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Cornell Loaned to Worcester (ECHL)

          Release: 01/12/2018
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The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced Friday that defenseman Mike Cornell has been loaned to the Worcester Railers H.C. of the ECHL.

Cornell, 29, played one game with the Sound Tigers this season and helped Bridgeport earn a point in an overtime loss against the Rochester Americans on Jan. 5. He also recorded 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) in 28 games with the Railers and led all Worcester defensemen in assists, and ranked fifth on the team in scoring, when he was recalled on Jan. 1.

A native of Franklin, Mass., Cornell played 35 games with Bridgeport during the 2013-14 season and recorded four goals and six assists. He has 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 131 career AHL contests with the Sound Tigers, St. John's IceCaps, Charlotte Checkers and Springfield Falcons.

In addition, the fifth-year blue-liner has logged 41 points (seven goals, 34 assists) and a plus-22 rating in 96 career ECHL games with the Railers and Florida Everblades. Prior to turning pro, the 5'11, 190-pound skater played four seasons at the University of Maine and served as team captain during his senior campaign in 2012-13. Cornell produced 30 points (six goals, 24 assists) in 130 games with the Black Bears.

Next Time Out: The Sound Tigers open a home-and-home series against the Providence Bruins tonight with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Rhode Island. Fans can follow all of the live action on the Sound Tigers Radio Network and AHL Live, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m. from Webster Bank Arena.

Salute the Troops: The Sound Tigers will celebrate our nations heroes, both past and present, with Military Appreciation Night presented by the Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut on Saturday against Providence. All veterans and active military personnel get in for free by visiting the Webster Bank Arena Click It or Ticket Box Office and the first 2,000 fans will receive a limited edition Sound Tigers camouflage hat when doors open at 6 p.m. In addition, the team will wear special camouflage jerseys that will be up for bid during the game at a silent auction on the concourse. Great seats are available here! Game time is 7 p.m.

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