Pereira to Bridgeport II

Like his brother, Joe, Mike Pereira made his pro debut with the Worcester Sharks. Unlike Joe, Mike didn’t join the Sound Tigers immediately after that. But he’s joined them soon enough: had confirmed that he’s signing an AHL contract with Bridgeport for next year, as Chip Malafronte first reported.

Pereira debuted in Bridgeport, actually, with the Sharks on March 15 after finishing his senior season at UMass. He scored his first pro goal the next day against Manchester and played one more game with the Sharks.

Joe played one pro season, 2011-12 (two ECHL teams and a team in Sweden) after the First Bridgeport ATO Spring, 2011, and he’s now an assistant coach with UConn, along with Mike Souza.

Mike’s first game will make them at least the fourth set of brothers in team history: Nathan and Trevor Gillies, Jim and Eddie Campbell, and Gregg and Keith Johnson, if I’m not forgetting someone.

Meanwhile, first Sound Tigers captain Alan Letang (2003-04) has retired.

From tonight’s Big Assist, a feature on Ryan Haggerty’s spring and summer.

Interesting tinkering with the NCAA rulebook.

And RIP, Alice Coachman and James Garner.

Michael Fornabaio