Lukowich, Morris VER 3 6 6 12 2 5 10 60%
Brodeur, Richard VER 2 3 1.5 64 .955
Middelton, Rick NEW 3 4 3 7 0 2 12 33%
Mio, Eddie CHI 2 4 2.73 40 .909

Syracuse Bulldogs
Weekly Preview: Syracuse brings in Charlotte, Ohio, and Pittsburgh
Charlotte Dynamo @ Syracuse Bulldogs Charlotte wins a close one 7-6
Stars #1 CHD Anderson 2G 3pts
#2 CHD Hawerchuk 1G 4pts
#3 CHD Saganiuk 2G
Ohio Legends @ Syracuse Bulldogs Ohio takes it 7-6
Stars #1 OHI Federko 2G 3pts
#2 SYR Larouche 2G
#3 SYR Lundholm
Pittsburgh Spirit @ Syracuse Bulldogs The Spirit win 6-5
Stars #1 PIT Hagman 2G
#2 PIT Sitler 1G 3pts
#3 SYR Turnbull 2G
Weekly Summary: The hard-luck Bulldogs lose 3 one-goal games
CapJack Rangers
Weekly Preview: Rangers have 1 home game this week (before the 1981 Christmas holidays) and it’s against Silk City – Smythe Division leaders. Rangers currently sit tied in the Patrick Division – but hard-charging Brooklyn is beginning to assert itself (and by a scheduling quirk, they have 3 games in hand. We need to do something…
Silk City Whales @ CapJack Rangers Well, we start off taking a 1-0 lead when Cloutier scores inside the 4-minute mark. But the Whales respond 3 times with goals from Peplinski, Kehoe, and Sutter (SH) – all by the midpoint in the period and round 1 goes 3-1 in favor of the invaders from Silk City.
PERIOD 2 – the teams trade a couple of goals with Cloutier and Siltanen scoring for the Rangers and in between and after the Whales get goals from Carpenter and Flockhart. Flockhart’s goal was the 3rd unassisted goal in the game! Round 2 ends in a draw, 2-2 and after 2 the Wales lead is 5-3!
PERIOD 3 – like periods 1 and 2, period 3 sees 4 more goals. Cloutier and Robinson score – the later with 4 1/2 minutes to go and the game is tied 5-5 heading into the closing minutes of the game. 30 seconds after the Robinson game-tying goal, Silk City recaptures the lead when Murphy puts one past Bouchard. The goal was scored on a delayed penalty. And this was enough for Bouchard – Dion comes into finish the game. Well apparently that lineup adjustment was enough to at least get another Ranger goal as Mulvey scores with 2 minutes to go and the game is tied: 6-6, and that’s how it ends.
For each team scoring 6 goals, the SOGs were not overly high, but scoring chances were.
1. CAP – Cloutier hat trick 3 goals, 2 assists
2. CAP – Siltanen 1 goal, 3 assists (continues to be a big plus to the team)
3. SCW – Sutter 1 goal, 1 assist
Weekly Summary: Well 1 game, 1 tie, better than a loss and it was against a top team. We need some help…
North Carolina 89’ers
Charlestown @ North Carolina 89’ers Penalties almost do in Charlestown, with NC scoring 2 of their 3 goals on the power play, but they are able to hang on.



1. CHA McKegney 1G
2. CHA McDonald 1G
3. CHA Lever 1G


CHA Riggin – 33 saves
NC Fuhr – 39 saves

North Carolina 89’ers @ Chicago Underground The Underground come out fired up for Coach Stray tonight, scoring 5 goals in the first, including a beautiful Mike Bossy breakaway. Carolina comes close to catching them bringing the score within 1. Babych made a great pass to Stoughton with less than 2 seconds left, but he whiffed on it.



1. CHI Bossy 2G 1A
2. CHI McNab 2G
3. CHI Savard 1G 2A

CHI Peeters – 13 saves
CHI Mio – 20 saves
NC Soetaert – 18 saves

Weekly Summary: Coach Allen is going to be on the hot seat if things don’t turn around soon.
Charlestown Chiefs
Charlestown Chiefs @ Chicago Underground Yes, it’s not a typo – Charlestown’s sole home game this week is in… Chicago. Stray asked me to play while he heals.

Good thing, too – as Chi-Town takes the game 5-3, dedicating the win to their GM and leader.

