Travel day: Thursday notes

(All right, a long travel day is over. I don’t need to blog, do I n… (scrolls Twitter) ah for)

(ahem) Greetings again from the living room after a family trip, on whose final day, it would be easier to tell you where we didn’t hit traffic. Congratulations to Joe and Lizzie Fornabaio. Joey spent a couple of years at Pomperaug, so you’d think he’d keep his wedding away from the CIAC tournaments. (They moved to North Carolina, and in the past couple of years, he has become a huge Hurricanes fan, season tickets and all. (His father, my cousin, wears a Whalers cap when he goes.) After my father playfully refused to eat a slice of cake with a Hurricanes logo on it, Joey went, cut out the eye and brought it to him.)

But anyway, while we finished off that trip, the Islanders, Sound Tigers and Railers made two more years of affiliation official. It was pretty clearly a good deal for the Sound Tigers and seemed to work for Worcester, too.

Two more adds to the coaching carousel, in Stockton and, as Sean Shapiro foretold, Grand Rapids.

We joke sometimes that Dave Andrews has been retiring in two years for the past 10 years. He’s re-upped through 2020, too.

Springfield re-signed Bobby Farnham.

And Sacred Heart named its captains for next season.

TEAM Old New
LAV Sylvain Lefebvre (4/17)  Joel Bouchard (5/17) 
HER Troy Mann (4/25)  — 
BAK Gerry Fleming (4/27)  Jay Woodcroft (4/27) 
BEL Kurt Kleinendorst (5/1)  — 
TUC Mike Van Ryn (5/30, STL ass’t)  — 
GR Todd Nelson (5/31, DAL ass’t)  — 
STK Ryan Huska (5/31, CAL ass’t)  — 

(Colorado, moving affiliations from San Antonio to Colorado, did not retain Eric Veilleux. Traditionally we don’t put that on the chart until San Antonio names someone else.)

Michael Fornabaio