|CLARENCE GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WALES GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Two home games for the Underground with some time off in between games. A nice easy week for Chicago who has been skating well the last few weeks & making the home town fans excited about old tyme hockey once again.|
|Ohio Legends @ Chicago Underground||Chicago gets out in front early with a 2-0 lead, and after some back and forth goals, Chicago holds on by one at the end of the game. Shots were even at 22 apiece
Final Score: Chicago 5 – Ohio 4
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Peter McNab 2G
Game Winner – Pierre Mondou
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Chicago Underground||A very quiet and well-played game with the Dynamo blasting 43 shots on the Chicago netminder Eddie Mio. Mio was solid turning away 40 of those. Chicago gets 2 third period goals & heads off the ice with a tie.
Final Score: Charlotte 3 – Chicago 3
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Mike Rogers 1G 2Pts
Game Winner – None
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||3 out of a possible 4 Points for the Underground who are withering away this season. They look forward to 82-83 MWOTHL Season.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Brooklyn and CapJack are in town|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ Syracuse Bulldogs||7-7 tie
Stars #1 SYR Larouche Hat Trick
#2 BRO Reinhart 2G 5pts
#3 SYR Boldirev 2G 3pts
|CapJack Rangers @ Syracuse Bulldogs||4 3rd period goals propel the Rangers to a 7-5 win
Stars #1 CAP Tambellini 3G 5pts
#2 CAP Crowder 4a
#3 CAP Palmer 1G 2pts
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||2 games 1 point. It was actually a good week|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Pittsburgh and Syracuse travel to SCS.|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||Theberge scores for the Spirit. SCS responds with 2 goals by Wilson and Nilan. The Spirit are strong the rest of the way and scores the next 2 goals. Lorimer and Laughlin score.
Pittsburgh 3 SCS 2
1st – Lorimer,
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||No goals until Nilan scores one late in the game. Liut with the save.
SCS 1 Syracuse 0
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||SCS loses to Pittsburgh but gets on track with a win against Syracuse.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Legends welcome Silk City for their lone home game of the week.|
|Silk City Whales @ Ohio Legends||SILK CITY 4, OHIO 2
Rick Kehoe handed out three assists and Al Jensen stopped 33 shots in Silk City’s 4-2 win over Ohio. Former Legend Ron Flockhart won 16 of 21 faceoffs against his old team as well.
The Whales outshot Ohio, 35-21 and went one-for-six on the power play in collecting the win.
Ohio got 17 saves out of Gilles Gilbert and a goal and an assist from Bernie Federko.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Ohio is clearly not in the playoff race now–I think that has been known for a while. Business is open for trading assets to playoff teams if anyone is interested!|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Two big home games this week against 1st place teams.|
|CapJack Rangers @ Charlestown Chiefs||First up is CapJack; the Chiefs pull ahead to 3-0 and 4-1 leads, but allow CapJack to score twice in the 3rd to end up with a 5-5 tie. Can’t let those precious points slip away like that.
Injuries: Lapointe(CAP)-game Gradin(CHA)-game
Star 1: CHA McDonald 2 G
Notables: CAP None
|Philadelphia Firebirds @ Charlestown Chiefs||The leagues best come to town and Charlestown responds – going up 4-1 after 2! But like the previous game, we fall asleep late… Lindy Ruff (?!?!) scores 2 goals in the final 30 seconds to make it a 4-3 nailbiter. Fortunately, we hold on for the W and prove that we can hang with the big boys.
Star 1: PHI Ruff 2 G
GWG: Bernie Nicholls
Notables: PHI None
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||3 of 4 points against two first-place teams. That’s the way you want to be playing this late in the season.|
|Silk City Whales|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||It’s an animal week as the Whales welcome in the Moose and Harbor Rats. The Rats always bring a large contingent of fans to this family matchup while the Moose are one of the top teams in the league, at the top of the Adams Division.|
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Silk City Whales||The Whales come out completely flat for this one, as the Moose owns the play through the first two periods in taking a 2-0 lead. Bobby Carpenter finally puts Silk City on the scoreboard 2 1/2 minutes into the third and then Mark Messier and Larry Murphy score 41 seconds apart with less than six minutes left to give the Whales the lead. Borje Salming adds an empty netter for the Whales nut the Moose don’t wait, as they add a goal with 1:09 left to bring Mackinac Island back to within one. The Whales hang on from there to win 4-3.
