Gare, Danny CAP 4 5 4 9 6 -1 12 42%
Vachon, Rogie CAP 2 3 2.84 32 .914
Maloney, Don OHI 4 5 3 8 6 4 10 50%
Bromley, Gary COL 2 3 1.5 70 .959

Chicago Underground
Weekly Preview: Chicago Playoff hopes are fading fast.
New Castle Ducks @ Chicago Underground The Ducks come in and get by the Underground by 1 Goal.

Final Score: St. Clair Shores 3 – Chicago 2

Three Star Selection:
Star #1 – Mike Allison – 2 Goals
Star #2 – Yvon Lambert – 1 Goal, 2 Points
Star #3 – Stefan Persson – 1 Goal, 3 Points

Billy Smith – 30 Saves for New Castle
Bob Lorimer – 12 Penalty Minutes, Mike Veisor – 32 Saves, Denis Savard 15 Faceoff won for Chicago
Game Winning Goal – Dave Debol

Philadelphia Firebirds @ Chicago Underground Hated Rival Philadelphia comes to town, & Chicago holds a 2-1 lead heading into the 3rd Period. The Firebirds get 2 & skimp by Chicago by 1.
On the way out the door the Underground put a HEX on the philly gear for the playoffs & predict a first round knock out. Denis Savard lead the way with the Firebirds wife’s panties attached to his hockey stick like a victory flag.Final Score: Philadelphia 3 – Chicago 2Three Star Selection:
Star #1 – Lindy Rupp – 1 Goal
Star #2 – Peter Lee – 1 Goal
Star #3 – John Van Boxmeer – 1 GoalAl Secord – 14 Penalty Minutes for Philadelphia
Game Winning Goal – Lindy Rupp
Weekly Summary: Chicago has packed it in on playoff hopes for this season.
Saskatoon Cyclone
Weekly Preview: The Charlestown Chiefs and Saskatoon Cyclone have a rematch of their previous high-scoring game as the only thing going on in the ice in Saskatoon this week.
Charlestown Chiefs @ Saskatoon Cyclone A very close game overall with a lot of momentum shifts throughout.

The first period ended as a 2-2 draw which is a miracle for Charlestown as they spent the bulk of the period killing penalties with the Cyclone enjoying five powerplays in the period. The Cyclone outshot the Chiefs by a wide 18-9 margin, but it was Paul Gardner with his 28th of the season that opened the scoring only 90 seconds into the game when he picked up a loose puck behind the Cyclone net and wrapped it around and past Glen Hanlon.

Keith Acton (12) tied it up at 4:28 with a slapshot goal from the slot that bounced in off the glove of Michel Plasse, but Mario Tremblay put the Chiefs back in the lead with a weak slapshot from way out. Tremblay’s 14th had the fans bracing for another high-scoring lousy goaltending game as the former Habs’ winger scored his team’s second goal on only their fourth shot of the game.

The remainder of the period was pretty much a never-ending series of power plays by the Cyclone including a 4-minute advantage when Ray Bourque was sent off for high-sticking Doug Risebrough. Dave Taylor notched his 44th when he batted in Wayne Gretzky’s rebound to tie it up right after the first of Bourque’s minor penalties expired. The Cyclone ended the period with a power play after McDonald took a late penalty for interference.

Fifty seconds into the 2nd period, the Cyclone took the lead with Dino Ciccarelli rifling a wrist shot past Plasse for his 4th goal of the year and his team’s 2nd power play goal of the game. Charlestown dominated the rest of the period and smothered the Cyclone offense just allowing three shots the rest of the period.

The Chiefs also enjoyed three power plays of their own in the period with Tony McKegney’s 30th of the year at 11:12 tying it up. His power play goal ended about a minute of passing all around the bamboozled Cyclone players in their own zone and came on a ripper of a slapshot from the top of the faceoff circle that Hanlon really had no chance on.

The Chiefs hard-checking game ground the Cyclone players almost into powder and two minutes later created a turnover deep in the Cyclone’s own end as Wilf Paiement stripped Kevin Lowe of the puck, fed it back to the point to Bourque who made a great cross-ice pass to Tom McCarthy who flicked the puck up and over the sprawling Cyclone netminder to give the Chiefs a 4-3 lead on his 14th of the year.

