Bridgeport, CT, November 11, 2012 – Mike Halmo’s breakaway goal with 4:54 left in the third period gave the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a 4-3 win over the Connecticut Whale Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena.
Halmo got behind the Whale defense and took a long pass from Jon Landry, before putting shot off the goalpost, then off Connecticut goaltender Cam Talbot’s back and in.
The Whale lost a 3-1 lead in the game, after getting two goals from ex-Sound Tiger Micheal Haley, making his return to his old home. Marek Hrivik had two assists for the Whale and Kyle Jean also scored. Brock Nelson added a goal and an assist for Bridgeport, and Anders Nilsson had 16 saves in the Sound Tiger net.
Haley celebrated being back in Bridgeport by scoring his first Whale goal on the game’s first shift, only 28 seconds in. After J.T. Miller helped to stop a Sound Tiger breakout, Hrivik passed the puck off right wing to Haley at the left side of the slot, and Haley banged it past Nilsson.