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O'MARRA IMPRESSIVE IN DEBUT

Friday, 03.31.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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O\'MARRA IMPRESSIVE IN DEBUT
Scored Two Goals for the Tigers

Ryan O'Marra wasted little time to impress in his professional hockey debut on Friday night as the 18-year old netted two goals in his first game as a Bridgeport Sound Tiger. Both goals came on the power play. However, the Tigers lost the game to the Philadelphia Phantoms 4-2 at the Wachovia Spectrum.

"It was an unbelievable feeling, but I wish we would have gotten the win," said O'Marra, who was taken 15th overall in last year's draft. "But my goals were a credit to who I played with tonight. They made feel welcome on the ice and the bounces went my way."

Added Sound Tigers head coach Dave Baseggio: "Ryan played a great all-around game for us tonight. He was sharp and played extremely hard. You can tell why he was a first round draft pick."

O'Marra played center on five-on-five with Justin Papineau on one side with a rotating winger on the other. On the power play, he played wing with Steve Regier and a rotating center. O'Marra hit the post in the third period going for the hat trick.

O'Marra signed a three-year contract with the Islanders on Thursday and joined the Sound Tigers immediately for their road trip down to Philadelphia. He's had a productive season finishing as the second-leading scorer for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. In 61 games, O'Marra was 27-50-77 with 134 penalty minutes. At the World Junior Championships in December, O'Marra had two assists and 18 penalty minutes in six games for Team Canada.

The Sound Tigers return home on Saturday as they host the Providence Bruins. Faceoff is at 7:05 pm at the Arena at Harbor Yards. They're also in action on Sunday afternoon hosting the Binghamton Senators at 4:05 pm.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 33 13 15 -5 28
K. Okposo 33 7 21 -3 28
B. Nelson 33 14 13 7 27
R. Strome 33 6 15 12 21
F. Nielsen 33 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 33 5 10 8 15
J. Boychuk 23 2 12 7 14
N. Kulemin 33 6 7 -2 13
M. Grabovski 30 5 7 3 12
T. Hickey 32 2 9 2 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 18 6 0 .919 2.24
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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