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Sound Tigers No More? Islanders AHL Affiliate Hints at Name Change



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Could the New York Islanders AHL affiliate the Bridgeport Sound Tigers be getting a name change? It certainly seems like it.

The Sound Tigers began sending out cryptic social media posts on Tuesday following their final regular-season game of the year. Then on Wednesday, the team’s Twitter account sent out a 26-second video of a graphic featuring the words “REBOOT” and “REFRESH” as an image of the Sound Tigers logo flashes on the screen.

Thie video had been tweeted out several different times while tagging the accounts for the AHL and several nearby AHL clubs.

A freeze-frame at the three-second mark of the video also appears to show what looks to be a different logo for the Sound Tigers, with a “B” as the main focus.

The banner image on the Sound Tigers Twitter also hints at a name change. The image is now a glitchy graphic of Simon Holmstrom with text reading “Bridgeport_Islanders.exe attempting to load” and “‘Sound Tigers’ not found.”

It’s unclear what the possible name change could be for Bridgeport’s professional hockey team.

Bridgeport has played under the Sound Tigers name since the team began play in 2001. Since then they have played 1,495 regular-season games and 64 playoff contests as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

The Sound Tigers have been the Islanders AHL affiliate since their inception in 2001.

Bridgeport wrapped up a 24-game abbreviated regular season on Tuesday with a 4-3 loss to the Hartford Wolf Pack. The Sound Tigers finished the year with an 8-14-2 record.


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