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 11:04 EV CHI Valentine (18), assisted by Seiling (12) and Persson (15)
1 14:56 EV CHI Valentine (19), assisted by Seiling (13) and Ferguson (5)
1 16:20 PP CHI McNab (11), assisted by Valentine (15)
1 19:18 EV CHA Bourque (6), assisted by Lever (6) and Savard (6)
1 19:57 EV CHI Goring (3), assisted by McNab (15) and Barrett (8)
2 7:38 EV CHA Faubert (2), assisted by Nicholls (4) and McCarthy (5)
2 18:58 SH CHA Gould (5), assisted by Savard (7) and Faubert (8)
3 4:59 EV CHI Ferguson (7), assisted by Valentine (16) and Seiling (14)

Star 1: CHI Valentine 2 G, 4 Pts
Star 2: CHI Ferguson 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: CHI McNab 1 G, 2 Pts

GWG: Butch Goring

Notables: CHA None
CHI Seiling 3 assists

Weekly Summary: Charlestown is on the ropes and fading fast in their division.
Silk City Whales
Weekly Preview: The Whales, still in the mix at the top of the Smythe Division, welcome in always-tough Pittsburgh and Charlotte. Silk City has lost two of three to the Spirit and won two of the from the Dynamo so far this season.
Pittsburgh Spirit @ Silk City Whales The Whales cannot contain the Sittler-Pettersson-Lafleu line and lose to the Spirit 5-4. That trio combine for seven points as Pittsburgh builds a 5-2 lead and the Whales late flurry is not enough to come all the way back.

December 16 1981 Cheney Mill Dome 01-10-2020

1 2 3 F
1981-82 Pittsburgh 14-18-2 2 1 2 5
1981-82 Silk City 19-16-1 1 1 2 4

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 7:12 PP PIT Darryl Sittler (18), assisted by Russell (13) and Lafleur (30)
1 14:08 EV SCW Ftorek (2), assisted by Jean-Francois Sauve (10) and Kallur (3)
1 18:27 EV PIT Levo (1), assisted by Pettersson (13) and Lafleur (31)
2 7:56 EV PIT Ashton (8), assisted by Patey (7) and Levo (3)
2 16:36 EV SCW Ftorek (3), assisted by Jean-Francois Sauve (11) and Murphy (20)
3 4:16 PP PIT Lafleur (3), assisted by Russell (14)
3 6:10 EV PIT Darryl Sittler (19), assisted by Levo (4) and Lafleur (32)
3 8:41 EV SCW Bullard (19), assisted by Sutter (19) and Messier (25)
3 17:27 EV SCW Hoffmeyer (2), assisted by Sutter (20) and Bullard (18)

Penalty Summary
Per Time Team
1 6:10 SCW Sutter (72), 2:00 – tripping
1 11:09 PIT Laughlin (25), 2:00 – tripping
1 19:02 PIT Russell (59), 2:00 – hooking
2 :44 SCW Carpenter (22), 2:00 – tripping
2 4:14 PIT Campbell (47), 2:00 – slashing
2 11:34 PIT Rick MacLeish (18), 2:00 – roughing
2 11:34 SCW Peplinski (16), 2:00 – roughing
2 13:34 PIT Campbell (49), 2:00 – interference
3 3:40 SCW Ftorek (9), 2:00 – hooking
3 5:31 PIT Russell (61), 2:00 – roughing
3 5:31 SCW Bullard (35), 2:00 – roughing
3 10:27 PIT Huber (43), 2:00 – tripping

Pittsburgh 4 7 4
Silk City 4 5 8

SOG 15 17
FOW 16 29
FO% 35.6 64.4
Hits 14 18
Blocks 12 3
Missed Net 10 20
Shot Attempts 28 49
Scoring Chances 16 13
PIM 14 10
PP 2-3 0-5
TOA 2:04 7:01

Injuries: Vadnais(PIT)-game

Star 1: PIT Lafleur 1 G, 4 Pts
Star 2: PIT Sittler 2 G
Star 3: PIT Levo 1 G, 3 Pts

GWG: Darryl Sittler

Notables: PIT Lafleur 3 assists
SCW None

Pittsburgh GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
G Resch -W 4 13 .765 60:00 11 12 2 6.6 (-0.7)

Silk City GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
G Sauve, Bob -L 5 10 .667 58:37 14 14 0 7.4 (+1.3)

Charlotte Dynamo @ Silk City Whales The Whales come out smoking with three goals in the first nine minutes and crush the Dynamo 10-3. Ron Flockhart has a hat trick and two assists Silk City’s third and fourth lines take advantage of extended garbage time to contribute to a five goal third perios.

