|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 two home games at the Capone Center looking to pick up some points, but headed nowhere but the golf course come spring.|
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Chicago Underground||After a scoreless 1st period the floodgates opened in the 2nd as Chicago needed 3 & Charlotte 1. The Dynamo picked up 1 in the middle of the 3rd period, but that’s how she ended.
Final Score: Chicago 3 – Charlotte 2
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Chris Valentine 2G
Game Winner – Chris Valentine
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Chicago Underground||A back & forth affair for most of it until the Saints pulled away midway through the 2nd. Lots of scoring in this one. Mike Bossy has the Hat Trick for Chicago, but the Underground fall well short.
Final Score: St. Clair Shores 7 – Chicago 4
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Mike Bossy 3G
Game Winner – Ron Francis
|Weekly Summary:||Chicago playing .500 Hockey & nothing more.|
|Weekly Preview:||Brooklyn travels across state to get their win at Syracuse|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ Syracuse Bulldogs||Holy Shit!! Syracuse wins it!! 4-3. The Mayor of Syracuse declares today as a national holiday. The Parade is tomorrow|
|Weekly Summary:||Only one game nets a rare win|
|Weekly Preview:||Only Vermont this week…but anyone who follows the series Vermont is TOUGH|
|Vermont Foresters @ Philadelphia Firebirds||1st – All Vermont as Hughes gets his 18th from Howe and Routsalainen and takes the first period 1-0 13-8 in shots and controlled play.
2nd- Semenko/Secord have an epic battle. after Ruff scores in close his 7th from Hartsburg and Stackhouse. Period ends 1-1 Philly starts to take control 11-3 in shots. Brodeur continues to stone Philly over and over
3rd- Lindstrom gets his 18th early from Stackhouse and Maruk. Minutes later Lindstrom scores again his 19th from Linseman. Maruk gets an EN his 40th! to complete a tough fought 4-1 win,1. Lindstrom 2 G
2. Maruk 1G 2PTS
3. Stackhouse 2 PTSBrodeur 32 saves Philly 68.6 on faceoffs
|Weekly Summary:||Toughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh win for Philly.|
|Weekly Preview:||Rangers add some Offense (Lafluer) and Defense (Russell) in an attempt to garner a Patrick Division playoff spot – nobody wants one. We face a weaker team and two stronger teams this week…|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ CapJack Rangers||Rangers pounce to a whopping 6-5 lead after 2 periods – including a goal and assist from Lafluer and a goal from Russell. But then they give up 2 unanswered goals in the 3rd and drop the contest 7-6. UGH!!! Duguay and Francis each score multiple times for the Saints – Francis (hat trick) gets the tying goal 28 seconds into the 3rd Sutter nabs the game-winner with 12 minutes left in the game. Both starting goalies were lifted and Kearns played the final 24 minutes and shut out the Rangers. Bouchard came in for the 3rd and gave up the tying and winning goals.
1. SCS – Francis 3 goals
2. SCS – Duguay 2 goals
3. CAP – Shutt 2 goals, 1 assist
|New Castle Ducks @ CapJack Rangers||Ducks trying to catch Philly need this one as badly as the Rangers. CapJack manages grab a 2-1 lead in the 1st on goals by Trottier and Lafluer and it would have been 2-0 except Nedomansky scores with 1 SECOND left in the period. He took a feed from Silk and just unloaded – and it beat Dion.
2nd Period – Both teams score 1 as the Rangers get their 2nd PP goal when Cloutier scores (from Lafluer) and then Lambert scores – again a last-minute goal – and it’s 3-2 Rangers after 2.
