|CLARENCE GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|St. Croix, Rick||PIT||3||5||1.68||68||.932|
|WALES GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Two home games for the Underground at the Capone Center.|
|North Carolina 89’ers @ Chicago Underground||In a fight-filled 1st, the 89’ers score 3 goals and take a commanding 3-0 lead after 1 period of play. Chicago storms back with 5 in the 2nd, but the 89’ers match their 1st period total of 3 and take a 6-5 lead into the 3rd. Chicago gets 2, and North Carolina 1 & the game ends up deadlocked at 7 when the final buzzer rings.
Final Score: Chicago 7 – North Carolina 7
Labatt’s 3-Star Selection:
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Chicago Underground||Mackinac Island gets two 3rd period goals and topples the Underground.
Final Score: Mackinac Island 2 – Chicago 1
Labatt’s 3-Star Selection:
GWG: Stan Smyl
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Chicago disappoints at home this week. Grabbing only 1 point in the standings.|
|New Castle Ducks|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Two tough games at home this week for the Ducks: against Cap Jack and Conference rival North Carolina. The Ducks are second in the Norris Division, trying to catch the Division-leading Chicago Underground|
|CapJack Rangers @ New Castle Ducks||NEW CASTLE 7 CAPJACK 3
A surprisingly one-sided game as the mighty Ducks strafe the Rangers for FIVE first period goals, sending Dan Bouchard to the bench, with Chico Resch replacing him. Resch allowed only 2 goals the rest of the way but Billy Smith stood tall in goal for the Ducks as they won it easily.
As usual, the Duck’s #1 line of Walter-Pederson-Middleton was lighting things up. Middleton scored twice and added an assist, Walter had a goal and THREE assists and Pederson had a goal and an assist. New Castle outshot CapJack 43-34 and won 46 of 70 faceoffs. Bobby Clarke won 15 of 19 faceoffs and had 3 assists.THREE STARS:
|North Carolina 89’ers @ New Castle Ducks||North Carolina 7 New Castle 5
Don Edwards continues to struggle in goal for the Ducks, as he allowed 6 goals on 27 shots (the 7th goal was an empty netter) as North Carolina upsets the Ducks at the Duck Pond.
Edwards is now 2-4-5 this season as a starting goalie for NEW
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Ducks split their two home games and come away with 2 of a possible 4 points|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Chicago and New Castle travel to St. Clair Shores.|
|Chicago Underground @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||Mid-way through the first period, Jeff Larmer gets Chicago on the board with a power-play goal.
The second period is competitive as both teams score two goals. Mondou and Bossy score for the Underground, and St. Laurent and Francis each score two goals for the Saints.
Chicago puts the game away in the 3rd period as Chicago scores 3 goals. SCS scores one very late, but Chicago wins easily.
Chicago 6 St. Clair Shores 3
Mike Bossy with a hat trick for the Underground.
SOG: SCS 47 Chicago 24
1st – Bossy hat trick
|New Castle Ducks @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||The Saints dominate the first period with 4 goals. In the 2nd period, the Ducks make it closer as they score 3 goals to the Saints 1 goal. In the 3rd, the Saints score 2 insurance goals to put the game away.
It’s the Saint’s first victory in a very long time!
SCS 7 New Castle 4
1st – McClanahan 2 goals 1 assist
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||SCS with a split against Chicago and New Castle. Their victory against New Castle was the first in a long time.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||A trio of home games. We rest some players and hope it doesn’t haunt us.|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Charlestown Chiefs||Crazy game with three scoring chances in the final minute in what ends up a 4-4 tie.
Star 1: CHA McDonald 2 G, 3 Pts
Notables: SCS None
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Charlestown Chiefs||Chiefs get a goal by Tremblay (10) with 97 seconds remaining to win it 4-3.
Star 1: CHA McCarthy 2 G
GWG: Mario Tremblay
Notables: CHD None
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ Charlestown Chiefs||Absolutely insane game with 17 goals scored – Charlestown scores the final two in the 3rd to take it 9-8. Lanny McDonald with the hat trick and 4 points.