In the 3rd period with the Chiefs up 4-3, about a minute and a half in Denis Potvin and Darcy Rota drew coincidental minors for “whacking the be-jesus” out of each other with their sticks after a whistle in the Chiefs end. The penalties were important not only for their samurai-like duel entertainment factor but also cuz when the penalties were over while Potvin raced cross-ice to the bench for a line change Rota jumped into the play and set up Ciccarelli for his 2nd goal of the game when Rota knifed a pass to The Stars’ right winger who ripped a slapshot past Plasse to tie it up.

The Chiefs’ Grind-o-rama continued through the rest of the period offering up pretty much no chances for the Cyclone to mount any offense. Cyclone keeper Hanlon was steady in nets though and while his offense slept he kept his team in the game by making a couple of great saves including robbing McKegney and Bourque on breakaways.

Seemingly content to split the game points evenly the final few minutes of the game consisted of coasting by both teams until with one minute left on a faceoff just outside the Chiefs zone, Gretzky won the faceoff and set up a charge with a pass to Taylor streaking in down the right wing. Ciccarelli was hungry for the hat trick and despite playing on his off-wing the entire game on the #1 line, he completed a great game by snapping Taylor’s pass through the pads of Plasse for what turned out to be the winning goal.

1. SAS, Ciccarelli- 3 goals
2. SAS, Taylor – 1 goal, 2 assists
3. SAS, Gretzky – 3 assists

Weekly Summary: A nice late-game surprise win for Saskatoon put some room between the Cyclone and the Chiefs who were charging up behind them in the Smythe Division in a race with Vermont for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The win temporarily put the Cyclone in 1st with 84 points with Vermont at 83 and Charlestown at 78.
Columbus Owls
Weekly Preview: Columbus has 2 home games as they look to finish their first season on a high note.
Philadelphia Firebirds @ Columbus Owls The Owls score the first 2 and last 3 goals in a 5-1 win over the Firebirds. Lee Fogolin tallied 2 goals for the winners (15 and 16) and added an assist. Wayne Merrick added 2 assists and Gary Bromley stopped 42 of 43 shots for the win.
Mackinac Island Moose @ Columbus Owls Blaine Stoughton scored his 38th goal of the season with 1:12 left to earn a 2-2 tie with the Moose. Bill Barber scored his 45th goal for the first goal of the game on a penalty shot.
Weekly Summary: Owls earn 3 of 4 points available this week playing better defense.
Syracuse Bulldogs
Weekly Preview: Syracuse is hanging on to playoff hopes as the season winds down
Columbus Owls @ Syracuse Bulldogs Bulldogs win 7-4
Stars #1 SYR Larson 3G
#2 SYR Marks 2G
#3 SYR Higgins 1G 2pts
Chicago Underground @ Syracuse Bulldogs 3-3 tie
Stars #1 SYR MacAdam 1G
#2 SYR Higgins 1G
#3 CHI Foster 1G
Weekly Summary: 3 out of 4 points
CapJack Rangers
Weekly Preview: Crunch time for sure and the Rangers host Brooklyn (Game 2) this week as they fight for 2nd place. We also play Pittsburgh (at Pittsburgh) this week. But we can’t get ahead of ourselves, we first play Charlestown – and the Rangers are squeezing the last possible games out of some of their big offensive types and EVERY point is critical.
Charlestown Chiefs @ CapJack Rangers Chiefs were thinking this must have been Syracuse or something because they came out holding and fighting, and elbowing, and tripping, and roughing to the tune of 21 penalty minutes. Paiement started it all 19 seconds into the game – the National Anthem had barely finished playing and there was still a sheen (not Charlie) on the ice. And the penalty cost the Chiefs as Gare (39) slaps it into the net from the point – Plasse must have not finished his warmups. A couple of minutes later Maxwell gets his 1st 2 penalies, holding, and the Rangers pressed the attack and Marsh (7) gets it behind the net and scores on the wraparound. Then Crowder was getting tired of all the crap the Chiefs were pulling and he goes after Savard in front of the Rangers net and pretty much whups him as he takes him to the ice. They both leave for 5 minutes. Finally the refs call something against the Rangers and Trottier leaves for holding with 7 to go in the 1st. 10 seconds later Potvin (20) rips a slapshot from the point to cut it to 2-1. With a minute and a half to go we get the games first even goal as McEwen (6) winds up and fires one that just rips past Bouchard and the game is tied 2-2 after 1.

