Pack Nip Sound Tigers in Preseason Tilt

Pack Nip Sound Tigers in Preseason Tilt

Sep 29, 2018

Shawn St. Amant scored both Wolf Pack goals in a 2-1 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday afternoon at Trinity College’s Koeppel Community Sports Center, in AHL preseason action.

Brandon Halverson stopped 21 of 22 Bridgeport shots to the get the win in the Wolf Pack net.  Yannick Rathgeb scored the only Sound Tiger goal.

“I really liked our compete to loose pucks,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said.  “We did a good job using our speed in the offensive zone to generate second and third opportunities.”

The only scoring of the first period was a shorthanded tally by St. Amant at 12:33.

With Sean Day off for tripping, St. Amant rushed down the right side in the Bridgeport zone and beat Sound Tiger starting goaltender Christopher Gibson (29 saves) with a snap shot to the glove side.

Bridgeport equalized at 5:04 of the second period, with Josh Ho-Sang feeding a cross-slot pass to Rathgeb in the right circle, and Rathgeb’s slap shot squeezing through Halverson.

The winning goal came 4:18 into the third period, and again it was St. Amant with the finish.  He tapped in a Steven Fogarty pass from the right side of the goalmouth, victimizing Jeremy Smith (12 saves), who replaced Gibson in the Sound Tiger net at the start of the third.

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 at Hartford Wolf Pack 2
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Koeppel Community Sports Center

Bridgeport 0 1 0 - 1
Hartford 1 0 1 - 2

1st Period-1, Hartford, Ouellette-St. Amant 1   12:33 (SH). Penalties-J. Holmstrom Bri (tripping), 2:35; Meskanen Hfd (double minor - high-sticking), 2:35; Day Hfd (tripping), 11:09; Dal Colle Bri (tripping), 17:07.

2nd Period-2, Bridgeport, Rathgeb 1 (Ho-Sang, Dal Colle), 5:04. Penalties-Bellows Bri (roughing), 8:04; Melanson Hfd (roughing), 8:04; Bourbonnais Hfd (tripping), 9:10.

3rd Period-3, Hartford, Ouellette-St. Amant 2 (Fogarty, Leedahl), 4:18. Penalties-Hudson Bri (fighting), 8:21; Lindgren Hfd (fighting), 8:21; Eansor Bri (tripping), 16:50.

Shots on Goal-Bridgeport 5-9-8-22. Hartford 15-15-13-43.
Power Play Opportunities-Bridgeport 0 / 3; Hartford 0 / 2.
Goalies-Bridgeport, Gibson 0-0-0 (30 shots-29 saves); Smith 0-1-0 (13 shots-12 saves). Hartford, Halverson 1-0-0 (22 shots-21 saves).
Referees-Guillaume Labonte (35), Michael Sheehan (74).
Linesmen-Brent Colby (7), Luke Galvin (2).

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