Video: Syracuse Goons Up on Strome After Persson’s Hat Trick

Kevin Schultz, Islanders Point Blank:

A wild game in Bridgeport today, as the Sound Tigers won 6-5 over the Syracuse Crunch. But that wasn’t really the wild part of this one; it was top prospects Ryan Strome and Anders Lee getting fighting majors and ejections at the end of the third period.

Full clip is below, but here’s what happened. Not sure if there’s some context we’re missing, but everything starts just prior to the 5-to-go mark of the third period when Mike Halmo, winger on Bridgeport’s top line with Strome and Lee, leveled Syracuse’s Cedric Paquette at the blueline. The hit looks really bad initially, the Paquette’s stick goes flying and it looks like he’s out cold (but gets back up momentarily and stays in the game). Halmo may have caught him up high. But anyway, Syracuse, as hockey players do, take exception and charged Halmo. Lee gets tied up as well and gets a fighting major and ejection for his trouble. For what it’s worth, Halmo got a roughing penalty earlier in the game, so maybe they took exception to something that wasn’t a one-off.

Here’s where it goes overboard.

After taking a few minutes sorting everything out, somehow the Sound Tigers ended up with a power play. On said power play, John Persson scores his third of the game to put Bridgeport ahead 6-5 and Strome grabs the puck for Persson. Everyone skates back to the bench, normal stuff… and then they get jumped, specifically Strome by Paquette. Not really sure what the reasoning is, maybe retribution for the Halmo hit? I’d imagine Mike Fornabaio will be able to fill us in later…

Here’s the video of the whole mess (also Phil Giubileo, Bridgeport’s play-by-play man is in excellent form; “That’s just the hit of the game, not the replay of the fight. I don’t want to see that!”):

56 comments
camb33
camb33

strome must be ecstatic about being sent down...go get your azz beat in the ahl

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

off topic.... anyone hear that hamonic vis and nabby could all be available to play in wednesdays game?

shlo
shlo

It's  basic training. Let them get used to cheap shots and hard play. They will see plenty in the NHL and on a harder scale.

However retaliation is necessary.  DON'T BE RIGHT  BE SMART  Get them back the next game. One way or another make sure they pay.


isles4life
isles4life

Off topic but does anyone realize that zuccs repos first goal today was more of a kicking motion than vaneks and was awarded a good goal, I really don't understand this they need to fix this rule or disrespect for us it's pathetic

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

pathetic. not even that hard of a hit by strome. just looking to hurt someone.

3rdname
3rdname

@Joey Ferguson 


Staple said Vis and nabby very well might play tonight, Hamonic is doing a full practice but not ready yet

rmreturns
rmreturns

TSN.ca- Ray Ferraro called it "a disgrace, and that the rule was a mess". Bruins tonight, gotta move on and get points..

Zee Executioner
Zee Executioner

Better watch, Phil.... That's Chuckles the Clown's money you're taking out of his pocket.

I'm a tad surprised some of the "posters" here haven't descended onto you like a pack of vultures unless no one is reading this thread because it's insignificant and nobody cares

isles23
isles23

@3rdname, correct. Staple also said donovon would be sent down to make roster space. I wasn't high on him his first stint but feel he has been much steadier the 2nd time around. With everyone getting healthy IMO this is our best D pairings.

Hammer-DeHann

Viz-Hickey

Amac- Donovon.

MarioGazz
MarioGazz

@judge_kevin they all got jumped. Lee was looking up ice and was jumped from the side. Lee, Halmo, and Strome all got hit hard.

isles23
isles23

I think cappy has said he's in

isles23
isles23

Man forgot about strait. Gotta get him in there. Trade Amac?

isles23
isles23

Yea, I mean I know there is a lot of size in those pairings but there is a lot of skill and passing ability, which is HUGE in our system.

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

@isles23 hell having vis out on the first pp and either dono or de hann out on the second pp line should be helpful....

isles23
isles23

Don't have to go far. Yesterday made a post about having a three way with the teams owner and to make sure you wear protection, I'd say thats both off topic and offensive

Andrew Vazzano
Andrew Vazzano moderator

@Ryan Sweeney @isles23 If you ever see anything offensive, off-topic, etc., please flag it and Kevin or I will handle as we see fit. Thanks!!

isles23
isles23

@Ryan. Yup, I have no problem with people having their own opinion but he just attacks anyone that posts something he doesn't like, its ridiculous. He does make me laugh some though. He rips the idea of our prospects being good all the time but now Brock is playing well he becomes 'his boy', like he supported him the hole time.

Ryan Sweeney
Ryan Sweeney

@isles23 it makes the experience on this blog so frustrating.  everyones entitled to their opinions but this guy literally just trolls the site all day to negate anything that could even be slightly considered positive.  


just add a feature to block certain users and they can troll all they want, thanks Kevin!

isles23
isles23

@Ryan. Its amazing to me Kevin hasn't stepped in here at any point. I don't think this site is intended for hate filled homophobic posts on a daily basis.

ejej
ejej

@Zee Executioner - A new palace in Brooklyn, prospects up the wazzu, free agent signings on the horizon, and...and...and... What more can we ask for Zee?


I think we should dial it down a bit, after all, we are only on year 14 under the Emperor and year 7 under the Snowman.


We must exhibit patience, think positive, and support Chuck under the written bi-laws of the IPB Snowblowers.


I'm starting to worry about you and your numerous posts that continue this CRUSADE vs. Wang and his band of IPB locust handlers. Pipe down a bit or else! LOL



judge_kevin
judge_kevin

@MarioGazz no I haven't. I have seen the inferno play in Columbia. But their building was terribly old.

MarioGazz
MarioGazz

@judge_kevin Very good. Strome, Lee, Persson, and Mayfield are solid. Let me know if you ever wanna come down. I could leave you tix.

judge_kevin
judge_kevin

@MarioGazz how's the games? Are they good as far as skill wise. I never been to a BPT game

judge_kevin
judge_kevin

@MarioGazz it's definitely a different world down there. Hate to see our future getting roughed up like that