Monthly Archive for April, 2017

: April, 2017

Bears of all sorts: Sunday notes

Two fantastic Game 5s in the East Atlantic Division today, and it’ll be a 3-4 division final. Providence held on for a win at Wilkes-Barre, with Zane McIntyre (sorry, Western Conference voters: goalie

So long, old friends: Friday notes

Two teams played their last tonight. The Albany Devils are gone after falling to Toronto in the 12th-longest game in AHL history. Justin Holl scored after 46:43 of overtime, a shot that appeared to

Welcome to Worcester: Thursday notes

And the @RailersHC affiliate is the ….. @NYIslanders….. @TheSoundTigers!— Jill Witkowski (@CommunityJill) April 27, 2017 As Bill Ballou has been reporting awhile

It Happens Every Spring: Wednesday notes

There are some amazing things happening in the AHL — coaches getting promoted, players going up and scoring big goals — but there’s an impressive amount of postseason futility, too. We mentioned

Ridin’ the Rails: Tuesday notes

In several places, the Islanders’ impending affiliation with Worcester (ECHL) has been reported for a while. Tonight, the Railers announced they’ll announce their affiliate Thursday night in a

Hours seem like days: Home opener / Weekend look-in

The season has only been over for a week. It feels like a month. Anyway. At least now we know when we’ll all reconvene at Harbor Yard. Oct. 21 is the home opener, the team announced this afternoon:

Wrapping it, really: Tuesday notes/quotes

Finally got the wrap-day notes transcribed, and they follow a little further down the post. Didn’t exactly go for everyone this time around. The usual disclaimer that “questions” or lead-ins here

Hockey regionals back to Bridgeport in 2018

The NCAA put out its every-few-years massive list o’ sites, and Bridgeport pops back up in men’s hockey. The regionals return to Webster Bank Arena next March 23-25. The big list also announced that

Future dealings: Contract status

The annual quote-o-rama tomorrow, I think, but in the meantime, here’s the wrap package, and in a little more detail, this. (Numbers in parentheses for signed players are years remaining on the

Shoot this: The Real(er) Standings, 2016-17

“Aw, this again?” Quiet! As we always do at this point, though this year I’ve caved: These remove all overtime results from the mix, leaving any overtime or shootout game a tie. (Removing only