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Michael Fornabaio

Change to come/Vazzano honored: Tuesday notes

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Arthur Staple’s expecting a callup at forward after the Islanders placed both Kyle Okposo and Eric Boulton on injured reserve before Tuesday’s big home win over the Rangers. Mike Richards, 2005 Calder Cup champion, is now a Manchester Monarch. Congrats to Andrew MacDonald and Hali Sampson, newlyweds. Trumbull’s Alex Vazzano was Atlantic Hockey goalie of […] [Read More]

U-ti-ca: All-star notes/Lamoureux let go/notes

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It became the highest-scoring all-star game in AHL history, a 14-12 win for the Western Conference, though remarkably it was 1-1 at 13:45 of the first. Aaron Ness was plus-2 twice; that evaporated in the West’s four-goal third period. He assisted on the first of Shane Prince’s three goals in the last 25 minutes. Only […] [Read More]

Ness 1-for-2: Sunday notes

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Aaron gets stopped in the Breakaway Relay, but we know he'd totally win the Active Stick event if it ever happens… — The Sound Tigers (@TheSoundTigers) January 26, 2015 Aaron Ness false-started in his puck-control relay heat. No problem: He started on time the second time and beat Phil Varone of Rochester by a hair […] [Read More]

Time off might be good: Portland postgame

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They were competitive. They worked hard. They were all over the Pirates most of the third period, shots on goal aside. But it’s another loss. It’s a point, but it’s another loss. “We’re in pretty much every game,” Colin McDonald said. “We really didn’t give up much tonight, just a couple of turnovers that ended […] [Read More]

Break time: Portland (home) pregame

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With Sebastian Collberg out in the last game before the all-star break, Chris Langkow takes his spot on the top line to start tonight. That John Persson-Alan Quine-Scooter Vaughan line sticks from last night. Cory Conacher remains out. Brendan Shinnimin replaces Alex Bolduc on the all-star team, and Bolduc’s out tonight for Portland. The A’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Portland, Pregame

Non-home part of home-and-home: Portland (road) pregame

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Just got my electric bill. Can I borrow a defibrillator? Bridgeport starts a home-and-home in Portland tonight. After Wednesday’s bleh performance and the expected return of a couple of regulars, I’m not really sure what the lineup will look like. I mean, I could make a reasonable guess, I think, but the fine details, we’ll […] [Read More]

Deflation: Bring balls to “Pucks and Pigskins night” Saturday

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Jumping smartly on the bandwagon, the Sound Tigers today announced a “DeflateGate” tie-in to go with Saturday’s already-planned football theme night: Donate your deflated football to the Cardinal Shehan Center, get $10 off a ticket Saturday. All donated footballs will be inflated by a member of Tire Shak and donated to the Cardinal Sheehan Center […] [Read More]
Categories: Just business, Leduc

Some nights: Albany postgame

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“Some days, we come out flying, playing great,” Adam Pelech said. “Some nights are like that.” Like that. Flat. Uncharacteristic. The inconsistency is to be expected, but sometimes the way they’re inconsistent still surprises you. They were giving up odd-man rushes galore in the first period Wednesday. Albany scored on one of them, and Bridgeport […] [Read More]

Somewhere not in the swamps of Jersey: Albany pregame

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Just up the road 11 years ago tomorrow, Bridgeport played Albany in the Meadowlands at Continental Airlines Arena, later the Izod Center, soon to be closed. Mattias Timander had just been traded. Bridgeport lost 2-1 that Thursday night. At a newer building in a downtown setting, the Sound Tigers will meet a team that isn’t […] [Read More]

Lamoureux coming: Tuesday notes

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For the moment Tuesday morning at Wonderland, the Sound Tigers looked more or less as expected: With Matt Lashoff out after taking a high hit Sunday, status quo ante on defense (Lashoff isn’t expected to play this week, Brent Thompson said); the second and third lines in another assorted combination. But there will be a […] [Read More]