Ryan Strome hit two posts, then hit four targets in succession to set the bar with a 4-for-6 in the accuracy competition. Then Magnus Nygren and Jason Jaffray matched him. He still gets a share of the title, joining Trent Hunter (same event, 2003 at Portland) as Sound Tigers to win an individual event at all-star skills contests. Team American came from behind to beat Farjestad overall; Strome scored in the final relay. Neat pregame moment as hometown boy Luke Adam felt the love from the crowd.
Tonight, Arthur Staple’s saying Frans Nielsen could miss a month with that broken hand. That’d probably firm up the need for a call-up come the end of the Olympics.
I’m not all that intimately familiar with CIAC rules anymore, but I think Colin McDonald is ineligible to play for Wethersfield for an assortment of reasons, not the least playing with another team after the start of the high school season.
McDonald’s college alma mater was on the wrong end of a big one tonight: UConn won its first game ever against a top-10 team, beating No. 9 Providence 3-2 on the road. Goalie Matt Grogan made a routine 58 saves.
Injury disclosure, what are the odds: Lou Lamoriello tells Tom Gulitti that Keith Kinkaid suffered a groin pull Saturday in Bridgeport.
And finally: Thank goodness.