Summerside native Alex Gallant has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The 24 year old left winger is known for his toughness and grit. He piled up 126 minutes in penalties with the San Jose Barracuda last season in 29 games in the AHL. He’s a former Summerside Western Capital.
Former PEI Rocket goalie Antoine Bibeau has also signed with a new team. He joins San Jose after playing with the Toronto Marlies and Maple Leafs.
Dozens of players signed yesterday on the first day of NHL free agency.
American born defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk gets a four-year, $26.6 million deal with the NY Rangers.
Winnipeg inked golatender Steve Mason to a two-year deal, Toronto signed defenceman Ron Hainsey to two years and Vancouver got Sam Gagner on a three-year contract.
Goalie Ryan Miller signed with Anaheim leaving Vancouver.
Antti Nemi is the new back up goalie for the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. He played in Dallas last season and will be the back up for Matt Murray.
The Nashville Predators have signed centre Nick Bonino away from the Penguins with a $16.4-million dollar, four-year contract.
The Montreal Canadiens are locking up free-agent blueliner Karl Alzner to a five-year deal. The contract is worth over 23 million dollars U-S. Vancouver signed forward Sam Gagner and defenceman Michael Del Zotto.
Chris Sale had 11 strikeouts as he improved to 11-3 as the Boston Red Sox put a damper on Canada Day dropping the Blue Jays, 7-1. Xander Bogaerts had 3 RBIs. Jackie Bradley Jr. and Dustin Pedroia put the Sox ahead early with RBIs.
The Jays fall 8.5 out. Boston is on pace for 92 wins.
The Red Sox are 2 games up on the Yankees. Houston stunned New York with four runs in the 8th in a 7-6 comeback. Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run homer in the 5th and added a two-run double in the 8th. Didi Gregious got his first career grand slam for the Yankees and rookie Clint Frazier hit his first homer.
Tampa Bay routed Baltimore, 10-3. Logan Morrison hit a pair of home runs and Wilson Ramos also hit one out.
The Charlottetown Islanders split a doubleheader with the first place Chatham Ironmen in New Brunswick Senior baseball. The twin bill was delayed two hours due to rain and began at 4.00 at Memorial Field. The Islanders won the opener, 6-2 behind the pitching of Jordan Stevenson. Chatham won the nightcap, 3-2 in extra innings. Brady MacDonald took the loss for the Islanders who are 3-11. The Ironmen now 10-6.
Kings County Baseball has four games today.
Morell plays Northside at 1.00 at the Morell ball field followed by the Chevies hosting Stratford.
The PEI Youth Selects at Peakes to play the Bombers are 2.00.
The evening game at 6.00 at Memorial Field has the East Royalty Expos meeing the Cardigan Clippers.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers won their season opener, 43-40 in overtime over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on a Justin Medlock 29 yard field goal. The Riders are 0-2.
Moncton downed the Islander Mariners, 53-41 in Cornwall in a high scoring Maritime Football game. The Mustangs are 4-1 while the Islanders drop to 0-5.
Narragansett won the feartured Canada Day Pace in 1.56/1 at Red Shores in Summerside. Jason Hughes was behind for his 5th win on the 13-dash program.
Racing today in Charlottetown with first post at 12.30 on the 12-dash program. Invictus Hanover with Hughes driving is the 5-2 favourite in the 11th race feature that has five starters.
Oyster Bed Speedway has cancelled racing set for 2.00 due to weather conditions.