Bridge­port Sound Tigers at Her­shey Bears

Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - Sports -

WHEN: Sun­day, 5 p. m. WHERE: Gi­ant Cen­ter, Her- shey, Pa.

WEBCAST: soundtigers. com; free video this week­end at watchtheahl. com RECORDS: Bridge­port 0- 10- 0; Her­shey 0- 1- 0- 0 SEA­SON SE­RIES: First meet­ing of six; Bridge­port won 4- 2 last year.

LAST MEET­ING: The Bears won 2- 1 at home April 14. ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridge­port lost its sea­son opener 6- 3 Sat­ur­day at Le­high Val­ley be­fore the short bus ride to Her­shey. ... Cap­tain Ben Holm­strom missed his first game as a Sound Tiger af­ter play­ing 228 con­sec­u­tive games, vic­tim of the AHL vet­er­ans rule ( Bridge­port has six play­ers with 320 games or more of AHL and NHL ex­pe­ri­ence but can play only five in a given game). ABOUT THE BEARS: Her­shey opened its 81st AHL sea­son Sat­ur­day night with a 3- 2 home loss to Syra­cuse. ... G Ilya Sam­sonov, one of the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals’ top prospects, made his North Amer­i­can pro de­but Sat­ur­day and made 28 saves. ... RW Ri­ley Bar­ber and D Colby Williams had two as­sists apiece. ... For­mer Sound Tigers D Aaron Ness, now in his eighth pro sea­son, is one of Her­shey’s al­ter­nate cap­tains.

UP NEXT: Oct. 13 vs. Rochester, 1 p. m.

— MICHAEL FORN­ABAIO

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