Trottier, Bryan CAP 4 3 6 9 6 6 15 20%
Jensen, Al CAT 2 5 2.51 48 .906
Bossy, Mike CHI 3 6 4 10 4 2 24 25%
Sevigny, Richard SYR 2 4 2.38 57 .934

Chicago Underground
WEEKLY PREVIEW: One lone home game at the Capone Center this week. Rumors abound that some much-needed offense will head into town next week in the form of John Anderson, who should get the job done and provide some scoring for the Underground.
Catoctin Cardinals @ Chicago Underground Once again the offense just doesn’t get things done. Two 2nd-Period goals from the Cardinals are just enough as the Undeground only tally one 1-Goal & fall at home to Catoctin.

Final Score: Catoctin2 – Chicago 1

Labbat’s 3-Star Selection:
Star 1: CAT – Kevin LaVallee 1 G
Star 2: CAT – Bob Sauve 22 Saves
Star 3: CAT – Rick Kehoe 1G

GWG: Kevin LaVallee

CAT – None
CHI – None

WEEKLY SUMMARY: The offense needs a boost & hopefully, it comes with the acquisition of John Anderson for next week’s games.
Mackinac Island Moose
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Big 3 game homestand on the Island this week as Eastern Powerhouse Portland, Division Rival Ohio, and big scoring Texas take the boat ride from Mackinaw City to the Island Harbor.
Portland Sasquatch @ Mackinac Island Moose Moose 7, Sasquatch 2 – The Moose jump on top early and often, scoring 5 goals (Propp, Engblom, Smyl 2, MacLean) and chase Lemelin to the showers early. It’s 5-0 after 1. Engblom was a shortie.

2nd period is fight night as an gouchy Sasquatch takes offense to pretty much everything. Laidlaw and Campbell hook up mid-period, followed by Smyl/Carbonneau, ending up with a big Crossman/MacLean match which earns both 5 minutes. In the meantime, the Sasquatch gets on the board with a goal from Pouzar and we go to intermission 5-1 Moose.

Fighting continues into the early 3rd as Carbonneau takes on Terrion this time. hockey then takes place with Crossman scoring early to cut the lead to 3. Grumbling in the arena where the Moose let a 4 goal lead evaporate last week. The Moose wake up and put an end to the bad vibes with goals from Dunlop and Kurri, and we go 10 more minutes without a fight, to end at 7-2 Moose.

1st star – Smyl 2G 4pts
2nd – Dunlop 1G 4pts
3rd – Kurri 1G 2pts

Texas Brahmas @ Mackinac Island Moose Moose 4, Brahmas 3 – A battle of 4 legged animals with outlandish headwear. Texas plays a flawless 1st period, killing off their only penalty, holding the home team scoreless, and getting 2 goals (Acton and Dupont) to take a 2-0 lead to intermission.

2nd period it’s the Moose who plays a perfect period, killing 2 penalties, holding the visitors scoreless, and scoring 3 goals (Propp, Napier, Lysiak), to come from behind to take the 3-2 advantage to 2nd intermission.

3rd period opens with a skirmish between Korn and O’Connell, prompted by a high stick from Korn into the face of O’Connel. Just as the penalty ends and skaters enter the ice, the Moose takes off down the ice and score on a 2 forward, 3 defenseman rush, 4th line Eaves getting the insurance goal with 15 minutes to go. Tight play continues, and as the clock melts down below 2 minutes, Texas pulls their goalie and it results in a barrage of shots from the 6 on 5 advantage, multiple rebounds, which sees McCourt close the game to 1 goal. The Brahmas continue without a goalie and keep the pressure on the Moose, but the home team is able to clog up the ice and take the puck away, clearing the zone numerous times, preventing a seriously good shot on Melansson, and they hang on for the win.

1st star – Propp 1G 2pts
2nd – McCourt 1G 2pts
3rd – Lysiak 1G

Ohio Legends @ Mackinac Island Moose Moose 7, Legends 2 – The Moose score first when Park launches a laser beam from the point. Korab answers 3 minutes later for Ohio to tie it at 1. After that it’s all Moose, scoring 5 goals in 20 minutes, with Terrion, Lysiak, Kurri 2, and MacLean clicking on offense. In the middle of all that, Pavelich gets a PP goal. Late in the game, Lysiak adds one more to make the final 7-2.

