|CLARENCE GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WALES GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|Weekly Preview:||Chicago with 2 Home Games this short week of the season.|
|Philadelphia Firebirds @ Chicago Underground||Hated rivals the Firebirds invade the Capone Center. The Birds flip off the crowd as they skate off at the end of the first period with a 3-0 lead. Denis Savard rallies the Chicago troops in the locker & they come out & bang 3 in by the 18-minute mark in the 2nd. Firebirds rally for 1 at the 19:41 mark to take a 4-3 lead into the locker room at the end of 2. Birds get 2 in the 3rd, Chicago musters only 1.
Final Score: – Philadelphia 6 – Chicago 4
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Marcel Dionne 1G, 2Pts
Game Winner – Randy Carlyle
|New Castle Ducks @ Chicago Underground||A back & forth affair puts two teams in the Norris Division & brother Marian & Peter Stastny head to head which ends deadlocked with no real winner.
Final Score: – New Castle 4 – Chicago 4
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Rick Middleton 2G, 3Pts
Game Winner – NONE
|Weekly Summary:||Chicago takes on the upper echelon of teams in the Norris & only gathers up 1-Point on home ice.|
|North Carolina 89’ers|
|Weekly Preview:||NC plays all of their games at home this week, all of them against division rivals.|
|Ohio Legends @ North Carolina 89’ers||Ohio jumps out to an early 3 goal lead, but the 89ers are able to slowly chip away at it, tying it at 3 early in the third. 18 seconds later Maloney puts the Legends up again, and this time it’s enough.
FINAL SCORE: OHI 4 NC 3
|Mackinac Island Moose @ North Carolina 89’ers||A great goaltending matchup keeps this game tight the whole time. NC led into the 19th minute but with 11 seconds to go Giles scored the equalizer, leaving the game in a draw.
FINAL SCORE: MAC 2 NC 2
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ North Carolina 89’ers||Gary Edwards does his best Grant Fuhr impression and leads NC to a victory, stopping 36 shots. Trailing from the second minute of the game, St. Clair Shores had 4 power play chances in the third to tie the game up, but can convert on only one. An empty netter from Ogrodnick seals the victory.
FINAL SCORE: NC 4 SCS 2
SCS Liut – 16 saves
|Weekly Summary:||NC is able to take 3 points at home this week, but letting the victory against the division leading Moose slip through their fingers stings.|
|Weekly Preview:||Cellar dwelling Syracuse hosts Chicago, New Castle and Macinac Island|
|Chicago Underground @ Syracuse Bulldogs||Strange game. Chicago dominates outshooting the Bulldogs 52-17. The Underground can’t score, however. Syracuse wins it 4-0
Stars #1 SYR Edwards 52 saves
#2 SYR Boldirev 1G
#3 SYR Larouche 1G
|New Castle Ducks @ Syracuse Bulldogs||New Castle kicked some ass 7-2
Stars #1 NEW Walter 2G 3pts
#2 NEW Lambert 2G
#3 NEW Middleton 1G 2pts
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Syracuse Bulldogs||Macinac doubles up Syracuse 6-3
Stars #1 MAC Propp 2G
#2 SYR Broten 2G
#3 MAC Dunlop 1G 3pts
|Weekly Summary:||3 home games net 2pts|
|Weekly Preview:||Rangers get 1 home game in this short week – and it’s the opener for the week. Holidays are over, Rangers (and all of their division) are under .500. But we open with Pittsburgh, can we do them in?|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ CapJack Rangers||Rangers hit the Garden ice and outshoot the Spirit 13-11 in the 1st and come away trailing 3-2. Hagman scores for Pittsburgh halfway through the 1st – but Gare (PP) and Quennevile score a pair within the next 4 minutes to get CapJack up 2-1. But the Spirit fire back and Chouinard and Pettersson tally to get to the 3-2 score after 1.
But the Rangers come back in the 2nd with goals from Crowder and Shutt to flip the one-goal lead in the Rangers favor, 4-3.
But there are 3 periods to play and the Spirit tie it up with 9 minutes to go when Houle puts one past Bouchard to tie it up. But Risto Siltanen gets the Rangers back up 5-4 when he scores with 2:30 to go. Then it was all Bouchard as he stopped everything cold – including the final minute with the Spirit using the extra attacker – and the Rangers skate to the locker room as 5-4 winners!!
STARS (all CAP)
1. Quenneville 1 goal, 1 assist
2. Siltanen 1 goal, 1 assist
3. Gare 1 goal, 1 assist
|Weekly Summary:||So we start the week with a home win – and then wait to see how we play on the road for the last 2 games. But 1 for 1 is good!!! Especially against the Spirit|
|Mackinac Island Moose|
|Weekly Preview:||One home game this week for the Moose, against division rival St. Claire Shores.|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Mackinac Island Moose||Mackinac Island 5, Saint Clair Shores 4
1st period is dominated by the Moose, with a 14-3 SOG advantage and 3 goals. Propp and MacLean at even strength. Dunlop on the power play.
