|CLARENCE GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WALES GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Rangers host Pittsburgh and Charlotte in their quest for a playoff spot – they seem to be Jekyll and Hyde – and don’t really act like they want to win. But then in what seems to be the weakest division in the league, the question still remains – DOES ANYBODY WANT TO WIN (or in baseball parlance from Dr. Stengel – Does anybody really know how to play this game?….)|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ CapJack Rangers||The all-time reigning champs have pretty much decided they won’t be the winners this year – but then they play tough. This week however, it wasn’t tough enough. No one scores in the 1st, then Hagman nabs a PP goal early in the 2nd and the Spirit grab a 1-0 lead. It was their last lead. Rangers score the next 3 goals – all in the 2nd with Shutt, Siltanen and DeBlois scoring. Hagman then gets his 2nd of the game to end the period and the score is 3-2 Rangers.
Rangers then score 3 more in the 3rd (Shutt, DeBlois, and Marsh) while MacLeish is the only one from Pittsburgh scoring and the Rangers actually hold a team to under 5 goals – amazing! And they win 6-3.
1. CAP – Shutt 2 goals, 3 assists (5 points)
2. CAP – DeBlois 2 goals, 2 assists (4 points)
3. PIT – Hagman 2 goals
|Charlotte Dynamo @ CapJack Rangers||Rangers are hot, can they keep it up?? NO!!!!
What gives – the Rangers give – lots of goals. Charlotte scores early on the PP (Leveille) to grab a 1-0 lead. Lafluer gets a PP goal 4 minutes later and it’s tied – so far, OK. But then Anderson rattles in 2 goals for the Dynamo (and you start to her Donna (or Meryl Strep) singing and you know you’re done for) and Cashman closes the period with another Charlotte goal and it’s 4-1 bad guys after 1.
PERIOD 2 – Rangers don’t give up (at least not yet) as Lafluer and Tambellini get the only scores in period 2 and it’s a respectable 4-3 after 2.
BUT then Donna and the Dynamos start signing again in the 3rd AFTER DeBlois scored a Ranger goal to tie it up. Then the girls got their siren voices going and the Rangers collapsed and Anderson (hat trick), Baker (PP) and Saganiuk (EN) each score and Charlotte sing their way home 7-4 wieners (winners). And they didn’t even take many shots on goal (20) in getting those scores.
1. CHD – Anderson 3 goals, 1 assist (nice Hat Trick)
2. CAP – Lafleur 2 goals (he’s been warming up to CapJack play)
3. CHD – Cashman 1 goal, 2 assists (and it seems like he’s looking for Tommy West – more singing)
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||So there you have it, we beat Pittsburgh handily then get trounced by Charlotte – no wonder we keep playing around .500 hockey. Well if we get to the bigger dance, I hope we have lots of hot streaks!!|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Underground takes on division rival Syracuse in a matchup that determines nothing. It’s basically playing out the string and getting ready for next year.|
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ Chicago Underground||Chicago turns things on for the home crowd and lights the lamp for 7 goals. It was impressive, to say the least. Chicago won’t have as much luck on the road this week, with 3 games total, one in each of their Division rivals New Castle, Syracuse & the much-hated Philadelphia.
Final Score: Chicago 7 – Syracuse 3
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Gary McAdam 2G, 3Pts
Game Winner – Gary McAdam
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Chicago picks up 2 Points on home ice this week. Can they get 2 more on the road somewhere? There only shot is Syracuse.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||One home gave vs division rival Chicago|
|Chicago Underground @ Syracuse Bulldogs||The Underground takes it 4-3.
#1 CHI Mondou 2G 3pts
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Another close loss for the Dogs.|
|New Castle Ducks|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The slumping Ducks play three divisional opponents this week: Syracuse, Chicago and the first place Firebirds|
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ New Castle Ducks||SYR 7 NEW 5 The Bulldogs beat the Ducks for the first time in seven tries this season as Bunny Larocque’s slump in goal continues. Larocque allowed a season-high 6 goals on only 30 shots as Syracuse stunned New Castle at the Duck Pond. Reggie Leach and Ivan Boliderev made it 2-0 Syracuse before the fans were in their seats, scoring 25 seconds apart within the first 1 1/2 minutes. New Castle came back to tie it at 2 but then Bjengt Lundholm made it 3-2 Syracuse after one.
