Thin ice: Hartford postgame 1

Remembered tonight at least to number these, since they’ll do this again Wednesday, hopefully without the near-hour’s delay.

The surface has had its moments over the first month and a half and apparently was thin around the visitors’ net tonight. Christopher Gibson declined to talk, but they’d been working on that spot when he was manning it in the second period. It needed more by the start of the third.

Leni DiCostanzo went out to get it done, hopping on the Zamboni again. They finally started up again.

And Hartford scored off a turnover into the slot with eight minutes left and won. Well that was easy. See you Wednesday.


Remind me to ask on Monday about the Wotherspoon-for-Vande Sompel switch. Brent Thompson was in with the coaches for a while after the game and then was on the phone. Had to get up and get the story in. Team’s off tomorrow. That swap struck me more the more I thought about it: Vande Sompel practiced the power play yesterday. Wotherspoon took that spot. Ryan Bourque took Josh Ho-Sang’s and scored.

Speaking of, Ho-Sang from Quine tonight in St. Louis.

Worcester tried to come back from four down but lost to Manchester; hat trick for onetime Bridgeport camper Kevin Morris. Kellen Jones had a goal for the Railers, who had random legends showing up, apparently.

Ryan Haggerty has played five games and has eight points, including two game-winners. Nick Hart and the Penguins keep deeper records than I do on things like this, but Joe Whitney’s goal tonight wasn’t the fastest into a Sound Tigers game: Ken Gernander scored 12 seconds into the second-ever Bridgeport home game. (It was also the night of the Sound Tigers’ first hat trick; Justin Mapletoft and the Sound Tigers won 6-2.) That Beech goal in 2003 was against a conditioning Rick DiPietro and Bridgeport, and it remains the fastest overtime goal against the Sound Tigers.

Since their big win over Notre Dame a few weeks ago, Sacred Heart is 1-6. The Pios were swept at AIC this weekend.

And a very tough day around hockey: RIP, Floyd Crawford, Ari Dougan and Drew Brown.

Michael Fornabaio