There are four morning games today. It’s like, drag everyone out of the classroom the day after election day. Let’s go, children of Grand Rapids, Milwaukee, Rockford.
And, of course, Bridgeport. As we joked last year, Cool Fun 101 XVII: This event is almost too old to come to this event. It should, at least, give a jolt to the attendance average, in which the Sound Tigers enter the day 31st of 31 teams at 2,696.
No Steve Bernier just yet. (Man-games lost to injury in 13 games: 70. Man-games lost to injury last year in 76 games: 141.) Nick Schilkey in for Arnaud Durandeau. Goalie rotation swings back to Christopher Gibson. Andrew Ladd plays the last game of his LTIR stint. Springfield sent Dominic Toninato up.
D: Aho-Burroughs (C)
F: Byron (A)-Audette-Greco
D: Cross (A)-Keeper
R: Hanrahan, Kelly. L: Simeon, Ernst.
Bridgeport scratches (presumed healthy unless noted): Skarek, Hickey (lower), Hutton (lower), MacKinnon, Wilde (ankle), Bernier (upper), Brown (lower), Fritz (lower), Ho-Sang, Stevens (upper), Thomson, apparently Durandeau
First Bridgeport game as a referee for Patrick Hanrahan, who worked a couple of Sound Tigers games as a linesman last season.
Bit of news yesterday, and good luck to him (think the Yalie’ll be just fine); a little more in Sound Tigers Faceoff (the reborn Weekly Package) tomorrow:
Sound Tigers/Railers, Former Yale C Ryan Hitchcock: "Stepping away from hockey to pursue a different part of my life. … Just the right time for myself." Played 36 AHL, 52 ECHL games.
— Michael Fornabaio (@fornabaioctp) November 5, 2019