3rd Period – Trottier gets his 2nd of the game (from Lafluer) to make it 4-2 with 6 minutes left. Stays that way until the final minute – and then, well, let’s say it was near epic. 50 seconds remaining Shutt from Siltanen – Goal and a 5-2 Ranger lead. Billy Smith then exits the net for New Castle. After Trottier wins the faceoff, the puck gets to the neutral zone – Stastny gets it, to Middleton – shots, Pederson deflects SCORE, 5-3. 40 seconds left. Faceoff – Pederson wins it (still an extra skater on the ice). Pederson takes it up ice, to Middleton, to Pichette, to Pederson, to Middleton – over the line, to Pederson, wrist shot – Dion the save, rebound out front knocked away by Robinson (whew), but Pichette gets the puck, to Pederson, he shoots again – GOAL. 22 seconds left and it’s 5-4 CapJack. 2 goals in 28 seconds (and 3 goals total in 28 seconds!!). Face-off (more??) – Bourne wins the faceoff, but the Rangers check him hard and the Ducks can’t get any more shots off and somehow the Rangers hold on for the 5-4 win.
1. CAP – Trottier 2 goals
2. CAP – Lafluer 1 goal, 2 assists
3. CAP – Cloutier 1 goal, 2 assists
NOT SURE I’ve seen this before, but Pederson with 2 goals did not get a star OR notable. We sure noted him!
|Charlestown Chiefs @ CapJack Rangers||Rangers use a PP, SH and Even strength goals in the 1st to grab a 3-2 lead. Mulvey gets 2 of them. However, McKegney and McDonald score for the Chiefs to keep it tight.
2nd Period – Charlestown scores twice in the the 1st 5 minutes. Gardner and Gradin (Gradin also assisted on Gardner’s goal). Chiefs now up 4-3! But Mulvey gets a PP goal just over a minute later to tie the game (and give him a hat trick. And then 21 seconds after that – Cloutier scores to get the Rangers back on top 5-4. Siltanen completes the 2nd-period score with a goal with just over 2 minutes left (and Mulvey gets a helper on that one. 6-4 Rangers after 2.
3rd Period. Tremblay scores very early on to get the Chiefs back to within 1. But then the scoring dries up until the end when the Chiefs go for the extra attacker – and with 2 seconds left – it PAYS OFF – but for the Rangers as Kotsopoulus scores the Empty Netter giving CapJack a 7-5 win.
Mulvey might have scored more points but he was called for a 2 minute roughing in the 1st, a 2 minute slashing in the 1st and then with 59 seconds left in the 2nd he gets a 5-minute penalty for fighting and a GAME MC -all told, he’s credited with 19 PIM but missed the 3rd. And Potvin got the same fighting and Game MC along with Mulvey. Plus Faubert/McCarthy/Paiement (CHA) and Russell/Murphy/Kotsopoulos all got 5-minute fighting penalties in the BIG BRAWL (though Philadelphia was in town). It all started after Kotsopoulos drilled McKegney and Paiement took exception and he punched Kotsopoulos – it was a draw. Then it started to look like a scene from Slapshot (figures since it was the Chiefs – and Potvin and Mulvey couldn’t stay away). By the end of the game, the Chiefs had racked up 44 PIM and CapJack received 38. For all the Rangers minutes, the Chiefs only got 2 PPs and missed on both, the Rangers were 2 for 5.
STARS (all CAP)
1. Mulvey 3 goals 1 assist (in 2 periods)
2. Siltanen 1 goal, 1 assist (continues to flourish)
3. Shutt 3 assists
|Weekly Summary:||Rangers win the 2 against the better teams and drop the 1 to the easier team – go figure! Lafluer makes a 5 point contribution (2 goals, 3 assists) in his 1st 3 games with CapJack and Russell gets a goal and an assist. However, the Rangers STILL can’t stop pucks very well……|
|Silk City Whales|
|Weekly Preview:||The Whales have one home game this week as the league-leading Firebirds come in from Philadelphia. Silk City has yet to gain a point in the three games so far this season between the teams, with the Firebirds out-scoring them 24-6.|
|Philadelphia Firebirds @ Silk City Whales||Silk City comes from behind with two goals in the last 4:24 to earn a 6-6 tie with Philadelphia. Doug Smail scored his second of the game to bring the Whales to within a goal and Larry Murphy’s goal with the goalie pulled tied the game with 1:20 left in the third period. Dennis Maruk and John Tonelli scored two apiece for the Firebirds.
