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Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Bridgeport Sound Tigers
33px 2014–15 Bridgeport Sound Tigers season
City Bridgeport, Connecticut
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern Conference
Division Northeast Division
Founded 2001
Home arena Webster Bank Arena
Colors Blue, Orange, White
              
Owner(s) Charles Wang
General manager Garth Snow
Head coach Brent Thompson
Media Connecticut Post
Fox Sports Radio (1410 AM)
Affiliates New York Islanders (NHL)
Franchise history
2001–present Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Championships
Regular season titles 1 2001–02
Division Championships 2 2001–02, 2011–12
Conference Championships 1 2001–02

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. It has been the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders, who also own the franchise, since its inception, and use the same team colors as the parent Islanders do. The team is based in Bridgeport, Connecticut and play their home games at the Webster Bank Arena. The "Sound" in the team name is a reference to the Long Island Sound to the south of Bridgeport.

History

The Sound Tigers joined the AHL in 2001. The franchise's lease at the Arena runs until the end of the 2021 season. The team has generally been successful, recording only two losing seasons through the 2009 season, highlighted by a division championship and reaching the Calder Cup Finals, in which they lost to the Chicago Wolves four games to one, during their first season.

The franchise's first coach was Steve Stirling, and the team is currently coached by Brent Thompson.

Team information

Mascot

The lone mascot of the Sound Tigers is named Storm. Storm is an anthropomorphic blue tiger. He appears at home games sporting a white home jersey with the number 01. While Storm can usually be found exciting fans throughout the arena, he skates on the ice during periodic intermissions. Storm's appearance has changed since the team's inaugural season.

Rivalry

The main (and instate) rival of the Sound Tigers are the Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers (the main rival of the Sound Tigers’ parent club, the New York Islanders). The games have become known as the Battle of Connecticut. They also have a very good rivalry with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Pittsburgh PenguinsAHL affiliate. This is due largely to the fact that Bridgeport and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are frequent playoff match-ups. They also are semi-rivals with the Hershey Bears, the Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate.

Season-by-season results

Players

Current roster

Updated April 26, 2015.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
41 23x15px Brooks, CalderCalder Brooks C L 21 2015 Emerald Park, Saskatchewan ATO
49 23x15px Collberg, SebastianSebastian Collberg RW R 21 2014 Mariestad, Sweden Islanders
19 23x15px Eberle, TannerTanner Eberle LW R 22 2015 Regina, Saskatchewan PTO
44 23x15px Gallant, BrettBrett Gallant LW L 27 2011 Summerside, Prince Edward Island Islanders
17 23x15px Gillies, ColtonColton Gillies LW L 26 2013 White Rock, British Columbia Sound Tigers
26 23x15px Halmo, MikeMike Halmo (A) LW L 24 2012 Waterloo, Ontario Islanders
20 23x15px Jeffrey, DustinDustin Jeffrey (A) C L 27 2015 Sarnia, Ontario Islanders
56 23x15px Johnston, RossRoss Johnston LW L 22 2015 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island ATO
11 23x15px Langkow, ChrisChris Langkow C R 26 2013 Vegreville, Alberta Sound Tigers
33 23x15px Louis, MarkMark Louis D R 28 2015 Ponoka, Alberta Islanders
76 23x15px Markison, ColinColin Markison RW R 23 2015 Princeton, New Jersey ATO
45 23x15px McMillan, CarsonCarson McMillan C R 27 2015 Brandon, Manitoba Sound Tigers
1 23x15px Motte, C. J.C. J. Motte G L 24 2015 St. Clair, Michigan Sound Tigers
27 23x15px Ness, AaronAaron Ness (C) D L 25 2011 Roseau, Minnesota Islanders
4 23x15px Pelech, AdamAdam Pelech D L 21 2013 Toronto, Ontario Islanders
23 23x15px Persson, JohnJohn Persson LW L 23 2012 Ostersund, Sweden Islanders
22 23x15px Quine, AlanAlan Quine C L 22 2013 Belleville, Ontario Islanders
63 23x15px Sutter, LukasLukas Sutter C L 22 2012 Lethbridge, Alberta Sound Tigers
7 23x15px Vaughan, ScooterScooter Vaughan D/RW R 26 2013 Placentia, California Sound Tigers
31 23x15px Williams, StephonStephon Williams G L 22 2015 Fairbanks, Alaska ATO
16 23x15px Zolnierczyk, HarryHarry Zolnierczyk (A) LW L 28 2013 Toronto, Ontario Islanders

Team captains

Notes

^ A. There were three captains for the 2004–05 season: Aldridge named on Oct. 16, 2004, Seeley named on Nov. 6, 2004, & Campbell named on Mar. 16, 2005

^ B. There were two captains for the 2012–13 season: McDonald named on Dec. 7, 2012 & Watkins named on Feb. 22, 2013.

Team records

Single season

Goals: Jeff Hamilton, 43, (2003–04)
Assists: Rob Collins, 48, (2005–06)
Points: Jeff Tambellini, 76, (2007–08)
Penalty minutes: Eric Godard, 295, (2004–05)
GAA: Wade Dubielewicz, 1.38, (2003–04)[C]
SV%: Wade Dubielewicz, .946, (2003–04)[C]
^ C. AHL Records

Career

Career goals: Jeff Hamilton, 89
Career assists: Jeremy Colliton, 126
Career points: Jeremy Colliton, 203
Career penalty minutes: Brett Gallant, 857
Career goaltending wins: Wade Dubielewicz, 81
Career shutouts: Wade Dubielewicz, 15
Career games: Mark Wotton, 368

References

  1. ^ "Bridgeport Sound Tigers - Team roster". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 

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