Monthly Archive for August, 2015

: August, 2015

RIP, Al Arbour

The coach of the Islanders dynasty and AHL legend has died at 82, the Islanders confirmed early this afternoon. TSN just retweeted this Bob McKenzie piece from earlier this year about Arbour and Stan

2015-16 schedule: Penguins in first, Bruins in to close

Schedule’s out. A couple of midweek home games, 5 p.m. starts on Sunday: There’s a new regime around here. Rochester appears on the schedule for the first time since the opening season; Bridgeport

Schedule coming!

Where’s my spy camera? We’ll find out at 1 p.m. Thursday. Tage Thompson (Brent’s older son) and Ridgefield’s Chad Krys were selected for next month’s All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo. New

Actual exhibition games

New philosophies on preseason games: Nothing formal from Bridgeport yet, but Hartford announced its preseason schedule, which includes a game at Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport on Oct. 1 and a Sound

Camp invites, farm interests: Notes on a Monday

Have been sitting on most of these links for a while, but a bit of news to spur actually posting it: The Islanders announced PTOs for Matt Carkner, Tyler Barnes and Parker Milner, all of whom are

Newtown to National team: Monday notes

“Where’s my spy camera?” Patience. Newtown’s Melissa Samoskevich was chosen for the U-22 select national team that’ll face Canada later this month. Former future Sound Tigers defenseman Robbie Russo

A few notes (Vaughan to CHI, Krys to BU)/couple of stories

–Scooter Vaughan to the Chicago Wolves. –Ridgefield’s Chad Krys says he’s going to Boston University. –Larry Brooks says the Rangers won’t be bidding on Robbie Russo, who comes off the Islanders’

Home again (long, windy, messy): vacation notes/bookkeeping

If you missed this afternoon’s news, Matt Carkner will return on a two-year AHL contract, and Kevin Poulin also re-signed. Wrapping up two lost weeks from there… For a few days a couple of weeks

Carkner signs AHL deal/Poulin re-ups

Told that the Sound Tigers will shortly announce a two-year AHL contract for Matt Carkner, who’ll be a veteran presence on what’s otherwise again a very young defense. Arthur Staple also reports that