NHL Cancels Weekends Games
The National Hockey League announced today that all games through Sunday, September 16 have been canceled. The regular slate of pre-season games will start on Monday, September 17.
Sound Tigers Attend Norwalk Oyster Festival
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers front office, players, and mascot attended the Norwalk Oyster Festival. Fans were able to meet players, purchase merchandise, and purchase tickets for the upcoming season. The team was on hand at the Big Boy Toy Show Tent.
The oyster festival is a major fundraiser for the revitalization of the Norwalk Harbor area. The celebration is held in Veteran’s Park in East Norwalk. Proceeds from each year’s festival also provide year-round funding for the Norwalk Seaport Association’s environmental Education Programs.
Emile Francis and Norman Poile Honored with New AHL Trophies
The AHL’s two new division trophies will be named in the honor of Emile “The Cat” Francis for the North Division and Norman “Bud” Poile for the West Division.
Francis played 343 games in the American Hockey League, and was on the Calder Cup Champion Cleveland Barons in 1954. In addition to his time in the AHL “The Cat’ has played 14 seasons of professional hockey. Emile has served in the NHL from Coach to General Manager and won the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1982 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame also in 1982.
Poile started his playing career in the 1940’s and won the Stanley Cup in 1947 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the Western Hockey League Bud oversaw championship teams in Edmonton and San Francisco. Poile was also general manager for the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Vancouver Canucks. Bud also served as the general manager for the AHL’s Quebec Aces from 1968 to 1970. Poile served as the vice president of the World Hockey Association and commissioner for both the Central Hockey League and International Hockey League. In 1990 Bud Poile was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
8/22/01 Working Agreement with Trenton Titans
The New York Islanders renewed their working agreement with the Trenton Titans of the East Coast Hockey League. The Agreement will add more depth to the Sound Tigers. This will be the third season for the Titans, and the third season of being an Islanders affiliate.
9/4/01 Sound Tigers Announce Opening Week Festivities
The Sound Tigers announced plans for their opening week celebrations. The Sound Tigers will begin with opening night festivities on Wednesday, October 10, beginning with a pre-game video starting at 7:05. The Sound Tigers also have player introductions and celebrity puck drop scheduled for opening night. On Friday, October 12, News Channel 8 presents the first game against in state rivals the Hartford Wolf Pack. Then on Sunday, October 14, is kids opening day with a start time of 3:05. During kids day the Port Jeff Ferry will be giving away the chance for one boy and girl to win a round trip in the bridge with the Captain.
PlayerPosition Team Overall Cory StillmanCenter Kingston 101 Dusan SalfickyGoalie Plzen (Czech) 132 Andy ChiodoGoalie Toronto St. M 166 Jan HolubDefense Liberec Jr (Czech) 197 Mike BrayRight WingQuebec 228 Bryan PerezForwardDes Moines 260 Roman KuhtinovDefenseNovokuznetsk (Rus) 280 Juha-Pekka KetolaCenterLukko Jr (Fin) 287
New York Islanders Announce Steve Stirling as Head Coach for Bridgeport Sound Tigers
6/22/01 New York Islanders Aquire Adrian Aucoin and Alexander Kharitonov from Tampa Bay for Mathieu Biron and 2002 Second Round Pick to Tampa Bay
2000-01Tampa Bay (NHL)GP-66G-7A-15PTS-22
6/23/01 New York Islanders Aquire Alexei Yashin From Ottawa for Zdeno Chara, Bill Muckalt, and The Number 2 Draft Pick
6/24/01 New York Islanders Acquire Mike Peca From Buffalo for Tim Connolly and Taylor Pyatt
7/1/01 New York Islanders Sign Garth Snow
7/5/01 New York Islanders Sign Ken Sutton
2000-01New Jersey (NHL)GP-53G-1A-7PTS-8PIM-37
7/6/01 New York Islanders Sign Shawn Bates
7/10/01 New York Islanders Re-Sign Marius Czerkawski
2000-01New York I. (NHL)GP-82G-30A-32PTS-62 PIM-48
7/11/01 New York Islanders Re-Sign Brad Isbister
2000-01New York I. (NHL)GP-51G-18A-14PTS-32 PIM-59
7/18/01 New York Islanders Sign Marko Tuomainen
2000-01Los Angeles (NHL)GP-11G-0A-1PTS-1
7/30/01 New York Islanders named David Baseggio Assistant Coach of Bridgeport Sound Tigers
7/30/01 New York Islanders Re-Sign Ray Schultz
2000-01New York I. (NHL)GP-13G-0A-2PTS-2PIM-40
7/31/01 New York Islanders Re-Sign Evgeny Korolev
2000-01New York I. (NHL)GP-8G-0A-0PTS-0PIM-6
8/1/01 New York Islanders Sign Chris Armstrong
8/2/01 New York Islanders Re-Sign Jason Krog
2000-01New York I. (NHL)GP-9G-0A-3PTS-3
8/13/01 New York Islanders Re-Sign Kenny Jonsson
2000-01New York I. (NHL)GP-65G-8A-21PTS-29PIM-30
8/14/01 New York Islanders Announce the Hiring of Assistant Coaches Jaques Laperriere and Kelly Miller
8/15/01 New York Islanders Sign Alexander Kharitonov
8/16/01 New York Islanders Sign David Roche
2000-01Saint John (AHL)GP-79G-32A-26PTS-58 PIM-179
8/22/01 New York Islanders Name Billy Smith as Goaltending Coach
8/24/01 New York Islanders Invite David Nemirovsky to Training Camp
2000-01HV-71 Jonkoping (Swe) GP-26 G-7 A-11 PTS-18 PIM-45
8/24/01 New York Islanders Sign Jason Podollan
2000-01Detroit (IHL)GP-63G-15A-16PTS-31 PIM-98
2000-01Mannitoba (IHL)GP-16G-5A-2PTS-7 PIM-10
8/27/01 New York Islanders Invite Daniel Bergeron to Camp
2000-01Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) GP-67 G-3 A-5PTS-8 PIM-380
8/28/01 New York Islanders Sign Mike Peca
9/5/01 New York Islanders Sign Alexi Yashin to a 10 Year Deal.
