Persson up, Trudeau in

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The Islanders recalled John Persson this afternoon; he could make his NHL debut tonight in Tampa. Emergency recall. Bridgeport has also added large goalie Philippe Trudeau on an amateur tryout. He’s assigned No. 1. [Read More]
Categories: Persson, Trudeau

Hockey in New Haven: Wednesday notes

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While Yale and Fairfield’s staffs take over Webster Bank Arena this weekend, the Sound Tigers borrow Yale’s barn. Bridgeport will practice at Ingalls Rink the next three days. (We’ll probably miss out, over with the Fairfield and Yale folks.) No apparent changes to the roster today. Slackers. Tonight Roy Sommer coached his 1,257th AHL game, […] [Read More]

No. 56: Tuesday notes

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After sending Adam Brace down yesterday, Bridgeport had Ben Rosen up here today, flying in on the red-eye to practice. He’s the latest to inherit No. 25; I was kind of hoping doubly he might be No. 56, first because that’s the lowest unworn number in team history, but also because he could be the […] [Read More]

Couple of Monday notes

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A packed house at forward again/still, with Chris Bruton seemingly closer to returning. Adam Brace was here this morning but this afternoon is on the transactions as going back to Stockton. The playoffs in junior hockey are in full swing. There are a couple of series in which Islanders draft picks are playing each other, […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Brace, Bruton

Turning points: Portland from afar/after the fact

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So this thing this afternoon appears to have turned sharply in the last minute of the second period. Bridgeport led 2-1 when the Sound Tigers, breaking up the left wing, had Matt Mangene take a hit from Joel Hanley. Phil called it an elbow. Terry Koharski did not. The teams scrummed. Mangene got up and […] [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]

Catch me up: St. John’s pregame

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Back after a few days’ absence. Catching up on the new-look team. The two new guys from Nebraska Omaha both took warmup, but Brock Montpetit stood pretty much in place with the centermen as everyone else rushed for Bridgeport. Riley Wetmore appears to get back in, and Ryan Walters appears to make his pro debut […] [Read More]