Afternoon update

Three things worth noting this afternoon…

1) Mike Thornton, late of Worcester, is the Phantoms’ new director of public relations.

2) The Mississippi Sea Wolves have suspended operations for this season. More in the morning, but the Isles have been making contingency plans. Something should come out soon. And of course, in the long run, the well-being of the folks down there is the top priority. From all reports, Biloxi’s a heck of a town. Can’t wait to visit it when it’s back to glory.

EDIT: By the way, some BST Booster Club members are having a tag sale Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, at 81 Taunton Road in Fairfield. They plan to donate the proceeds to the Red Cross.

3) This one goes back in a few different places, but former Beast of New Haven winger Dwayne Hay signed Wednesday with the CHL’s Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. Fairfield native Bill Newson is also on that club. One more note from Hidalgo: It’s also the new home for former Sound Tigers broadcaster Rich Bocchini.

And with that, both halves of the IceCats’ radio crew have jobs. Good to see.

Michael Fornabaio