Southern Connecticut, etc.

The Islanders’ kiddie campers hit the ice Tuesday morning, and it appears they’ll do so with a few locals: West Haven’s Mike Pereira of UMass (Joe, here a couple of springs ago, is his older brother); Hamden’s Patrick MacGregor of BU; and Trumbull’s Alex Vazzano, who recently transfered to Sacred Heart.

Jeff Blashill is the new coach in Grand Rapids. Jon Cooper talks with Lindsay Kramer and sounds like he’s headed for Syracuse.

TEAM Old New
TEX Jeff Pyle (4/16)  Willie Desjardins (6/12) 
SPR Rob Riley (4/16) Brad Larsen (5/21) 
BIN Kurt Kleinendorst (5/8)  Luke Richardson (5/23)
ADK Joe Paterson (5/22)
MIL Ian Herbers (5/30, U Alberta)  Dean Evason (6/19)
CHI Craig MacTavish (6/11)
PEO Jared Bednar (6/12) Dave Allison (6/12)
HAM Clement Jodoin (6/12, MON ass’t)   Sylvain Lefebvre(6/12)
LE David Quinn (6/14, COL ass’t)
GR Curt Fraser (6/18, DAL ass’t) Jeff Blashill (6/25)
NOR Jon Cooper-a (6/21) Trent Yawney-a (6/21)
SYR Trent Yawney-a (6/21) Jon Cooper-a (6/21)

a-Affiliation swap between Norfolk and Syracuse, Anaheim and Tampa Bay.

“The Big Assist,” a neat event featuring lots of local hockey players, is July 11 at Terry Conners in Stamford.

And fun with Latin and gendered bridges. No, really! It’s… aw, maybe not. But try it.

Michael Fornabaio