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Michael Fornabaio

They’ve had lots of fits since then: Springfield pregame

Remember way back yonder in November when we wondered what it was about Springfield that gave Bridgeport fits*? Think at least part of the answer has safely revealed itself: It’s the only good team Bridgeport played in the first month of the season. “Good” might be overstating it a bit, but “current playoff” is accurate: […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Springfield

Stretch run (without Stretch): Thursday notes

Roughly status quo today at practice. Some rejuggling. Ryan Pulock left early; minor thing, Brent Thompson said (don’t think it’s related to the last injury), should be fine for the trip to Springfield tomorrow for two games. Then back home for Wilkes-Barre on Sunday to start March. (How’d that happen?) Bridgeport mostly playing for pride, […] [Read More]

That time of year: Stretch traded, Wednesday notes

C.J. Stretch, Brent Thompson said this morning, is a really nice player on a good team. When the Sound Tigers signed him, that’s what they were hoping to be. Oklahoma City’s leading the Western Conference; that’s what they are. They know Stretch well. And they wanted him, and today, the Sound Tigers sent him back […] [Read More]

Six games for Mayfield

Scott Mayfield gets six games from the AHL for leaving the penalty box Saturday in that brawl at Hershey. He’ll be eligible to return March 11 at home. It ties for the second-longest suspension ever given a Sound Tiger behind Kip Brennan’s 15. Liam O’Brien got three games for leaving the bench in the same […] [Read More]
Categories: Mayfield

Status quo until the release comes: Monday notes

Same cast of characters on the ice today, including Sebastian Collberg on his 21st birthday*. It may not be the same for long, because they may need a replacement: Official word should come down today on Scott Mayfield’s suspension for leaving the penalty box. Will be writing more about it for the paper. They will […] [Read More]

The Penalties: Norfolk postgame (updated)

A full postgameblog late tonight off the sixth regulation loss in a row and 13th game in a row without a regulation win. With the win, Norfolk moved up to 50 points; Bridgeport remains stuck at 48, now 15th and last in the Eastern Conference, after being first on the morning of Nov. 16. ……. […] [Read More]
Categories: Carkner, Norfolk, Postgame

Keeping it interesting: Norfolk pregame

Feb. 22s are crazy. (OK, sometimes*, not always.) Though some of the guys who could make this interesting are suspended, if you missed it earlier. With those two guys out, Bridgeport’s two healthy scratches from last night, Matt Lashoff and Carson McMillan, get in, McMillan making his Bridgeport debut. Looks like Norfolk’s got seven defensemen […] [Read More]
Categories: Norfolk, Pregame

So long, old friend: Adieu to Norfolk

Ah, Norfolk. Reachable by the coolest route possible — it’s a bridge, then a tunnel, then a bridge, then a tunnel, then a bridge, with a pier in the middle where you can hang out? Sign me the heck up — but so far away that I only got there a few times. There was […] [Read More]

Gallant, Mayfield suspended: Video

The initial suspensions are out from last night’s fun in Hershey: (H/t: Ray) Brett Gallant gets today for his third game misconduct that counts (two times getting in two fights against Springfield early in the year), and Scott Mayfield is suspended indefinitely pending review for coming out of the penalty box. Liam O’Brien is also […] [Read More]
Categories: Gallant, Mayfield

Returns to the Land of Chocolate: Hershey liveblog

On Bridgeport’s last trip to Hershey, it was without Ryan Pulock, when he got his call-up and warmup. It’ll make its second (and different-kind-of-last) trip, but with Pulock this time after he missed, basically, 20 games for an entirely different reason. We’re home, unfortunately (or with the weather, maybe the opposite), but we’ll be listening […] [Read More]