Bridgeport gets Justin DiBenedetto back after four games, and he slides right back into his familiar spot with Cizikas and Wallace. That moves the other left wingers down a spot as Trevor Gillies sits out after last night’s harsh meeting with the side boards. Anton Klementyev sits for Benn Olson.
A switch in goal for both teams as well. Patrick Mullen was out at the start of warmup for the Monarchs, but he went in after five or six minutes; didn’t see what happened to him (had to wait for the rushes, actually, to pick out who it was I’d seen going down the runway). Manchester had 13 forwards out there, so Stefan Legein took his spot in the line rushes. Edit: Guess Mullen’s OK, because he’s in and Justin Johnson is scratched.
F: McNeely-Colliton (C)-Rakhshani
D: de Haan-Wishart
D: Deslauriers-Campbell (A)
R: Dreger. L: Redding, Simeon.
Referee Dan Dreger makes his Bridgeport debut. He’s apparently from Denver and has worked in the Central League.