SOUND TIGERS NOTEBOOK
THE WEEK AHEAD
Friday, December 16th vs. Lowell Lock Monsters, 7:35 p.m. - The Sound Tigers have won both meetings so far this season by four-goal margins, including a 4-0 victory in Lowell on Friday, December 16th in which CHRIS MADDEN and WADE DUBIELEWICZ each made 15 saves in a combined shutout.
Saturday, December 17th at Hartford Wolf Pack, 7 p.m. - The Sound Tigers will make their third visit to Hartford this season in the fourth meeting of the ten-game season series with the New York Rangers' top affiliate.
Sunday, December 18th vs. Norfolk Admirals, 4:05 p.m. - The Sound Tigers will try to avenge last week's road loss to the Admirals who will be making the second of their five visits to Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard this regular season.
All Sound Tigers games are web-cast live at soundtigers.com Fans can also watch all games live on the B2 Networks.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Wednesday, December 7th vs. Hershey Bears, 4-1 L - The Sound Tigers hosted Hershey at 11 a.m. in their third-annual, educationally-themed "Cool Fun 101" morning game. JEFF HAMILTON extended a point streak to four games and a goal streak to three while JEREMY COLLITON extended an assist streak to five games and a point streak to six for the Sound Tigers, but ERIC FEHR scored a pair of third-period goals for the Bears to seal the 4-1 victory.
Friday, December 9th at Norfolk Admirals, 5-2 L - JEFF HAMILTON scored twice to push his goal and point streaks to four and five games, but Norfolk never surrendered a lead it built with a trio of early, first-period goals en route to the 5-2 win.
Saturday, December 10th at Hershey Bears, 4-1 L - G WADE DUBIELEWICZ kept the Sound Tigers perfect all-time against opposition penalty shots stopping two in the second period, denying Hershey's leading scorer ERIC FEHR early in the frame and BROOKS LAICH late. STEVE REGIER made it a close contest with a five-on-three, power-play goal early in the third period, but the Bears tallied twice in the final two-plus minutes for the 4-1 decision.
Sunday, December 11th at Hershey Bears, 4-2 L - WADE DUBIELEWICZ earned one of the stars of the game with a stellar, 32-save effort while STEVE REGIER and SEAN BERGENHEIM scored in a 1:17 span early in the middle frame for the Sound Tigers, but CHRIS BOURQUE, son of the former NHL'er RAY BOURQUE, zipped home the eventual game-winner 1:27 into the third period as Hershey won the fourth meeting of the teams in a 12-day span.
Goals - B. GERVAIS, W. SMITH* & M. KOALSKA, 8
Assists - ROB COLLINS, 17
Points - ROB COLLINS, 24
Plus-Minus - STEVE REGIER, +8
Penalty Minutes - KEVIN COLLEY*, 60; SEAN BERGENHEIM, 44
Wins - CHRIS MADDEN, 7
Shutouts - CHRIS MADDEN & WADE DUBIELEWICZ, 1**
Goals Against Average - CHRIS MADDEN, 3.05
Save Percentage - CHRIS MADDEN, .907
*currently on recall to the Islanders.
**Madden & Dubielewicz also combined for a 4-0 shutout in Lowell on 12/2/05.
The Sound Tigers will hold their annual food drive during their home game at Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard this Friday, December 16th. Fans are asked to bring and donate non-perishable food items, which will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. The Sound Tigers will also hold their annual "Teddy Bear Toss" during their home game this Sunday, December 18th. Fans are encouraged to bring a new stuffed animal to Sunday's game and toss it onto the ice when the Sound Tigers score their first goal of the game. All of the toys will collected and donated to needy children in the area in conjunction with American Medical Response.
- The two penalty shot stops by WADE DUBIELEWICZ Saturday in Hershey mark the first instance of a goalie facing two in the same game since the AHL started keeping such records in 1979.
- RW/C JEFF HAMILTON is on a seven-game point streak (5+6).
- LW STEVE REGIER is on a two-game goal streak (PP,E).
- JOEL BOUCHARD (scapula), JUSTIN PAPINEAU (shoulder) and JODY ROBINSON (knee) are out indefinitely.
- CHRIS MADDEN (knee), ALLAN ROURKE (oblique) and PAUL FLACHE (concussion) are all day-to-day.
- D BRUNO GERVAIS returned from the Islanders while D TOMI PETTINEN was recalled from conditioning loan by the big club Monday.
- C MARK LEE and LW CHRIS THOMPSON were returned to the ECHL's Trenton Titans following this past weekend's three-game road trip.
Sound Tigers tickets can be purchased in-person at Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard box office, on-line at www.ticketmaster.com or over the phone by calling 203-368-1000. Information about group discounts, birthday packages, fundraisers and youth-hockey programs is available by calling the team directly at 203-334-GOAL.