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The Sound Tigers Report: Week 19

The white-hot Bridgeport Sound Tigers (33-16-1-1) continued on their path as the hottest team in the Eastern Conference

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

UPDATE: Connor Jones signs a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL deal with the Islanders

UPDATE: Bracken Kearns was recalled by the Islanders on Wednesday morning

Bridgeport: 33-16-1-1 (64 points), 3rd in the Atlantic Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference 

The white-hot Bridgeport Sound Tigers (33-16-1-1) continued on their path as the hottest team in the Eastern Conference by breaking out their brooms for the second straight weekend. Bridgeport has won seven consecutive games and 15 of its last 16 overall, improving to third place in the Atlantic Division standings.

Josh Ho-Sang and Michael Dal Colle headlined the week as the Sound Tigers defeated the Rochester Americans, Albany Devils and Hershey Bears. Ho-Sang logged an impressive eight points (three goals, five assists) in three games, while Dal Colle added five points (one goal, four assists).

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Islanders Prospect Report

Barzal extends point streak to 10 games, Sorokin starts KHL playoffs with a win

by Kelsey Smith NYIslanders / New York Islanders

Winning the WHL Player of the Week last week hasn't slowed Mathew Barzal, who had another big week, extending his point streak to 10 games. Ilya Sorokin started the KHL playoffs with a win, while Kieffer Bellows and Otto Koivula had standout weeks. Read more in the Islanders Prospect Report and stay tuned for the Sound Tigers Report. 

Barzal Extends Point Streak to 10 Games

Mathew Barzal hasn't slowed down for the Seattle Thunderbirds, stretching his point streak to 10 games. The Islanders' 2015 first-round pick had nine assists over five games last week, helping Seattle to a 3-2 record. In total, Barzal has 25 points (1G,24A) on his 10-game run. 

 

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Ryan Pulock Named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

New York Islanders prospect recorded three goals, three assists and a plus-6 rating in four games last week

by Bridgeport Sound Tigers PR TheSoundTigers / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The American Hockey League (AHL) announced today Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Ryan Pulock has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 12, 2017.

Pulock recorded three goals, three assists and a plus-6 rating in four games for Bridgeport last week, helping the Sound Tigers to four consecutive one-goal wins against Atlantic Division opponents.

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The Bridgeport Report: Week 17

Bridgeport's winning streak reaches 6 before ending on Saturday

by Alan Feuhring AlanFeuhring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Bridgeport Sound Tigers: 26-16-1-1 (54 points), 5th in Atlantic Division, 5th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (26-16-1-1) returned from their All-Star break last weekend with a two-game split at Webster Bank Arena, placing the club in a virtual tie for fourth place in the Atlantic Division standings. The Sound Tigers closed in on a franchise record following Friday's victory over the Rochester Americans, but fell to the Springfield Thunderbirds on Saturday

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Islanders Prospect Report

Parker Wotherspoon ties Tri-City record; BU Beats BC in Beanpot

by Megan McGuire NYIslanders / New York Islanders

Stay connected to the New York Islanders prospects all season with our weekly prospect report. This week Parker Wotherspoon adds to an assists record, Collin Adams climbs the USHL leaderboard chart, and Minnesota and BU get ready for a big weekend ahead. 

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Islanders Prospect Report

Devon Toews wins AHL fastest skater, Mathew Barzal records nine points

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Stay connected to the New York Islanders prospects all season with our weekly prospect report. This week Devon Toews is the AHL's fastest skater, while Mathew Barzal piles up nine points. 

Devon Toews wins Fastest Skater Competition

Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Devon Toews won the CCM Fastest Skater title on Sunday night in the AHL skills competition. The Islanders' 2014 fourth-round pick (108th overall) skated a lap in 13.478 seconds, the second-fastest in event history.

Toews has 26 points (4G, 22A) in 42 games this season for the Sound Tigers, tied for second on the team. 

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Islanders Prospect Report

Collin Adams named USHL Player of the Week; Vande Sompel and Barzal have solid weeks

by Kelsey Smith NYIslanders / New York Islanders

Stay connected to the New York Islanders prospects all season with our weekly prospect report. This week Collin Adams named USHL Player of the Week, while Mathew Barzal and Mitchell Vande Sompel have stellar weeks of their own. 

Vande Sompel's Offense on Display in London

After going pointless for three games, Mitchell Vande Sompel responded with back-to-back multi-point games for the London Knights. The defenseman, who was recently traded to the Knights from the Oshawa Generals, displayed his offensive prowess with his new team on Friday night as he netted the game-winning goal and assisted on a power-play goal. 

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The Bridgeport Report: Week 14

The Sound Tigers went 1-1-1 in three games last week

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Bridgeport Sound Tigers: 19-15-1-1 (40 points); 5th in Atlantic Division; 8th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers took a trio of points from their three games last weekend and moved to 19-15-1-1 (40 points) on the season. The club enters Week 14 ranked fifth in the Atlantic Division, seven points outside of a playoff spot.   

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Islanders Prospect Report

Mitchell Vande Sompel makes a good first impression on the London Knights

by Kelsey Smith NYIslanders / New York Islanders

Stay connected to the New York Islanders prospects all season with our weekly prospect report. This week, read about Mitchell Vande Sompel's London debut, Mathew Barzal's return to Seattle and more. 

Vande Sompel Makes His Debut with London:

Mitchell Vande Sompel made a good first impression on his new team, the London Knights. After being traded from the Oshawa Generals on Monday, Vande Sompel was in the Knights' lineup on Friday night, assisting on the game-winning goal in a 5-1 win over Saginaw. 

Vande Sompel is among the top scoring defensemen in the OHL this season with 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists) in 40 games played. The Islanders' 2015 third-round pick currently leads all OHL defensemen with 17 goals.

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The Bridgeport Report: Week 13

Kearns led the way with three goals last week as Bridgeport notched at least one point in a pair of games on the road

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Bridgeport Sound Tigers: 18-14-0-1, 5th in Atlantic Division, 7th in Eastern Conference

Bracken Kearns led the Sound Tigers with three goals last week, including his 200th professional tally on Wednesday, as Bridgeport grabbed at least one point in each of its two games during Week 13.

Overall, the Sound Tigers improved to 18-14-0-1 (37 points) this season, but continue to rank fifth in the Atlantic Division standings, eight points behind the Hershey Bears for the final playoff spot. The club will look to gain even more ground this week in a three-game series against the Binghamton Senators, Utica Comets and Providence Bruins. Friday's game against Binghamton will conclude a five-game road trip, while Saturday's contests against Utica will mark the Sound Tigers first home game of 2017.

Looking back, Bridgeport responded from a pair of one-goal deficits to force overtime on Wednesday, but suffered their first setback beyond regulation in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Springfield Thunderbirds at the MassMutual Center. Kearns notched his milestone early in the third period, and added another goal in the final minute of regulation, while Andrew Rowe was the only Sound Tiger to score in a six-round shootout. Between the pipes, Jaroslav Halak (1-0-1) made 30 saves in 65 minutes and four more in the shootout during his first AHL appearance since Feb. 24, 2008.

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