December 19 1981 Cheney Mill Dome 01-10-2020

1 2 3 F
1981-82 Charlotte 10-18-4 0 1 2 3
1981-82 Silk City 20-16-1 3 2 5 10

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 3:16 EV SCW Peplinski (11), assisted by Flockhart (21)
1 3:59 EV SCW Messier (22), assisted by Murphy (21) and Kehoe (33)
1 8:58 EV SCW Flockhart (14), assisted by Peplinski (15) and Sutter (21)
2 :58 EV CHD Anderson (19), assisted by Hawerchuk (23) and Hajt (8)
2 1:44 EV SCW Flockhart (15), assisted by Peplinski (16) and Hoffmeyer (6)
2 18:47 PP SCW Messier (23), assisted by Lindgren (17) and Kehoe (34)
3 2:34 EV SCW Flockhart (16), assisted by Sutter (22) and Hoffmeyer (7)
3 3:20 EV SCW Bullard (20), assisted by Beck (11) and Flockhart (22)
3 4:59 EV CHD Anderson (20), assisted by Bozek (12) and Lacroix (9)
3 8:24 EV SCW LaVallee (8), assisted by Carpenter (6)
3 15:25 EV SCW LaVallee (9), assisted by Smail (2) and Carpenter (7)
3 17:55 EV SCW Ftorek (4), assisted by Beck (12) and Kallur (4)
3 18:46 EV CHD Saganiuk (11), assisted by Derek Smith (2)

Penalty Summary
Per Time Team
1 9:23 SCW Hoffmeyer (32), 2:00 – boarding
1 14:16 CHD Robertson (104), 5:00 – fighting
1 14:16 SCW Hoffmeyer (37), 5:00 – fighting
2 5:32 SCW Beck (31), 2:00 – hooking
2 8:25 CHD Saganiuk (16), 2:00 – roughing
2 8:25 SCW Beck (33), 2:00 – roughing
2 11:52 CHD Baker (29), 2:00 – roughing
2 11:52 SCW Messier (59), 2:00 – high sticking
2 13:35 SCW Flockhart (8), 2:00 – hooking
2 18:19 CHD Derek Smith (4), 2:00 – tripping
2 19:05 SCW Carpenter (24), 2:00 – interference
3 2:48 CHD Saganiuk (18), 2:00 – roughing
3 2:48 SCW Bathe (26), 2:00 – roughing
3 9:51 CHD Bozek (24), 2:00 – roughing
3 18:12 CHD Carlson (98), 5:00 – fighting
3 18:12 SCW Bathe (31), 5:00 – fighting

Charlotte 8 13 11
Silk City 11 11 15

SOG 32 37
FOW 29 36
FO% 44.6 55.4
Hits 14 24
Blocks 7 8
Missed Net 11 10
Shot Attempts 51 54
Scoring Chances 20 27
PIM 20 24
PP 0-4 1-2
TOA 5:27 6:49

Injuries: Shmyr(CHD)-game

Star 1: SCW Flockhart 3 G, 5 Pts
Star 2: SCW Messier 2 G
Star 3: SCW LaVallee 2 G

GWG: Ron Flockhart

Notables: CHD None
SCW Flockhart hat trick, Flockhart 5 points

Charlotte GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
G Tremblay -L 10 27 .730 60:00 5 11 1 7.0 (-0.3)

Silk City GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
G Sauve, Bob -W 3 29 .906 60:00 15 14 0 5.9 (-0.2)

Weekly Summary: Two games, two points. The Whales continue to have problems taking care of business against the high-pedigree teams.
Philadelphia Firebirds
Weekly Preview: The Mousse invades Philly this week.
Mackinac Island Moose @ Philadelphia Firebirds The tough and deep Mousse (see whatIi did there) come into Philly for a playoff preview.

1st- Pat Boutette gets the Moose up 1-0 with his 6th from Propp and Park. But before the period ends Dionne ties it up with his 24th from Maruk…8 penalties and lots of bad PP play
2nd- With the Rat off the ice Bill Barber puts the Moose up 2-1 with his 19th on the PP from O’Connell and Lysiak. Again Philly battles back and ties it up on a Lindstrom goal his 15th from Linseman and Maruk
3rd- This time Philly takes the lead as Dionne gets his 2nd of the game his 25th from Ruff and Lindstrom. But the Moose won’t be denied and Lysiak buries his 21st from barber and Kurri. But with 5 minutes to go the leagues scoring leader Maruk gets his 33rd of the year from Linseman and Langway. The Moose pepper Herron in the final 2 minutes but the Birds hang on to the win.

1. Dionne 2 G
2. Maruk 1G 3 PTS
3. Lindstrom 1G 2PTS

41 HITS 30 PIM 11 PP

Weekly Summary: The second week in a row Philly eek’s out a one-goal win against a tough opponent
Ohio Legends
Weekly Preview: The Ohio Legends welcome Smythe Division leader, Delray in for its lone home game of the week.
Delray Alpha @ Ohio Legends Delray 7, Ohio 6

Dino Ciccarelli’s final goal of his hat trick proved to be the game winner in this one. Ohio wasted a 5-2 lead early in the second, before the Alpha turned up the offense and took control.