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SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: SCW Smail 2 G
Notables: PHI None
Philadelphia GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Silk City GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|Weekly Summary:||The Whales work hard to earn a tie with Philadelphia, getting a huge boost from the fourth line if Robbie Ftorek, Doug Smail and Anders Kallur, who score three of the team’s goals.|
|North Carolina 89’ers @ Charlestown Chiefs||North Carolina comes to town, and the Chiefs out shoot them 45-18… but both teams get 4 past the other goalie and we end up in a 4-4 tie.
Star 1: CHA Gardner 2 G
Notables: NOC Payne 3 assists, Fuhr 41 saves
|Chicago Underground @ Charlestown Chiefs||Next up is Chicago, and both teams manage 36 SOG. This time, Vachon stands tall and the good guys win it 3-1. Highlight is a short-handed goal by Andre Savard halfway through the 3rd period to seal the victory.
Star 1: CHA Gradin 1 G, 2 Pts
GWG: Thomas Gradin
Notables: CHI Peeters 33 saves
|Weekly Summary:||3 out of 4 points allows us to continue seeing Delray ahead in the distance.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats|
|Weekly Preview:||Three home games for the Brooklyn fans this week, with Ohio, North Carolina and Mackinac Island all coming to town.|
|Ohio Legends @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Therrion and Kerr score less than a minute apart to open the 2nd period putting the Legends on top after a scoreless first. Behn Wilson’s power-play goal midway through the frame cuts the lead in half. But just 3 minutes into the 3rd, Bernie Federko nets his 25th of the season to re-establish the 2 goal Ohio lead. A short-handed goal by Per-Olov Brasar gets Brooklyn within a goal with 15 minutes to play but John Garrett makes 36 saves, half of them in the 3rd as the Legends take a 3-2 win on the road.|
|North Carolina 89’ers @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Goulet, Babych and Broten help the 89ers to a 3-0 lead, and after Gustafsson gets the Rats on the board, Lumley scores with :13 seconds left before the second intermission to regain the 3 goal lead for Carolina. Grant Fuhr makes 31 saves as the visitors post a 5-2 win.|
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||The Moose hold a 2-1 edge with the 2nd period winding down when Behn Wilson scores a short-handed goal to tie it. Just 2 minutes into the 3rd, Mark Johnson puts Brooklyn in front. But Brian Propp nets the tying goal with 8 and half minutes remaining and nobody would score again as this one ends in a 3-3 tie.|
|Weekly Summary:||A single point in 3 home games as the Rats slide continues. Brooklyn has just one win in the first 7 games since the calendar turned.|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints|
|Weekly Preview:||The Saints host Charlestown and Philadelphia in St. Clair Shores.|
|Charlestown Chiefs @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||Both teams alternate goals during the entire game. Lanny McDonald scores his 15th for the Chiefs to start off the scoring. McKegney closes out the scoring with his 18th goal.
Charlestown 4 SCS 3
1st – Tremblay
|Philadelphia Firebirds @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||The Saints pull off an upset. Malone scores his 2nd, Duguay with his 22nd goal, and scores his first. The Firebirds’ Maruk scores number 41 for the Firebirds.
SCS 3 Philadelphia 2
1st – Watters
|Weekly Summary:||SCS hosts Charlestown and Philadelphia. SCS splits and earns two points.|
|New Castle Ducks|
|Weekly Preview:||The Ducks have three home games this week – all against the other conference, as the Ducks continue their efforts to catch powerful Philadelphia for the Norris Division title and the league’s best record|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ New Castle Ducks||NEW 4 PIT 3
In a tightly played game, the Ducks hold on for the win. After the teams traded first period goals, Jorgen Petterson scored his 20th early in the second to give the Spirit a 2-1 lead. The Ducks tied it a few minutes later on a goal by Vaclav Nedomansky. Then with one second remaining in the period, Bobby Nystrom scored his first-ever goal for the Ducks on a pass from Yvon Lambert to give New Castle a 3-2 lead going into the final period.
