By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff
Senior co-captain Joe Pereira has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders. Pereira played one game for the Worcester Sharks last week before moving south to Bridgeport. Pereira also previously participated in a prospect camp for the Islanders in the summer of 2008.
The 23-year-old forward played in the Sound Tigers’ 5-1 win over Portland on Friday night but did not factor into any of the scoring. He expects to play in games on Saturday and Sunday. Pereira said he is not sure whether he will be in Bridgeport through the end of the season because of school commitments, but did say that the team is happy with the way he is playing. Pereira is hoping to establish something more permanent with the Sound Tigers this summer.
Bridgeport is a 20-minute commute from Pereira’s hometown of West Haven, Connecticut.