Summer, Day 1/118: Guaranteed dates

Quietly arriving banner ads are always a fun way to learn your schedule. That one, featuring Bridgeport’s six guaranteed dates, may’ve been up a few days before I happened to blink at it, looking for
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Backman, Manchester win Calder Cup

Manchester was pretty clearly the best team to come through here this year. Deep, fast, skilled, well-put-together. In their last season in town, they got it done: Sean Backman and mates got

Monarchs a win away: Friday notes

The AHL season could be 24 hours from summertime. Manchester scored three in the second to beat Utica 6-3 and grab a 3-1 lead in the Calder Cup Final. Manchester led 2-0; the Comets tied it with 1:06
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New affiliate: Thursday notes (update: Sunny goes home)

The ECHL’s Missouri Mavericks announced a two-year affiliation with the Islanders. Richard Matvichuk is their head coach. Based in Independence, next door to Kansas City. Unfortunately no New England

Series continue: Wednesday notes

Manchester lost 3-2, and in the war of attrition, they got hit hard, losing J.S. Berube and MVP Brian O’Neill to injuries. (They’d signed goalie Jeff Lerg to a PTO this week, so maybe there was

Markison signs: Monday notes

“Your goalie appears injured.” “No, no, he’s just really tall.” Classic. The Sound Tigers seemed impressed by lots of little things about Colin Markison’s game, so it’s no great surprise to see that

Monarchs strike again: Sunday notes

Another day, another overtime: Nic Dowd scores 5:36 into overtime Sunday to give Manchester a 2-0 lead in the Calder Cup Final. Sean Backman assisted on the Monarchs’ regulation goal in the last

Monarchs win G1/Q draft: Saturday notes

Edit: Knew I left something out. From yesterday: Scott Pellerin gets a nice promotion with the Maple Leafs. Great to see. Michael Mersch’s second goal, 4:10 into overtime, gave Manchester a win in