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Sept. 11/Rules tweaks/Thursday notes

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Happy to be in New York, my second home, on this day. Remembering all of those who lost their lives 13 years ago #NeverForget — John Persson (@JohnPersson21) September 11, 2014 (We won’t forget. We can’t forget.) ….. The NHL announced some major minor rule changes. Some follow what the AHL already announced about overtimes, […] [Read More]

Day planners due Wednesday: Tuesday notes

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Schedule. Wednesday. 11 a.m. #wheresmyspycamera.* Over the Boards reported that Tage Thompson, Brent’s son, has committed to UConn. Tage is Class of 2016 for high school, so it’s a couple of years away. Former Fairfield Prepster Will Brophy tweeted the other night that he’s given his commitment to Holy Cross. Tim Leone notes that there’s […] [Read More]

Pereira to Bridgeport II

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Like his brother, Joe, Mike Pereira made his pro debut with the Worcester Sharks. Unlike Joe, Mike didn’t join the Sound Tigers immediately after that. But he’s joined them soon enough: had confirmed that he’s signing an AHL contract with Bridgeport for next year, as Chip Malafronte first reported. Pereira debuted in Bridgeport, actually, with […] [Read More]

Two fights, seven minutes, bucket list: Rules changes/notes

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They cite player safety, and hey, in a week where I’m getting dizzy after a minute or two on the bike, I’m all for reducing concussions. But the AHL Board of Governors approved some massive rules changes at Hilton Head this week. In order: –Overtime. They’ll do a dry scrape of the whole rink at […] [Read More]

Caps even, Aces win: Monday notes

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The Sound Tigers factor somehow remains in effect in the Calder Cup Final, but tonight was all about Michael Hutchinson, who sounded unconscious in the third period in the IceCaps’ series-evening, 2-1 win at Texas. Hutchinson stopped, by period, 16, 13 and 20 shots to limit the Stars to one. The St. John’s goals were […] [Read More]

Worlds board/high school boarding majors: Tuesday notes

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It’ll be USA-Czech Republic bright ‘n’ early Thursday morning in the Worlds quarterfinals. The United States won both those must-win games and finished second, taking Tuesday morning’s game 5-4 against Germany. Matt Donovan had one of the Americans’ four go-ahead goals. Johnny Gaudreau’s did it for good. Ovechkinless Russia still beat Belarus to keep the […] [Read More]

Local Olympic notes, Saturday to Sunday

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Saturday’s results: Men’s Slovenia 3, Slovakia 1 United States 3, Russia 2 (SO) (Quick 29 saves plus allowed 3 of 8 in shootout; Shattenkirk A) Switzerland 1, Czech Republic 0 Sweden 5, Latvia 3 (Vasiljevs DNP) Women’s quarterfinals: Sweden 4, Finland 2 (FIN G Noora Raty says she’ll retire without a chance in a competitive […] [Read More]

The General Category: Monday notes

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We can chuckle about the roughing major, but it struck me too late last night that changing it to a cross-check does have a potential effect down the road. There are two classes of game misconducts; there are stick fouls, boarding and checking-from-behind, and then there’s everything else*. You get a game’s suspension if you […] [Read More]

Cross-checking back: Albany postgame

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This could’ve been another one of those nights, another game to turn on a curious penalty call and drift away into yet another 4-1 or 6-3 or 3-0 or whatever kind of game. It did not. They weren’t playing horribly in the first two periods anyway, but the third was a strong one in particular. […] [Read More]

Sacrificing for a point

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Like a lot of the Sound Tigers, right to the end, Chris Bruton was laying out to block a shot. Hard to believe in a game where 45 shots got through to Kenny Reiter, but Bridgeport blocked a lot of shots tonight. “It helped us build momentum,” Bruton said. “We played the hard-nosed hockey we […] [Read More]