Finally announced today, Boston vs. the Islanders at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. It’s a Saturday night.
Tickets on sale July 11, beginning at $19, according to the release. Those with season tickets for either the Sound Tigers or the Islanders can get in on a presale July 7.
Edit: Word a bit before 5:30 that big and tough defenseman Benn Olson is coming back on an AHL contract. Did a nice job on a PTO and got an invitation to return.
Calgary named former Houston assistant Troy Ward as Abbotsford’s new head coach.
|BPT||Pat Bingham (4/13)||Brent Thompson (6/28)|
|PRO||Rob Murray (4/16)||Bruce Cassidy (6/25)|
|POR-a||Kevin Dineen (6/1, FLA coach)||Ray Edwards (6/27)|
|MIL||Lane Lambert (6/9, NAS ass’t)||Kirk Muller (6/27)|
|ABB||Jim Playfair (6/13, PHX assoc.)||Troy Ward (6/30)|
|TEX||Glen Gulutzan (6/17, DAL coach)||—|
|HOU||Mike Yeo (6/17, MIN coach)||—|
|SJS||Claude Noel (6/23, WIN coach)||—|
|SA-ab||Ray Edwards (6/27)||Chuck Weber (6/29)|
|CHI||Don Lever (6/27)||—|
|ROC-b||Chuck Weber (6/29)||—|
a-Ray Edwards moved from San Antonio to Portland with Phoenix’s affiliation. b-Chuck Weber moved from Rochester to San Antonio with Florida’s affiliation.
Brendan McCarthy notes that the rumors have a nickname for St. John’s: IceCaps. Brendan also notes one of the several issues with that nickname: Double-Doubles would be much more fun.
We went through something like this here in 2000. The team put out four names in its name-the-team contest. Bored at work one day, I started checking registries for variations on them, and I found one and only one. “Beach Tigers” it was, I figured. Until I got in touch with Peter Ricciardi, who said, well, no, not definitely.
And Justin Bourne on the late Barry Wilkins.