Monthly Archive for May, 2017

: May, 2017

Backman to Berlin: new-week notes

Among those players heading overseas is a triply local guy: Sean Backman is off to Germany after four years in the L.A. Kings’ organization. (What with the ties between the Polar Bears and the Kings,

Griffins-Crunch: Saturday notes

Worst breakfast cereal ever The Calder Cup Final is set: Grand Rapids will face Syracuse, just like they met in 2013, with the Cup on the line. The Crunch finished off Providence 3-1 at home. The

One left two times: Friday notes

We could be one day away from a Calder Cup Final matchup. Two blowouts tonight left both series with a 3-1 lead for the home teams. Syracuse bombarded Providence 7-2; four more points for Cory

Syracuse, Grand Rapids up: Wednesday notes

Edit: Tim Wallace has signed in England with Sheffield of the EIHL, the team announced. (Hat tip: EliteProspects.) Series leads to the home teams in Game 3s tonight: Syracuse built big early leads,

Stainless Steel: Tuesday notes

The Chicago Steel won the Clark Cup, the ECHL USHL* championship, tonight in overtime in a winner-take-all Game 5. Not bad. The Steel roster includes Ridgefield’s Adam Karashik, Greenwich’s Jack

Smashville, CT: Monday notes

Paul Fenton played in New Haven some mumblety-mumble years ago when I used to hang out on occasion in Section 4. Kevin McCarthy coached in New Haven some mumble years ago when I used to hang out more

Evened up: Sunday notes

The conference finals are both tied at 1 before they travel. Jordan Szwarz scored in overtime, snapping an eight-game overtime playoff losing streak, and evened up the series against Syracuse. San

Crunch win Game 1: Friday notes

Round 1 of Round 3 goes to Syracuse, a 6-3 winner tonight in Providence. The Crunch built a 4-1 lead, withstood two goals in 13 seconds by the Bruins, then scored two empty-netters. Game 2 is Sunday

Jeremy Colliton coach in Rockford

In a fairer world, he’d still be playing. Jeremy Colliton is only 32. There are five guys left playing in the AHL playoffs who are older. Fate intervened. He instead led Mora into the SHL, and now

Bruins-Crunch: Wednesday notes

It’ll be Providence against Syracuse in the AHL Eastern Conference Final, beginning — no rest for the weary — Friday in Providence after they won Game 7s tonight, Providence in Hershey and the