9/6/01 New York Islanders Name John Wiedeman New Radio Voice
Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2001-02 Schedule
DateH/AOpponent 10/5/01AwayRochester Americans 10/6/01AwaySyracuse Crunch 10/10/01HomePhiladelphia Phantoms 10/12/01HomeHartford Wolf Pack 10/13/01AwayHartford Wolf Pack 10/14/01HomeAlbany River Rats 10/19/01HomeManchester Monarchs 10/20/01Home Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 10/26/01AwayProvidence Bruins 10/27/01AwayAlbany River Rats 10/31/01Home St. John's Maple Leafs 11/2/01HomeManchester Monarchs 11/3/02HomeLowell Lock Monsters 11/7/01HomeSyracuse Crunch 11/9/01AwaySaint John Flames 11/10/01AwaySaint John Flames 11/17/01HomeHartford Wolf Pack 11/18/01HomeSpringfield Falcons 11/21/01Home Hamilton Bulldogs 11/23/01HomeAlbany River Rats 11/24/01AwayPortland Pirates 11/30/01AwaySpringfield Falcons 12/1/01HomeSt. John's Maple Leafs 12/7/01AwayPhiladelphia Phantoms 12/8/01HomeQuebec Citadels 12/14/01HomeHartford Wolf Pack 12/16/01HomeSaint John Flames 12/22/01AwayHartford Wolf Pack 12/23/01HomeHartford Wolf Pack 12/26/01AwayAlbany River Rats 12/28/01AwayManchester Monarchs 12/29/01AwayPortland Pirates 12/30/01AwaySpringfield Falcons 1/4/02HomeRochester Americans 1/5/02HomeUtah Grizzlies 1/9/02HomeWorcester Ice Cats 1/11/02AwayUtah Grizzlies 1/12/02AwayUtah Grizzlies 1/15/02AwaySt. John's Maple Leafs 1/16/02AwaySt. John's Maple Leafs 1/18/02AwayHamilton Bulldogs 1/19/02AwayLowell Lock Monsters 1/20/02AwayAlbany River Rats 1/23/02AwayHartford Wolf Pack 1/25/02HomeUtah Grizzlies 1/26/02HomeWorcester Ice Cats 1/30/02HomeLowell Lock Monsters 2/1/02AwaySpringfield Falcons 2/2/02AwayWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2/3/02HomeSpringfield Falcons 2/6/02AwayManchester Monarchs 2/8/02AwayWorcester Ice Cats 2/9/02HomeWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2/12/02ALL STAR SKILLS COMPETITION 2/13/02ALL STAR GAME 2/16/02AwayLowell Lock Monsters 2/19/02HomeMilwaukee Admirals 2/20/02HomePhiladelphia Phantoms 2/22/02AwaySpringfield Falcons 2/23/02HomeProvidence Bruins 2/24/02HomeSpringfield Falcons 3/1/02AwayCincinnati Mighty Ducks 3/2/02AwayCincinnati Mighty Ducks 3/3/02AwayMilwaukee Admirals 3/6/02AwayQuebec Citadels 3/9/02HomeHershey Bears 3/10/02HomeSaint John Flames 3/13/02HomeCincinnati Mighty Ducks 3/15/02AwayWorcester Ice Cats 3/17/02AwayHershey Bears 3/20/02AwayProvidence Bruins 3/22/02AwayHartford Wolf Pack 3/23/02HomePortland Pirates 3/24/02HomeAlbany River Rats 3/27/02AwayPhiladelphia Phantoms 3/29/02HomePortland Pirates 3/30/02AwayAlbany River Rats 3/31/02HomeAlbany River Rats 4/3/02HomeProvidence Bruins 4/5/02HomeSpringfield Falcons 4/6/02AwayHartford Wolf Pack 4/7/02HomeHartford Wolf Pack