The sale of the Islanders doesn’t sound as if it includes Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment at the moment. That’s what we heard from Bridgeport, most directly from Howard Saffan. He’s impressed with both new owners. They’ll take their two years and see how everything goes. As of now, Saffan said, HYS&E isn’t involved.
Two years is a long time, especially in this AHL atmosphere. It’s entirely conceivable that by then the Islanders’ affiliate will be headed to Long Island and someone else will be heading in here, but those are just a couple of the myriad moving pieces around the league (some of which, obviously, could remain in place). The upshot seems to be status quo, more or less — for now.
I spent a fair amount of my college days in buildings bearing Scott Malkin’s grandfather’s name. Not bad.
Springfield announced that broadcaster Mike Kelly is bound for another gig. Good luck to a great guy.
It’s seriously weird to think that Bo Hickey won’t be behind the New Canaan High bench next year. Time hurries on and all, but we’ve seen a few longtime coaches step aside the past few years, and even though the new guys are great, it’ll be different.
Meanwhile, you’d think this guy was a hockey coach*.
From a little while ago, but Ridgefield’s Chad Krys is officially on the National Team Development Program Under-17 team.
From Gothamist: Eliza Jumel and the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
*-Of course that’s because he’s coach at Rhode Island hockey power Mount Saint Charles with his dad, Bill. (Yeah.)