|CLARENCE GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|St. Croix, Rick||PIT||2||5||2.51||42||.894|
|WALES GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|Portland Sasquatch @ Chicago Underground||Chicago scores early and often in the 1st, & then both teams play some solid defense the rest of the way. Chicago puts a hurting on the Sasquatch in this one.
Final Score: Chicago 6 – Portland 1
Labatt’s 3-Star Selection:
GWG: Bob Murray
|Catoctin Cardinals @ Chicago Underground||Chicago & Catoctin go back and forth in this one but Chicago pulls away n the 3rd period and picks up the win on home ice.
Final Score: Chicago 6 – Catoctin 4
Labatt’s 3-Star Selection:
GWG: Stefan Pearson
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Chicago does some solid damage on home ice, taking all 4 possible points in this week’s set of games.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Rangers host Texas in their only home game this week|
|Texas Brahmas @ CapJack Rangers||Texas gives up lots of goals, and they score a bunch as well, Rangers score bunches too – so it’s going to be a barn burner! NOPE
Nobody scores in the opening period – Texas gets off 5 shots. Each team misses on their PP opportunity. On to the 2nd period.
Rangers seem to want to win this on as Siltanen (PP) and Shutt (last 2 minutes) score for the Rangers and Resch stops 8 more shots and it’s 2-0 CapJack after 2.
The crowd kept chanting for Brahma burgers and by the 3rd period the Texas skaters looked mean and mad and they came out firing. 17 shots in the 3rd (4 more than the rest of the game). They cut the lead to 2-1 when Hughes scored at the 9-minute mark. But the goalies were standing up to the pressure well until Robinson scores for the Rangers with a minute 18 to go and a big 3-1 lead. So of course we won’t see any Texas goalies the rest of the way (probably) and sure enough, Podubny comes in as the extra attacker – and he quickly shoots – only to be denied by Resch. But Resch can’t control it, Ferguson shoots, Action gets his stick on it and deflects it past Resch and into the net with 1 to go and it’s 3-2 CapJack. But the Rangers limit the Brahmas to 1 big chance – and it’s that Podubny guy – he gets it, and takes a wild fling at the net – but what a fling – and it’s going in, but wait, wow, what diving save by Resch – still 35 seconds to go, but the Rangers gain control and keep Resch out of harm’s way for the rest of the game. Rangers hang on for a slim 3-2 win.
STARS (all CAP)
1. Robinson 1 goal
2. Shutt 1 goal
3. Siltanen 1 goal
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Rangers squeak past Texas for a win in their only home game, so it’s all good from the Garden….|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Charlotte and Ohio visit Syracuse for some points|
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Syracuse Bulldogs||Charlotte wins a close one 7-6
Stars #1 CHD Hawerchuk 1G 3pts
#2 CHD Anderson 1G 2pts
#3 CHD Simmer 1G 2pts
|Ohio Legends @ Syracuse Bulldogs||5-3 Legends
Stars #1 OHI Pavelich 1G 2pts
#2 OHI Roberts 1G
#3 OHI Federko 1G
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||2 home games. The usual results|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||New Castle and Portland travel to St. Clair Shores.|
|New Castle Ducks @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||This was a tremendous defensive battle with Edwards and Liut playing some great goal.
The only goal was in the 2nd period with Lindstrom scoring his 12th of the year with an assist from Clarke.
New Castle 1 SCS 0
1st – Edwards
|Portland Sasquatch @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||Portland scores in the first period on a Carbonneau. Then, in the 2nd, the Sasquatch score on a Gingras goal. Late in the 2nd, the Saints finally score on a Duchesne goal. In the 3rd, Crossman scores his 8th for the Sasquatch. Then, midway through the 3rd, McDougal scores his 2nd. The Saints fall short and lose another one-goal game.
Portland 3 SCS 2
1st – Crossman
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||SCS drops both games to New Castle and Portland by one goal. The Saints are now winless in 13 straight games, which includes three ties.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Ohio Legends have just one home game this week, as they welcome the Charlotte Dynamo. This one proves to be more exciting than you would expect from two teams near the bottom of the standings…..|
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Ohio Legends||CHARLOTTE 5, OHIO 4
This one was great all the way through, but let’s just skip ahead through the first 54 minutes and see that Charlotte leads, 3-1…..
With six minutes remaining, the Legends get Tony Tanti’s third goal of the year to narrow the deficit to 3-2. Glen Anderson’s second goal of the night (22nd of the year) with 3:08 left, puts the Dynamo back up, 4-2.
The Legends get goals SIXTEEN seconds apart to tie the game late. Mark Pavelich’s 24th tally with 1:30 remaining gets it close and Glen Currie’s tenth goal with 1:16 left leaves the fans at Legends Arena thinking tie, or possibly win.
