Staff complete

Edit: “Where’s my spy camera?” AHL says the schedule’s due at 3 p.m. Friday.

Doug Holewa will likely complete Scott Pellerin’s staff, taking Matt Bertani’s place as an assistant after Bertani went up to the Islanders in late June. Holewa, son of Islanders front-office mainstay Joanne, has quite the bio. Meanwhile, the Islanders appear to have subtly named Matt Bain their new trainer, which would explain a (since deleted) tweet concerning one David Stickney*, formerly of Erie (OHL), coming to Bridgeport.

Meanwhile2, if he’s not here, Kenny Reiter will be in Fort Wayne, say the Komets. Justin Cohn has been beating that drum for a while.

Spent some time with a few local (and non-local) golfers and hockey players at Mill River the other day; one of them, Cam Atkinson, has an event of his own coming up Sunday. Another, Max Pacioretty, was said to be showing up later. Wonder if this was why.

The lockout looks even more real today than yesterday.

If you’re Irish or just kinda wish you were: gold-medal boxer Katie Taylor.

Tom Howder of Twelve Mile Circle spent a day earlier this month chasing Connecticut geographical extremes.

And RIP, “Handy Man” Jimmy Jones, Ron Palillo and Johnny Pesky.

*-It wasn’t his tweet, to be clear.

Michael Fornabaio