2nd Period sees the Rangers scoring the 1st two goals – and even strength goal by Lonsberry (14). Minute and a half in, he hit Maxwell as he was receiving a pass – gained control, skated away, no help available, little deke, little fake, shoots, GOAL. Savard then gets a whistle for roughing 11 1/2 in and Schutt (36) makes the Chiefs pay with a PP goal. Period is winding down and the Chiefs don’t quit. Chiefs PP is winding down, Gradin gets leveled, but they keep playing as the penalty expires. McDonald has the puck, he sees Gradin back up and moving in, slides the puck to him, we winds, shoots and Goal (12)!. Score was in the final minute and it’s 4-3 CapJack after 2.

PERIOD 3 -Paiement starts period 3 like period one getting called for tripping this time 14 seconds in. However, Rangers don’t score. Baxter and Crowder leave for roughing 4 minutes in. It’s chippy but no one is scoring. Barnes then gets his 2nd penalty for the Rangers but no Chiefs goal. 11 minutes in, McCarthy and DeBlois go off for roughing – still no scoring. That’s the end of the penalties and their is 5 minutes left when Crowder drills Potvin to gain control. He and MacMillan rush up the ice – odd man rush – back and forth they pass it until Crowder (7) shoots and scores for a nice 2 goal lead, 5-3 with less than 5 to go. BUT the Chiefs don’t fold tent and go home, instead they apply more war paint and with 2:05 to go Haworth wins a faceoff in Rangers end – to McCarthy, to Maxwell – he gets it to Haworth (7) who fires it past Bouchard to cut it to 5-4 with 2 to go. Some up and down action and hard hitting but Charlestown gains control with 1 to go, Plasse heads for the bench. Gardner in as the extra skater and Haworth gains the zone, to Paiement, back, back, to Gardner – shoots – Bouchard deflects it out of play. Trottier wins the faceoff, Shutt has control, to Trottier to Gare – who doesn’t miss the empty net for his 40th goal and a 6-4 lead with 39 seconds to go. And that’s how it ended.
Game was pretty even Chiefs had slight edge in SOG (35-31), Shoot attempts (49-43), faceoffs (50.7%) Rangers won the hits (27-17) and scoring chances (24-17) and they converted on 3 of 6 PPs – Chiefs were 1 for 3.
1. CAP Gare 2 goals, 1 assist
2. CHA Potvin 1 goal, 1 assist
3. CHA Haworth 1 goal, 1 assist

Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ CapJack Rangers The rafters were filled with fans, but no rats! Big, big game. 13 penalties in this one that gave Brooklyn 1 power play and the Rangers 4. 5 Power play opportunities turn into 3 goals!
PERIOD 1 – Rats get going right away, the Rangers entered the week with a game in hand, but Rats were up in points and want to stay that way. Rangers gaining the zone but Gartner hits Trottier hard and the Rats gain control. Stastny leads the odd man rush – to Gartner and back to Stastny (27) who shoots and scores – great pass from Gartner, 1-0 Brooklyn. But the Rangers tie it up just over a minute later when LaPointe (10) scores – right after he was run over – but he responded with a goal. After Dupont and Vadnais leave the ice for roughing about the midpoint in the period, CapJack gains the lead when Trottier (40) puts one past Millen. But then McCarthy ties it up 3 minutes later when he gains the puck in the Rangers ends and fires a slapper past Bouchard for his 15th goal. Then with just over 3 minutes left in the period, Harris misplays the puck, Shutt takes it over the line, 3 on 2, to Gare (41) and he slaps it and it whizzes past Millen. Period 1 ends 3-2 Rangers, with Rangers scoring on 3 of 5 shots on goal!PERIOD 2 – Brooklyn is not going to take the deficit lightly and they come out for period 2 like they did in the 1st. Minute gone by and the Rangers clear the puck, Rats get it, work it up ice, Gustafsson gets it in deep, Sutter to Christian – he steers it to Gustafsson – he shots, it’s redirected by Sutter (42) and Bouchard never had a chance and the game is tied at 3. Then a minute later Gare is whistled for holding and the Rats get their only PP of the game – but it was a good one – as Hickey (13) lights the lamp giving the Rats the lead – oh Rats, that can’t be happening. Teams back at full strength but only for of 17 seconds and Polich is called for hooking. Rangers go on the PP and Lonsberry (15) gets the score even with his PP goal 1 minute after Hickey’s. And that’s how period 2 ends, 4-4.PERIOD 3 – Well period 3 belonged to the Rangers – at least as far as scoring goes as they score an even strength goal – MacMillan (17), a PP goal – Shutt (41) and Vadnais (3) completes the scoring with an empty netter for a 7-4 win. Millen had a tough game, 27 shots fired at him, 21 saves! Bouchard stopped 33 of the 37 shots the Rats fired on net.
1. Shutt 1 goal, 2 assists
2. Lapointe 1 goal, 2 assists
3. Trottier 1 goal, 1 assists
Weekly Summary: Rangers continue to be happy with the AI coach as he wins 2 of 2 this week at home. But we have a couple of guys (pretty good compared to their replacements) who have reached playing limits this week – or have just a few games left. Will we hold on, or stumble in the final week.
Mackinac Island Moose
Weekly Preview: The Moose have double header with the Legends of Ohio.