2nd period the Saints turn the tide, out shooting the Moose 15-6, and getting the lone goal of the period, a shortie, by Duguay on a steal and breakaway.
3rd period the Saints quickly cut the lead in half with Duguay getting his 2nd. The Moose stop the bleeding with a response from Dunlop a few minutes later to make it 4-2. The relief is short lived as Wilson answers with another steal and breakaway, and its now 4-3. The Moose are their worst enemy as Barber then gets put in the penalty box, and Dupont makes them pay with a goal just 12 seconds later, tying the game at 4. Its Lysiak that saves the day, getting goal number 5 for the Moose with just under 6 minutes to play. The Moose make that one stand up and escape with the hard fought win.
1st star – Dunlop 2G 3pts
|Weekly Summary:||The Moose happy to get a division win against the Saints.|
|Silk City Whales|
|Weekly Preview:||The Whales welcome in division rival Vermont as well as Ohio this week. Will there be any rust from the holiday break?|
|Vermont Foresters @ Silk City Whales||The Foresters score first and are able to keep the game largely in the neutral zone on the way to a 5-3 win.
December 12 1981 Cheney Mill Dome 01-03-2020
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: VER Lukowich 2 G
GWG: Morris Lukowich
Notables: VER Pat.Hughes 14 PIM
Vermont GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Silk City GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|Ohio Legends @ Silk City Whales||Ron Flockhart’s goal with 5:30 remaining in the third period breaks open a see-saw game as the WHales defeat the Legends 6-4. Bobby Carpenter makes the most of a promotion to the #1 line by scoring a hat trick.
December 14 1981 Cheney Mill Dome 01-03-2020
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: SCW Carpenter 3 G
GWG: Ron Flockhart
Notables: OHI None
Ohio GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Silk City GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|Weekly Summary:||Silk City splits the home games this week as the Smythe Division continues to be a tightly contested group as we heafd to the halfway point of the season.|
|Weekly Preview:||Philly has one game and its a Sunday Morning game as they take on the upstart New Castle Ducks|
|New Castle Ducks @ Philadelphia Firebirds||1st- Bobby Clarke and Al Secord set the tone for this game as they square off to start the game. The Firebirds come out flying controlling play as the Ducks didn’t get a shot until 3:57 of the period. But Billy Smith stands on his head and the period ends 0-0. Shots Philly 12 Ducks 2 17 Hits and 20 PIM.
2nd- The Rate starts the scoring as he gets his 18th from Maruk and Langway. But with Secord off the Ducks tie it up on the PP as Walter gets his 23rd from Statsny and Middleton. Terry O’Reilly goes off for 4 minutes for a CC and the Firebirds take the lead as Joey Mullen gets his 20th from Ruff and Sinisalo. Secord again takes a roughing call and the Ducks again tie it up as Middleton gets his 24th from Pederson and Walter. Maruk gets a CC penalty and a 10-minute major for not leaving the ice. The Ducks PP is humming as Pederson puts them up 3-2 with his 26th from Middleton.
Philly outshoots Ducks 10-3 but the Ducks score on EVERY SHOT so much for the 9.5 Herron rating lol
3rd- 19 seconds in Mullen gets his 2nd of the game on a redirected shot from Randy Carlyle. Both teams continue to bang and grind but with 8 minutes left Maruk gets his 30th from Lindstrom and Linseman and the Birds hold on and Herron actually makes some savesPHILLY 4 New Castle 301. Mullen 1G 3PTS
02. Linseman 1G 3PTS
03. Middleton 1G 3PTS49 Hits / 46 PIMDucks 3-4 on the PP
Philly 1-6 on the PP
|Weekly Summary:||Huge game for Philly as we are neck and neck with the Ducks. 1-6 on the PP was pitiful soooo there is that|
|Weekly Preview:||Delray is the lone home game for the Spirit.|
|Delray Alpha @ Pittsburgh Spirit||Despite the Spirit out-shooting them 42-30, Delray proved their “Alpha-ness” to the tune of a 7-4 win.
Please see below…
|Weekly Summary:||The Back to Back Champs are not having a great season, and it’s time for the realization that there is no way that a 3-peat is gonna happen.
So… Lafleur, Pettersson, Chouinard, Resch, etc. are on the trading block for picks and players good in the coming years.
Get your bids in… FIRE SALE!!! 😉
|Weekly Preview:||Three big home games this week.|
|Silk City Whales @ Charlestown Chiefs||We make a valiant effort late, but ultimately fall to Silk City 3-2 and cede 1st place to our division rival.
