Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Blast from the past

Chalk up one more victory for the New Haven Nighthawks. Scott Gordon's boys worked hard, forced turnovers, generated odd-man rushes and came back to win.

A great afternoon for the ol' Nighthawks, and a great job by Kimber Auerbach putting it together. Not a bad first 42 minutes for the Sound Tigers. A couple of mistakes cost the Sound Tigers a point, though not the second. They probably deserved better; Jack Capuano said as much, but they're going to have to be better tomorrow when the mighty (so says the record) Admirals come in.

F: Tambellini (A)-Nielsen-Nilsson
D: Fata-Berry
Rourke (A)-Wotton (C)

F: Versteeg-Krejci-Stastny
D: Stuart-Leach (C)
Jon. Sigalet-Allen (A)
Zinger (A)-Dempsey

Nathan Dempsey. Never thought I'd be seeing him in this league again. Did I ever tell the Nathan Dempsey story? Game 4 at St. John's, in '02, Bridgeport finishes the sweep with the only noncompetitive game in the series, and the 6,247 fans at Mile One are on their feet cheering from the final-minute announcement. The teams shake hands, the Leafs start off, and the fans are going nuts. And then Dempsey, in his final game on the Rock after spending eight seasons there, salutes the fans, and the roof almost blows off the barn. Classy guy, and they loved him. One of the more touching things I've ever seen at a hockey game.

From the possibly dumb-coincidences file: the 12th game of Jeff Hamilton's 12-game scoring streak was... January 15, 2006.

On the play that turned into the Boguniecki goal, Steve Regier said, he thought his pass went off Zinger's thigh, above the knee.

Gorgeous hip check by Mitchell on Petr Kalus.

Fata and Berry were just about double-shifting in the first.

Chris Elsberry will have all the Nighthawks stuff for you tomorrow.


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