1st star – Lysiak 2G
2nd – Kurri 2G
3rd – MacLean 1G 2pts

WEEKLY SUMMARY: Much better defense this week, holding the visitors to 7 goals in 3 games. Added to that, not letting any leads evaporate. Meloche wins 2 games. Balanced scoring with 6 forwards getting star points.
Dallas Drakes
WEEKLY PREVIEW: One game this set vs the Hansen brothers
Charlestown Chiefs @ Dallas Drakes This game finished with a big fat kiss of your sister 4-4. Evenly played game between two evenly matched teams. Marcel Dionne opened up the scoring less than three minutes in but Tomas Gradin tied the game up at the 4:39 mark. Bobby Gould put a great move on Craig Hartsburg right after the Drakes killed off a penalty to give the Chiefs the lead. The game stayed that way until Joey Mullen redirected a Randy Carlyle shot to tie the game at 2 and send it to the 2nd intermission. Willie Huber got the scoring going in the third for the Chiefs when he beat Rick Wamsley through a screen but Illka Sinisalo tied the game up less than two minutes later for the Drakes. The knotted game was short-lived as Tomas Gradin scored from a great feed on a 2-1 from Ray Bourque to put the Chiefs up again…..but Illka Sinisalo saved the day for the Drakes as Dennis Maruk stole the puck from Paul Coffey to set up the tie.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: 1 game 1 tie.
Catoctin Cardinals
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Big 3 game homestand on the Island this week as Eastern Powerhouse Portland, Division Rival Ohio, and big scoring Texas take the boat ride from Mackinaw City to the Island Harbor.
Syracuse Bulldogs @ Catoctin Cardinals SYR 6 CAT 5

Ignore the first 2 periods of 2-2 hockey. The real action happened in the third. Syracuse stormed out to a 4-2 lead only to fall behind 5-4 and then take control of the lead at 6-5. Catoctin could not muster another goal in the final 1:39 to tie it.

Fun Stat of the game: The Cardinals won 72.9% of the faceoffs.

3rd – Kurri 1G 2pts

WEEKLY SUMMARY: The Cardinals need road wins badly. The home loss hurts.
Ohio Legends
WEEKLY PREVIEW: The Ohio Legends welcome a pair of playoff-bound teams this week in New Castle and Brooklyn.
New Castle Ducks @ Ohio Legends New Castle 6, Ohio 3

Rick Middleton scored a pair of goals and the Ducks built a 3-1 first period lead and never looked back. New Castle was especially opportunistic on the power play, cashing in on two-of-five opportunities, while Ohio was shutout in five tries.

Billy Smith led the Ducks with 27 saves, while John Garrett stopped 20 in a losing effort.

Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ Ohio Legends Ohio 8, Brooklyn 1

John Anderson’s final home game as a Legend (he has been dealt to Chicago) resulted in a pair of goals, as Ohio scored three times in a 2:33 span late in the first period to cruise to the win. Don Maloney had a hat trick for the Legends.

In a tightly contested contest (just 31 shots total, with Ohio having 16) –the Legends were able to victimize Brian Hayward on half of their shots. Glen Hanlon picked up the win for the Legends with 14 saves.

Ohio was three-for-five on the power play while shutting out Brooklyn with seven man-advantage opportunities. Gord Kluzak chipped in three assists for Ohio.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: A much-needed split at home puts Ohio back into second place in the Adams Division, almost back into the same area code with Mackinac Island!
Syracuse Bulldogs
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Portland and New Castle visit Syracuse
Portland Sasquatch @ Syracuse Bulldogs Bottom feeding Syracuse stuns top dog Portland 7-2
Stars#1 SYR Young 2G 3pts
#2 SYR Lee 2G
#3 POR Rota 2G
New Castle Ducks @ Syracuse Bulldogs New Castle routs Syracuse 7-3
Stars #1 NEW Middleton 3G 4pts
#2 NEW Pederson 2G 3pts
#3 NEW Bozek 1G 2pts
Ohio Legends @ Mackinac Island Moose Moose 7, Legends 2 – The Moose score first when Park launches a laser beam from the point. Korab answers 3 minutes later for Ohio to tie it at 1. After that it’s all Moose, scoring 5 goals in 20 minutes, with Terrion, Lysiak, Kurri 2, and MacLean clicking on offense. In the middle of all that, Pavelich gets a PP goal. Late in the game, Lysiak adds one more to make the final 7-2.

