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 they rushed) with Pat Cullity. Jon Landry sits out to make room, as does Ross Johnston, serving his one game for 10 fights; Josh Winquist goes into his spot with Ben Holmstrom and, tonight, Darren Nowick.

It is, as mentioned, kind of a big game. You could just about make a case for the next five, at least, being must-win. Which then takes you to Hartford and Springfield, so them, too, kinda. Which takes you to the last game of the season in Wilkes-Barre as Providence meets Hershey. So…

(Cough) One blog post at a time.

F: Verhaeghe-Kearns (A)-Rowe
Dal Colle-Stevens-Fritz
Winquist-B.Holmstrom (C)-Nowick
D: Lafranchise-Pulock (A)
G: McAdam

F: Bardreau (A)-Laughton-McDonald (C)
Leier-Miele (A)-Conner
Goulbourne – Fazleev – Aube-Kubel
D: Brennan-Lamarche
G: Stolarz

R: Lambert, D.Lewis. L: George, Ritter.

This should be the box.

Bridgeport scratches (believed healthy unless noted): Gibson (lower body), Landry, Leduc, Bernier (upper body), Boulton, Cammarata, Gaudreau, J.Holmstrom, Johnston (suspended 1/1), Markison (corrected), Schempp (upper body), Travis St. Denis (lower body).

Scoreboard watching (EastWatch ’17): Wilkes-Barre at Springfield; Hershey at Hartford; Albany at Providence.

Dave Lewis is scheduled to work tomorrow’s game in Hershey, too.

Michael Fornabaio