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The Sound Tigers Report: Week 24

Bridgeport sits five points out of a playoff spot with nine games remaining

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / New York Islanders

Bridgeport Sound Tigers: 39-24-3-1 (82 points), 5th in Atlantic Division, 5th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers pocketed three points in a trio of road games last week as the regular season dwindles down to its final nine games. Bridgeport continues to sit fifth in the Atlantic Division standings, five points behind the Providence Bruins and Hershey Bears for the final playoff spot.

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Islanders Prospect Report

The prospect playoffs are in full swing

by Kelsey Smith NYIslanders / New York Islanders

It's playoff season for the New York Islanders prospects. The Canadian juniors, NCAA Tournament and European leagues are all underway in their second season. Follow along the Islanders Prospect Report to keep tabs on the Isles prospects throughout their playoff runs. 

Barzal Named WHL Western Conference Player of the Year, First Round Playoff Match-up Against Wotherspoon Underway

Mathew Barzal was named the Western Hockey League's Western Conference Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season. In addition, Barzal was named a Western Conference First Team All-Star by the WHL for the second season in a row. Barzal posted 79 points in 41 games this season for the Seattle Thunderbirds.

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The Sound Tigers Report: Week 23

Bridgeport continues to fight for an AHL playoff spot

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Bridgeport Sound Tigers: 38-23-2-1, 79 points, 5th in Atlantic Division, 5th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (38-23-2-1) collected two points in three games last weekend, including their first win against the Utica Comets this season on Saturday. However, the Sound Tigers also suffered setbacks to the Providence Bruins and Hershey Bears, and dropped to fifth place in the Atlantic Division standings. Bridgeport is two points behind fourth-place Providence for the final playoff spot entering Week 23

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Islanders Prospect Report

Playoff runs begin and end for several Islanders prospects

by Megan McGuire NYIslanders / New York Islanders

Playoff runs begin and end for several Islanders Prospects. Ilya Sorokin finishes his season with CSKA as Linus Soderstrom continues onto the postseason with a contract extension. Jake Bischoff, Doyle Somerby, and Kieffer Bellows get set for the NCAA Tournament, while David Quenneville caps off a career-year. Read all about it in the Islanders Prospect Report.

Sorokin and CSKA Eliminated in KHL Playoffs:

Ilya Sorokin and CSKA were eliminated by Lokomotiv in six games in the second round of the KHL playoffs. Sorokin did not play in Games 3, 4, and 5. Sorokin opened the series with a 4-2 win over Lokomotiv but stumbled in Game 2, allowing three goals on 27 shots to a 4-3 loss. Though CSKA came back in Game 3 to win 2-1, Lokomotiv got the better hand in the rest of the series, and moves on to play SKA in the Western Conference Final.

 

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Islanders Prospect Report

Jake Bischoff named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Linus Soderstrom sets SHL record

by Kelsey Smith NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The Islanders European goalies are on fire, as Ilya Sorokin and CSKA are in the second round of the KHL playoffs, while Linus Soderstom had a record-setting year in the SHL. Jake Bischoff won a Big Ten award, David Quenneville set a new career-high and Missouri undergoes a name change. Read all about it in the Islanders Prospect Report.

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The Sound Tigers Report: Week 21

Bridgeport goes 1-1-1 in three games last week

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Bridgeport Sound Tigers: 35-19-2-1 (73 points), 4th in Atlantic Division, 4th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (35-19-2-1) collected three points in a trio of road games last week, including an overtime win in their only trip to Canada during the regular season. The Sound Tigers have 73 points in 57 games and currently sit fourth in the fierce Atlantic Division playoff race, two points behind the third-place Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The top five teams are all separated by just eight points, while positions two through five are separated by four points. The top four teams in each division will qualify for the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs.

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Islanders Prospect Report

Mathew Barzal Takes Seattle Scoring Lead, Ilya Sorokin Named Top Goalie of KHL Quarterfinals

by Kelsey Smith NYIslanders / New York Islanders

Mathew Barzal has another big week for the Seattle Thunderbirds, Ilya Sorokin gets set for the second round of the KHL Playoffs and the College Hockey Playoffs are around the corner. Get caught up on all your Islanders prospects in the Islanders Prospect Report. 

Barzal Takes Over Thunderbirds Points Lead

After surging up the Seattle Thunderbird scoring chart, Mathew Barzal used a six-point week to take the team lead, with 77 points (10G, 67A) in 40 games. 

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Ho-Sang Named CCM/AHL Player of the Month

Islanders' 2014 first-rounder scores 15 points in 12 games for Sound Tigers

by Bridgeport Sound Tigers TheSoundTigers / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The American Hockey League announced today that Bridgeport Sound Tigers forward Josh Ho-Sang, St. John's IceCaps forward Chris Terry and San Jose Barracuda goaltender Troy Grosenick have been selected as the league's award winners for February.
 
Ho-Sang, the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month, scored five goals and added 10 assists for 15 points while registering a plus-9 rating in 12 games for Bridgeport in February.

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Islanders Recall Ho-Sang

2014 First-Round Pick Earns First NHL Call-up

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders PR

UPDATE Mar. 1: The Islanders recalled Ho-Sang from Bridgeport under emergency conditions.

UPDATE Feb. 28: The Islanders returned Ho-Sang on loan to Bridgeport, emergency conditions were not terminated.

The New York Islanders have recalled forward Joshua Ho-Sang under emergency conditions. 

Ho-Sang, 20, has 36 points (10 goals, 26 assists) in 48 games this season as a rookie with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. The Toronto, ON, native leads the team in assists and is second in points. This marks the first NHL call-up of Ho-Sang's career. 

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Islanders Prospect Report

Ilya Sorokin advances to the second round of the KHL playoffs, Barzal has eight-point weekend

by Megan McGuire NYIslanders / New York Islanders

It was a big week for Islanders prospects around the world. In Russia, Ilya Sorokin and CSKA Moscow advanced to the second round of the KHL playoffs with a series sweep of Jokerit. In North America, Mathew Barzal had back-to-back four-point games, while Kieffer Bellows and Boston University took a share of the Hockey East title. Read more in our weekly prospect report. Look out for a Sound Tigers Report this week.

Sorokin Shuts Out Jokerit, Advances in KHL Playoffs

Ilya Sorokin recorded a 25-save shutout as CSKA Moscow advanced to the second round of the KHL playoffs with a 1-0 OT win over Jokerit.

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