Heading to Pinehurst to chase the little white ball for a week, so an abbreviated report today.

Ohio Legends @ Mackinac Island Moose Moose 5, Legends 3

1st star – Sharpley 1g2a
2nd – Propp 1g1a
3rd – Lysiak 1g1a

Ohio Legends @ Mackinac Island Moose Legends 6, Moose 4

1st star – Callighen 2g
2nd – Stackhouse 1g3a
3rd – Barber 2g

Weekly Summary: Moose split with Ohio this week. 2 points each.

Stackhouse and Sharpley with 4 pts. each for Ohio.
Lysiak 5pts, Barber 4 pts for the Moose

Charlestown Chiefs
Weekly Preview: Two heartbreaking losses on the road already in have dimmed our playoff hopes.
Silk City Whales @ Charlestown Chiefs We take out our frustrations on the Whales, winning it 5-2.

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 4:45 EV CHA Charron (3), assisted by Bourque (26) and Kallur (15)
1 7:05 PP SCW Sutter (34), assisted by Kehoe (37) and Bourne (50)
1 16:34 PP SCW Turnbull (31), assisted by Ruskowski (42) and Messier (32)
3 2:34 EV CHA Haworth (8), assisted by Mike McEwen (26) and Tremblay (39)
3 10:44 EV CHA Gradin (13), assisted by McDonald (35) and Savard (34)
3 18:47 EV CHA Kallur (24), assisted by Bourque (27) and Charron (11)
3 19:18 EN CHA Gardner (29), assisted by Kallur (16)

Star 1: CHA Kallur 1 G, 3 Pts
Star 2: CHA Charron 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: CHA Gradin 1 G

GWG: Thomas Gradin

Notables: SCW None
CHA B.Maxwell 17 PIM, Plasse 33 saves, Bourque 12 PIM

Weekly Summary: We did what we could at home, collecting 2 points. But we’re on the outside looking in.
New Castle Ducks
Weekly Preview: The Ducks have three home games this week and need to pretty much win all of them to have a realistic shot at the playoffs, especially their two home games against playoff contender Syracuse.
Syracuse Bulldogs @ New Castle Ducks SYR 5 NEW 5

A real barnburner and a great Ducks comeback results in a tie but a tie is not good enough given the Ducks place in the standings. New Castle took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Steve Kasper in the first period, against backup goalie Frank Parro. After Fraser tied it at 1, Tim Young’ s power play goal made it 2-1 Bulldogs early int he second period THe Ducks came right back to tie it on a power play goal of their own, by Ryan Walter. Then with 2:28 left in the second period, Rick Middleton put New Castle up 3-2 with his 35th goal of the year.
Trailing 3-2 in the third, Syracuse went to work against Billy Smith. Derlago netted his 25th to tie it at 4:43. Two minutes later Higgins scored his 26th to make it 4-3 Syracuse. When Young scored his second of the game, and 25th of the year, at 8:05 it looked like it was all over with Syracuse ahead 5-3.
THe Ducks would not die however as Mike Allison scored 25 seconds after Young’s goal. Allison’s 41st of the season! It was now 5-4 and the Ducks were flying. With 1:34 to goal and an empty net for New Castle Captain Bobby Clarke, from Walter and Middleton, tied the game!