1st star – Lysiak 2G
2nd – Kurri 2G
3rd – MacLean 1G 2pts

WEEKLY SUMMARY: Syracuse splits.
CapJack Rangers
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Rangers have been a bit of a question mark this year, so we went out and got Ray Allison for an offense boost and Glen Cochrane for a defense boost – and we have 3 home games this week to see if it helped…
Charlestown Chiefs @ CapJack Rangers Well, this game belonged to the defense and Dan Bouchard as he tosses the 3-0 shutout, his 2nd of the year? And Ray Allison scores for the Rangers in his home debut as he opens the scoring near the midpoint of period 1. Robinson scored in the 2nd and Lundholm in the 3rd. The game did feature 13 penalties, 3 fights (and Allison scored on the delayed penalty). Potvin and Nicholls missed some serious time due to injuries.
1. Bouchard 23 saves
2. Lundholm 1 goal, 1 assist
3. Robinson 1 goal
North Carolina 89’ers @ CapJack Rangers The 89’ers come to town and quickly score with a minute gone in the game as Wickerheiser Resch. Shutt scores 14 seconds into the 2nd to tie it up and Ray Allison gets his 2nd Rangers goal 3 minutes later to put CapJack up 2-1. But Naslund scores a PP goal midway into the 2nd to tie. Then Resch gives the 89’ers the cold shoulder and shuts them out the rest of the way (he’s been hot in his last 6 starts). And the Rangers get 3 more goals in the 2nd and 2 more in the 3rd for a big 7-2 win. Trottier has awakened and nets a goal and 4 assists in the game! And new point man, Glen Cochrane gets 2 assists!
1. Trottier 1 goal, 4 assists
2. Crowder 1 goal, 1 assist
3. Robinson 4 assists!
Charlotte Dynamo @ CapJack Rangers Division rival Charlotte skates into town and can the Rangers do a home sweep this week? NO! but…
Rogers opens the scoring in the 1st with a PP goal 8 minutes in, Ray Allison matches it a minute later for a 1-1 tie. But then Fergus scores not once, but twice before the 1st period ends, and the Dynamo skates off with a 3-1 lead after 1.
Then the Rangers turn it around with 3 goals in the 2nd (DeBlois, Crowder, and Neufeld – with a Ray Allison assist tucked in there) and it’s 4-3 CapJack after 2.
Looking good in the 3rd for the home team until Charlie Simmer ties it up 9 minutes in but Leinonen scores for CapJack and we are back on top 5-4 with 6 1/2 to go. But then Charlotte goes big on the attack and with 2 1/2 to go, they are pressing hard. MacTavish a shot, Resch the save – rebound, Charlotte gains it, to Hallin – shot – GOAL! Game tied again! Then the Rangers reawaken and practically control the puck for the final 2 1/2 but Moog has the whole net covered and the game ends up tied 5-5!
1. CHD Fegus 2 goals, 1 assist
2. CHD Simmer 1 goal, 3 assists
3. CAP Ray Allison 1 goal, 1 assist
WEEKLY SUMMARY: 3 home games – 5 points, no bad! Ray Allison 3 games: 3 goals, 1 assist! We like it! Glen Cochrane 3 games 2 assists, a takeaway, 4 hits, 1 block shot, and a +4 +/1 for the week (prior to that he was -21 for the season). Fans welcomed the new mates and hope this continues!
New Castle Ducks
WEEKLY PREVIEW: The Ducks have 2 home games this week against two tough teams: Catoctin and Portland. New Castle continues to battle Chicago for first place in the division
Catoctin Cardinals @ New Castle Ducks CAT 2 NC 1

A scoreless game until Bullard scored for Catoctin with 2 seconds left in the second period. The Ducks tied it in the 3rd on a goal by Nystrom. Rick Kehoe then broke the tie and got the game-winner at 13:13 beating Don Edwards