Star 1: CHA McDonald 3 G, 4 Pts
GWG: Lanny McDonald
Notables: BRO Bobby Smith hat trick, Gartner 5 assists, Gartner 5 points
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||2 late wins and a late tie. We’ll take it.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Syracuse hosts Pitt, Ohio, and SCS|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Syracuse Bulldogs||Pitt wins it 5-4
Stars #1SYR Bellows 2G 4 pts
#2 PIT Barber 2G
#3 PIT Green 1G 4pts
|Ohio Legends @ Syracuse Bulldogs||Syracuse stuns Ohio 6-4
Stars #1SYR Bellows 2G
#2 SYR Lafleur 1G 3pts
#3 SYR Turnbull 1G 2pts
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Syracuse Bulldogs||Bulldogs win 7-4
Stars #1SCS Huddy 3G
#2 SYR LEE 2G 3pts
#3 SYR Larouche 3assists
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Syracuse tries to climb out of the cellar winning 2 of 3|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Only one home tilt for the Harbor Rats this week, as the Underground invade Brooklyn|
|Chicago Underground @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Mike Gartner’s power-play goal ties the game for Brooklyn at 1-1 early in the 2nd period, but just one minute later Mike Bossy puts Chicago back in front. The Rats convert on another power play to even the score again and just one minute later, it’s Mark Johnson snapping the tie to give the home team their first lead of the game. Just a couple of minutes before the 2nd intermission, Johnson gets his second goal of the night to establish a 2 goal Rats lead heading to the 3rd. Chicago comes hard in the final 20 minutes, getting 3 power-play chances, and eventually Bossy nets his second goal of the night with the extra attacker on in the final minute. But that’s all they get as the visitors fall short, final score 4-3 Brooklyn.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||picked up another 2 points in our one home contest|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Catoctin rolls in the week with 2 home games and 2 road games. The Cardinals will face the Moose and the Drakes at home.|
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Catoctin Cardinals||MAC 5 CAT 4
The Moose score the winner with 3 seconds left. A heartbreaking loss after the Cardinals fought their way back from a 4-2 deficit.
Fun Stat of the game: Jari Kurri backed his passing stick as he added 3 assists.
|Dallas Drakes @ Catoctin Cardinals||DAL 4 CAT 2
The Cardinals keep it close but again fail to secure a win at home. The Drakes added an empty netter to widen the margin late.
Fun Stat of the game: Both teams combined for 54 PIMs, 2 fights, and misconduct helped that number a lot.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Cardinals have a rough home week and continue to play at a middle of the road level.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Ohio Legends play host to one home game during the Thanksgiving week, as the Catoctin Cardinals roll into town.|
|Catoctin Cardinals @ Ohio Legends||OHIO 5, CATOCTIN 2
Mark Pavelich had a pair of goals to lead Ohio to the win. Jerry Korab and Bernie Federko each had a pair of assists and John Anderson had a goal and an assist for the winners. The key to the win was a three-for-eight power play for the Legends, while the Cardinals went one-for-five with the man-advantage.
Glen Hanlon took home the win with 27 saves, while Bob Sauve took the loss with 22 stops.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The win moves Ohio to five-game under .500 and brings it, temporarily, into second place in the Adams Division — still 20 points behind the Mackinac Island Moose.|
|Mackinac Island Moose|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Moose host the high-scoring Chiefs to the Island this week for the only home game.|
|Charlestown Chiefs @ Mackinac Island Moose||So what happens when the 2 highest scoring teams match up? GOALS GOALS GOALS ………………
The goalie’s squads draw straws to see who gets abused today, and it’s Riggin vs. Melanson.
Cut to the chase scene ……………….
Riggin has been pulled, and Micalef is not in goal after the Moose have put up 7 goals. Smyl 2, Tambellini, Propp, Park, Kurri, and Dunlop for the Moose. Melanson still in goal after allowing goals from Potvin, Shedden, Nicholls, Gradin, Tremblay, and Kruselnyski.
It’s 7-6 Moose as we wind into the last minute. And Kurri scores his 2nd goal, making it 8-6 Moose. All looks good for the home team. Chiefs pull the goalie. On the faceoff, Chief takes the puck, and Potvin scoring only 16 seconds later to make it 8-7 with 43 seconds left. Moose bring in their best defensive players. The puck drops and the puck moves into the Moose zone again. A flurry of shots results in McDonald scoring to make it 8-8. Moose fans deflated and worried because there is still 14 seconds left. Puck drop, the puck moves to the Moose end again, but a blocked shot and the horn sounds.
8-8, twin snowmen.
1st star -Kurri 2G 5pts
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Titanic battle, 16 goals, and still no team comes out the winner. Bummer.
Melanson still with PTSD, and weeks of treatment ahead. Fun game to watch, frustrating to coach.