In the second period, Leach scored early again – this time at the 28-second mark – and the Bulldogs led 4-2. Rick Middleton’s 40th goal of the year made it 4-3 but Syracuse countered with a goal by Higgins to make it 5-3 after two periods.
In the frantic third period, Middleton scored again at 5:37 and then at 8:14 Barry Pederson scored on the power play (Goal #52!) and the Ducks had tied it up! But Larocque could not hold the lead as Al McAdam broke the tie with the game-winner at 15:24. Brad Marsh scored an empty-net goal to clinch it.
Ed Staniowski made 30 saves for Syracuse as the Bulldogs were outshot 35-30.THREE STARS:
1- SYR Leach 2 G
2- NEW Middleton 2G 1 A
3- SYR Lundholm 1G, 2 A
|Chicago Underground @||CHI 5 NEW 4 The Underground continues to give the Ducks fits as their season series is now tied at 2-2-4. Typical of this season’s CHI-NEW contests, this was another tight one. The Ducks scored in the first minute when Bobby Bourne (18) beat Pete Peeters. But the Underground came back with goals by Blaisdell and Gillies to make it 2-1 after one. Then the Ducks took the lead in the second period on goals by Marian Statsny and Dave Pichette only to see Pierre Mondou net his 30th of the year, on a power play, to tie things up at 3-3 after two.
In the third period, Blaisdell and Ferguson scored 1:18 apart to give Chicago a 2 goal lead. Rick Lanz scored his first of the year a few minutes later but the Underground held on for the 5-4 win.Larocque had another shaky outing, allowing 5 goals on 25 shots. After a sensational 14-2-3 start, New Castle’s #2 goalie is struggling and his record is now 17-8-4.THREE STARS:
1- CHI Blaisdell 2G 1 A
2- CHI Mondou 1G, 2A
3- CHI Ferguson 1 G
|Philadelphia Firebirds @ New Castle Ducks||The first place Firebirds have dominated the entire MWOTHL this season and the Ducks have been no exception. The bad blood between these 2 teams added to the raucous atmosphere at the Duck Pond. New Castle gave it everything they had but it was not enough as the Firebirds eked out a 4-2 win, beating New Castle for the 6th time in 7 tries this season.
Lindstrom opened the scoring early, at 1:24, beating Ducks netminder Billy Smith – his 26th of the year. New Castle fought back however as Rick Middleton tied it on his 42nd of the year, later in the period. Then at the 16-second mark of the second period, Middleton scored again – his 43rd- this time on a power play and the Ducks(with the #1 PP unit in the league) led 2-1.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The slumping Ducks lose all three home games. They are now winless in their last five games (4 losses and one tie) and have won only one of their last eight. Despite the slump, the Ducks are securely in second place in the Norris Division, with their chances of catching first-place Philadelphia now all but gone. In addition, North Carolina is now in striking distance of New Castle for the third-best record in the conference – as Adams Division leader Mackinac Island is now opening up a comfortable lead over the Ducks as well|
|Delray Alpha @ Charlestown Chiefs||Huge game against Gretzky and Co.
The Chiefs head into the 3rd up 6-3… and proceed to give up SIX unanswered goals to lose it 9-6.
Were the players drunk? They should have been.
Star 1: DEL Gretzky 3 G, 4 Pts
GWG: Brent Sutter
Notables: DEL Gretzky hat trick, Lowe 3 assists, Gingras 4 assists
|Vermont Foresters @ Charlestown Chiefs||After a deflating loss against Delray, the Chiefs need to right the ship. They start off with an early 2-0 lead before sleepwalking the rest of the way and end up with a 3-3 tie against last place Vermont. You know it’s bad when Paul Coffey gets a game misconduct for fighting.
