historic Harvest-Properties.com Whale Bowl this Saturday, February 19 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

Whale Bowl 2011The Harvest-Properties.com Whale Bowl is the featured event of the two-week outdoor Harvest-Properties.com Whalers Hockey Fest 2011 spectacular at Rentschler Field that includes numerous collegiate, high school, prep school and youth hockey games.  The Harvest-Properties.com Whale Bowl consists of a Whalers legends vs. Boston Bruins game at 4:00 PM on February 19, followed by the outdoor AHL game between the Connecticut Whale and the Providence Bruins at 7:00 PM.

The Zambonis, a 100% hockey-rock band whose members hail from Bridgeport, CT, will be playing their distinctive brand of hockey-themed rock at the Rentschler Field entrance, both before the legends game and prior to the AHL game.

The Zambonis are just back from having performed two big shows at the recent NHL All-Star Game, the latest triumph in a career that dates back to being formed by “defenseman/guitarist/Singer” Dave Schneider in 1991.  Since releasing their breakthrough CD “100% Hockey…and Other Stuff” in 1996, the Zambonis have earned fame throughout the hockey world, and solid recognition outside of it.

The Zambonis have crafted two particularly Whaler-themed songs during their rise to prominence.  One is a tribute to the Hartford Whalers entitled “Bob Marley and the Hartford Whalers”, a clip of which can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRCmHmxtVKg&feature=related.  The other is a new version of the classic Whalers theme song “Brass Bonanza”, of which a clip is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4-TktQ9zao.

Further information about the Zambonis can be found at www.thezambonis.com.

Tickets for the February 19 Harvest-Properties.com Whale Bowl, which include admission to both the AHL game and the legends game, are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, as well as at the Bushnell box office from Monday through Friday, 12 noon-5:00 PM.  Ticket prices range from $20 to $85 and can also be purchased by calling the Connecticut Whale at 860-728-3366.  Tickets purchased online can be printed immediately (via Ticketmaster).