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Michael Fornabaio

Sivak up, three day-to-day: Halloween notes

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Happy Halloween. With hockey, field hockey, volleyball and football this week, I’m apparently going as myself 15 years ago. A busy November (14 games in 30 days) begins tomorrow after a busy day today at Wonderland. International Silver Sticks. Marauding kids. Bridgeport got a short but intense skate in amid the kids’ games. But after […] [Read More]
Categories: Sivak, Zolnierczyk

Pedan to Stockton, attrition: Thursday notes

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He wasn’t cracking the top six here with the present cast, so Andrey Pedan got a seat on a plane… though not the best seat. He’ll join Stockton for the Thunder’s two games in Idaho this weekend. Brent Thompson said he’ll be back, but he’s got to play, and with eight defensemen, he wasn’t expected […] [Read More]

Off-day bits: Wednesday notes

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Team got the day off today. Two further days of practice before Saturday’s trip to Albany, then Springfield in town Sunday (with the president across town). Mike Russo says referee Dave Lewis broke his jaw last night in Boston. Fits right in with the Wild. Of course, who isn’t hurt in Boston right now? (Mark […] [Read More]

Mills first suspension from AHL’s new PED program

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The AHL’s new drug testing and education program has produced its first suspension: Former Yale forward Brad Mills of the Binghamton Senators drew a 20-game suspension. No specifics announced, but Mills has already served four games, the league said. The PHPA issued a statement on Mills’ behalf: “I apologize to my family, friends, fans and […] [Read More]
Categories: 'Round the League

Catching up: Tuesday notes

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Took Tuesday as a chance to catch up on the weekend with Brent Thompson, whose phone wasn’t working up there. He agreed they were a couple of good games for them; he liked the work ethic. I mentioned that Sunday’s seemed to be their best start. “The way we started the game is the way […] [Read More]
Categories: Collberg, St. John's

Stockton report: Week 2/Monday notes

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Our irregular peek across the country… Oct. 24: Alaska 6, Stockton 4 Oct. 25: Stockton 4, Alaska 1 A goal and an assist apiece for Peter Sivak and Adam Phillips on Friday, but Stockton blew a 3-1, second-period lead to lose. Islanders draft pick Jason Gregoire had the Aces’ second goal and an empty-netter. Phillipe […] [Read More]

St. John’s 2 Sunday liveblog

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Quick turnaround (well, for me, anyway). Believe Brian Rogers’ pregame show begins at 2 (audio here or via “listen live” link at the team’s site/pay-per-view). Follow the Telegram’s aces, Brendan McCarthy and Robin Short, and of course Bridgeport and the IceCaps. Here’s Robin’s gamer from last night. Looks like the Caps are short-handed from the […] [Read More]

St. John’s 1 postgame thoughts

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Terse thoughts on Bridgeport’s 2-1 shootout loss, ’cause it’s what time? BRIDGEPORT F: Mouillierat (A)-Quine-McDonald Persson-Stretch-Zolnierczyk Halmo (A)-Sundstrom-Collberg Gallant-Langkow-Vaughan D: Ness (C)-Pulock Reinhart-Graham Czuczman-Mayfield G: Poulin Leggio R: McIsaac, Garon. L: Vail, Day. After the first Bridgeport power play, swap Graham and Mayfield. (Though most of the beginning of the first was slightly mixed-and-matched after […] [Read More]
Categories: Postgame, St. John's

Saturday unliveblog: St. John’s 1

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Will be out of touch for Saturday’s game but should be back here Sunday afternoon. In the meantime, get yourself some quality time with Brian Rogers (audio here or via “listen live” link at the team’s site/pay-per-view). Follow the Telegram’s aces, Brendan McCarthy and Robin Short, and of course Bridgeport and the IceCaps. Tune in […] [Read More]

NHL attrition: Friday bits

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Costly game up in Boston last night: Josh Bailey breaks his hand, and Zdeno Chara tears his left PCL. Still, the Islanders had Mikhail Grabovski in a regular spot today, appears no immediate recall. And since Bridgeport is up on the Rock, that’s helpful. (Of course, head injuries, you never know. But they’ve got Eric […] [Read More]