Juha to Chamonix: weekend notes

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.

TEAM Old New
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)

Binghamton has a logo. It is not a ‘B’ with horns and a tail, so it is wrong. (Could use some green, too.)

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.)

And RIP, Red Martin, Maurice Filion, Lee May, Marty Sklar and Charlie Gard.

Michael Fornabaio