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Couple of midweek notes

Sean Backman sticks with the Kings’ farm club, now in Ontario, on an AHL deal again. Mike Pereira to Reading. Justin Johnson reportedly to the Toronto Marlies. (Thanks, Ray) The Amerks have a new coach, or as Kevin Oklobzija says, an old coach: Randy Cunneyworth. TEAM Old New SD-a Jarrod Skalde (4/21)  Dallas Eakins (6/26)  […] [Read More]

They’re all coaching now: Friday notes

An Adirondack-Manchester ECHL game might be worth a trip this year just for the Sound Tigers nostalgia. The Adirondack Thunder named Cail MacLean head coach Thursday. MacLean, you may remember from the 2003-04 team; Manchester recently named 2004-05 Bridgeport defenseman Rich Seeley head coach. Trumbull’s Alex Vazzano said he’s signed with Greenville, hoping for an […] [Read More]

NWHL schedule/Kevin comes back: Tuesday notes

The National Women’s Hockey League released its schedule, beginning with New York at Connecticut at Chelsea Piers in Stamford on Oct. 11. Unfortunately U.S. star Amanda Kessel won’t play her senior year at Minnesota. Concussions. Darn it. Neat note from Victor Fernandes: Kevin Putzig is leaving Erie to join the Islanders. Appears that Trumbull’s own […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, NWHL, RIP

Here and gone: Coupla Wednesday notes

The Islanders announced yesterday that Mike Halmo and Kevin Czuczman accepted their qualifying offers, so they’re under contract for next year. QOs were scheduled to expire Wednesday for Kevin Poulin and Brock Nelson, though conceivably they could’ve been extended (haven’t heard anything for sure). What’s that mean? Not much, directly. They’re still restricted free agents. […] [Read More]

Back in a Flash… sorry. Monday notes

Lehigh Valley’s new coach is familiar: Scott Gordon. TEAM Old New SD-a Jarrod Skalde (4/21)  Dallas Eakins (6/26)  CHA Jeff Daniels (4/30) Mark Morris (7/3)  ROC Chadd Cassidy (5/1) —  SPR-p  Ray Edwards (5/17) Ron Rolston (6/18)  TOR Gord Dineen  (5/19) Sheldon Keefe (6/8)  WBS John Hynes (NJ, 6/2)  Mike Sullivan (6/18)  GR Jeff Blashill […] [Read More]

Rule changes, calculations, Souza, DiBo?: Friday notes

The AHL released its rules changes and playoff format from this week’s Board of Governors meeting. It’s yet another chance for people to get worked up over the California teams’ playing 68 games as opposed to everyone else’s 76. Logically, to account for the imbalance, the playoffs in the Pacific Division — and in the […] [Read More]

Hockey, Day (KC1): A visit to an Island

Called up the blog template on this computer for the first time since the last day of the year. Deleted out all the templates for penalty minutes, top-scoring defensemen, Alan Quine with the most assists since…. Ah well. But hey, kiddie camp, rebirth, new hope and whatnot. Arrived at the gleaming, if bankrupt, Twin Rinks […] [Read More]

Kiddie Camp, Ex-Files Galore: Monday notes

The Islanders have moved west, so naturally their rookie camp moves… closer to Nassau Coliseum. Tuesday is the first day of kiddie camp, and they scrimmage at Barclays on Wednesday*. Two all-time Sound Tigers go in different directions the past couple of days. Tampa Bay announced Sunday that they’ve signed Jeff Tambellini, who has spent […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch