September 7

Edit: The Sound Tigers announced the signing of Max MacKay, a kiddie-camp invitee, to an AHL contract. Edit2: MacKay is Jack Capuano’s nephew, Dave Capuano’s son. He’s in the databases under his dad’s last name but is evidently going by MacKay.

It’s an easy day to remember. One, a big family birthday. Two, it’s the anniversary of the blog.

Soundin' Off: Classic

(Why, howdy, ol’ logo.)

It’s now infamous for another reason. Today marks the first anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of every player and coach and many staff members of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. It’s still unbelievable. The team is back to work in the KHL, with former Sound Tigers Mark Flood and Evgeny Korolev among its defensemen, but the league went dark today in memory of the men and women who died 366 days ago.

(Relatedly, hadn’t seen his name all summer, but Anton Klementyev appears to be with Lokomotiv’s second-division team again, according to Elite Prospects. While we’re tossing around ex-files, Joel Martin’s back in K-zoo; Bobby Hughes is in Alaska; links left as an exercise for the reader.)

Looks like Allentown is delayed until at least 2014-15. (Hat tip: former Phantoms beat writer Tim McManus.)

And RIP, Les Moss and Art Modell.

Michael Fornabaio