Sound Tigers Face Wolf Pack in Preseason Play

Sound Tigers Face Wolf Pack in Preseason Play

Sep 27, 2019

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, take on the Hartford Wolf Pack at 1 p.m. today in an exhibition contest prior to the 2019-20 regular season.


This afternoon's game, which provides an opportunity for young talent to display their skills in front of coaches and management, will be played at the Koeppel Community Sports Center on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford. It is open to the public with donations being accepted at the door in lieu of an admission charge, benefitting the Ryan Gordon/Hartford Wolf Pack Community Scholars Fund. Suggested donation is $5 per person.  


Follow today's game via Twitter. It will not be available via radio or television.  


With a training camp roster consisting of 36 players on Friday, the Sound Tigers will begin their final evaluations in crafting their 2019 opening night roster.


“I’m really excited for one,” head coach Brent Thompson said. “I think the guys came in this week with a great attitude, a commitment to work, a commitment to practice and preparation. I’m excited to see some of the guys back from last season and also to evaluate the newer guys, and get to know them individually.”


“Game situations are different than practice situations and this will be a great chance to assess what we've got in this group,” Thompson added. “Jobs are always still out there.”


Of the 36 players on the Sound Tigers training camp roster, 19 have previously dressed for the team, including former first-round draft picks Steve Bernier (2003) and Kieffer Bellows (2016). Former team captain Colin McDonald returns to the Park City for his second stint with the Sound Tigers, while two of the club’s goaltenders are New York Islanders draft picks - both hoping to make their pro debuts with Bridgeport next month. Those include Linus Soderstrom and Jakub Skarek.


In addition, two players are under contract with the Sound Tigers' ECHL affiliate, the Worcester Railers: Kyle Thomas and Sacred Heart University product Connor Doherty.  



Today's full playing roster:


Ryan Bourque (F)

Erik Brown (F)

J.D. Dudek (F)

Arnaud Durandeau (F)

Scott Eansor (F)

Ryan Hitchcock (F)

Jeff Kubiak (F)

Kyle MacLean (F)

Nic Pierog (F)

Tanner Pond (F)

Kyle Thomas (F)

Ben Thomson (F)


Mike Cornell (D)

Connor Doherty (D)

Ryan MacKinnon (D)

Justin Murray (D)

David Quenneville (D)

Parker Wotherspoon (D)


Jakub Skarek (G)

Linus Soderstrom (G)



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