1- CAT Al Jensen G 28 saves
2- CAT Kehoe 1G
3- CAT Bullard 1G

Edwards had 32 saves for the Ducks. Bobby Clarke won 15 FOs

Portland Sasquatch @ New Castle Ducks NC 6 POR 2
The Ducks stun the Sasquatch. NC took a 3-1 lead in the first period. Wayne Gretzky then scored shorthanded with 1:11 to go in the period to make it 3-2. The game stayed that way going to the third period. Then in a span of 6 minutes, Barry Pederson scored THREE goals to give the Ducks the win. Pederson scored FOUR in the game (a personal best) as he now has 26 on the season.THREE STARS:
1- NC Pederson 4G
2- NC Marian Stastny 1G 2 A
3- NC Rick Middleton 4ARyan Walter had 3A and won 16 FOs
WEEKLY SUMMARY: The Ducks go 1-1 at home to stay very much in the race for the division title
Saint Clair Shores Saints
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Dallas and CapJack visit St. Clair Shores.
Dallas Drakes @ Saint Clair Shores Saints The Drakes dominate the Saints and score 4 goals through two periods. Secord scores 2. Kelly and Sundstrom score the other goals.

In the 3rd, on a power play, Ramage scores to get the Saints on the board. Hislop scores late in the 3rd to put the game away for the Drakes.

Dallas 5 SCS 1

1st -Secord
2nd -Sundstrom

Linseman had 19 penalty minutes for Dallas.

CapJack Rangers @ Saint Clair Shores Saints The Rangers outscored the Saints, 2-1 in the 1st period. Russell and Daoust score for CapJack. The Saints get a goal from Ramage.

In the 2nd, CapJack gets 3 goals including 2 by Trottier. The Saints get a goal by St. Laurent.

No goals in the 3rd, as the Rangers win easily.

CapJack 5 SCS 2

1st -Trottier

Cochrane gets 21 minutes of penalties. Bouchard gets the win for the Rangers.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: Dallas and CapJack both defeat SCS, 5-1 and 5-2.
Pittsburgh Spirit
WEEKLY PREVIEW: The basement-dwelling Spirit host Norris Division leaders, Chicago this week. Having to start our third-string goalie doesn’t bode well.
Chicago Underground Mike Bossy starts the game off with a 1st period natural Hat Trick (22, 23, 24). McNab (6) added another for a quick 4-0 lead by Chicago.

Sleigher gets the Spirit on the board with his 5th. After one period, Chicago leads 4-1.

2nd period was all Spirit as they get goals from Sittler (13), Larmer (19), and Gare (2) to tie it 4-4!!

In the 3rd period, Gillies (6) puts the Underground ahead and they never look back as they win it 5-4.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: A valiant effort against a very good Chicago team, but we have no delusions of grandeur…

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Charlestown Chiefs
WEEKLY PREVIEW: A pair of games at home this week.
Pittsburgh Spirit @ Charlestown Chiefs Pittsburgh scores a pair of late goals to make it look closer than it was.

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 :58 EV CHA McCarthy (12), assisted by Nicholls (13)
1 4:29 EV PIT Paiement (2), assisted by Patrick (2)
1 6:41 PP PIT Pettersson (12), assisted by Larmer (19) and Hotham (14)
1 14:05 PP CHA Gradin (18), assisted by McKegney (17) and Coffey (22)
1 14:55 EV CHA McDonald (23), assisted by Coffey (23) and Huber (12)
2 11:52 EV CHA McCarthy (13), assisted by Bourque (17) and McDonald (16)
2 14:23 EV CHA Gradin (19), assisted by Bourque (18) and Potvin (21)
2 17:28 PP PIT Gare (2), assisted by Barber (5)
2 18:45 EV PIT Paiement (3), assisted by Patrick (3) and Dvorak (11)
3 12:06 EV CHA Nicholls (13), assisted by Coffey (24) and McCarthy (25)

Star 1: CHA McDonald 2 G, 3 Pts
Star 2: CAT Messier 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: CAT Smail 1 G, 2 Pts

Notables: CAT Salming 3 assists
CHA Krushelnyski 15 faceoffs won

Catoctin Cardinals @ Charlestown Chiefs Three late Cardinal goals turn what should have been an easy win into a tie.

