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Off-day bits: Wednesday notes

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Team got the day off today. Two further days of practice before Saturday’s trip to Albany, then Springfield in town Sunday (with the president across town). Mike Russo says referee Dave Lewis broke his jaw last night in Boston. Fits right in with the Wild. Of course, who isn’t hurt in Boston right now? (Mark […] [Read More]

Stockton report: Week 2/Monday notes

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Our irregular peek across the country… Oct. 24: Alaska 6, Stockton 4 Oct. 25: Stockton 4, Alaska 1 A goal and an assist apiece for Peter Sivak and Adam Phillips on Friday, but Stockton blew a 3-1, second-period lead to lose. Islanders draft pick Jason Gregoire had the Aces’ second goal and an empty-netter. Phillipe […] [Read More]

Saturday unliveblog: St. John’s 1

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Will be out of touch for Saturday’s game but should be back here Sunday afternoon. In the meantime, get yourself some quality time with Brian Rogers (audio here or via “listen live” link at the team’s site/pay-per-view). Follow the Telegram’s aces, Brendan McCarthy and Robin Short, and of course Bridgeport and the IceCaps. Tune in […] [Read More]

Thoughts to Ottawa/McDonald on waivers: Wednesday notes

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Thoughts and prayers with the people of Ottawa. Jeez. The mundane organizational news broke not long after practice broke up here and possibly did on the Island as well: Colin McDonald has been placed on waivers, presumably to come here if he clears tomorrow at noon. Arthur Staple says the logical should follow: Anders Lee […] [Read More]

Third day, more changes: Springfield pregame

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Three-in-threes may be slightly mitigated when you’ve got bunches of extra bodies. Bridgeport will utilize most of them against Springfield. Along with them comes a swap of right wingers. Homecoming for Jaime Sifers, the former Fairfield Prep defenseman from Stratford. Both teams have one to scratch. Looked like Justin Courtnall for Bridgeport and former Sound […] [Read More]

Outshot, shot down: St. John’s postgame 1

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Shots on goal don’t always reflect the flow of a game, the territory of a game, the possession in a game. But for two periods, these kinda did. Actually, so did the third’s, but we digress. Bridgeport led 2-0 though the IceCaps had an edge in shots and in chances, in part because of one […] [Read More]

First Islanders cuts

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The Islanders’ first cuts include Sebastian Collberg, Jesse Graham, Loic Leduc, Andrey Pedan and Adam Pelech, assigned to Bridgeport. Sound Tigers contracts Chris Langkow, Scooter Vaughan, C.J. Stretch, Mark Nemec and Philippe Trudeau were also released from assorted NHL tryouts. Unsigned draft pick Lukas Sutter was also sent to Bridgeport’s camp, which Arthur Staple noted […] [Read More]

Huskies sale: Friday notes

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Tickets for UConn’s hockey games at Harbor Yard, including the holiday tournament Dec. 27-28, go on sale Friday morning at 10. The other three games are against Quinnipiac on Oct. 21, Colorado College on Jan. 6, and Notre Dame on Jan. 18. (The Sound Tigers’ and Huskies’ schedules still haven’t changed for Jan. 18, so […] [Read More]

JJ goes home: Tuesday/Wednesday notes

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Still on vacation but checking in on Twitter: A few moves the past couple of days, including one of note today as Justin Johnson goes home, signing with the Alaska Aces. Tim Leone meets Jon Landry; good stuff ensues. Darien’s Kevin Sullivan, off an NCAA title with Union, signs with Cincinnati. Ryan Walters’ agent says […] [Read More]

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]