It took just THIRTEEN seconds after that for Gilbert Perrault to notch his twelfth lamplighter with 1:01 to go to end the scoring. The Legends pressure in the last seconds — but there was no more magic to be had on this night.
Charlie Simmer added a goal and two assists for the winners, while Mike Rogers also had a goal and an assist. Ohio had a goal and an assist from both Mark Pavelich and Bob Gainey. Andy Moog collected the win with 25 saves, while Dan Bouchard absorbed the loss with 24 stops.
The Dynamo were crafty with the power play, scoring twice in nine chances, while the Legends were shutout in four tries. The shots for the game were deadlocked at 29 apiece.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Three goals in 29 seconds with under two minutes to go in the game. That’s about par for the 1982-83 MWOTHL season. Another Ohio loss leaves Legends management wondering if there might be another deal or two to make before the trade deadline.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Three home games against Catoctin, Dallas, and Mackinac Island.|
|Catoctin Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Spirit||With Catoctin leading in the 3rd period 4-2… Pettersson (16) pulls the Spirit within one at 14:59.
Then, with 29 seconds left Levo (2) scores from the point to tie it 4-4! And that’s where it would end. Sister kissing… gee, I hope there isn’t anymore on the horizon (that’s what we call foreshadowing).
|Dallas Drakes @ Pittsburgh Spirit||Dallas comes to town and scores 2:37 into the 1st to make it 1-0, where it would stay until the 3rd period when Crowder (8) scores to tie it… and it would end with another kissing of the sister. Awkward!|
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Pittsburgh Spirit||Spirit jump out to a 1-0 lead 5 minutes into the 1st with Paiement (6) putting them up 1-0.
In the 2nd (don’t call me Reggie) Dunlop (19) ties it at 1-1… and guess what? Yep… that’s how it would end! ANOTHER kissing sister moment brought to you by “The Pittsburgh Spirit are mediocre but might make the playoffs” season motto.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Too much sister kissing… awkward family reunions ahead!
Three ties in three games. Anyone ever-seen such a thing?
|New Castle Ducks|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Two home games this week for the Ducks as they continue to battle the Chicago Underground for first place.|
|Portland Sasquatch @ New Castle Ducks||NCD 5 POR 3
Billy Smith made 35 saves for the Ducks as Portland outshot the men from New Castle, 38-27 including a 16-5 advantage in the third period. Ducks took a 3-1 lead after one on two goals by Marion Stastny (24,25) and one by Bobby Clarke (19). Portland tied it in the second on goals by Doug Risebrough (14) and Morris Lukowich (13). Ducks regained the lead with two late second period goals. Steve Bozek (8) got what proved to be the game-winner and Barry Pederson (39) got the insurance goal. In the third period, the Ducks had to kill 2 penalties as Portland poured it on – and Smith stood tall in goal to bring home the win for New Castle.
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ New Castle Ducks||NCD 5 BRO 4
Ducks score five for the second day in a row – and are once again outshot by a wide margin, as Brooklyn had 38 shots to 24 for the Ducks. In the third period, the Harbor Rats outshot New Castle 18-5. This time it was back up goalie Don Edwards, making 34 saves, to steal the win for New Castle.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||New Castle gets a maximum of four points as they continue to battle with Chicago for first place in the Norris Division. The line of Walter-Pederson-Middleton continues to dominate. Through 49 games, the line has combined for more than 2 goals per game: with a total of 90 goals plus 107 assists. Pederson with 40-41-81 is second in the league in scoring, as he chases Wayne Gretzky for the Art Ross Trophy. The former #1 draft pick is repeating – and even better than his great rookie season|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Charlotte, in last place in the Patrick Division and seemingly having trouble gaining much traction approaching .500 (lots of home losses are offsetting the road wins), hosted Catoctin in its lone home contest this latest week of play.|
|Catoctin Cardinals @ Charlotte Dynamo||In a microcosm of its season, the Dynamo showed signs of competitiveness with a 3-1 lead then collapsed and surrendered three unanswered goals to drop a 4-3 decision at home.
The Cardinals scored all four of its goals in the second period. Charlotte’s last goal came when Daryl Evans caught the Cardinals off guard with a short-handed goal 3:45 into the second period, but from there, the unheralded Sabres great Bob Sauve was sensational in nets for Catoctin and shut down the Dynamo. He finished with 38 saves — including stopping an astonishing 22 shot barrage in the third period — and deserved a 3-star selection that was not forthcoming.
Rick Kehoe scored the first two Catoctin goals including an even-strength tally 5:16 into the third period that narrowed the Cardinals deficit at the time 3-2. Subsequent goals from Brian Sutter and Kevin LaVallee later in the second period completed the comeback.