Star 1: VER Lukowich 1 G, 2 Pts
Notables: VER Semenko 15 PIM
Vermont GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Charlestown GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Awful week at home, our sole point feels like a pity prize.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Birds play all division rivals this week in New Castle/Chicago/Syracuse|
|New Castle Ducks @ Philadelphia Firebirds||The Ducks came out flying in this game outshooting Philly 9-1 to start the game and a nice Pichette/Linseman fight but the first period ended 0-0 14-13 in shots in favor of the Ducks
With Walter cherry-picking he takes an errant pass and puts his 35th past Herron to put the Ducks up 1-0. With Ramsey out on a 4-minute slash Pederson gets his 52 from Bourne and Walter. Ducks up 2-0 Linseman pulls Philly back within 1 with his 24th from Maruk and Mullen. With Pichette off on a 4minute Joey Mullen gets his 27th from Boxxy and Maruk
The 3rd stats with Linseman off for 2 minutes for hooking. Again the Ducks capitalize as Walter gets his 36th from Pichette and Middleton. But later in the period Boxxmeer blows his 6th unassisted by Smith. Pederson then goes off for 4-minutes and Philly peppers Smith but he stands tall and gains the tie01. Walter 2G 3PTS
02. Mullen 1G 2 PTS
03. BOXXY 1G 2PTSPHILLY 3 DUCKS 3
|Chicago Underground @ Philadelphia Firebirds||The Underground invade Philly next
1st Maruk wastes no time in putting philly up 1-0 with his 55th from Mullen and Linseman. But Ground Chuck comes flying back. Stefan Persson gets his 1st of the year from Savard and Blaisdell then Stastny gets his 32nd from Bossy and Savard putting Chicago up 2-1. But Secord gets his own 32nd from Boxxy and Lindstrom and then with just 5 seconds left in the period John Tonelli puts Philly up 3-2 with his 18th from Mullen and MAruk.
PHILLY 5 CHICAGO 2
01. Maruk 2G 3PTS
Sevigny 42 saves , Wamsley 33 saves
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ Philadelphia Firebirds||The last game is Syracuse who always plays Philly tough. Add to that Philly rests Mullen, Bridgeman, Holmgren, Lindstrom, Carlyle Hartsburg, and Sinisalo….the task is tougher. Philly does start Herron in goal.
1st – All Syracuse as they out-shoot Philly 15-3 but ends 0-0
SYRACUSE 3 PHILLY 3
01; JP Kelly 2G
Herron 32 saves
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||4 out of six points is a decent homestand given we were resting players.
Tough division tough coaches!
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Ohio hosts a pair of games this week at Legenda Arena.|
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Ohio Legends||Ohio 2, Mackinac Island 2
Tim Kerr’s goal in the third period knotted the game at two and gave Ohio the tie against division-leading Mackinac Island.
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Ohio Legends||Ohio 5, Saint Clair Shores 2
Lars Molin and Tim Kerr had a goal and an assist in leading Ohio to the win. Gilles Gilbert turned away 31 shots in the win.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Ohio takes three of a possible four points on the week at home.|
|Silk City Whales|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||More divisional play as the Whales welcome in first place Charlestown and last place Vermont. The Chiefs are always tough and the Foresters manage to play the Whales tough.|
|Charlestown Chiefs @ Silk City Whales||The Whales get the hat trick from Brian Sutter and two goals from Ron Flockhart and roll to a 7-2 win over the Chiefs.
February 15, 1982, Cheney Mill Dome 03-01-2020
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: SCW Sutter 3 G
GWG: Rick Meagher
Notables: CHA Huber 12 PIM, Resch 31 saves
Charlestown GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Silk City GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|Vermont Foresters @ Silk City Whales||The Whales come from behind to score four goals in the third period and then hold on to defeat Vermont 5-4. Mark Messier nets a pair for Silk Cty.