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 2:42 EV CHA McCarthy (14), assisted by McDonald (17)
1 16:41 EV CAT Messier (18), assisted by Watters (6) and Smail (9)
2 :18 EV CHA McDonald (24), assisted by Coffey (25) and Bourque (19)
2 10:35 PP CHA McDonald (25), assisted by Nicholls (14) and Sargent (2)
2 19:49 EV CHA Murphy (4), assisted by Gardner (4) and Sargent (3)
3 :50 EV CAT Sutter (16), assisted by Messier (23) and Salming (13)
3 15:46 EV CAT Smail (6), assisted by Goring (4) and Salming (14)
3 18:40 EV CAT Flockhart (14), assisted by Kehoe (24) and Salming (15)

Star 1: CHA McDonald 2 G, 3 Pts
Star 2: CAT Messier 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: CAT Smail 1 G, 2 Pts

Notables: CAT Salming 3 assists
CHA Krushelnyski 15 faceoffs won

Brooklyn Harbor Rats
WEEKLY PREVIEW: 3 home games for the Harbor Rats as the Brahmas, Legends, and Spirit all pay a visit to Brooklyn
Texas Brahmas @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats Plett and Nilsson get the visitors up 2-0 early but the Rats score the next 5 goals to open a nice lead. Texas is not done and goals by Podubbny and Nilsson’s second of the night make this a 5-4 game heading to the 3rd period. Jacques Cloutier comes up big for Brooklyn, stopping all 13 Texas shots, and very late in the game, Anton Stastny nets a pair of empty netters for the final. 7-4, Harbor Rats.
Ohio Legends @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats Back end of a home and home which saw the Rats destroyed 8-1 in Ohio. This time Brooklyn returns the favor, destroying the Legends in a 10-2 win. Ohio netminder Glen Hanlon was left in for the entire beating, as the Harbor Rats go 4 of 6 on the power play. 4 different skaters collect 4 point nights for Brooklyn.
Pittsburgh Spirit @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats Mark Johnson snaps a scoreless tie with 6 minutes left in the second period, but Thomas Steen ties the score just 2 minutes later. Phil Housley’s power-play goal again puts the Rats in front in the 3rd, but 2 minutes later Steen again has the answer. With just 3 minutes left on the clock, Bill Barber snaps the tie to put the Spirit in front for the first time. Brooklyn pulls their goalie and with the extra attacker on Bobby Smith comes up with the game-tying goal and that’s how it ends, a 3-3 tie.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: 5 of a possible 6 points at home this week as Brooklyn continues to remain in front in the Patrick Division.
Texas Brahmas
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Two games in Fort Worth this week see a struggling Syracuse and Dallas come to town. Dallas is fighting for playoffs as Syracuse and Texas fight for draft position.
Syracuse Bulldogs @ Texas Brahmas Syracuse + Texas = no defense. Texas scores twice in the first 3 minutes but Syracuse fights back to tie going into the first intermission. Texas scores 2 of the next 3 and leads with one period left. Looks like the 3rd period will be exciting! But then the Texas defense and goalkeeping show up, allowing Syracuse to score the last 4 goals of the game to win 8-4. Mullen finishes with a hat trick for Syracuse.
Dallas Drakes @ Texas Brahmas Dallas takes I-30 West to Fort Worth to battle the Brahmas. Texas again starts strong, scoring 3 of the first 4 for a 3-1 lead 10 minutes into the 1st. Dallas scores with under a minute left, but Vaive, on the power play, restores the 2 goal lead for the Brahmas. The second period sees 4 goals split evenly between the teams, allowing Texas to keep their 2 goal lead. The 3rd sees only 1 goal by Texas as they close out Dallas 7-4.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: Once again, not much defense or goal-tending for Texas as they go 1-1. Trade winds may be rolling into Fort Worth…..
Charlotte Dynamo
WEEKLY PREVIEW: The Dynamo, fighting to stay in the Patrick Division race, hosted the team with the best and worst records in this latest week of play.
Mackinac Island Moose @ Charlotte Dynamo The Dynamo’s early hopes were quickly snuffed out by a Mackinac Island Moose squad that is the class of the league, boasting a record of 19-2-7 entering the week. Following a Gil Perreault Charlotte goal 2:26 into the game, a Moose stampede quickly ensued — 7 unanswered Mackinac Island goals were fired past a hapless Tony Esposito by the 1:24 mark of the third period and the Moose enjoyed a 7-3 laugher. Charlotte scored two meaningless third-period goals later but by then the game was already decided. Paul MacLean, Tom Lysiak, and Jarri Kurri all scored two goals apiece for the winning squad, and back to back goals by Maclean lifted the Moose to the early 3-1 first period lead it never relinquished.

