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 has the pair of arenas been the same, somewhat wildly.) They’re set to meet at Trinity College in Hartford on Friday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. That one’s open to the public.
On the other hand, when they meet the next day, it’ll be at Webster Bank Arena before the Rangers-Islanders game. That will apparently be closed to the public, much like the game in Hartford a couple of years ago (two years to the day, actually) that was moved from Trinity.
Haven’t confirmed whether or not that’s all for the Sound Tigers. It has been nine years since they played three preseason games.
The Pack will play a third game, at Danbury, on Sept. 25. Springfield comes down for that one.
Edit, 5:30 p.m.: The Islanders announced that Josh Ho-Sang has re-upped for one year and Michael Dal Colle is back in for two years. Leaves Anthony Beauvillier as the lone restricted free agent for them.
Edit2, 5:35 p.m.: I had the great worthless fact ready to go that this would be the sixth Sound Tigers exhibition game played in one team’s regular arena. (WBS, Lowell, Albany, Hershey, the closed Hartford game), not counting one in a once-and-future AHL arena (Glens Falls, for Albany). Forgot to use it. Ah well.
Tip of the cap to Mark Herrmann.
Tip of the cap also to Connecticut softball legend Rachele Fico. Remember hearing that some 14-year-old girl was shutting down adult teams at Short Beach in the national tournament over a decade ago. (And also to another former Brakette, Kelly Kretschman.)