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Portland hosts Dallas (9-9-1) and CapJack Rangers (10-9-0)|
|Dallas Drakes @ Portland Sasquatch||Dallas gets 3 goals in the first period to silence the Portland crowd but the Sasquatch battle back to tie the game at 4-4 with 4:16 left in the game. Dallas’s Sinisalo scores his second goal of the game with 2:5 left to give Dallas the 5-4 road win
Star #1 – Sinisalo 2 goals, 3 points
Beaupre 30 saves
|CapJack Rangers @ Portland Sasquatch||Both teams score twice in the first period and then the defense took over. Portland finally broke the tie with 49 seconds remaining on a goal by McKenna but the Rangers responded with a goal of their own 15 seconds later from Trottier to end the game in a 3-3 tie
Star #1 – Lofthouse 2 goals
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Portland goes 0-1-1 as they battle for the division lead|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Can the Drakes get off of the 1 up 1 down merry go round?|
|Texas Brahmas @ Dallas Drakes||80’s hockey at its best……the Drakes come out and come out leading 4-1 to midway through the first period. Texas scores a pair and George Ferguson gets it down to a 1 goal game. The Drakes score 3 quick ones to go up 7-3 and go on to win 10-6. Marcel Dionne had 5 points and Paul Woods chipped in 2.|
|Ohio Legends @ Dallas Drakes||Ohio comes to town and lay the wood to the Drakes. The Legends go up by three goals in the first and Don Maloney scores at 16:55 in the first period. Ohio plays a solid Defensive game to win 4-1 behind great goaltending from John Garrett.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The good news is that the Drakes score 11 goals in two home games……the bad is that they scored 10 of them in one game.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Only one home game this week sees Ohio come into Fort Worth for a matchup of struggling teams.|
|Ohio Legends @ Texas Brahmas||Good news! Texas strikes first in the 1st, scoring 2 goals (Nilsson and Vaive) to go up 2-0.
Bad news! Ohio scores the next 4 (Anderson, Pavelich, Currie x2) to take a 4-2 lead early in the 3rd.
Good news! Texas scores (Nilsson) to get within 1!
Bad news! Allison scores for Ohio to rebuild the lead to 2.
Good news! Lowe scores to cut the lead to 1!
Great news! Hughes pots one with the goalie pulled to tie it at 5!
Meh news – the game ends in a tie
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Well, an exciting game if not an exciting result. A tie is better than a loss though.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Rangers home for 2 in a season that has not been satisfying so far. Hovering around .500 – plenty of offense, but we still can’t keep goals out of the net… We take on Texas and Syracuse – who is fighting St. Clair for the worst team in the league!|
|Texas Brahmas @ CapJack Rangers||Another high scoring affair sees the Rangers win the 3rd period 4-3 and only because they scored the final goal with 26 seconds left – right after the Brahmas McCourt tied the game in the final minute. The Ranger’s goal made the final 8-7 CapJack. It was like the teams played with the empty net – not really, there were 74 shots on goal in the game (124 attempts). 3 players with 2 goals each (see the Stars reports) – 3 PP goals…
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ CapJack Rangers||For the 2nd straight home game, the Rangers win the 3rd period 4-3! However, the 3rd Bulldogs goal came with 40 seconds left by Larouche, into an empty net, and that lifted the Bulldogs to a much cherished 7-5 win.
Syracuse owned the opening period, high octane offense (15-13 SOG for SYR), and Lee, Bellows, and Holmgren all scored in the open 4 1/2 minutes. Somehow Neufeld found time to get one for Rangers in that time frame and then it got quiet for the rest of the period, 3-1 Syracuse after 1.Holmgren quickly lit the light to start the 2nd – and that was it for period 1 – huh? Anyway, 4-1 Bulldogs.3rd period starts and Bellows scores a PP goal for the Bulldogs, 5-1 Syracuse. Then the Rangers opened up in the 3rd with Semenko, Shutt, and Crowder scoring in the 1st 10 minutes and it was 5-4! But Broten makes it 6-4 scoring 1 with 4 to go. But Cloutier scores for the Rangers with 1 1/2 to go and it was 6-5 Bulldogs – before the Larouche EN goal ended the game. FINAL 7-5 Syracuse.
STARS (all SYR)
1. Holmgren 2 goals, 2 assists
2. Bellows 2 goals
3. Larouche 1 goal, 2 assists
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||So, we are a .500 team (even against the weaker teams)……..|
|North Carolina 89’ers|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The 89ers welcome Brooklyn and Texas to North Carolina this week.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ North Carolina 89’ers||Wild game with a lot of lead changes. Two goals for each team within the last 2 minutes of the third period.
FINAL SCORE: NC 7, Brooklyn 6
Fuhr NC – 38 saves
|Texas Brahmas @ North Carolina 89’ers||Texas gets off to a 6-0 lead and never looks back. Despite NC outshooting them 38-26, it’s all Texas in this one.
FINAL SCORE: Texas 7 NC 2
Bannerman TX – 36 saves
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||You’re not going to win too many when you give up over 6 goals a game.|