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Sens void tickets sold to suspected brokers

5/25/2007 - NHL Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators have invalidated more than 150
Stanley Cup tickets inadvertently sold to suspected ticket brokers.

The Senators sold approximately 900 tickets for each home game
in the final series. The tickets were sold in less than four
minutes Thursday.

"This is the right thing to do," Senators CEO Cyril Leeder
said Friday. "We have found that scalping is much more prevalent
today.

"In our case, we saw tickets being purchased at 10 a.m. and
then being offered for resale at substantial premiums on various
broker Web sites before noon."

The Senators are holding the suspect tickets, and have given
legitimate buyers the opportunity to validate their purchases
within 48 hours.