Monthly Archive for March, 2017

: March, 2017

Making assertions: Lehigh Valley postgame

“Assertive” keeps coming up with the kids, particularly with Ryan Pulock but with Michael Dal Colle, too. Consider this one tonight pretty assertive. “We switched up our power-play breakout. I got my

Two debuts: Lehigh Valley pregame

John Stevens and Jake Bischoff make their pro debuts tonight in Allentown, Stevens where he practiced Tuesday between Michael Dal Colle and Tanner Fritz, Bischoff on the third pair (on the right, as

Johnston’s one game official

Ross Johnston became the first AHL player suspended for accumulating 10 (counting) fighting majors. The league made official that he’ll sit Friday, as expected. Edit: What comes next: After we’ve

Cammarata in, Graham out: Thursday notes

Add one more draft pick to the mix in Bridgeport, though apparently without the NHL deal behind him yet. Minnesota’s Taylor Cammarata joined teammate Jake Bischoff in Bridgeport. ATO only at the

Every game a playoff game: Springfield postgame

You know, they could do this again twice more. April 4, bright ‘n’ early, in Bridgeport. April 14, the second-to-last day of the season (Good Friday), right here. Two hard-working teams with a history

Needing wins: Springfield pregame

After giving a look at John Stevens in the middle on the second line yesterday, Bridgeport keeps Josh Winquist there tonight, alongside newly NHL-dealed Tanner Fritz. Kane Lafranchise returns for

Fritz signs for two years

The Islanders announced they’ve signed Tanner Fritz to a two-year, two-way contract that begins next season. Well-earned for a guy who showed up as a tryout and became more and more indispensable.

At center or under center: Tuesday notes

It’s getting to be that time of year when the roster creeps closer to football territory than hockey, and the lineup grew by three — two officially, one to come — this morning. Bridgeport made the

Islanders sign John Stevens

The Big Club announced a two-year ELC for Northeastern captain John Stevens, a forward who scored five goals and 23 assists for Jim Madigan’s Huskies this season and played with his younger brother.

Looking back from five back: Lehigh Valley postgame

There are games over the course of a season, as Brent Thompson said tonight, where you look back at a point or two lost. This one’ll stand out for the moment in part because of how in-hand it seemed