The Sound Tigers are in the midst of a 3 game winning streak. This weeks heroes are David Ullstrom and Tim Wallace. Wallace notched his first hat trick of the season, while Ullstrom had 2 goals and an assist while being named 1st star on Saturday and 2nd star on Wednesday. Ullstrom is second on the team in goals wit 6, trailing DiBenedetto who has 8. Combined they have 14 of Bridgeport's 34 goals this year or 41% if my math is right. Anders Nilsson (who is 4-1) and Kevin Poulin both had solid outings this week. At 6-4-1 BP is out of the basement and above .500 for the first time since Josh Bailey's stint last December.
Bridgeport now has a multimedia site in which you can view highlights from all games available here.
Wed Nov 2 Vs Connecticut (The Rags)
Wallace opened up the scoring in the first with assists to Dibo and Dylan Reese. The Whale put up the next three goals thanks to Johnathon Audy-Marchessault, who scored two of them and assisted on the other. Remember that name, you might be seeing it soon as the undrafted AHL rookie has 11 points in 12 games already. BP stormed back with 3 goals in the last 15 minutes. Two of those goals were from Wallace as Cizikas assisted (with secondary assists to Dibo and Reese). Ullstrom had the game tieing goal with an assist from Ty Wishart. Poulin had 33 saves on 36 shots.
Sat Nov 5 Vs Norfolk (Lightning)
Nino Neiderreiter's second AHL game included his first point, as he assisted (along with Ullstrom) on Matt Donovan's game opening goal. The Admirals got that one back with a goal from former Islander Trevor Smith who is on a 15 point tear through his first 12 AHL games. Trevor Frischmon got his first of the year with an assist from Aaron Ness in the 2nd. Ullstrom from Donovan and Nilsson on the PP put the game away with the insurance goal. Anders Nilsson was named 2nd star with 27 saves on 29 shots.
Natural Born Kirills
In his last 8 games, Kirill Petrov has added 3 goals and 3 assists to his season totals. He already has 2 more goals then he did in 47 games last year and is only 3 points from matching his point total. In 21 games he has 10 goals and 6 assists for 16 points. [Kirill Petrov GWG that makes me question the KHL "talent level"]
In his two games this week Kirill Kabanov had 2 goals and an assist. Even more interesting was that he was a +2 on the night his team lost the game 7-3. He was also named 2nd Star for a 2 goal performance. On the year he has 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) in 5 games.
Despite the Niagara IceDogs struggling, Ryan Strome continues to chug along. He had a goal in both losses for Niagara, and had 2 assists to help end the teams skid at 3 games. In 11 games he has 8 goals and 7 assists. Strome is already 5th on his team in points, after giving up a 7 game head start. [Strome breaking Ankles, 3rd goal]
Mitchell Theoret has 3 goals, 4 assists for 7 points in 17 games.
Quiet week for Andrey Pedan as he was a -1 and 6 PIM in two games this week. On the year he has 8 points in 13 games and a +2
John Persson joined in the 8-2 drubbing of Seattle on Friday with a goal and two assists, good enough to be named 3rd star. In an OT win on Saturday he had two goals and an assist including the game winner. On the year he has 7 goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 16 games.
Anders Lee: RBC Financial Group CCHA Player Of The Month (really NCAA? You don't make enough money already that you need to make the titles of your awards ridiculously long for a few extra bucks?) after leading the nation in goals with 10. Northern Michigan tied ND twice this weekend, 1-1 and 2-2, holding Lee to a single assist and winning in the shootout for the extra point. [Friday Shootout, Saturday Shootout]
North Dakota continues to struggle, dropping back to back games to Minnesota, including being shutout on Friday Night. Brock Nelson had a PP goal early on Saturday, but an amazing save by the Minnesota goalie kept him from getting the go-ahead goal late, and Minnesota scored in the last minute. Nelson has 5 goals and 4 assists for 9 points in 10 games. [Nelson PP Goal]
Jason Clark played both games for Wisconsin this weekend as they split their games with St Cloud State. He was held off the scoreboard. On the year he has 4 games played with 0 points and a -2.
Scott Mayfield played the first game for Denver against Minnesota-Duluth in which he was a +1 as Denver lost two leads in the 3rd period to end up with a tie. He sat on Saturday and UMD beat Denver 4-0. In 10 games he has 1 goal and 1 assist in 10 games. [Mayfield USHL Highlight Reel]
Corey Trivino had the lone Boston U Goal as they lost 7-1, the most lopsided loss for BU in 12 years. Trivino has 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points in 7 games.
Cody Rosen did not play this week.
Johan Sundstrom notched another goal, bringing his season total to 2 goals, 1 assist for 3 points in 20 games and a +5