6:55 PM — Matt Vokes out, Myles Stoesz in.
6:35 PM — ‘Tis indeed Hutchinson and Connelly between the pipes.
6:10 PM — Mentioned this on Twitter, but never here…Trenton got a little love on the NHL Devils broadcast the other night.
3:50 PM — Coming at you live from Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey…where some sort of high school tournament is coming to a close.
I got to cover the Princeton Tigers over at Hobey Baker Rink for the first time yesterday for the Times Union up in Albany…was nice to see a few familiar faces from Trenton over there as well. Got to chat a bit with one of my favorite Devils people, Matt Conti. Conti, who long served as an emergency backup goaltender here, is now behind the bench in Princeton as head of equipment.
Was also nice to meet Kelly Zajac, who bailed me out by scoring the game-winning goal to give my story a lead…Kelly’s the brother of Darcy Zajac — and no, I didn’t get paid to drop “Trenton Devils” in a college hockey story — and has occasionally checked out the blog. I promise, Kelly, if guys are pummeling the crap out of each other in Trenton uniforms…I’ll have the video to prove it.
All right, that stuff aside…there’s not a whole lot going on for the Trenton side of things. Every day I look at the ECHL Transactions report that come to my inbox and hope maybe some sort of trade is coming to change things up…but I’m always disappointed. Meanwhile, Reading’s actually made three moves…the Royals have received forward Richard Greenop from the Toronto Marlies and lost forwards Ben Gordon and Casey Haines to Rochester and Lake Erie, respectively.
As you also may have seen, Elmira sent defenseman Jody Pederson to Stockton to complete that deal for goaltender Garrett Zemlak, so they have in fact received a much, much needed upgrade between the pipes.
Today’s a Trentonian day for me, so in-game stuff will be limited to video and Twitter and so on…but you may obviously talk amongst yourselves on here and I’ll try to make a cameo in the comments when I can as well.
I’d suspect Michael Hutchinson makes his SNBC debut in goal for the Royals tonight, while Shane Connelly gets the nod for Trenton.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com