Three stars (all from Catoctin)
Notables: For Charlotte, Tony Esposito recorded 36 saves and Dale Hawerchuk had an assist on a Glenn Anderson goal and won 16 of the Dynamo’s 40 face-off wins. 81 shots were fired between both teams, with Catoctin holding the 41-40 edge, yet the third period was scoreless.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Dynamo loses its lone home contest but has show signs of competitiveness all season and is not giving up; the goal at this point is an incremental improvement: exceeding 65 points this season would mark its best showing in its three years of existence and the squad would look to build from there. With 40 points accumulated thus far after 2 road wins this week, and more than 30 games remaining, there’s still some hope.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ Charlestown Chiefs||1 2 3 F
1982-83 Brooklyn 19-17-7 3 1 0 4
1982-83 Charlestown 20-14-13 3 1 1 5Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 6:05 EV CHA McDonald (33), assisted by Coffey (39) and Nicholls (28)
1 6:58 EV BRO Sutter (20), assisted by Housley (27) and Gustafsson (26)
1 7:36 PP CHA McCarthy (16), assisted by Nicholls (29) and Bourque (31)
1 12:18 PP BRO Gartner (22), assisted by Smith (33)
1 13:27 EV BRO Stastny (11), assisted by Gartner (25)
1 14:39 PP CHA Nicholls (22), assisted by McCarthy (33) and Potvin (35)
2 1:02 EV BRO Sutter (21), assisted by Gustafsson (27) and Reinhart (32)
2 18:18 EV CHA Krushelnyski (15), assisted by Murphy (9) and Holmes (4)
3 13:39 EV CHA Holmes (4), assisted by Potvin (36)Star 1: BRO Sutter 2 G
Star 2: CHA McCarthy 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: CHA Nicholls 1 G, 3 PtsGWG: Warren HolmesNotables: BRO Mio 31 saves, Playfair 17 PIM
CHA Wamsley 34 saves
|Ohio Legends @ Charlestown Chiefs||1 2 3 F
1982-83 Ohio 12-22-10 0 2 0 2
1982-83 Charlestown 21-14-13 3 1 1 5Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 6:51 EV CHA Huber (5), assisted by McKegney (23) and Gradin (23)
1 12:53 EV CHA Krushelnyski (16), assisted by Hlinka (9) and Shedden (7)
1 18:00 EV CHA McDonald (34), assisted by McCarthy (34) and Bourque (32)
2 2:18 EV CHA Huber (6), assisted by Gradin (24) and Tremblay (23)
2 8:37 EV OHI Root (2), assisted by Currie (19) and Pavelich (17)
2 19:21 EV OHI Tanti (3), assisted by Federko (30) and Frycer (17)
3 10:52 EV CHA Nicholls (23), assisted by McDonald (22) and Coffey (40)Injuries: Huber(CHA)-gameStar 1: CHA Huber 2 G
Star 2: CHA McDonald 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: CHA Nicholls 1 GGWG: Lanny McDonaldNotables: OHI None
CHA Malarchuk 30 saves
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ Charlestown Chiefs||1 2 3 F
1982-83 Syracuse 10-25-10 2 5 0 7
1982-83 Charlestown 21-14-14 2 4 1 7Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 5:14 EV SYR Bellows (35), assisted by Lafleur (37) and Larson (27)
1 9:24 PP CHA Gardner (6), assisted by McCarthy (35) and McDonald (23)
1 17:14 PP SYR Bellows (36), assisted by Broten (36) and Lorimer (3)
1 18:46 PP CHA McDonald (35), assisted by Gardner (6)
2 4:18 PP CHA Tremblay (17), assisted by Coffey (41)
2 5:12 EV SYR Lee (10), assisted by Marsh (10) and Larson (28)
2 5:41 EV CHA Krushelnyski (17), assisted by Hlinka (10) and Shedden (8)
2 6:48 EV SYR Lorimer (1), assisted by Leach (10) and Ivan Boldirev (7)
2 8:40 EV SYR Lafleur (21), assisted by Broten (37)
2 9:37 EV CHA Coffey (19), assisted by Gardner (7)
2 11:35 PP SYR Broten (17), assisted by Lafleur (38) and Fox (13)
2 17:38 PP CHA Gardner (7), assisted by Bourque (33)
2 19:28 EV SYR Turnbull (22), assisted by Young (26) and Larson (29)
3 6:33 EV CHA Gardner (8), assisted by Farrish (8) and McCarthy (36)Star 1: CHA Gardner 3 G, 5 Pts
Star 2: SYR Bellows 2 G
Star 3: SYR Broten 1 G, 3 PtsNotables: SYR Larson 3 assists
CHA Gardner hat trick, Gardner 5 points
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Two wins and a tie.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Underground and Saints pay a visit to a slumping Brooklyn Harbor Rats hockey club|