Shots on goal were pretty even with New Castle 40 to Syracuse 39. Parro had 35 saves and Smith 34. Bobby Clarke won 19 faceoffs out of 23. Yvon Lambert of the Ducks had 5 Hits

1- SYR Tim Young 2G 1 A
2- NEW Ryan Walter 1G 2 A
3- NEW Bobby Clarke 1G 2 A

Syracuse Bulldogs @ New Castle Ducks NEW 8 SYR 2

Coming off the 5-5 tie against the Bulldogs, this time New Castle wins in a rout. Parro started in goal once again for Syracuse but was pulled after allowing 5 goals on just 16 shots (Don Edwards replaced him). The Ducks scored those 5 goals in the first period as they out shot Syracuse 17-8. Middleton (36), Schoenfeld (10), Silk (4), Vautour (11) and Currie (21) were the goal scorers.

Trailiing 5-0, Syracuse mounted a comeback on goals by Stan Smyl (26) and Terrion (3). With 17 minutes to go it was 5-2 and the Ducks fans feared another 3rd period collapse. But Rick Lanz netted his 6th at 4:37 for a huge insurance goal and Silk’s second of the game and Lambert’s 28th of the season closed out the scoring.

New Castle outshot Syracuse 42-21 as they dominated with nearly 9 minutes on the attack to 2:32 for the Bulldogs. The Ducks had 23 scoring chances to 9 for Syracuse.

1. NEW – Dave Silk 2 G
2. NEW – Yvon Lambert 1 G 1 A
3. NEW – Rick Lanz 1 G 1 A

Lanz, D John Barrett and Lambert all were +4 for the game. Ryan Walter had 5 Hits. For Syracuse D Bob Murdoch and RW Tim Higgins were -4 for the game

Philadelphia Firebirds @ New Castle Ducks PHI 4 NEW 3

The Ducks have to start third string goalie Don Edwards against the powerful, rough and tough Firebirds. Despite a valiant effort, New Castle comes up just short.

Middleton continued his great season opening the scoring at 6:36 of the first with his 37th goal of the year. Philadelphia tied it later in the period when Enforcer Al Secord got his 4th goal of the season. Less than 2 minutes later the Ducks regained the lead as seldom used offensive defenseman Russ Anderson scored his 2dof the year. 2-1 Ducks. With Duck fans quacking and hoping for an upset the great Marcel Dionne doused those hopes as he scored just 13 seconds after Anderson’s goal. For Dionne, it was his 43rd goal of the year and the first period ended tied at 2-2.
In the second period, Secord did it again putting the puck behind Edwards at 9:27 (from Bridgman) for his second goal of the game and 5th of the year. 3-2 Philly after two.
In the third, Paul Holmgren got called for holding at 1:26. The Philly bad boy now has 200 PIM on the season. New Castle took advantage as Middleton scored the power play goal, his 38th of the year, assisted by Clarke and O’Reilly. 3-3 with 18 minutes to go.
At 4:39, Dennis Maruk scored his 36th for Philly (from Tonelli and Van Boxmeer) to put the Firebirds ahead for good. New Castle outshot Philly 12-9 in the third but could not beat Don Beaupre who had 31 saves in the victory.
For the game the Ducks had a 34-32 edge in shots on goal while dominating Time on the Attack. Philly’s Rissling got a misconduct penalty in the first period after arguing a hooking call against him. Langway, Holmgren and Tonelli of the Firebirds had 3 Hits each. Lambert had 3 hits for New Castle. Richie Dunn of New Castle was -3 for the game

1- NEW Middleton 2 G
2- PHI Secord 2 G
3- PHI Maruk 1 G

Weekly Summary: New Castle goes 1-1-1 for the week at home to pick up 3 out of a possible 6 points. The Ducks keep their faint playoff hopes alive. With four games remaining, New Castle is 27-41-8- 62 points and trail Syracuse by 5 points and Ohio by 4 points (Ohio has 2 games in hand pending this week’s results) for the final playoff spot. Chicago is also 2 points ahead of the Ducks (with 1 game in hand) as they also battle for a playoff spot. New Castle will be playing three of their final four games on the road against Syracuse, Chicago and Philadelphia. Their one home game is against Chicago. The Ducks will need a miracle to make the playoffs.
Silk City Whales
Weekly Preview: The Whales are playing out the string but can have an impact on the post-season race as they host Saskatoon and Vermont this week. The Cyclone and Foresters are neck-and-neck at the top of the Smythe Division with the second place team in a tight battle for a wild-card spot.
Saskatoon Cyclone @ Silk City Whales Mark Johnson’s goal midway through the third period is the game winner as the Whales win 5-4. Silk City was behind at the end of each of the first two periods but showed some spunk in coming back. Saskatoon’s fans echoed fames newsman Lou Grant when they said, “you have spunk. I hate spunk.”

