Bonino at the pro-am: Wednesday notes

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You can keep your UConn coaches and chefs or whatever (well, most of them) — when I looked over the list of celebrities and amateurs playing in the celebrity pro-am Wednesday, the only name that jumped was Farmington’s Nick Bonino’s. Caught up with him for a couple of minutes. Said he hit ‘em pretty well […] [Read More]

Stars are champions/Tuesday notes

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Patrick Nemeth’s goal 14:30 into overtime has made a champion of the Texas Stars. Nemeth ended a back-and-forth overtime in a back-and-forth Game 5, and Texas took the Calder Cup with a 4-3 win. Travis Morin follows Jason Krog, 2008, as the only players to win both the regular-season and playoff MVP awards in the […] [Read More]

Final to the brink/Cro’s back: Monday notes

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Texas is a win away from the Calder Cup after a huge comeback-slash-massive St. John’s collapse Monday. Travis Morin scored in overtime for the second game in a row, a 4-3 Stars win. Morin, if I’ve updated lists accurately, becomes the 10th player in AHL history to score two overtime goals in the same series. […] [Read More]

Kings win the Cup again: Friday notes

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Alec Martinez wins the Stanley Cup for the L.A. Kings in double OT tonight, an amazing game with almost two full periods of amazing overtime. One of several Kings to come through Manchester under Mark Morris and Scott Pellerin. All that separates us from baseball season are two to four AHL games. The Calder Cup […] [Read More]

Stars go up: Wednesday notes

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The Sound Tiger factor continues: Six goals in the final for St. John’s, five of them by former Sound Tigers. But Jordan Hill was out, Kael Mouillierat got the only IceCaps goal, and Travis Morin won Game 3 7:20 into overtime. The Stars take a 2-1 series lead after the AHL’s first overtime game since […] [Read More]

Caps even, Aces win: Monday notes

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The Sound Tigers factor somehow remains in effect in the Calder Cup Final, but tonight was all about Michael Hutchinson, who sounded unconscious in the third period in the IceCaps’ series-evening, 2-1 win at Texas. Hutchinson stopped, by period, 16, 13 and 20 shots to limit the Stars to one. The St. John’s goals were […] [Read More]

And so it must be: Stars win Game 1

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Maybe St. John’s just doesn’t have enough former Sound Tigers. Texas took Game 1 6-3 tonight in Cedar Park behind a three-goal second period. The IceCaps withstood a ferocious first for the Stars (“They come as advertised, Robin Short,” Brian Rogers said before a TV time out to his color man and the Telegram’s sports […] [Read More]
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No Ward, Ftorek in Adirondack

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Coaching news Saturday afternoon from Calgary/Abbotsford/Adirondack, and disappointing most likely to New Haven fans of a certain age: The Flames announced that Troy G. Ward and Robbie Ftorek won’t accompany the team across the country. TEAM Old New BPT Scott Pellerin (5/2)  Brent Thompson (5/2)  MCR Mark Morris (5/7) — HER Mike Haviland (Colorado Coll., […] [Read More]