THE YARMOUTH A.M. REPORT: Thank You, Yarmouth

Thursday, 09.15.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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THE YARMOUTH A.M. REPORT: Thank You, Yarmouth
By Kerry Gwydir
 
It's safe to say that the city of Yarmouth, which is a very quaint, unassuming village on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, has opened up its arms to the Islanders like a Shaquille O'Neal bear-hug.
 
Throughout the town, it's become a bastion of Islander Mania - the town's main drag has banners on each light pole with individual Islanders player portrayed. In virtually every shop, there's some type of signage welcoming the Islanders - heck, even the McDonald's on the way to the Mariners' Centre pays a hearty welcome to the team's contingent of players, staff and media. When the team landed on Monday, at least 200 people met the team at the airport for a hearty welcome.
 
"The support up here has been overwhelming," said G.M. Mike Milbury. "The community has embraced us in an amazing fashion. They've made Yarmouth feel truly like a home away from home."
 
On Wednesday, the team was treated to a luncheon on the prestigious "Cat" ferry, which connects Yarmouth to Bar Harbor, ME. In a city known to be partial to the Canadiens, Bruins, Maple Leafs, and, yes, the Boston Red Sox (we've spotted many Red Sox hats up here), the Islanders have become the adopted home team - for at least the week.
 
As you walk through Yarmouth, the front of a glass art store boasts an impressive and colorful Islanders logo. When we did some investigating, the woman who owns the store told us it took her nearly eight hours to create the design - which retails for $299 CDN and is worth every penny!
 
In fact, one a local official who is familiar with Yarmouth's history mentioned that the Islanders' week-long stay is one of the biggest happenings since the Boston Braves baseball team played here many years ago. To show you the community's response furthermore, the Islanders' two inter-squad games, scheduled for Friday and Sunday, are already sold out.
 
As Milbury told the local press the other day in terms of the club's stay: "So far, so good!"
 
As for today's hockey, Alexei Yashin and Miroslav Satan's Team C faces-off against  Rick DiPietro's Team A at 10 a.m. at the Mariners' Centre. Stay tuned for Chris Botta and Jim Morlock's P.M. report following today's scrimmage and practice.
 
TEAM A
FORWARDS
Jason Blake-Ryan O'Marra-Trent Hunter
Justin Papineau-Shawn Bates-Sean Bergenheim
Cole Jarrett-Kevin Colley-Arron Asham/Rob Collins
 
DEFENSE
Alexei Zhitnik-Brent Sopel
Ryan Caldwell-Allen Rourke
Jaroslav Mrazek-Vince Macri
 
GOALTENDERS
Rick DiPietro
Tuomas Tarkki
 
TEAM C
FORWARDS

Blake Comeau-Alexei Yashin-Miroslav Satan
Travis Brigley-Wyatt Smith-Petteri Nokelainen
Masi Marjamaki-Matt Koalska-Luch Aquino
 
DEFENSE
Brad Lukowich-Chris Campoli
Joel Bouchard-Bruno Gervais
Paul Flache-Mike Jarmuth
 
GOALTENDERS
Garth Snow
Frederic Cloutier
 
TEAM B
FORWARDS

Mike York-Oleg Kvasha-Mattias Weinhandl
Robert Nilsson-Jeremy Colliton-Mark Parrish
Steve Regier-David Masse-Eric Godard
Jason Pitton
 
DEFENSE
Janne-Niinimaa-Radek Martinek
Dustin Kohn-Tomi Pettinen
Jody Robinson-Nick Tuzzolino
 
GOALTENDERS
Wade Dubielewicz
Chris Madden
 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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