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The Bridgeport Report: Oct. 15, 2019

The Sound Tigers pick up a win against the Calder Cup champs, while Arnaud Durandeau scores first pro goal

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

For more prospect coverage, read this week's Islanders Prospect Report and check out our In The System page.


The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (1-2-1), American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, split two games last weekend against the defending Calder Cup champion Charlotte Checkers in their only trip to North Carolina this season. Matt Lorito continued to garner points early in the year and Christopher Gibson showed his reliability in net, earning his first win of the season in his second appearance.

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Islanders Prospect Report: October 14, 2019

Cole Coskey and Felix Bibeau keep the hot hand rolling.

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Welcome to the Islanders Prospect Report, a weekly roundup of the Islanders junior, collegiate and European prospects. Read Alan Fuehring's Bridgeport Report. Visit our In The System page for even more prospect content.


BIBEAU FILES FOUR-POINTS IN TWO GAMES:

Felix Bibeau, the Islanders' 2019 sixth-round pick (178th overall) recorded four points (2G, 2A) in his last two games. Bibeau had two helpers in Quebec's 6-4 win over Chicoutimi on Oct. 11 and scored twice to propel the Remparts 4-1 win over the Victoriaville Tigres on Oct. 13. Bibeau has recorded 10 points (3G, 7A) during a four-game point streak.

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Islanders Recall Wahlstrom

Islanders 2018 first-round pick Oliver Wahlstrom earns first NHL call-up

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced today that forward Oliver Wahlstrom has been recalled from the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, earning his first NHL call-up.

Wahlstrom, 19, has played the first four games of the 2019-20 season with the Sound Tigers and is tied for second on the team in points with three (one goal and two assists).  

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The Bridgeport Report: Oct. 8, 2019

Simon Holmstrom debuts and Kyle Burroughs named captain as Bridgeport Sound Tigers kick off the 2019-20 season

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (0-1-1), American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, made short trips to both Hartford and Springfield to open their 2019-20 season last weekend, but collected just one of a possible four points against their Atlantic Division rivals.

Bridgeport carried a first-period lead in both games but couldn't hold onto them. The Springfield Thunderbirds (1-1-0-0) took the win on Saturday, 5-1, despite an early power-play goal from Matt Lorito - the Sound Tigers' first tally of the new season. Owen Tippet and Johnathan Ang each had a multi-point game for Springfield.

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Islanders Prospect Report: October 7, 2019

Felix Bibeau has six-point week, while Cole Coskey continues his hot start to the OHL season

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Welcome to the Islanders Prospect Report, a weekly roundup of the Islanders junior, collegiate and European prospects. Check back Tuesday's throughout the season for Alan Fuehring's Bridgeport Report.


COSKEY STAYS HOT:

Cole Coskey is keeping the momentum going. The Isles' 2019 seventh-round pick (209th overall) has 10 points (6G, 4A) through the first eight games of the season with the Saginaw Spirit. Coskey recorded three points (2G, 1A) last week to help bolster Saginaw's record to 4-3-1, which leads the OHL's Western Conference and ranks third overall in the league. 

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Islanders Prospect Report: Sept. 30, 2019

Cole Coskey extends point streak to five games, Wahlstrom scores in Bridgeport preseason

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Welcome to the Islanders Prospect Report, a weekly roundup of the Islanders junior, collegiate and European prospects. Check back Tuesday's throughout the season for Alan Fuehring's Bridgeport Report.


COSKEY EXTENDS POINT STREAK TO FIVE GAMES:

Cole Coskey scored his fourth goal of the season on Saturday and extended his point-streak to five games. After participating in his first Islanders Training Camp from Sept. 14-19, the Isles' 2019 seventh-round pick (209th overall) has seven points (4G, 3A) through five games with the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League. Coskey is tied for the Saginaw lead in goals and is tied for second in points. 

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Islanders Prospect Report: Sept. 24, 2019

Ilya Sorokin records 51st career shutout, Felix Bibeau named Remparts captain

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Welcome to the Islanders Prospect Report, a weekly roundup of the Islanders junior, collegiate and European prospects. Check back Tuesday's for Alan Fuehring's Bridgeport Report.


SOROKIN STARTS SEASON WITH TWO SHUTOUTS:

Five games into the KHL season and Ilya Sorokin already has two shutouts. Sorokin recorded his 50th and 51st career KHL shutouts - regular season and playoffs combined - after putting up a pair of clean sheets against SKA St. Petersburg and Admiral Vladivostok. Not a bad start for the Islanders' 2014 third-round pick (78th overall), who is playing in his fifth season in the KHL. Through five games of the 2019-20 season, Sorokin has registered a 3-1-1 recorded and logged a 1.15 goals-against average and a .953 save percentage.

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Oliver Wahlstrom Studying Up at Training Camp

Oliver Wahlstrom is soaking in his first Islanders Training Camp experience

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

He may no longer have to lug around bulky textbooks, spend hours researching for tedious essays, or have to squeeze in time in between practices and workouts to study for multiple courses, but in many ways, Oliver Wahlstrom is still a student. The Isles 19-year-old prospect only halted his pursuit towards a bachelor's degree to follow his dream of becoming a full-time pupil of hockey. 

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Rookies Rally for 5-4 Shootout Win vs Flyers

Islanders prospects claw back from three-goal deficit in rookie game in Allentown

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders top prospects carved out a character 5-4 shootout win against the Philadelphia Flyers prospects on Wednesday night at PPL Center in Allentown, PA. Oliver Wahlstrom scored the shootout winner, as the Isles rallied from a three-goal deficit in a dramatic rookie contest. Felix Bibeau, David Quenneville, Samuel Bolduc and Otto Koivula scored in regulation for the Islanders. 

"I thought it was a pretty intense game for a rookie game," Bridgeport Sound Tiger Head Coach Brent Thompson said. "The work ethic, the character, the guys pulled together, they kept pushing and they got rewarded. I'm obviously very happy with the first game and what we can build from there."

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Rookie Game Preview: Islanders at Flyers

The Isles and Flyers rookies face off in Allentown at 7 p.m.

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders top prospects will take the ice on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers prospects at PPL Center in Allentown, PA. Puck-drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. 

The game will not be televised or streamed in New York, but will be featured on NBCSP in Philadelphia. For live updates, follow @NYIslanders on Twitter and visit the New York Islanders website for a post-game recap. 

Wednesday's game is a chance for prospects like defenseman Noah Dobson, forwards Oliver Wahlstrom and Kieffer Bellows and goaltender Linus Soderstrom to showcase their caliber of play ahead of the official team training camp which begins on Friday. They'll be going up against Flyers prospects like 2017 first-round pick Morgan Frost and 2016 first-round pick German Rubstov.

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