They had the World’s Largest Foam Party here last night, whatever the heck that is*. It was not advised. Foam leaked through the fibreboard, melted the ice and forced the postponement of Saturday’s game to Monday night at 7.
Arena staff found the damage when they pulled the boards up, and Cliff Lydiksen and the ice crew have been working on it since 4:30 a.m. Scott Pellerin said the job they did was unreal, that the difference between this morning and now was phenomenal. But the game officials tried it out for about an hour and didn’t think it was safe to even give warmup a try, Pellerin said.
They’ll continue to work on it, with a game scheduled against Springfield for Sunday at 3 p.m. If that can’t go off, things get dicey: Because of the restrictions on playing four games in five nights, Adirondack wouldn’t have another makeup date available. Maybe a Springfield game could go later in the week. But they’re hopeful they’ll be OK for tomorrow; Charlie Dowd felt they were close tonight.
Tickets for tonight can be used Monday or can be exchanged for tickets for Sunday’s game. Dowd said the doors will be open Monday as well.
This would’ve been the first Bridgeport game for ref Garrett Rank; interesting story there.
Ryan Pulock could be on his way at some point soon after Brandon was knocked out last night. Nothing definitive on that at the moment.
Stockton, meanwhile, is locked into a date with Ontario (Jake Newton’s team).
*-As with last year’s World’s Largest Paint Party, I know I’m not in the target demographic, but seriously, what the heck?