RIP, Bob Suter / rookie camp, etc.

It’s 34 and a half years later, and a few of the people behind the bench have gone, including Herbie himself. It’s still kind of unfathomable that players from the 1980 U.S. Olympic team could be mortal. RIP, Bob Suter.


Islanders rookie camp runs Friday to next Wednesday at the Coliseum, the team announced this morning. The list they reported:

Kyle Burroughs, Jason Clark, Sebastian Collberg, Victor Crus Rydberg, Kevin Czuczman, Michael Dal Colle, Connor Graham, Jesse Graham, Mike Halmo, Joshua Ho-Sang, Loic Leduc, Anders Lee, John Persson, Alan Quine, Ross Johnston, Scott Mayfield, Mark Nemec, Shane Owen, Andrey Pedan, Adam Pelech, Ville Pokka, Ryan Pulock, Griffin Reinhart, Ryan Strome, Johan Sundstrom, Lukas Sutter and Phillipe Trudeau.

The IHDBs, for reference, on Johnston and Owen (who’s signed with Stockton (ECHL)), and the EliteProspects on Connor Graham, minor midget teammate of Ho-Sang and Connor McDavid, to get his European sojourn in. Nemec and Trudeau, you may recall, are under AHL contract.

Binghamton and Ottawa extended their affiliation agreement through 2019.

DePaul comes to Webster Bank Arena to face UConn women’s basketball on Dec. 19, when the Sound Tigers start that crazy weekend in Norfolk. The Alma Mater will play the UConn men three days later, the day the Sound Tigers’ Christmas break begins.. So no UConn-Sound Tigers changeover this year.

And Canada found one of the Franklin Expedition ships? Wow.

Michael Fornabaio