Syracuse pregame

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No Sebastian Collberg today — healthy — so Scooter Vaughan gets back in. Several rearrangements, including Johan Sundstrom going back to the middle, but that looks like the only in-and-out change aside from the change in net, which Brent Thompson told us about last night. Syracuse ran all seven defensemen and I missed their first […] [Read More]

‘Outgoaltended’: Lehigh Valley postgame

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This has been the season where something somewhere is always going wrong, and tonight’s turn was pretty clearly Kevin Poulin’s. Some bad luck, perhaps — what looked like an Adam Comrie floater apparently ticked off Colton Gillies for the tying goal — but not his night, as Brent Thompson put about as bluntly as he’s […] [Read More]

Places in history: Lehigh Valley pregame

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Game 60 tonight. Time hurries along sometimes, and sometimes it drags (Matt Donovan plays tonight up top for the first time in two months, for instance #FreeDono). Seeing Donovan’s release from the cage while waiting for high schools this morning, I got to wondering about this: All-time Bridgeport defenseman scoring Name GP G A Pts […] [Read More]

Captain better: Friday notes

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Aaron Ness was back on the ice with a full cage this morning after taking a puck up there yesterday. Good to go? “Best defenseman on the ice,” Brent Thompson said. So there you are. The most interesting tweak that appears to have stuck: Johan Sundstrom, not only in one of the more offensive-minded spots […] [Read More]

Captain hurting: Thursday notes

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Was told Aaron Ness took a puck to the face in practice this morning and missed the rest to get medical attention. Brent Thompson didn’t have initial word as he left Wonderland this morning. Brett Gallant also remains out. (That’s about all of practice I caught, unfortunately: Fun with leaky water heaters. UI told me […] [Read More]
Categories: Ness, Schools, Stockton

No continuation, another loss: Worcester postgame

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Biggest difference between this thing and Saturday’s win? “Overall urgency,” Brent Thompson said. “Each one-on-one battle. That was the difference. We didn’t win enough one-on-one battles. We lost D-side positioning.” The Sharks scored two quick goals in the second and didn’t have that lead particularly threatened. There were a few big drives on the power […] [Read More]

Halmo, Mouillierat, Mayfield back

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Two-thirds of a top line — or, a third of their top six — returns tonight for the Sound Tigers. Mike Halmo’s back from injury; Kael Mouillierat’s back from the NHL. Lengthens the lineup just a tiny bit, no? Scott Mayfield comes back from his six-game suspension, too. The Sharks have one to scratch. First […] [Read More]

More ins and outs: Tuesday notes

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Bridgeport was still missing Brett Gallant this morning, but Ryan Pulock was back on the ice. Mike Halmo could be ready to go: “I think we’re going to try,” Brent Thompson said. “We’re excited to have that leadership back in the lineup. Obviously we’re going to give him some leeway.” That practice was over before […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Halmo, RIP