February 17, 1982, Cheney Mill Dome 03-01-2020
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: SCW Messier 2 G
GWG: Mark Messier
Notables: VER None
Vermont GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Silk City GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Whales continue their strong play at home of late and get four much-needed points this week.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||3 divisional battles this week, as the entire Patrick division comes to Brooklyn|
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Five times the Dynamo would grab the lead, and five times the Harbor Rats would score to tie the game, the last time on Mike Gartner’s 20th of the season with less than 5 minutes to play. But the first time Brooklyn would take the lead comes on Andre Dupont’s blast from the point with just :51 seconds left. However, Dave Langevin scores his second goal of the game with :02 on the clock to get the point for Charlotte, a 6-6 tie.|
|CapJack Rangers @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Guy LaFleur’s short-handed goal opens a 3-1 lead for the Rangers in the 2nd period, but less than a minute later Darryl Sutter scores to make it a one-goal game. It stays that way for the next 37 minutes until Sutter’s second goal of the game evens the score for Brooklyn with less than 2 minutes remaining. It ends in the Rats second tie of the week, 3-3.|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||For the 3rd time this week, the Harbor Rats fall behind as Pittsburgh builds a 3-0 lead by the midway point of the game. But Mark Osborne’s power-play goal gets us on the scoreboard and Paul Reinhart scores with :01 second left before the second intermission and it’s a one-goal game heading to the 3rd. It takes 3 minutes for Osborne to score again and even the score, but less than a minute later Bob Lorimer puts the Spirit back in front. Then Don Spring adds a power-play goal as Greg Millen allows goals from 3 different Spirit blue liners and Pittsburgh wins 5-3.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||3 divisional games and just 2 points keep Brooklyn chasing in the Patrick division.|
|Mackinac Island Moose|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Ohio travels north for one game on the Island before the Moose goes on the road for 3 big games.|
|Ohio Legends @ Mackinac Island Moose||Moose 8, Legends 4 – The Moose, or you might say Stan Smyl, dominate the first 2 periods before the Legends get some offense going. Smyl gets 2 goals in the first and 1 in the 2nd for his hat-trick. Dunlop adds one in the first and Giles gets his first of the season in the 2nd. Maloney is the lone bright spot in the first 40 minutes for the Legends when he busts up a Moose power play and tallies a rare shortie in the first. We go to 2nd intermission at 5-1 Moose.
3rd period sees Smyl put the icing on the cake with his 4th goal of the game, now 6-1 Moose. This seems to energize the Legends who then score 3 of the n3xt 4 with Kerr getting 2 and Pavelich 1, while MacLean gets his 33rd of the season. making it 7-4 Moose. Lysiak adds a late goal to make the final 8-4.
1st star – Smyl 4G 6 pts
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Moose hitting on most cylinders, except the strong defense, in one win at home. Now we go on the road for 3.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||CapJack visits The Civic Arena…|
|CapJack Rangers @ Pittsburgh Spirit||A small but enthusiastic crowd in attendance as they are treated to vintage 80’s back and forth hockey that sees CapJack break the Spirit to the tune of 6-5.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||One game, no points. It seems to be the norm around here anymore.|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||North Carolina and Mackinac Island play two in SCS.|
|North Carolina 89’ers @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||Dupont scores his 13th goal for the Saints to win the game. Wilson scores his 35th.
SCS 4 North Carolina 3
1st -Duguay 2 goals; 2 assists
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||The Moose dominates the Saints for the victory. Barber scores 2 goals to make it 34.
Mackinac Island 4 SCS 1
1st – Barber
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||SCS beats North Carolina but loses to Mackinac Island.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The last place Charlotte Dynamo, are out of the playoff hunt and were playing for division pride at this juncture when the squad hosted defending champion Pittsburgh and a Brooklyn squad that has recently taken over first place in the Patrick.|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Charlotte Dynamo||The Glenn Anderson-Dale Hawerchuk led Dynamo, capable of offensive outbursts at a moment’s notice despite the subpar record, erupted in a 7-2 victory over the Spirit. Charlotte scored the last six of seven goals in the game to break open a game tied early at 1-1. Anderson (first star) led the way for Charlotte with two goals and an assist and newly acquired Dave Hunter (star 2) added a goal and assist. Tony Esposito, who has sparkled as of late for Charlotte, recorded another impressive performance, stopping 27 shots.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ Charlotte Dynamo||The Dynamo came crashing down to reality as the Harbor Rats ran their hosts off the ice early, then hung on for a 5-4 victory. Brooklyn harassed Charlotte goalie Vincent Tremblay for all five of its goals in the first period, capped off by two straight by Bobby Smith late in the period that gave the Harbor Rats a dominating 5-1 lead. Charlotte attempted to rally with three goals in the latter part of the game, the last coming from Anderson on the powerplay with 6:45 left in the game. But pesky Brooklyn goalie Hugh Millen was stellar with 37 saves — 18 of those stops came in the third period as Charlotte attempted its comeback.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Dynamo obtain two out of four points at home but knock off the defending champs, display an exciting brand of 80s style hockey as of late, and — boasting lots of young fire-power — show promise for the future.|