Sound Tigers Update 11/19/2014

The Sound Tigers yet again had a successful weekend going 2-1 with with both wins coming against the in state rival Hartford Wolf Pack while losing their Sunday matinee against the Springfield Falcons. With 15 games under their belt, the Sound Tigers sit atop the Northeast Division and Eastern Conference with a 10-4-0-1 record.

This weekend was a bit of a breakout for defenseman Ryan Pulock. The 15th overall pick in 2013 scopred 4 goals, 3 of which came on the power play. With those 4 goals, he brought his total to 6 on the season, tying him for the team lead with Harry Zolnierczyk. Pulock seems to be developing in to the offensive defenseman he was advertised as in juniors and is utilizing that booming slap shot that we have heard so much about. If his trend continues, he will be one of the more important players in the Islanders organization for years to come. 

Additionally, Kael Mouillierat, the free agent signee in his second stint with Bridgeport has quietly put together a 7 game point scoring streak. Not knowing much about his play prior to this season, everything I read seemed to indicate that he was a reliable player but never that flashy. So far, he is playing like one of the more complete players on the Bridgeport roster. Mouillierat has been contributing in every facet of the game. He has been scoring goals, getting helpers and even throwing the body around and fighting when necessary. This is the ideal depth guy any team would love to have in their pipeline.

With so many players contributing to the early season success, it is a pleasant surprise to see Alan Quine leading the team with 16 points. The former 85th overall pick of the Detroit Red Wings who went unsigned and was selected by the Islanders 166th overall in 2013 when he re-entered the draft in 2013 seemed to have some questions surrounding him. It is hard to get a gauge of a player when they don't sign with their original draft team because you have to discern what was due to level of play verses simple contract issues, but Quine is showing he is every bit as talented as he was reported to be. A good skater with play making ability, Quine has the tools to crack the NHL roster one day if he continues at this pace. 

The Sound Tigers have another 3 game weekend ahead with all of the games coming on the road. Friday they will be in Springfield to take on the Falcons at 7:00pm, Saturday in Hartford to play the Wolf Pack at 7:30pm and finally Sunday in Albany against the Devils at 3:00pm. If the Sound Tigers have another weekend like they have been, they could start to distance themselves from the pack in the Eastern Conference. 

Bryan Curran
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