Three stars (from Mackinac Island)
Star1: MacLean 2 G and 2 assists
Star 2: Lysiak 2 G, 3 Points
Star 3: Kurri 2 goals

Notable: Terry Ruskowski accounted for the other MAC goal that tied the game at 1-1 3:12 into the game. Charlotte outshot the Moose 34-27, but Roland Melanson shined in nets for the Moose recording 31 saves. Esposito by contrast was a matador, letting seven of the 27 shots he faced slip in.

Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Charlotte Dynamo Hosting the Saints, the favored Dynamo, desperately in need of a win to reverse sagging fortunes, instead blew an early 3-0 lead and then surrendered a tying goal from Gaetan Duchesne with 49 seconds left in the game and exited the ice with an unbelievably unsatisfying 4-4 tie.

Down 3-0, the Saints rallied with goals from St. Laurent, Duchesne, and Miracle on Ice hero Rob McLanahan, the latter tying the game 3-3 3:47 into the third. Dynamo winger Daryl Evans briefly gave Charlotte a 4-3 win with 2:08 to play before Duchesne’s last minute-goal, his second of the night demoralized the home team.

The clear turning point was Duchesne’s first goal midway through the first: with Charlotte ahead and on fire 3-1 and on the power play looking to put the game out of reach, Duchesne cashed in shorthanded. Saints defenseman Charlie Huddy (not the Dynamo’s best buddy on this evening), helped kill the penalty then fed Duchesne on the goal.

Three stars:
Star 1: SCS Duchene 2 G
Star 2: CHD Perreault 1 G, 2 Points
Star 3: CHD Fergus 1 G

Notables: Dave Hunter racked up 20 of the Dynamo’s 26 PIM.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: The Dynamo only salvages 1 point in its two home games and seems stuck in Charlotte mud as it approaches the turn of the year.
North Carolina 89’ers
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Three games on the docket for NC this week, including intrastate rivals Charlotte.
Pittsburgh Spirit @ North Carolina 89’ers It was a close game until the third, when Pittsburgh pulled away with 4 goals. FINAL SCORE: Pittsburgh 7, NC 3


1. Barber (PIT) – 2G 1A
2. Larmer (PIT) – 2G 1A
3. ‌Dvorak (PIT) – 1G 1A

Lindbergh (PIT) 27 saves
Soetaert (NC) 25 saves

Charlotte Dynamo @ North Carolina 89’ers Both teams are fired up for The Battle for Carolina and start the scoring off early. The 89ers are on the board first, but Charlotte quickly scores 3, including 2 by Charlie Simmer. NC catches up and the period ends 3-3. It’s all 89ers the rest of the way, with Milbury scoring his second and third goals of the year to put it out of reach in the third. FINAL SCORE: NC 7 Charlotte 4

Milbury (NC) – 2G 1A
Simmer (CHA) – 1G 2A
Babych (NC) – 1G 2A

Moog (CHA) – 23 saves
Fuhr (NC) – 31 saves

Saint Clair Shores Saints @ North Carolina 89’ers Naslund scores a natural hat trick in the last 5 minutes of the game, a remarkable feat that turned around an awfully close game. Duschesne scores with :18 on the clock, completing his own hat trick, but it’s not enough. FINAL SCORE: NC 6 St. Clair Shores 5

Naslund (NC) – 3G
Duchesne (SCS) – 3G
Fox (NC) – 2G

Fuhr (NC) – 38 saves
Liut (SCS) – 30 saves

WEEKLY SUMMARY: The 89ers are incredibly happy to get out of this homestand with two wins and beating their Carolina rivals makes it even sweeter.