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Ashley Coombs is a teacher in Fairfield County. She is a passionate sports fan and follows New York teams. As a triplet, she played collegiate basketball and volleyball on the same teams as her sisters.

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Professional Athletes Rally Behind Gay Rights

Professional Athletes Rally Behind Gay Rights

The Huffington Post recently reported that Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets became the first NBA player to join the gay rights sports group, Athlete Ally. This nonprofit organization challenges […]

by · February 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Cares
Evgeni Nabokov has been an influential force for the Islanders over the last few years and could be an option for the Islanders' back-up slot. (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Can Isles be Competitive in Eastern Conference?

One-fourth of the regular season is over, and for the Isles, it’s been rough. The Isles were expected to make some improvements since finishing at the bottom of the Eastern […]

by · February 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, Previews and Predictions
(Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Bridgeport Report January 19 to February 2

  Recap On Saturday, January 19 the Sound Tigers took on the Binghamton Senators. John Persson started off scoring for the Sound Tigers with a power play goal in the […]

by · February 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, New York Islanders
Look for the Sedins to see the ice on the PK this year (Lava/Flickr)

Seeing Double: The Twin Saga of the NHL

  Remember that 11 year old boy from Minnesota who scored the $50,000 shot in a hockey contest, but didn’t get the prize money because his father admitted that his […]

by · January 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
Bridgeport Report January 4 to 13

Bridgeport Report January 4 to 13

Recap On Friday, January 4, the Springfield Falcons took down the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5-4. Sound Tigers’ Matt Donovan started off the scoring, but it was soon followed by two […]

by · January 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Minor League Report
The Philadelphia Flyers are 10-2-1 since the doors opened at the Consol Energy Center.(Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Bridgeport Report December 19 to 31

Recap Bridgeport finished the last couple weeks of 2012 strong with a 5-1 record. The team is looking to continue playing aggressive and stacking up wins against formidable opponents. Bridgeport […]

by · January 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Minor League Report, New York Islanders
Three Hot Swedes in Hockey Jerseys

Three Hot Swedes in Hockey Jerseys

Picture this: three tall, lean, athletic Swedes in hockey jerseys. And I’m not talking about the three ladies in the picture (sorry gentlemen). I’m referring to the Swedish line on […]

by · December 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Image from Wikipedia

Bridgeport Report Dec 5 to Dec 15

Recap  Bridgeport broke their eight game winless streak, and in style, I must add, with a 7-2 victory against Syracuse Crunch on December 9. Are the strong Sound Tigers team […]

by · December 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, New York Islanders
UPS delivery. Image from Wikipedia.

Bridgeport Report November 21 to December 2

Recap The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are slumping big time as they have dropped their last six games, the last win dating back to November 18. It seems so long ago…let’s […]

by · December 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, New York Islanders, News/Commentary
Miracle on Ice! (photo by Wikipedia)

Romanticism and the NHL

It’s normal to choke back tears during Coach Brooks’ pregame speech in Miracle that inspires the U.S. to beat the Soviets.

by · November 23, 2012 · 8 comments · Hockey Movies, News/Commentary
Anders Nilsson and Kevin Poulin might be the future of the Islanders in goal, but are they ready to step into NHL action just yet? (Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE)

Bridgeport Report November 7 to 18

Recap The Sound Tigers have played six games since the last recap and went 5-1, improving their overall record to 10-4. They competed and won against the Norfolk Admirals, Manchester […]

by · November 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Minor League Report, New York Islanders
The Lockout: A Guide to NHL Work Stoppages for all Sports Fans

The Lockout: A Guide to NHL Work Stoppages for all Sports Fans

I think it’s safe to say that for the average sports fan who enjoys following hockey, the articles about the current NHL lockout read like the DSM-IV-TR (a book that […]

by · November 10, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey