With Kevin Poulin and Nino Niederreiter the future is looking bright!
After last Sunday's high note 4-1 win over Portland, it once again has not been a pretty Friday/Saturday for the SoundTigers. Friday night saw the Manchester Monarchs jump out to a 3-0 first period lead, with BP getting two PP goals (Rob Hisey [Joensuu, Rakhshani] and Justin DiBendetto [Katic, Kohn]) at the end of the first and midway through the second to cut the lead to one. A Manchester goal with 10 seconds left in the second was answered by David Ullstrom [Joensuu, Reese] but two more third period goals put the game away for the Monarchs at 6-3. Travis Harmonic and Matt Martin both got into fights. Nathan Lawson made his season debut for BP and had 30 saves on 36 shots.
BP then traveled to Portland and faced familiar foe Mark Parrish. BP lost the game 2-1 with a Jesse Joensuu unassisted goal in the third making the game close. Parrish had an assist on the night. Mikko Koskinen had another strong outing, turning aside 29 of 31 shots faced. The loss though drops BP to 2-5-0 and last in their division.
Bridgeport Season Stats
David Ullstrom 2 - 2 - 4 and -1 is tied for the lead in goals and points
Jesse Joensuu 1 - 3 - 4 and -4 is worst on the team in +/-
Mark Katic 0 - 3 - 3 and -1 is tied for most assists on the team
Rhett Rakshani 2 - 1 - 3 and -3
Mark Martin 1 - 2 - 3 and Even
Justin DiBendetto 2 - 0 - 2 and -2
Robin Figren 2 - 0 - 2 and +2 leads the team in +/- and is only one of two players in the positive currently
Travis Harmonic 1 - 0 - 1 and -1 and has 18 PIM
Anton Klementyev 0 - 1 - 1 and -1
Dustin Kohn 0 - 1 - 1 and -1
Tomas Marcinko 0 - 1 - 1 and Even
Kevin Poulin 2 GP 2.02 GAA 1 - 1 - 0 .933 SV%
Mikko Koskinen 3 GP 2.62 GAA 1 - 2 - 0 .910 SV%
Natural Born Kirills
Kirill Petrov has played two more games, adding an assist to his totals. He now stands at 6 Goals and 3 Assists for 9 Points in his ten games played for Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra.
Kirill Kabanov is reported to be returning to Moncton (Botta Via Hans Und Franz) but rumors persist that Moncton is trying to trade him. It should be noted that as of this writing Kabanov is still not listed on Moncton's roster for their official site.
OHL, WHL, NCAA and Europe
The Oshawa Generals have played two more games and the Islanders duo continues to preform well for them. Calvin De Haan added an assist to his totals, which are now 6 GP, 0 G, 5 A, 5 Pts +5. Tony DeHart added a goal, two assists and a +1 to stand at 10 GP, 1 G, 7 A, 8 Pts, +8. Oshawa is at 6 - 3 - 0 - 1 and second in their division.
David Toews is suffering a high ankle sprain and has not been in any games since last week. 6 GP 3 G, 3 A, 6 Pts. He also gave a 3 part interview (link is to first part) but unfortunately it is not subbed and I don't speak French. Anyone want to translate?
Anders Lee had no games this week for Notre Dame, his stat line is still 4 GP, 4 G, 2 A, 6 Pts
Matt Donovan played one game for the University of Denver and did not get on the board. He stands at 5 GP, 2G, 0 A, 2 Pts.
The University of North Dakota played one game and neither Jason Gregoire or Brock Nelson got on the scoresheet. Gregoire is at 5 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 5 Pts while Nelson has 5 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 Pt. Watch Gregoire sniper home a goal at 1:20 or so.
Jason Clark played a game with the University of Wisconsin, but the freshman continues to be held off the score sheet.
Aaron Ness was on ice for Minnesota but did not add to his season stats which are now 5 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 2 Pts.
Corey Trivino did not add to his season totals with Boston U after his second game and now is 2 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 Pt on the year.
Brian Day after a 2 point (1G, 1A) performance in the seasons first game for Colgate added another goal to his total in the second game. 2 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 Pts on the year.
Shane Sims did not add to his point total for Ohio State University this week. Four games in and he has a single assist.
Blake Kessel continues on his point per game streak, playing in 1 game this week and adding an assist (secondary assist on the final game tying goal at around 1 minute) to his totals for the University of New Hampshire. So far this year he is 0 G, 4 A, 4 Pts.
Anders Nilsson continues his strong play for Lulea of the Swedish Elite League. He has been a part in turning a mediocre Lulea into the top team in the league. Nilsson played in one game, leading Lulea to a 1 - 0 shutout. I even found highlights (Lulea is in black). In 6 games he has a 1.81 GAA and a .899 SV%
Cody Rosen is still 3rd on the depth chart for Clarkson University and has yet to see the ice after six games.
I just wanted to say that I do this more to get all the prospects stats in one place. I haven't actually seen any games but NHL games this season. Last week there was a discussion in the comments about Aaron Ness. With a thanks to Dom (okay, he did all the work) we can read Wonce Again Long Island which has a great commentary about Ness and his play at the college level. There is also a review of a UND game starring two Islanders prospects.
For that matter, if you are going to BP or to see any Islanders prospects play, feel free to fanpost your review of the game. If you'd rather not write a fanpost, then feel free to send me (email is at the bottom of the page) any sort of notes or scrambled thoughts of the game and I'll add it to this.