Monthly Archive for August, 2019

: August, 2019

Conservation of Captains: McDonald returns

Kind of a perfect storm. Colin McDonald had a feeling his time in Lehigh was coming to an end last year. He’s got a new baby girl. His wife’s family is in Boston; his is local. He knows the area. He

Holmstrom to Norfolk

Only two men have served as captain in every game they played for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Mark Wotton did it for 368 games. Ben Holmstrom, coincidentally, did it for 268. The captain’s departure

RIP, Cliff Lydiksen: Monday notes

Sad news hitting the inbox tonight: Cliff Lydiksen, a familiar face on the Zamboni and behind the scenes for years at the Arena, passed away Monday. He was 61. Good man. Condolences to his family.

Show up later (update: RFAs re-sign): Monday notes

Hartford announced its preseason schedule, which may well announce Bridgeport’s. The Sound Tigers and Wolf Pack have set themselves a home-and-home for the fifth year in a row. (In none of the five

Promotions of various sorts: Wednesday notes

The (other) beat goes on, so the blog suffers (sigh), but a few things of note have gone down in the past couple of days… –Islanders draft-pick goalie Jakub Skarek’s Finnish club expects him to

Tip of cap, Gio: Thursday notes

He said it wasn’t 100 percent done at the end of the season, but it sure looked like Stephen Gionta was on the verge of a transition. This afternoon came the official word that it was done: Tampa Bay