Marc Tardif and Wayne Gretzky each had three assists for the winners, while Tim Kerr had a three point night (2-1-3) and Bob Manno added two goals and three blocked shots for the losers.

Dave Parro (16-8-2) picked up the win in goal for Delray, turning away 32 shots. Gilles Gilbert (6-5-0) took the loss in relief, re-routing four shots. John Garrett start for Ohio, stopping 22 of the 28 shots he faced.

Delray went two-for-six on the power play, while Ohio was two-for-four with the man-advantage.

Weekly Summary: Ohio loses its home game this week. What’s new?

Can anyone speed the draft day arrival up?!?!

Brooklyn Harbor Rats
Weekly Preview: Vermont and St. Clair Shores come to visit this week in a pair of non-divisional games
Vermont Foresters @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats Anton Stastny and Morris Lukowich trade a pair of goals each and it’s a 2-2 game midway through when Mark Osborne snaps the tie with his 14th of the year. Early in the 3rd period, Osborne gets his 15th to make it a 2 goal lead. Then he completes the hat trick with his 16th as Brooklyn pulls away with a 4 goal 3rd period. Rats 7, Foresters 2.
Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats Brooklyn builds a 4-0 lead early in the 2nd and it’s looking like an easy win when the Saints begin their comeback, scoring 3 times to make it a one-goal game with just over 22 minutes left. But just before the 2nd intermission, Doug Sulliman deflects home Behn Wilson’s point shot for a 5-3 Rats lead after 2. Just 5 minutes into the 3rd, St. Laurent gets Saint Clair Shores back within a goal and it remains that way until under 5 minutes remain when Wilson again gives Brooklyn the 2 goal lead. With just 3 minutes left Ron Francis nets his second goal of the night to once again make it a one-goal game. Off the ensuing faceoff, Wilson nets his 2nd of the night to once again give the Rats a 2 goal lead. With the net empty and the extra attacker on the ice, Francis completes the hat trick to make it a one-goal game for the 4th time in the contest! But that would be all, a combined 5 goals final 20 minutes as the Rats hang on for the 7-6 win. Behn Wilson (2-2-4) also drops the gloves to complete the Gordie Howe hat trick.
Weekly Summary: Osborne’s hat trick in the first game and Behn Wilson’s Gordie Howe hat trick in the 2nd game make for a very enjoyable week for the Harbor Rats home crowds.
Saint Clair Shores Saints
Weekly Preview: The Saints play host to the Chicago Underground.
Chicago Underground @ Saint Clair Shores Saints Game starts off with an early Chicago goal by Mondou. The Underground proceed to pound the Saints. The Saints have more shots 29-19, but they take advantage of Liut who has under-performed all season.
Denis Savard, Rautikillio, Goring, McNab, and Seiling all score. Cameron scores for the Saints.Chicago 6 SCS 11st – McNab
2nd – Goring
3rd – Savard
Weekly Summary: Chicago dominates SCS and wins 6-1.
Charlotte Dynamo
Weekly Preview: The rebuilding Dynamo started its season with a disastrous 1-6 record, but since then have played a more competitive brand of hockey entering this latest week of play (9-12-4 since that inauspicious start). It hosted another team that is in its division basement, the Vermont Foresters on December 18.
Vermont Foresters @ Charlotte Dynamo As we used to say in my beer hockey league when I was a younger man, Charlotte got absolutely SMOKED, in this one, getting chopped down by the Foresters 6-1. Only a last-moment goal by Dynamo fill-in Anders Hakansson, with one tick left on the clock, spoiled the shutout bid by Vermont goalie Richard Brodeur (37 saves).

Dale McCourt scored in every way imaginable for Vermont in notching a hat trick by the second period. The center scored the first goal of the game even strength, then added a power play goal that put Vermont ahead at the time 3-0, and then he delivered a short-handed goal with 6:42 remaining in the second period that gave the Foresters a 4-0 lead that for all intents and purposes put the game on ice. McCourt linemates accounted for the other three Forester goals: left winger Morris Lukowich notched two third period goals and right winger Pat Hughes got credit for the game winner that gave Vermont a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period.

