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The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League (AHL).

They are the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders (who also own the franchise) since its inception.

The team is based in Bridgeport, Connecticut and play their home games at the Webster Bank Arena.


The Sound Tigers joined the American Hockey League in 2001 with a season that saw them capture a division and league title on their way to winning the Eastern Conference championship.

Facing off against the Chicago Wolves in the Calder Cup finals, they would lose the series four games-to-one.

The team has generally been successful, recording only five losing seasons through the 2016 season.

The franchise's first coach was Steve Stirling and the team is currently coached by Brent Thompson.

Season-By-Season Record[]


The main (and instate) rival of the Sound Tigers are the Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers (the main rival of the Sound Tigers’ parent club, the New York Islanders).

The games have become known as the Battle of Connecticut. They also have formed a rivalry with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ AHL affiliate, largely to the two teams frequently facing off in playoff match-ups.

They also are semi-rivals with the Hershey Bears, the Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate.

Team Records[]

Single Season[]

Goals: Jeff Hamilton, 43, (2003–04)
Assists: Rob Collins, 48, (2005–06)
Points: Jeff Tambellini, 76, (2007–08)
Penalty minutes: Eric Godard, 295, (2004–05)
GAA: Wade Dubielewicz, 1.38, (2003–04)Template:Ref
SV%: Wade Dubielewicz, .946, (2003–04)Template:Ref


Career goals: Jeff Hamilton, 89
Career assists: Jeremy Colliton, 126
Career points: Jeremy Colliton, 203
Career penalty minutes: Brett Gallant, 857
Career goaltending wins: Wade Dubielewicz, 81
Career shutouts: Wade Dubielewicz, 15
Career games: Mark Wotton, 368

Team Captains[]

  • Alan Letang, 2001–04
  • Keith Aldridge, 2004–05
  • Richard Seeley, 2004–05
  • Ed Campbell, 2005
  • Kevin Colley, 2005–06
  • Mark Wotton, 2006–11
  • Jeremy Colliton, 2011–12
  • Colin McDonald, 2012–13
  • Matt Watkins,2013
  • Chris Bruton, 2013–14
  • Aaron Ness, 2014–15
  • Ben Holmstrom, 2015–present


The lone mascot of the Sound Tigers is an anthropomorphic blue tiger named Storm. He appears at home games sporting a jersey with the number 01.

While Storm can usually be found exciting fans throughout the arena, he skates on the ice during periodic intermissions. His appearance has changed since the team's inaugural season.