1- PIT – Petterson 2 G
Larocque had 29 saves for the Ducks. Chico Resch 28 for the Spirit
|Charlotte Dynamo @ New Castle Ducks||CHD 2 NEW 1
In a rare low scoring contest, the Dynamo won for the first time in three tries against New Castle this season. Steve Kasper put the Ducks ahead with a goal at the 47-second mark of the first period. After the teams battled without further scoring, Glenn Anderson finally scored at 16:02 of the second to tie the game. In the third period, Mike Rogers scored unassisted at 7:35 to break the tie.
|Vermont Foresters @ New Castle Ducks||NEW 6 VER 5 The last place Foresters gave the Ducks a run for their money in a wild shootout. after the teams exchanged first period goals, the Ducks added two more in the period when Barry Pederson netted his 36th and Blair MacDonald his 3rd to make it 3-1 Ducks after one. At 3:19 of the second, Marian Stastny scored to make it 4-1 and things looked pretty good for the Ducks.
Then Vermont stormed back led by high scoring winger Morris Lukowich. Luckowich scored at 6:20 and again at 12:45 to make it 4-3, with his 30th goal of the year. Some 3 1/2 minutes later the Foresters stunned the crowd at the Duck Pond when Mike Foligno put the puck past Larocque to tie the game!
The teams started the third period tied at 4-4. New Castle restored order early when defenseman Dave Pichette scored his second of the year at 1;22. and then less than a minute later, Pederson scored his second of the game and 37th of the season to make it 6-4. It stayed that way until less than 5 minutes to go when Lukowich did it again – scoring the hat trick with his 31st of the season to make it 6-5.
Vermont pressed frantically in the final minutes, as they outshot New Castle 13-5 in the third, but they could not get the tying goal.
Larocque allowed 5 goals on just 25 shots in one of his weaker performances of the year. Nevertheless, the #2 Ducks goalie improved his record to an impressive 16-3-3. Richard Broduer gave up 6 goals on 27 shots as he dropped to 13-16-3 on the year.THREE STARS:
1- VER Lukowich 3G 1 A 4 Pts HAT TRICK
2- NEW Pederson 2G 1 A 3 Pts
3- NEW M. Stastny 1G 1 ARyan Walter had 3 assists for the Ducks and now has 24 on the season.
New Castle had only one power-play while they killed off six Vermont PPs.
|Weekly Summary:||The Ducks win 2 of 3 at home to further cement their hold on second place in the Patrick Division. At 27-13-6 (60 points) they have the league’s second-best record but trail division-leading Philadelphia|
|Mackinac Island Moose|
|Weekly Preview:||Coming off 2 mediocre weeks, going 3-4-1, the Moose hope to rebound. First, the tree-hugging Foresters from the northeast come to town, and then the evil flaming fowl from the City of Brotherly Love.|
|Vermont Foresters @ Mackinac Island Moose||Moose 1, Foresters 0 – Two teams, each with scoring averages well above 3 goals per game combine to show that numbers can lie. Vermont plays defense like possessed demons. About half of each zone entry attempt by the Moose gets knocked on its ass, and the visitors turn the puck around. Unfortunately, most of the zone entries by the Foresters see similar results and when Vermont does get a shot off, most go nowhere near the net, and the Moose bring it in for another push. When the Moose finally get their shots off, most are on target, get stopped, and result in rebound follow-ups, but similarly, nothing in the net. This goes on for 55 minutes. The Vermont team solid on the penalty kill, with the same ferocity, some PK attempts end with zero shots on goal for the Moose. 1st period the SOG battle goes to the Moose 13-5, in the second 13-3, still with no goals scored, and in the 3rd the trend is the same until Barber pokes one in with just over 3 minutes to go. The Moose continue to control the puck the rest of the game, with the Foresters only getting about 30 seconds with a pulled goalie near the end resulting in one shot on goal.
