Sound Tigers notebook
Jeff Hamilton, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers' leading scorer, sat out
Monday's practice at Wonderland of Ice. Coach Greg Cronin wouldn't be
specific about Hamilton's injury, which was suffered in Utah this
past weekend. Cronin did not know if Hamilton would be ready to play
this coming weekend, when the Sound Tigers visit Providence Saturday
and Philadelphia Sunday.
Hamilton had a five-game goal-scoring streak end in Utah, but he
still is tied for the league lead with seven goals and is matched by
only Justin Mapletoft on his team with 10 points.
In Hamilton's absence, Mattias Weinhandl took the winger's place on a
line with Martin Chabada and Mapletoft in practice. Cronin said both
Weinhandl, recovering from offseason ankle surgery, and defenseman
Alain Nasreddine, who had a pinched nerve in his back, could play
Sound Tigers trainer Garrett Timms finished the New York City
Marathon in 4 hours, 15 minutes, 55 seconds Sunday. Timms ran the
26.2-mile race after flying back from Salt Lake City after Saturday
night's overtime victory.
Timms missed a media spotlight by about a minute: Entertainment
impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, running to raise money for
charities, finished just ahead of him, a scene that made several
Only once has Bridgeport tied a game later than it did Saturday
night, when Mapletoft scored with 1:10 left. Justin Papineau scored
with 43.8 seconds left at Hartford March 21 to tie that game 2-2, the
way it ended.
Mapletoft had scored the latest tying goal that led to an overtime
win, in Game 3 of the 2002 Eastern Conference semifinal at St.
John's. Mapletoft tied it with 5:36 left in the third period, and
Juraj Kolnik scored with 1:24 left in double overtime to win it.