Trivia ’16: The Answers

Answers from yesterday’s annual trivia post:

1) Your annual calendar-year scoring question: Bracken Kearns, 12-16-28 in the back half of last year and 9-14-23 to start this for 21-30-51.

2) The next four guys: Alan Quine, 12-19-31; James Wright, 9-22-31; Mike Halmo, 18-12-30… and Tanner Fritz, 2-10-12 plus 9-7-16 for 11-17-28.

3) Bridgeport’s other match penalties: Connor Jones earlier this month against Springfield, the hit to the head on Jayce Hawryluk that sparked Wednesday’s mayhem; and C.J. Ludwig at Providence in his only Sound Tigers game, Feb. 26, a hit to Anton Blidh’s head.

4) The only Sound Tigers goalie with more NHL games than Jaroslav Halak is Martin Biron, 450 NHL games when he played on a conditioning stint in 2009-10. (Garth Snow had played 360.)

5) What happened on Oct. 16 at Harbor Yard 37 seconds apart, the fastest two such things in at least 20 years in the AHL? Two Springfield penalty shots, Kyle Rau and Rihards Bukarts. (Neither Thunderbird scored.)

6) The goal that clinched Bridgeport’s first playoff spot since 2012? Bracken Kearns.

7) Bridgeport’s 39 wins and .561 points percentage in 2016 are best since 2012: 46 wins, .667 percentage.

8) Bridgeport’s 4-7 December is their worst month since February 2015, 2-8.

9) The two players who had shared the team record with 45 PIM: Eric Godard, Feb. 1, 2002; Kip Brennan, Nov. 17, 2007.

10) The only AHL team older than Toronto that Bridgeport has never played? Grand Rapids.

Michael Fornabaio