1st Star – Rick Kehoe (SCW), 2G
2nd Star – Brian Sutter (SCW), G & A
3rd Star – Willi Plett (SCW), G & A

Vermont Foresters @ Silk City Whales Silk City comes from down two goals in the third period to beat the Foresters 4-3. Things look good for Vermont as they had a 3-2 lead and going on the power play at 5:54 of the third, but the Whales got short handed goals from Terry Ruskowski and Doug Smail ten seconds apart to tie and take the lead. Bob Sauve was able to keep the Foresters off of the board the rest of the way.
Weekly Summary: The Whales get come-from-behind wins against the two teams at the top of the Smythe Division as the post-season puzzle stays murky. While the Whales are out of it, they can have an impact in their three games next week against the three teams in front of them in the division.
Ohio Legends
Weekly Preview: The Ohio Legends enter the penulitmate week of the season inside the Stanley Cup playoffs. With three pivotal road games this week, a huge game with St. Clair Shores lingers.
Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Ohio Legends OHIO 4, SCS 2

Don Maloney notched a pair of goals and had an assist to lead Ohio to a 4-2 win against St. Clair Shores.

Glen Sharpley’s 13th goal 1:47 into the contest gave Ohio a quick 1-0 lead. That held through the opening term. The Saints won the shots battle, 7-5.

In the second, Maloney notched his 29th at 11:32 to build the lead to 2-0. St. Clair Shores cut the deficit late in the frame when Al Hangselben scored at 16:43 to leave the score at 2-1 after 40 minutes. The shots favored the Saints in the middle frame, 13-3.

In the third, St. Clair Shores tied the game at two, when Don Kelly picked up his 32nd goal at 4:30. Maloney was awarded a penalty shot off a Behn Wilson trip at 7:35. Maloney converted the penalty shot and Ohio took a 3-2 edge.

The contest nearly was changed when JIm Korn was called for a major penalty fort spearing at the midway point of the frame. The Legends killed of the penalkty and collected an empty net goal from Willy Lindstrom with 39 seconds remaining. The shots again favored the Saints, 9-5. For the game, St. Clair Shores held the shots edge, 29-13.

St. Clair Shores was zero-for-six, while Ohio was zero-for-three. Denis Herron picked up the win, stopping 27 shots, while Mike Liut turned away nine shots.

Weekly Summary: From what I can assemble from the results so far this week, Ohio now has 68 points and is the third team in the Prince of Wales Conference in the Stanley Cup playoffs, holding a one point edge over Syracuse. Chicago is just outside the playoffs with 63 points, but has two games in hand.
Saint Clair Shores Saints
Weekly Preview: The Saints play host to Chicago, Mackinac Island, and Columbus.
Chicago Underground @ Saint Clair Shores Saints Not a lot going on for the first two periods, except a lot of periods. Then, in the 3rd period, Rob Ramage scores 51 seconds into the period on a short hander. Then, the Underground get a goal by Gillies with 15 seconds to go, which prevents a Liut shutout. It’s a tie.

Chicago 1 SCS 1

1st star – Ramage 1 goal
2nd star – Liut 21 saves
3rd star – Astrom 22 saves

Mackinac Island Moose @ Saint Clair Shores Saints The Moose come in and play a fine defensive game. Meloche pitches a shutout. Napier and Robert score both goals for the Moose.

Mackinac Island 2 St. Clair Shores 0

1st – Meloche 25 saves
2nd – Napier 1 goal
3rd – Robert 1 goal

Columbus Owls @ Saint Clair Shores Saints Generally a good game. Ramage scores for SCS in the 1st and is matched by Zuke who scores his 21st. Marois scores for the Owls in the 2nd. Its 2-1, Columbus. In the 3rd, the Saints tie it on a Huddy goal. Then, the Owls get 2 in a row. The Saints score with less than 3 minutes to go, but they fall short.

