Yikes, OKC

Natural disaster strikes again in Oklahoma City: Another massive storm with tornado warnings left the OKC dressing room flooded and postponed Game 4; they’ll play Saturday and add a date Sunday. Mark Arcobello tweets. Nothing but good thoughts to those folks out there, who’ve put up with way too much from the sky the past two weeks.

Tyler Johnson broke a tie 1:50 into the third as Syracuse won Game 4 at Wilkes-Barre 4-2 and gave the Crunch a 3-1 series lead. Syracuse looks to finish it at home Saturday.

The Islanders announced they’ve made bona fide offers to four defensemen — the three who are in juniors, plus Ville Pokka in Finland — from last year’s draft. That’s procedural; they’ve got to do that to keep their rights for one more year, but they’ve got to have those players signed by next June 1. Meanwhile, Arthur Staple said the Isles won’t sign Mitchell Theoret or Brenden Kichton, putting them back into the draft.

Former Sound Tigers forward Mike Souza will join Mike Cavanaugh’s staff at UConn, Mark Divver reported yesterday; tonight, Mike Anthony reported that Joe Pereira will join them. .

Mattias Timander, part of the Best BST Defense Ever (Maybe) (Technically) (For One Day) and a good soldier after being exiled here in 2003, has announced his retirement. More from his last club.

And RIP, Nina Butterfield.

Michael Fornabaio