Playoff weather: Saturday boxes

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After getting too much sun at Fairfield, waiting for Prep lacrosse, then waiting for Chaminade, then watching a pretty good but not-good-enough-for-Prep game… An assist for Brock Nelson in a come-from-behind win over Switzerland at the Worlds. (Andrei Kostitsyn got a game’s suspension for a hit on Matt Donovan on Friday.) In that group, a […] [Read More]

Bridgeport 2, Belarus 1: Friday notes

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Brock Nelson and Colin McDonald both scored (and considering the way Sound Tigers score on their birthdays*, it’s an upset Matt Donovan didn’t get in the act) as the U.S. opened the World Championship with a 6-1 win over host Belarus in Minsk**. Solid start all around. Russia also got off to a good start […] [Read More]

Haviland to college: early Friday notes

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A big coaching vacancy: Mike Haviland leaves Hershey for Colorado College. Here’s Tim’s early story. TEAM Old New BPT Scott Pellerin (5/2)  Brent Thompson (5/2)  MCR Mark Morris (5/7) — HER Mike Haviland (Colorado Coll., 5/9) — Meanwhile in Belarus… What? (We’ll do something resembling full updates at night, time and patience permitting. The United […] [Read More]

Change in Toronto: Thursday notes

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The Maple Leafs extended Randy Carlyle’s contract but fired their assistant coaches, former Bridgeport coach Greg Cronin, former Islanders coach Scott Gordon and former New Haven Nighthawks defenseman Dave Farrish. Surely they’ll find landing spots. Texas opened its series with a win against the defending champs. The other two series start Friday, including Providence at […] [Read More]

Change in Manchester: Wednesday notes (updated)

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For six years, Mark Morris and Scott Pellerin developed players for the Los Angeles Kings, helping them win a Stanley Cup. Pellerin came here two years ago, and the Monarchs won a division title this year. And right now they’re both out of a job. The Monarchs and Kings announced Morris won’t be back next […] [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]

Adirondack comeback: Monday notes

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It may be a port in a storm before the Western Migration, but Calgary is in fact bringing the kids to Glens Falls in the fall. The Flames replace the Phantoms. More details (including nickname and conference alignment, which could blow some stuff up if they want to stay with some of the other Canadian […] [Read More]

Divisible: Saturday notes

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The worst thing an Eastern Conference team could do this year appears to be “win its division”. Manchester and Binghamton went away last night, and tonight it was Springfield, blowing a 3-1 lead in a ridiculous first period and falling to Providence 6-3 at the MassMutual Center. Utterly goofy. Before 14 minutes were done, both […] [Read More]
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