SOUND TIGERS NOTEBOOK
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Friday, December 16th vs. Lowell Lock Monsters, 5-2 W - JEFF HAMILTON led the way with a hat trick and an assist, BRUNO GERVAIS tied a single-game team record with three assists, ROB COLLINS and TRAVIS BRIGLEY had two assists apiece, JEREMY COLLITON and DAVID MASSE scored once each and WADE DUBIELEWICZ made 25 saves as the Sound Tigers improved to 3-0 in the season series with Lowell.
Saturday, December 17th at Hartford Wolf Pack, 6-2 L - SEAN BERGENHEIM and STEVE REGIER scored and WADE DUBIELEWICZ made 34 saves before being replaced by FREDERIC CLOUTIER, who turned aside 15 of 16 third-period shots, for the Sound Tigers. THOMAS POCK led Hartford with a goal and three assists and a total of six Wolf Pack skaters scored goals.
Sunday, December 18th vs. Norfolk Admirals, 5-2 L - ROBERT NILSSON scored a pair of first-period goals, both of which were assisted on by SEAN BERGENHEIM and CHRIS THOMPSON. The two helpers were Thompson's first points as a Sound Tiger. However, MARK CULLEN tallied a hat trick to lead Norfolk to the win.
Goals - J. HAMILTON*, 10; BRUNO GERVAIS, 8, WYATT SMITH*, 8, MATT KOALSKA, 8
Assists - ROB COLLINS, 19*; BRUNO GERVAIS, 12, JEREMY COLLITON*, 12, SEAN BERGENHEIM, 12
Points - ROB COLLINS, 26*; BRUNO GERVAIS, 20
Plus-Minus - STEVE REGIER, +7
Penalty Minutes - KEVIN COLLEY*, 60; SEAN BERGENHEIM, 50
Wins - CHRIS MADDEN, 7
Shutouts - CHRIS MADDEN & WADE DUBIELEWICZ, 1**
Goals Against Average - CHRIS MADDEN, 3.05
Save Percentage - CHRIS MADDEN, .907
*currently on NHL recall to the Islanders.
**Madden & Dubielewicz also combined for a 4-0 shutout in Lowell on 12/2/05.
Wednesday, December 21st vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. - The top team in the AHL makes its first visit to Bridgeport since RICK KEHOE and JOE MULLEN took over as interim coaches following the promotion of MICHEL THERRIEN to head coach of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
Friday, December 23rd vs. Hartford, 7:35 p.m. - The Sound Tigers will head into the Christmas Break with their fifth meeting of the ten-game season series versus the top affiliate of the New York Rangers.
Wednesday, December 28th vs. Springfield, 7:05 p.m. - The Sound Tigers will finish a four-game homestand when Springfield makes its first visit of the
2005-06 regular season.
Friday, December 30th at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. - The Sound Tigers will take a 3-0-1 record in the season series with Philadelphia into their final road game of calendar 2005.
Saturday, December 31st vs. Lowell, 1:05 p.m. - The Sound Tigers will say good-bye to 2005 with the first of their fan-friendly early face-offs as the Lock Monsters make the third of their four regular-season visits to Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard.
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FOOD DRIVE & TEDDY BEAR TOSS ARE BIG SUCCESSES
The Sound Tigers raised $125 in donations and $545 in Booster Club Chuck-A-Puck proceeds and filled a van with non-perishable food items during the holiday food drive this past Friday. The Tigers also collected more than 300 stuffed animals during this past Sunday's "Teddy Bear Toss".
The stuffed animals will be distributed to needy children throughout the area this Friday, December 23rd when the team mascot STORM and members of the staff take part in American Medical Response's "Teddy Bear Run".
-JEFF HAMILTON was on a three-game assist streak (3) and an eight-game point streak (8+7) when he was recalled by the Islanders following Friday's home win over Lowell. Hamilton's Friday hat trick also upped his Sound Tigers career-record goal total to 75.
-ROBERT NILSSON has had a pair of two-goal games since being assigned to the Sound Tigers by the Islanders. In each game, the same players assisted on his goals with JEFF HAMILTON and JEREMY COLLITON doing it on December 4 th and SEAN BERGENHEIM and CHRIS THOMPSON doing it this past Sunday.
-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 JEFF STATE and RW DOUG CHRISTIANSEN signed professional tryout contracts Saturday, appeared in a pair of games over the weekend and were released following Sunday's game. Both players returned to the ECHL's Reading Royals.
-C MARK LEE and LW CHRIS THOMPSON were recalled from the ECHL's Trenton Titans Saturday.
-RW/C JEFF HAMILTON, RW ROB COLLINS, C JEREMY COLLITON and C WYATT SMITH were recalled by the Islanders following Friday's home win over Lowell.
Sound Tigers tickets can be purchased in-person at Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard box office, on-line at 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.