Fights – Wells v. Barber (2 min), Hunter v. Boutette (5 min., Boutette +10), Foligno v. Bonar
1st star – Melanson 14 saves, shutout win
|Philadelphia Firebirds @ Mackinac Island Moose||Moose 5, Firebirds 0 – Everybody is amped up for the battle of west conference division leaders. 1st period sees Philly get an early 4-minute power play after O’Connell gets caught with a bad cross-check. The Birds pelt Meloche with 5 SOG but he is able to stop them all. The next 6 minutes is mostly 4 on 4 after scuffles between Secord/Boutette and Linseman/Bonar. Neither team was able to take advantage of the spacious ice. Teams continue awesome defensive play in the period, and it ends 0-0 after a combined 23 shots on goal
2nd period, the switch in strategy by the Moose seems to play out big, as they get 3 power-play chances in the middle of the period, and convert on 2 of them. Napier and Kurri on the business end of some nice passes to get the scores. 2 more scuffles, Linseman/Boutette early and Ramsey/O’Connell late. Period ends 2-0 Moose.
3rd period opens with a Linseman penalty which the Moose have trouble even getting a shot off. A little later its Maruk and Dunlop in a scuffle earning 2 minutes off. Shortly after teams are back to full strength, the Moose find Dunlop near the crease and he cashes in to make it 3-0. Teams thwart each other the next 10 minutes, and then Linseman decides to vent his frustration on Boutette for the 2nd and final time of the game, fighting to a draw, the players go to the locker room early with 2 minutes to go. About the minute later the Moose get one more from MacLean from the point, and then 30 seconds later, Napier deflects one in to piss off the Firebirds and makes it 5-0.
1st star – Meloche 26 save shutout
|Weekly Summary:||With the goalies pitching a pair of shutouts, the Moose a delighted to have one more way to win a game, that they did not have earlier this year, often needing 5 or more goals to get the W. Thank you Gilles Meloche and Roland Melanson for showing up with your A-game.|
|Weekly Preview:||Delray gets 3 home games this week with Ohio (33 points), Charlotte (30 points), and Pittsburgh (36 points) coming to town. Due to injuries and fatigue Delray is resting many stars|
|Ohio Legends @ Delray Alpha||Ohio 3 – Delray 1
Gaston Gringas nets a goal for Delray in the first period in his first game of the season only to have Ohio score one in the first and two in the second to earn the win
Star #1 – Garrett 33 saves
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Delray Alpha||Charlotte 2 – Delray 4
Paul Harrison gets his first start of the year in goal and earns the win. Ciccarelli scores twice (42 and 43) and Gretzky racks up two assists in the win
Star #1 – Ciccarelli 2 G
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Delray Alpha||Pittsburgh 3 – Delray 3
Gretzky scored twice but Delray can not get the game-winner as the two teams battle to a tie
Star #1 – Gretzky 2 G (26/27)
|Weekly Summary:||Delray goes 1-1-1 in the week|
|Weekly Preview:||The Dynamo, following the 1-6 start to its season has rebounded to go .500 since and make a credible challenge for the division (only 10 points down). It hosted Silk City in its only home game this week.|
|Silk City Whales||Charlotte, fielding its best lineup in quite a while, turns back Silk City 7-4 in a game much closer than the final score indicated. Tied 4-4 in the third, returning right-winger Charlie Simmer fired home the game-winning goal with 5:39 left on the clock, and the Dynamo registered two more empty-net goals in the final minute of play. The Whales valiantly fought back from a 4-1 deficit early in the third on a pair of goals from Mark Messier, followed by a tying goal by center Ron Flockhart (40+ points for the year).
Three Stars (all from Charlotte):
Notables: Bob Sauve (SCW), 30 saves
|Weekly Summary:||Charlotte, after sitting multiple players for usage purposes in the early part of the season, is poised to field a strong lineup for the second half and despite early season lapses still hold hope in the tightly contested Patrick Division.|