Defenseman Luke Juha, who spent the whole season in Missouri, is off to France, Chamonix. Fun fact: Most of the past season, whenever a random blue Sound Tigers sweater was needed, for a headshot or whatever, pretty much anytime you saw a sweater without seeing a number? It was most likely Luke Juha’s No. 5. (He also had No. 5 in 2015-16 on his ATO, so Juha may have had one number assigned for a longer time without actually playing here than anyone else in Sound Tigers history.)
Elsewhere: RFP time! Best wishes to Islanders fans for future clarity.
The new coach of the Providence Bruins is reportedly a familiar face: Mark Divver reports that Jay Leach, onetime Sound Tigers defenseman and a coach at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Providence over the past few seasons, will be named the P-Broons’ coach during the week. Edit: Done Monday, and Mike Dunham joined Boston’s development staff as well.
|RCK||Ted Dent (4/25)||Jeremy Colliton (5/18)|
|UTI||Travis Green (4/26 – VAN)||Trent Cull (6/28)|
|HFD||Ken Gernander (5/16)||Keith McCambridge (6/12)|
|ROC||Dan Lambert (5/26)||Chris Taylor (6/30)|
|CHI||Craig Berube (6/7)||Rocky Thompson (6/7)|
|PRO||Kevin Dean (6/13 – BOS ass’t)||Jay Leach (7/31)|
|CHA||Ulf Samuelsson (6/15 – CHI ass’t)||Mike Vellucci (6/15)|
|TUC||Mark Lamb (7/26)||Mike Van Ryn (7/26)|
The new hockey coach at Hand High School in Madison is also a familiar face: AHL linesman Luke Galvin. (I should do the table on that. Eight reported changes, last I looked, out of fewer than 60 programs.)