Ben Rosen scored his first pro goal, followed up with his first pro assist, and helped Stockton hang on for a win at Bakersfield (against former future Sound Tiger Blake Kessel, who recently signed with the Condors).
Prescout. Took 65 minutes and an extra inning in the bonus round, and then they hopped on the Thruway to head home. That’s a lot of high numbers. Best linemen in the league. We’ll be liveblogging tomorrow’s game off the radio.
Lineup mixups are always fun when they don’t happen to you: Adirondack’s Tyler Brown dressed, but Derek Mathers was listed on the submitted lineup. Brown was sent back to the room at 4:56 (not the first whistle), and Mathers got dressed. (Silly reaction, though, by the team after losing 3-0.)
Meanwhile in Albany, Harri Pesonen had two unsuccessful penalty shots, an assist and a diving minor. Can we call that the Harri Hat Trick? I’m going with that. The Wolf Pack’s usual goalies are replacing Marty Biron and spelling Henrik Lundqvist, so the Wolf Pack’s other goalies both played tonight — in fact, both faced a penalty shot. (If I haven’t lost one over the years, nine players have played for Bridgeport, then played for Hartford. And two of them wear letters for the Wolf Pack right now.)
Linus Omark scored four goals tonight for Oklahoma City. A funny stat from the league about that (with a local tie). Bridgeport of course has only the one four-goal game, Sean Bergenheim’s, almost seven years ago now.
Mark Naclerio with a big day as Brown beats Yale. Milford, taking over hockey etc.
And RIP, Bill Sharman.