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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]

Sifers, Wetmore, Gagnon to Springfield/Stars coach

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A triple local press release from Springfield: The Falcons have signed Jaime Sifers, Riley Wetmore and Mathieu Gagnon to AHL contracts. Sifers is the former Fairfield Prep standout from Stratford who went on to UVM and the Toronto organization before going to Germany the past few years. Wetmore and Gagnon both played here and in […] [Read More]

Staple: three BSTs set free

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Today’s the qualifying-offer deadline, and Arthur Staple reports that the Islanders have tendered everybody they have to except Matt Mangene, Joey Diamond and Marc Cantin. They did tender Aaron Ness, Brett Gallant and Kevin Poulin. Market opens tomorrow. It’s also development-camp season — Isles’ roster to come — and along with Alex Vazzano’s trip to […] [Read More]

Inexact science ’14: Draft day/Thursday notes

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And so it’s draft day, the day organizations stock their farm systems down the road. Of course, considering the moving pieces around the league, the renovations at Nassau Coliseum, the uncertainty almost everwhere in the AHL… Wonder whose draft picks we should really be following. But there’s always the (Dusan Salficky) (Martin Chabada) (Steve Regier) […] [Read More]

Notes from the past few days: Monday notes

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A total bummer from a busy personnel day: Dave Baseggio has been promoted to assistant to the general manager in Anaheim. The bummer, obviously, isn’t in the well-earned promotion for a good guy. The bummer’s that he and family will be leaving the area. Bummer, man. But great news. The Ducks were busy, too, with […] [Read More]

Bonino at the pro-am: Wednesday notes

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You can keep your UConn coaches and chefs or whatever (well, most of them) — when I looked over the list of celebrities and amateurs playing in the celebrity pro-am Wednesday, the only name that jumped was Farmington’s Nick Bonino’s. Caught up with him for a couple of minutes. Said he hit ‘em pretty well […] [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]

Graham signs/QMJHL draft

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He did fine in his ATO, and now he’ll get a chance to do it every night: Jesse Graham agreed to terms on an ELC, the Islanders announced this afternoon, beating tomorrow’s deadline to sign him. (That closes business for this year, at least among those picks that have to be done this summer.) Graham, […] [Read More]

Fives wild: Wednesday notes/Worlds locals

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All three AHL games had a five-goal period tonight, a different period in each game, and two of the three needed overtime. After Providence scored two goals in the first 66 seconds of the third, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton had to come back from three goals down in the last 13 minutes to force overtime. It took over […] [Read More]

Whited out: Tuesday notes

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It snowed in St. John’s. No, really*. Snowed. Like mad, apparently. Didn’t cool off Norfolk, which won its fourth in a row, with the winner from John Kurtz, who had five goals in the regular season and 14 in his AHL career. Playoff hockey, baby. John Gibson made 42 saves, and rookie Nic Kerdiles had […] [Read More]