Last weekend I was in Bridgeport for the Sound Tigers final game of their 10th Anniversary season. They played the Albany Devils on Sunday, April 10. Goalie Mikko Koskinen had 46 saves - a season high. Jeremy Colliton was awarded the Sound Tigers all time leading scorer award at the beginning of the game, along with receiving the first star for that afternoons game. The AHL All-Star and All-Rookie honor award went to Rhett Rakhshani this season as he led the Sound Tigers in goals, assists, and points. Final 4-3 Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Assistant Coach Matt Bertani
Sound Tiger President Howard Saffan and Jeremy Colliton
First star recipient Jeremy Colliton
On March 19, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers beat the Manchester Monarchs in overtime. With 3:35 left in regulation Tony Romano tied it up 1-1. In overtime, Justin DiBenedetto scored 1:37 minutes in, to earn the Sound Tigers the two points. In goal that evening was Nathan Lawson who had 38 saves. Final 2-1 Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Justin DiBenedetto celebrating after scoring the winning goal in overtime.
The Sound Tigers took on the Charlotte Checkers on March 18. With the Checkers leading 2-1, Rob Hisey forced the game into overtime scoring a shorthanded goal with 22.3 seconds left in regulation. After a scoreless 5 minutes of over time, the Checkers then took home the win in the sixth round of the shootout. Final 3-2 Charlotte Checkers.
AHL All-Star and All-Rookie, Rhett Rakhshani