Pokka Signs With Isles

May 29, 2014

From the New York Islanders: The New York Islanders announced today that Ville Pokka has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract. Pokka, 19, scored 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) in 54 games with Karpat during his third full season in the Liiga (Finland). The Tornio, Finland, native was named one of three finalists for the top defenseman in the league. Pokka added 11 points (two goals, nine…


Reinhart, Oil Kings WHL Champs

May 13, 2014

When the Islanders sent 2012 first round pick and future defenseman Griffin Reinhart back down to Juniors to play for the Edmonton Oil Kings, some were not too sure if it was a good choice. When the injuries to Lubomir Visnovsky and Brian Strait occurred soon after, that decision arose again. No doubt Griffin Reinhart was not happy about getting sent down without even getting in a single game, but to spend another…


Reinhart & Oil Kings Ties Series 2-2

May 8, 2014

From the Edmonton Journal: The Edmonton Oil Kings didn’t just regain their mojo Wednesday night, they took over momentum in the Western Hockey League final series with a 2-0 victory over the Portland Winterhawks. The clubs head back to Portland for Game 5 on Friday night tied 2-2, but with the high-octane Winterhawks not having scored a goal in 116 minutes and 30 seconds dating back to the 3:30 mark…


Reinhart Set For WHL Championship

May 3, 2014

2012 first round pick Griffin Reinhart and his Edmonton Oil Kings are once again playing in their third straight WHL championship with game 1 starting tonight at 7:00pm against their rival the Portland Winterhawks.   This is the third year in a row that both teams will be facing off against each other for the Championship, There is s hockey coincidence between the same two clubs. The last and only time that happened…


Reinhart & Pulock Clash In The WHL Playoffs

2014 WHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND If there was any kind of playoff series that I would love to watch it would be this one. The Edmonton Oil Kings, led by Islanders 2012 1st round pick Griffin Reinhart will go up against his soon-to-be defensive partner of the future Ryan Pulock, a first round pick in 2013 by the Islanders, and his Brandon Wheat Kings in the second round of the…

March 30, 2014

The Bridge Report: Pelech Signs With Isles

March 19, 2014

Pelech signs with ELC From the New York Islanders: Pelech, 19, ranks third among Ontario Hockey League defensemen with 54 points in 59 games with the Erie Otters. The fourth-year defenseman’s nine goals and 45 assists are each career highs, while his plus-45 rating leads the Otters and ranks fifth overall in the OHL. The Islanders selected Pelech in the third round (65th overall) of the 2012 National Hockey League…


The Bridge Report: Sundstrom Gets the Recall

From the New York Islanders: The New York Islanders announced today that Johan Sundstrom has been recalled under emergency conditions from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. Sundstrom, 21, has 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 38 games this season with the Sound Tigers. The Gothenburg, Sweden, native scored 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists) in 59 games last year during his first season in North…

March 13, 2014

Isles Sign College Standout

March 11, 2014

Elliot Friedman had broken the news and eventually the Islanders had confirmed it that they had signed Lake Superior State defenseman Kevin Czuczman to a two year entry level deal. He’s got good size at 6’3″ 205 lbs. He had a breakout year with 10 goals and 21 points in 36 games. He is reporting to the Islanders.   My Take: First the isles get Collberg from Montreal in the…


Stephon Williams Shuts Out Alabama-Huntsville

February 18, 2014

As reported on the New York Islanders web site: Stephon Williams and the Minnesota Mavericks shut out the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 4-0 Saturday night. The sophomore goaltender  earned his fifth career shutout and first of the season stopping all 10 shots that came his way. The Mavericks outshot Chargers 65-10 and was the first time since Dec. 28, 2002 the Mavericks had at least 60 shots in a game….