Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin and forward Jeremy Colliton
These photos are from my trip to Bridgeport, CT in November. I decided now is a great time to post these because the goalie featured, 20 year old Kevin Poulin, was recently called up to the New York Islanders. Poulin made his NHL debut Friday, January 7th, to relieve goaltender Nathan Lawson, when the Isles took on the Edmonton Oilers but then lost 2-1. There he made 19 saves. Poulins first NHL win was earned against the Colorado Avalanche in Colorado, the very next day. The Islanders left with a 4-3 win in overtime. Poulin had 34 saves.
The photos also feature forward Jeremy Colliton (wearing the A in the Sound Tiger jersey), in November he was signed to a one year, two-way NHL/AHL contract. His rookie season was in 2005-06 where he played 19 games with the Islanders. Recently, he was called up again on Friday, January 7th to replace Frans Nielsen who was questionable because of a groin injury. Colliton scored two goals during the Avalanche game on Saturday to assist with their win.
In the game below, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers won against the Portland Pirates 3-0. Also, please note one of the best fans I have ever seen below. This kid was screaming for "Storm" the Sound Tigers mascot at the top of his lungs.