Star 1: SCW Sutter 1 G
GWG: Brian Sutter
Notables: SCW Jensen 33 saves
|Delray Alpha @ Charlestown Chiefs||After dropping a big game to Silk City, we can’t afford to lose to Delray… but we do anyway, 5-4. Giving up 3 goals in the 3rd just won’t cut it.
Star 1: DEL Ciccarelli 3 G
GWG: Dino Ciccarelli
Notables: DEL Ciccarelli hat trick
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Charlestown Chiefs||We roll the dice and give some of our big guns a rest – and it nearly backfires. Key word: Nearly.
We win it 5-4 behind very strong games from Gradin, Hlinka, and Bourque.
Star 1: CHA Gradin 2 G, 3 Pts
GWG: Thomas Gradin
Notables: CHD None
|Weekly Summary:||We lay big rotten eggs against division foes Silk City and Delray, but salvage the week with a W against Charlotte.|
|Weekly Preview:||The Ohio Legends host one game this week, as St. Clair Shores rolls in for a Battle In The Basement of the Adams Division.|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Ohio Legends||Ohio 7, St. Clair Shores 4
In a game that Ohio led throughout, there were two ties and the game never had more than a two goal lead until just 21 seconds remained.
The Legends got a pair of goals from Bernie Federko (2-1-3) and two point nights from Bob Manno (1-1-2) and Blair Chapman (1-1-2) to pick up the win. The Saints were aided by three point nights from Darren Veithc (1-2-3) and Ron Francis (0-3-3).
Gilles Gilbert (6-4-0) picked up the win with a 21 save performance. Doug Keans (1-7-1) absorbed the loss with a 20 save effort, before yielding to Mike Liut (8 saves) with the game still in doubt.
The power play units were the story of the game for both teams. Ohio went four-for-five with the man-advantage, while St. Clair Shores went two-for-five with the extra attacker. The Legends held the edge in shots on goal, 35-25.
|Weekly Summary:||Ohio won its lone home game of the week and moved three points clear of St. Clair Shores for last in the Adams.|
|Weekly Preview:||The surging Dynamo, let by red-hot Glenn Anderson, hosted Pittsburgh in its lone home game of this stretch on December 12.|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Charlotte Dynamo||Charlotte gets the first 5 goals from different scorers and cruises to a 5-3 win. The Spirit score its last three goals in the final eight minutes of the game to make the final score close, but never really threatened: the last goal came from Darryl Sittler with 38 seconds remaining. Vincent Tremblay outshines in the nets over Glenn Chico Resch, 40 saves to 26.
Three stars (all from Charlotte):
|Weekly Summary:||The Dynamo, still in its division basement, pull their season out of the abyss with multiple wins lately to pull to 10-15-4 and are now just 5 points out of the top spot in the Patrick — this despite resting multiple players lately for usage purposes. The team, sparked by Hawerchuk and Anderson, leads the division with 130 goals.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats|
|Weekly Preview:||3 home games for the Rats this week, 2 in the tight Patrick division|
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Bobby Smith scores 6 minutes into the game, then later in the first period he sets up Anton Stastny for a 2-0 Harbor Rats lead after one. But this game is about Greg Millen, who makes 29 saves to preserve a 2-1 win as Charlotte gets the only score late in the 2nd, a shorty from Derek Smith. In this season of goals, goals and goals, it is Millen who has backstopped Brooklyn to the #2 defensive ranking in the league.|
|CapJack Rangers @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||The Rangers jump out to a 2-1 lead after one on goals by Lucien DeBlois and Terry Martin. Bobby Smith’s 2nd goal of the game evens the score through 2 periods of play. Trottier snaps the tie just 3:53 into the 3rd, but at 10:06, Mark Johnson ties it again. Just 3 minutes later Smith sets up Behn Wilson for the 4-3 Brooklyn lead and that was the final score as the Rats hang on for a second straight one goal win in the Patrick. Paul Reinhart collects 3 assists for Brooklyn.|
|Philadelphia Firebirds @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||The only team ranked ahead of Brooklyn in defense is Philly, and they are also #1 in the league in offense and have recorded the most wins. This is a big test for the Rats. And thanks mostly to Millen’s net minding, they hold a 2-1 edge after 2 periods of play. With just 1:53 remaining, Marcel Dionne nets his 22nd of the season to even things. With the clock winding down Dave Christian steals a pass and roofs one past Wamsley with :04 seconds on the clock to give Brooklyn their 3rd win of the week!|
|Weekly Summary:||6 out of a possible 6 points for the Rats, with 2 big divsional wins and another over the league’s best team, you couldn’t ask for a better week out of the holiday break!|