Bridgeport Report

By Steve Feldman


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.

2001 Draft

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

Adrian Aucoin
2000-01Vancouver (NHL)GP-47G-3A-13PTS-16
Alexander Kharitonov
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
2000-01Ottawa (NHL)GP-82G-40A-48PTS-88

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
2000-01Pittsburgh (NHL)W-14L-15T-4GAA-2.95

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
2000-01Boston (NHL)GP-45G-2A-3PTS-5
2000-01Providence (AHL)GP-11G-5A-8PTS-13

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
2000-01Lowell (AHL)GP-59G-28A-39PTS-67

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
2000-01Cleveland (IHL)GP-44G-3A-5PTS-8PIM-127
2000-01Lowell (AHL)GP-13G-0A-1PTS-1PIM-33

7/31/01 New York Islanders Re-Sign Evgeny Korolev
2000-01New York I. (NHL)GP-8G-0A-0PTS-0PIM-6
2000-01Louisville (AHL)GP-36G-2A-14PTS-36
2000-01Chicago (IHL)GP-4G0A-1PTS-1

8/1/01 New York Islanders Sign Chris Armstrong
2000-01Cleveland (IHL)GP-77G-9A-32PTS-41
2000-01Minnesota (NHL)GP-3G-0A-0PTS-0

8/2/01 New York Islanders Re-Sign Jason Krog
2000-01Springfield (AHL)GP-23G-7A-24PTS-30
2000-01Lowell (AHL)GP-26G-11A-16PTS-27
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
2000-01Calgary (NHL)GP-2G-0A-0PTS-0PIM-5

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

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
2/16/02AwayLowell 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

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