January 27, 1982, Cheney Mill Dome 02-07-2020
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: MAC Propp 2 G, 3 Pts
GWG: Borje Salming
Notables: MAC None
Mackinac Isla GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Silk City GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|Silk City comes out flying in this one and when Anders Kallur scores a short-handed goal 7:45 into the second period the Whales have a 2-0 lead. And that’s when nature reminds us that Whales can’t fly for long, and in this case, get thrown into the gutter by the Rats. Brooklyn scores the next seven goals, including five in the third period to win in a laugher 7-2. Two goals apiece for Brooklyn’s Bobby Smith, Dave Christian, and Bengt Gustafsson
January 29, 1982, Cheney Mill Dome 02-07-2020
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: BRO Smith 2 G
GWG: Dave Christian
Notables: BRO Lapointe 3 assists
Brooklyn GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Silk City GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Whales split this week’s home games in a disappointing way by coming from behind in the first game to win against the Moose but then falling apart in the second period of the second game against Brooklyn.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Delray and Vermont visit Brooklyn this week.|
|Delray Alpha @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Mark Osborne’s 2nd goal of the game, coming with 1:10 left before the second intermission, snaps a 2-2 tie in favor of the Harbor Rats. Mark Johnson makes it a 2 goal lead just 3:15 into the final frame. Good thing because Dino Ciccarelli nets his 2nd goal of the game 4 minutes later to again make this a one-goal game. Moose Dupont gets just his 2nd goal of the season to regain the two-goal lead and ice things for a 5-3 Brooklyn win. Bobby Smith records 4 assists for the Rats.|
|Ver mont Foresters @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Harbor Rats don’t show up for this one, recording just 16 shots on net before a late flurry sees them fall short, 4-2 against the Foresters. Hughes put Vermont in front in the first, but Sulliman tied it for Brooklyn midway through the contest. Less than a minute later Jonsson put the visitors back on top and Howatt added a late second-period goal for a 3-1 lead at the second intermission. Stastny got free for a breakaway score early in the 3rd to get the home team within a goal, but it was not to be. Brooklyn could not stay out of the penalty box tonight, whistled for 10 penalties in a chippy contest.|
|North Carolina 89’ers|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||North Carolina faces quite the challenge this week as they welcome the division-leading Firebirds and Rangers, as well as a very tough Foresters team.|
|Philadelphia Firebirds @ North Carolina 89’ers||Three third period goals lift the Firebirds over the 89ers.
FINAL SCORE: PHI 3 NC 1
1 PHI Secord – 1G
|Vermont Foresters @ North Carolina 89’ers||NC’s defense lets it down again, giving up another early lead.
Final Score: VER 5 NC 3
1 VER Ruotsalainen – 1G 2A
|CapJack Rangers @ North Carolina 89’ers||Poor performances for each of the goalies in this one as CapJack pulls out the 5-4 win.
Final Score: CAP 5 NC 4
1. NC Ogrodnick – 2G 1A
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||3 games, 0 points for NC this week as they wait eagerly for Ohio and St. Clair Shore to catch them in the standings.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Only one game this week between league leaders Delray and Mackinac Island|
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Delray Alpha||Mackinac gets a 2nd-period goal from Barber (23) and a 3-period goal from MacLean (29) to earn the win on the road
Star 1 – Melanson 27 saves
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Delray goes 0-1 at home for the week.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||After a strong and hopeful finish to the first half, four straight losses have dampened Charlotte’s withering playoff hopes entering this last week of play. The team entered the week 12 games under .500 and 12 points out of a playoff spot as it hosted Charlestown.|
|Charlestown Chiefs @ Charlotte Dynamo||Charlotte’s losing streak extended to five games after losing to the Chiefs in a thriller, 7-6. In this latest defeat, Charlotte twice rallied from deficits of 3-1 and 5-3 to tie the score on both occasions. In the waning moments of the game, however, the Chiefs collected goals from Paul Gardner and Guy Chouinard to break a 5-5 tie, then withstood a late goal from Charlotte’s Mike Rogers. Gardner’s goal that put Charlestown ahead 6-5 came on the powerplay with 3:30 left in the game.
