Pirates nip Sound Tigers on Hodgman’s OT goal

Justin Hodgman scored 2:13 into overtime to give the Portland Pirates a 3-2 win over the host Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday night.

Hodgman finished a two-on-onw breakaway with Dylan Reese for his eighth goal.

Jordan Szwarz had given the Pirates a 2-1 lead early in the third period, but Colin McDonald got the equalizer less than a minute later.

Bridgeport took a 1-0 lead on Johan Sundstrom’s goal late in the first period, but Portland’s Henrik Samuelsson tied it with his eighth goal midway through the second.

Louis Domingue stopped 34 shots for the Pirates.

n Portland center Brendan Shinnimin will replace the injured Alexandre Bolduc at Monday’s AHL All-Star Game in Utica, New York.

Shinnimin is Portland’s second-leading scorer with nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points in 39 games.


PGA: Matt Kuchar stumbled late in the third round of the Humana Challenge at La Quinta, California, handing the lead to Erik Compton, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Michael Putnam – all of whom are 17-under 199.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 for a share of the lead with Rocco Mediate in the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Branden Grace made a decisive eagle on the 16th to win the Qatar Masters by one stroke and clinch his sixth European Tour title.


QUIRK WINS: Middleweight Jason Quirk of South Portland scored his second professional win with a fourth-round KO over Anthony Everett of Lynn, Massachusetts, at The Royale in Boston. Quirk also scored a second-round knockdown.


U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS: Alexa Scimeca and Christopher Knierim won their first title at the Greensboro, North Carolina, competition, becoming the first American pairs team to complete a quad twist in competition.

OBITUARY: Toller Cranston, a bronze medalist at the 1974 world championships and 1976 Olympics, died at his home in Mexico, Skate Canada said. He was 65.


WORLD CUP: Simon Schempp of Germany and Darya Domracheva of Belarus each won their third consecutive titles at Anterselva, Italy.

Schempp finished the 12.5K pursuit with two missed targets for a slim 0.1-second margin over Simon Eder of Austria, who had one miss.

In the 10-kilometer women’s event, Domracheva, the three-time Olympic champion, missed one target but won by a huge margin of 1 minute, 21.0 seconds over Daria Virolaynen of Russia.


U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin will join the U.S. national team for Wednesday’s exhibition at Chile.


WORLD CUP: Germany’s Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken won a doubles race in Winterberg, Germany, to extend their lead in the standings with their fifth win of the season.

The women’s and team relay events are Sunday.


WORLD CUP: Lara Gut of Switzerland won a downhill while Lindsey Vonn missed a chance to extend her wins record as she almost skied out and finished well behind in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

– From staff and news services