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Bridgeport Sound Tigers
City: Bridgeport, Connecticut
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: East Division
Founded: 2001
Home Arena: Arena at Harbor Yard
Colors: navy blue, orange
Owner(s): Charles Wang
General Manager: Garth Snow
Head Coach: Jack Capuano
Media: Connecticut Post
Affiliates: New York Islanders (NHL)
Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
Franchise history
2001 to present: Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 1 2001-02
Division Championships: 1 2001-02
Conference Championships: 1 2001-02


The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA at the Arena at Harbor Yard.

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History

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers were founded in 2001. The team colors are navy blue and orange, as the logo is a tiger head predominantly in orange. The color of the tiger's head was recently changed from a lighter blue on August 8, 2006. They play at the Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They have been fairly successful during their time in the AHL, even making the Calder Cup Finals during their first season, losing to the Chicago Wolves four games to one. They were coached by former Islanders head coach Steve Stirling for their first two seasons, and have produced Islanders mainstays Trent Hunter, Rick DiPietro, Chris Campoli, and Sean Bergenheim. Other successful NHLers bred in the Bridgeport organization include Raffi Torres (Oilers), Jeff Hamilton (Hurricanes), and Mattias Weinhandl (Linköpings HC, Swedish Elite League). The team will continue to serve as a center for developing NHL caliber talent until their current lease ends after the 2020-2021 season.

The Sound Tigers' mascot is named Storm.

Season-by-season results

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Regular Season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
2001-02 80 43 25 8 4 -- 98 240 192 1st, East
2002-03 80 40 26 11 3 -- 94 219 198 2nd, East
2003-04 80 41 23 12 4 -- 98 178 140 2nd, East
2004-05 80 37 38 -- 1 4 79 192 222 6th, East
2005-06 80 38 33 -- 6 3 85 246 253 4th, East
2006-07 80 36 37 -- 1 6 79 229 267 5th, East
2007-08 See 2007-08 AHL season for up-to-date standings.

Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
2001-02 W, 3-1, Manitoba W, 4-0 St. John's W, 4-3, Hamilton L, 1-4 Chicago
2002-03 W, 3-0, Manitoba L, 2-4, Binghamton -- --
2003-04 L, 3-4 WBS -- -- --
2004-05 Out of Playoffs
2005-06 L, 3-4 WBS -- -- --
2006-07 Out of Playoffs
2007-08 Regular season in progress.

Current Roster

Numbers courtesy of Bridgeport Sound Tigers [1]

As of December 5, 2007:

Forwards
# Player Pos. Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
7 Flag of Canada Jeff TambelliniA ^ LW L Apr. 13, 1984 Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
8 Flag of Canada Ryan Kinasewich LW L Aug. 20, 1983 St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
9 Flag of Canada Ben Walter C L May 11, 1984 Beaconsfield, Quebec Providence, Canada
10 Flag of Canada Sean Bentivoglio F L Oct. 6, 1985 Thorold, Ontario, Canada
14 Flag of Canada Blake Comeau RW R Feb. 18, 1986 Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
16 Flag of the United States Tim JackmanA RW R Nov. 14, 1981 Minot, North Dakota, USA
18 Flag of Canada Michael Haley # C L Mar. 30, 1986 Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Flag of the United States Gregg Johnson C L Jun. 18, 1982 Windsor, Connecticut, USA
21 Flag of Canada Jeremy Colliton C R Jan. 13, 1985 Blackie, Alberta, Canada
23 Flag of Canada Trevor Smith @ C L Feb. 8, 1985 North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
27 Flag of Canada Darryl Bootland § RW R Nov. 2, 1981 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
37 Flag of Canada Kip Brennan LW L Aug. 27, 1980 Kingston, Ontario, Canada
39 Flag of Canada Steve Regier LW L Aug. 31, 1984 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
51 Flag of Denmark Frans Nielsen C L Apr. 24, 1984 Herning, Denmark
55 Flag of Canada Pascal Morency RW R Feb. 20, 1982 Montreal, Quebec Providence, Canada
91 Flag of Canada Olivier Labelle @ RW R July 15, 1985 St. Eustache, Quebec Providence, Canada
Defensemen
# Player Pos. Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
2 Flag of Canada Andrew MacDonald D L Sep. 7, 1986 Judique, Nova Scotia, Canada
4 Flag of Canada Mark WottonC D L Oct. 16, 1973 Foxwarren, Manitoba, Canada
6 Flag of Canada Matthew SpillerA D L Feb. 7, 1983 Daysland, Alberta, Canada
15 Flag of Canada Joe Rullier # D R Jan. 28, 1980 Montreal, Quebec Providence, Canada
40 Flag of Canada Jamie Fraser D L Nov. 17, 1985 Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
44 Flag of Canada Drew Fata D L Jul. 28, 1983 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
50 Flag of Canada Dustin Kohn D L Feb. 2, 1987 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Goaltenders
# Player Pos. Catches Date of birth Place of birth
33 Flag of the United States Mike Morrison G L July 11, 1979 Medford, Massachusetts, USA
35 Flag of Canada Joey MacDonald G L Feb. 7, 1980 Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

^ - currently called up to the New York Islanders (NHL) ₡ - currently on conditioning assignment from the New York Islanders § - assigned by the New York Islanders ¶ - recalled from the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) @ - currently assigned to the Utah Grizzlies  # - 25 game Professional Tryout Contract (PTO)

Rivalry

The Hartford Wolfpack, the New York Rangers AHL affiliate is the Sound Tigers' main rival. This is due largely to the fact that Bridgeport and Hartford are two of the biggest cities in Connecticut, and because the Islanders and Rangers share a huge rivalry. Sound Tiger fans shout "Hartford Sucks" at games during the "Let's Go Band" chant.

Team records

Single Season

Goals: 43 Flag of the United States Jeff Hamilton (2003-04)
Assists: 48 Flag of Canada Rob Collins(2005-06)
Points: 71 Flag of Canada Trent Hunter (2002-03)
Penalty Minutes: 295 Flag of Canada Eric Godard (2004-05)
GAA: 1.38 Flag of Canada Wade Dubielewicz (2003-04) (AHL Record)
SV%: .946 Flag of Canada Wade Dubielewicz (2003-04) (AHL Record)

Career

Career Goals: 89 Flag of the United States Jeff Hamilton
Career Assists: 110 Flag of Canada Rob Collins
Career Points: 163 Flag of Canada Rob Collins
Career Penalty Minutes: 705 Flag of Canada Eric Godard
Career Goaltending Wins: 80 Flag of Canada Wade Dubielewicz
Career Shutouts: 15 Flag of Canada Wade Dubielewicz
Career Games: 240 Flag of Canada Justin Mapletoft

External links

  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers, official website
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers Forums, message boards
  • The Internet Hockey Database - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
    • Blog From The Bridge
American Hockey League
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Trophies and Awards Calder Cup · Les Cunningham Award · John B. Sollenberger Trophy · Willie Marshall Award · Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award · Eddie Shore Award · Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award · Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award · Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award · Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award · Yanick Dupre Memorial Award · Jack A. Butterfield Trophy · Richard F. Canning Trophy · Robert W. Clarke Trophy · Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy · Frank Mathers Trophy · Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy · Emile Francis Trophy · F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy · Sam Pollock Trophy · John D. Chick Trophy  · James C. Hendy Memorial Award  · Thomas Ebright Memorial Award  · James H. Ellery Memorial Awards  · Ken McKenzie Award  · Michael Condon Memorial Award
Related Articles NHL · ECHL · IHL · CHL · SPHL · List of AHL seasons


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