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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

Don’t ever say hockey players, or even coaches, aren’t some of the toughest hombres in all of sports.

Getting stitched up and returning to the ice by the next period is common for most players, but Worcester Sharks coach Roy Sommer earned special kudos Friday night.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

Bruce HeadshotBy Bruce Berlet

The stunning news out of Providence again emphatically demonstrated how precious life is.

Tom Cavanagh, the all-time leading scorer for the Worcester Sharks (46 goals, 92 assists in 202 games), was found dead Thursday of an apparent suicide inside the parking garage of the Providence Place mall. He was only 28.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

By Bruce Berlet

CROMWELL, Conn. – The blood between the Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale and Worcester Sharks has been worse than the Hatfields and McCoys, and it only got worse on Monday.

Whale wing Mats Zuccarello, second on the team in goals (13) and third in points (24) in his first North American season, was suspended by the American Hockey League for one game because of a check on the Sharks’ Jonathan Cheechoo that knocked the former 56-goal scorer with the San Jose Sharks off-balance and into the boards 34 seconds into the second period of the Whale’s 3-2 overtime victory Friday night. Continue reading

WHALE WEEKLY: November 29-December 5, 2010

Connecticut Whale

After a 4-3 shootout loss in Bridgeport Friday in the last game as the Hartford Wolf Pack, the franchise won its first two games as the re-branded Connecticut Whale, both at home.  A crowd of 13,089, the second-largest in team history, saw the Whale (8-11-2-3, 21 pts.) turn the tables on the Sound Tigers Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win, and then the Whale scored three third-period goals Sunday to whitewash the Adirondack Phantoms, 3-0.  Those were the first back-to-back home wins for the team all season, and the Whale is now 3-1-0-1 in the last five at home, after winning just one of its first eight home games (1-5-2-0).  Overall the club now has at least a point in five of its last six games (4-1-0-1), after going 1-9-2-1 in the previous 13.  Cam Talbot made 25 saves in Sunday’s win to post his second shutout of the season, and both of his wins on the year, and in his pro career, have come via shutout.  Chad Kolarik (2-1-3), Mats Zuccarello (1-2-3) and Kris Newbury (1-2-3) led the way offensively on the week, with three points apiece. Continue reading