Notables: Charlotte — Defenseman Blake Wesley with 3 assists, Vincent Tremblay 30 saves
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Dynamo were unable to overcome a Charlestown squad chock full of Hall of Famers and third period Chiefs goals deny Charlotte of even a point.|
|Mackinac Island Moose|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||CapJack and Charlotte visit the Island this week.|
|CapJack Rangers @ Mackinac Island Moose||Moose 2, Rangers 1 – 4 fights and 3 goals in this defensive battle.
1st period – The Moose dominate shooting 15-9 to no avail. The Rangers kill off penalties by Valentine and Trottier, while Giles mixes it up with Dore. More blood than scoring. It ends 0-0
2nd period – This time the combatants are Valentine and Lysiak, a minor skirmish. The Moose finally get their offense production, as Lysiak and Smith (PP) each tally, and it’s 2-0 going to intermission.
3rd period – Early on a real good fight, Kotsopoulos getting a TKO over Park, which earns him 5 plus 10 for fighting. Almost enough to get the showers early. Later on, its Crowder and Watson battle to a draw and 5 minutes each, which overlaps the earlier penalty a couple of minutes. The Moose work hard to preserve the shutout for Meloche, but Siltanen tallies with just 9 seconds to go, after pulling the goalie. Not enough time to get the equalizer, and it ends 2-1 Moose.
1st star – Meloche 35 saves, 1 GA
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Mackinac Island Moose||Moose 7, Dynamo 2
Teams battle to an even standoff the first 7 minutes, and then the dam bursts with the Moose scoring 5 times in the final 13 minutes of the first. Propp 2, McKechnie, MacLean, and Bonar with his first of the season.
Early in the 2nd Wesley is injured for the duration. The Dynamo scored early and late, the only 2 goals of the period, with Rogers and Hawerchuk getting tallies. Its 5-2 Moose.
The Moose say enough of that s**t and wake up the offense. Propp scores early for his hat-trick. And then Park a little later, to make it 7-2 with 15 minutes to go. After that, its more cheap shots and fights, with Hajt fighting Giles, Bozek fighting Watson, and in the big finale, Renaud and Bonar in a big one, each getting game misconduct penalties.
1st star – Propp 3G
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||After a mediocre 2 weeks, the Moose get back on track with 2 wins and 2 good goalie outings.|
|New Castle Ducks|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Ducks host Silk City and Ohio|
|Silk City Whales @ New Castle Ducks||SCW 6 NEW 5
Silk City scores four in the first against a shaky Bunny Larocque. Ducks close to 4-2 including on a shorthanded goal by defenseman Richie Dunn but then the Whales score two more to make it 6-2. The Ducks then mount a furious comeback as Pederson and Pichette score within 32 seconds of each other in the third to make it 6-4. With an empty net, Ryan Walter scores to make it 6-5 with 2:02 to go. The Ducks press hard but Al Jensen stands firm in goal for the Whales to get the win.
There was a bench-clearing brawl at 1:02 of the third period. Eight players received fighting majors and there were two game misconducts. The teams combined for 84 PIM
The #1 star was SCW Smail with 2 goals
|Ohio Legends @ New Castle Ducks||NEW 6 OHIO 0
The Ducks beat Ohio for the third straight time this season. Billy Smith, getting a rare home start, is sensational as he makes 33 saves to get a shutout victory. Glen Hanlon was shaky in goal for Ohio as the Legends outshot the Ducks 33-23.
The #1 star was Billy Smith. Rick Middleton had a goal and 2 assists for the Ducks
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Ducks split the two home games. Silk City has now beaten them 2 of 3 this season. New Castle continues to trail Philadelphia for both the Norris Division lead and the league’s best record. With nearly 30 games remaining, division leaders, Mackinac Island and Delray are also battling for the league’s top spot.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Traded away most of the remnants of the back to back Championship teams… it will be ugly before it gets good again.|
|Ohio Legends @ Pittsburgh Spirit||Pittsburgh 7, Ohio 4.
Hagman HT and Sittler with 2.
|North Carolina 89’ers @ Pittsburgh Spirit||Pittsburgh 4, North Carolina 2
Pettersson with 2 goals, Vachon with 25 saves.
|Charlestown Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Spirit||Ahh… the bro-down showdown!
After scoring the 1st two goals (Sittler and Pettersson), Charlestown rattles off TEN UNANSWERED GOALS en route to a 10-5 drubbing of the once-great Spirit.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Pittsburgh started off with two wins, but they expect more games like the 10-5 embarrassment the rest of the season.
Better days will be ahead… oh please let there be better days ahead! 😉