Columbus 4 St. Clair Shores 3

1st – Goulet 2 points
2nd – Brownschidle 2 points
3rd – Zuke 1 goal

Weekly Summary: The Saints come away with 1 point in three games.
Brooklyn Harbor Rats
Weekly Preview: Harbor Rats host a pair of division rivals, top seed Pittsburgh and cellar dweller Charlotte
Pittsburgh Spirit @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats With no real chance to catch the Spirit, Brooklyn looks for points to secure a playoff spot. And after a scoreless opening period, Mike Gartner nets a pair of goals less than 3 minutes into the 2nd to give the Rats the lead. Brooklyn would score 3 goals on 20 shots in the middle period, holding the Spirit to just one shot on net in 20 minutes. Then the teams trade 3rd period scores for a 4-1 Brooklyn win.
Charlotte Dynamo @  Dave Christian (1-1-2) scores late in the 2nd period to snap a 1-1 tie and Brooklyn would open a 4-1 lead before the Dynamo comeback to draw within a score with 3 minutes left. A hairy 3 minutes for the Rats as Millen hangs on for the 4-3 Brooklyn win.
Weekly Summary: 4 points out of a pair of home games as the Harbor Rats look to secure their first playoff berth
Philadelphia Firebirds
Weekly Preview: Philly takes on Ohio as they rest a ton and give Staniowski another start
Ohio Legends @ Philadelphia Firebirds Ohio 5 Philly 3
Weekly Summary: Philly takes the lump as they rest most of their starters
Charlotte Dynamo
Weekly Preview: As golf season awaits, the Charlotte Dynamo hosted two division leaders who are the odds-on favorites to win the coveted MWOTHL title in Vermont and Pittsburgh.
Vermont Foresters @ Charlotte Dynamo Vermont broke open a 1-1 tie halfway through the game with three unanswered goals and prevailed 4-2. Mike Foligno scored the goal that put the Foresters ahead to stay 9:42 into the second and Reggie Leach and Dale Hunter (the first star with two points) followed with ensuing goals. A meaningless even strength goal from Ron Wilson for Charlotte with six seconds to play closed out the scoring.Ron Low recorded 25 saves for Vermont in improving his backup goalie record to 9-1-1.
Pittsburgh Spirit @ Charlotte Dynamo Led by an amazing performance from first star Jorgan Pettersson (four goals) the Spirit of Pittsburgh mauled the Dynamo 7-3. Pettersson accounted for two of the Spirit’s four goals before Charlotte even got on the board with 5:38 to play in the second period. With the Spirit ahead 4-1, Petterson, vying for the league goals title, scored two more (no. 50 and 51) to put the game out of reach. Meanwhile Chico Resch finished with 39 saves for the Spirit.
Weekly Summary: The Dynamo get zero points in two home games, clearly outclassed by the league’s top two teams.
Vermont Foresters
Weekly Preview: capjack and division rival saskatoon come to the bjc as the season nears the end
CapJack Rangers @ Vermont Foresters vermont falls behind early again, down 2-0 10 minutes in, fight back and take a 3-2 by the end of the period. capjack ties it early in the 2nd. 2 minutes later, vermont retakes the lead 4-3. capjack scores late to end the 2nd period tied at 4. the visitors net 2 more in the first 3 minutes of the 3rd period to take a 6-4 lead. vermont fights back and ties the game with 2 goals in 48 seconds with less then 5 minutes to play. but with 17 seconds left, norm barnes puts away the game winner for the visitors. a disappointing finish for the foresters after coming back from 2 goals down twice in the game, losing an important point in a tight playoff race. marsh had 2 goals, mulvey 3 assists and shutt 1g and 2a for the visitors. gorence had 1g and 2a and doug hicks 3 minor penalties in a row late in the game for the home team. vachon played 3:23 and got the win in relief of bouchard over ron low.
Saskatoon Cyclone @ Vermont Foresters after the loss to capjack this game is even more important and vermont gets off to another slow start giving up goals to gainey and gretzky in the first 11:44 of the game. craig ramsey scores late in the first to make it 2-1 at the end of the period. dale hunter scores in the middle of the 2nd to tie the score at 2 as both goals come from vermonts 3rd line. richard scores early in the 3rd giving the cyclone a 3-2 lead but kent nilsson answers with less then 10 minutes to go tying the score at 3. it looked like a tie but mark howe blasted a shot past reggie lemelin with 15 seconds left to send the bjc into a frenzy and securing a big 2 points against saskatoon. acton had 2 assists for the visitors. kent nilsson broke out of his slump with 1g and 1a, as did ramsey, hunter and howe, who got the gwg.
Weekly Summary: mark howe turned a tie into a huge victory after norm barnes had turned a tie into a crushing defeat for the foresters at home this week. only 4 games left and the playoff race is very tight.