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Union wins it all

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Bridgeport: Birthplace of champions or something. The Union Dutchmen are national champions after Saturday’s 7-4 win over Minnesota in Philadelphia. Darien’s Kevin Sullivan had a late insurance goal and an assist; New Canaan’s Alex Gonye and Fairfield’s Griffyn Martin are also on the roster. The Dutchmen played three regionals here in the past four years […] [Read More]

Vaughan re-ups: Thursday notes

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Scooter Vaughan’s PTO was set to expire this weekend. Good news for him and the Sound Tigers: He’ll be here a lot longer than that. Vaughan signed an AHL deal for next season, earning his way to a contract with a solid second half of the year, moving from defense to forward, staying in the […] [Read More]

Even newer: Thursday notes

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So the roster rotation remains on full spin. Missing today: Brock Montpetit, who’s going back to school, and Marc Cantin, going down to Stockton. Cantin had played just six of the past 15 games after his second suspension, and the arrival of Kyle Burroughs gives them another body on the blue line. By the way, […] [Read More]

Philosophy, chemistry, mathematical elimination: Springfield postgame

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Addenda to the Spring Fun 102 workbook: Preschool: Count to 60. Fifth grade math: 144:57+58:18=? Ninth grade math: Using CapGeek contract data, an AHL minimum salary of $41,500 ($32,500 for PTOs), this year’s AHL per diem of $67 and a 209-day AHL regular season, estimate what today’s lineup cost. Tenth grade history: Discuss the causes […] [Read More]

Arcobello re-ups

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The Edmonton Oilers tweeted earlier that Milford/Fairfield Prep’s/Yale’s/etc.’s Mark Arcobello signed a one-year contract extension. [Read More]

Quinnipiac, local angles in East Regional

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We got us a bracket for Friday in Bridgeport in the NCAA East Regional. And of course it involves Union. But it’ll also involve last year’s runner-up. Union and Quinnipiac are the top two teams in the bracket, third and sixth seeds. Providence joins them, and so does Vermont, bringing in the local boy. Union-UVM […] [Read More]

Replay, scoreboard

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There’s one crazy moment in the middle — darn, almost right in the middle — of regulation to talk about, but the other crazy moments are mostly saves. Tyler Beskorowany made a ton of them. Shake your head at a few of them. Chris Langkow passing up a shot in the slot, feeding Scooter Vaughan […] [Read More]

Pereira’s debut

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Bright side on the other side: Mike Pereira, who was thinking about coming home for the weekend this morning when he got a call: Wanna come to Worcester? He got to make his pro debut with family and friends around. “I just tried to tell myself to be confident with the puck,” West Haven’s Pereira […] [Read More]

Pereira debuts: Worcester pregame

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Edit: The Islanders announced they’ve got contract terms with Adam Pelech. He plays on with Erie, and could play for a while. But he’s under contract. It’s ATO season everywhere, and West Haven’s Mike Pereira is going to make his pro debut tonight for the Worcester Sharks. He just finished his senior year at UMass, […] [Read More]

Haggerty to the Rangers

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The Rangers just announced they’ve signed Stamford’s Ryan Haggerty to an entry-level deal. The contract begins this year, so he’s going straight to the Rangers for the rest of the year. Haggerty was a Hobey Baker nominee this year, scoring 28 goals and 15 assists as a junior for RPI. He had 47 goals in […] [Read More]