Weekly Summary: With multiple Charlotte players continuing to sit due to usage purposes, the Dynamo didn’t put up much of a fight in this latest setback: the defense remained lackadaisical, and its offensive attack which has been credible for most of the season failed to show up entirely.
Mackinac Island Moose
Weekly Preview: Charlestown and Brooklyn visit the Moose
Charlestown Chiefs @ Mackinac Island Moose Charlestown 4, Moose 3 – A close game for only one period. The Chiefs storm out and score 4 goals in the first 30 minutes (Tremblay, Potvin, Lever, Potvin) and then the Moose finally make their 2nd change of strategy, which seems to work. MacLean scores just seconds before the 2nd period ends, and then Smith and Napier early in the 3rd to make it 4-3. The goalies then stop all business, and the red lights stay dark the rest of the game. Chiefs hang on 4-3

1st star – Potvin 2G
2nd – Tremblay 1G 2pts
3rd – Lever 1G

Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ Mackinac Island Moose Brooklyn 5, Moose 5 – A lively back and forth game. 3 ties. Moose lead 5-4 and seem ready to escape with the W when Brasar blasts one in with only 22 seconds left. 5-5 tie.

Brooklyn goals Stastny, Reinhart, Smith 2, Brasar
Mackinac Island – MacLean, Lysiak, Dunlop, Park, Smith

1st star – Lysiak 1G 3pts
2nd – Smith 1G 2pts
3rd – Kurri 4 A

Weekly Summary: A depressing 1 pt. in 2 home games brings the recent surge to an end. Still leading the division, but can we get our Mojo back?
Pittsburgh Spirit
New Castle Ducks @ Pittsburgh Spirit New Castle travels south (New Castle, PA right?) to Pittsburgh.

Down 5-2 in the 3rd period, The Spirit try their best to tie it up scoring two late 3rd period goals, both by Sittler, but can’t get the tying goal as the Ducks win in Pittsburgh, 5-4.

Weekly Summary: Another home loss… another reason to send some people packing!
New Castle Ducks
Weekly Preview: Two tough home games this week – one against the Patrick Division leading CapJack Rangers and one against the North Carolina 89ers who are second in the Adams Division
CapJack Rangers @ New Castle Ducks NEW CASTLE 8 CAPJACK 4 A wild one goes to the high scoring Ducks. After trailing 1-0 in the first, the Ducks had 4 unanswered goals to take a commanding 4-1 lead but the Rangers battled back to make it 4-3 before the Ducks got hot again to win it 8-4.

The Ducks top two players – Rick Middleton and rookie Barry Pederson each had 2 goals and 2 assists. Middleton and Pederson are now in a battle with Philly’s Dennis Maruk for the MWOTHL scoring lead as well as the lead in Goals scored. New Castle outshot CapJack 31-23 as Michel “Bunny” Larocque won his 12th game of the season in 16 tries (2 losses and 2 ties). The Rangers Michel Dion gave up 7 goals with the final goal being an empty netter.

1- NEW Middleton 2G 2A
2- NEW Pederson 2G 2A
3- NEW Bobby Bourne 1G 1 A

CapJack’s Siltanen had 3 assists

North Carolina 89’ers @ New Castle Ducks NEW CASTLE 5 NORTH CAROLINA 4 Trailing 4-2 midway through the third period, the Ducks exploded for three goals for the comeback. The teams started out exchanging goals and the score was tied at 2-2 early in the second period. Then, the 89ers Blaine Stoughton scored his 21st of the year to make it 3-2 North Carolina. 45 seconds later Jim Fox lit the lamp to make it 4-2 late in the second period.
The teams went to the third period with North Carolina still leading 4-2 and largely controlling the play. But at 10:21 defenseman Dave Pichette scored his 1st of the season beating Grant Fuhr to make it 4-3. Then less than 3 minutes later, Rick Middleton (from Pederson) scored his 31st of the season to tie the game! With just over a minute to go, Barry Pederson, the Ducks phenomenal rookie, scored his 29th, assisted by who else but Middleton, along with Marian Stastny. That proved to be the game winner as Larocque made 21 saves and improved to 13-2-2 on the season. 89ers defenseman Mario Marois had 3 assists and another defenseman, Lee Fogolin was given a misconduct penalty in the second period.THREE STARS:
1- NEW Pederson 1G 1A
2- NEW Middleton 1G 1A
3- NEW Vaclav Nedomansky 1G
Weekly Summary: The Ducks win both home games as they continue to battle the Philadelphia Firebirds for first place in the Norris and for the best record in the MWOTHL.
Rick Middleton now has 31 goals and 34 assists for 65 point, in 38 games. Dennis Maruk of Philadelphia has 64 points in 34 games, pending the results of Philadelphia’s games this week. Middelton’s 31 goals is also second to Maruk’s 33. Pederson is fourth in goals with 29 and yet another Duck, Ryan Walter, is fifth with 25.