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Killed, revived, killed: Hershey postgame

The penalty kill had come around the past five games. Less so today, giving up two on a boarding major (5-foot-11, 186-pound Sebastian Collberg) and one on a five-on-three. Ballgame. Sort of. Bridgeport fought its way back, one of its most dominant games at even strength in a while, helped by the defense getting involved […] [Read More]

Halmo, Mouillierat, Mayfield back

Two-thirds of a top line — or, a third of their top six — returns tonight for the Sound Tigers. Mike Halmo’s back from injury; Kael Mouillierat’s back from the NHL. Lengthens the lineup just a tiny bit, no? Scott Mayfield comes back from his six-game suspension, too. The Sharks have one to scratch. First […] [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]

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]

Sharper edge: Syracuse postgame 2

A little different. “That’s a good team,” Scott Mayfield said. “They gave us some pushes, and we pushed them right back. (Saturday) night, that wasn’t there as much.” The defense had a rough night Saturday. Sunday, it was a strength. The kids have had moments recently where they’ve shown lots of growth, and today was […] [Read More]

It happens: Lehigh Valley postgame

Things happen, like injuries (John Persson is “week to week,” though nothing major, is how Brent Thompson termed it), curious unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties, accidental backhanders short-side. For the most part, Bridgeport’s response all weekend to those was pretty good. “Our response was excellent tonight,” Thompson said. “We didn’t hang our heads. We played hard.” It got […] [Read More]