|Chicago Underground @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Bossy’s power-play goal gets the visitors out in front but Mike Gartner answers with a power-play score of his own, less than a minute later, to even the score. Mondou puts Chicago back in front but Mark Osborne nets the tying goal with less than a minute left before the first intermission. Bossy comes out and scores his second of the game just 1:23 into the 2nd period, then he completes the hat trick later in the period for all the scoring as Chicago takes a 4-2 win in Brooklyn.|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||The Harbor Rats carry a 3-1 lead into the final 20 minutes but Mel Bridgeman scores for the Saints to make it a one-goal game just 6 minutes in. Gustafsson restores the 2 goal lead to Brooklyn with 10 minutes remaining but Bridgeman again makes it a one-goal game, netting his second of the night with 2:20 on the clock. Somehow, Cloutier makes multiple saves down the stretch, and even with the extra attacker on Saint Clair Shores does not get the tying goal, allowing the Rats to salvage the win.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||2 points for 2 home games this week and with a pair of road losses, the Harbor Rats slide continues.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Norris leading Chicago and Adams trailing St. Claire travel to the Stockyards you take on the Brahmas. Texas continues to toil in last place in the Smythe, far out of playoff contention.|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Texas Brahmas||St Clair jumps out quickly, scoring the first 2 goals before Texas scores the next 4 to start cruising to victory. But St Claire storms back, scoring the next 2 to ties the score at 4. Taylor sends home the winner for Texas with 6 minutes left and Bannerman slams the door for a 5-4 Texas win.
January 20 1983 NEED ARENA 01-31-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: TEX Taylor 2 G, 3 Pts
GWG: Dave Taylor
Notables: SCS None
St. Clair Sho GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Texas GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|Chicago Underground @ Texas Brahmas||Chicago and former Brahma Rick Vaive come to town to close out the homestand. Texas scores early but Chicago answers back with the next 2 before Taylor ties it up to end the 1st. The 2 teams exchange goals before Nilsson puts Texas up. Taylor pads the lead with about a minute left and Ferguson gets the empty netter to seal it.
January 22 1983 NEED ARENA 01-31-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: TEX Andreychuk 2 G, 4 Pts
GWG: Kent Nilsson
Notables: CHI None
Chicago GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Texas GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||4 point week for the Brahmas. Sill a lot of room to make-up, but winning never hurts.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Ohio and Capjack come for a visit|
|Ohio Legends @ Dallas Drakes||This game was never close as the Drakes go up 3-0 at the end of the first. 5 minutes into the second it was 5-0 on a goal from Marcel Dionne. The legends finally get on the board but too little too late. 7-1 final.|
|CapJack Rangers @ Dallas Drakes||The Rangers strike first with a goal from Robinson, but this was as good as it got for the Rangers. Dallas answers with 7 unanswered goals and roll to a win.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Huge performances by the Drakes|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Catoctin faces off against CapJack in this one-game homestand.|
|CapJack Rangers @ Catoctin Cardinals||CAP 2 CAT 5
The first period looked like it was going to be a back and forth game as CAP scored, CAT scored and then CAP scored. Catoctin went into the second with a head of steam and netted 4 goals. The third period featured ice dancing and figure skating.
Sutter scored twice and Kehoe had 3 points.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Catoctin took care of business at home.|
|North Carolina 89’ers|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||NC hopes to come out of the week still holding onto their lead over Ohio, but Texas, Syracuse and Carolina rivals Charlotte will have something to say about that.|
|Charlotte Dynamo @ North Carolina 89’ers||Anderson scores right before the break to give Charlotte the lead going into the 2nd. At the midway point of period 2, Goulet scores his 21st, tying the game at 1. With :58, surely Stoughton’s goal has won it for the 89ers! :16 later Evans scores to tie it up, so disheartening the 89ers that they gave up another goal to Evans with only :03 seconds left. Three goals in the last minute of a previously 1-1 game.
FINAL SCORE: Charlotte 3 NC 2THREE STARS:
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ North Carolina 89’ers||Both teams start off hot, going into the break 2-2. Larson’s goal early in the 2nd is the end of the scoring, and enough to give Syracuse the win.
FINAL SCORE: Syracuse 3, NC 2THREE STARS:
|Texas Brahmas @ North Carolina 89’ers||The offenses come out firing tonight, scoring 2 each in the 1st and 2 more each in the 2nd. Texas can’t keep pace in the third, however.
FINAL SCORE: NC 6 Texas 4
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Two points out of a three-game homestand aren’t going to cut it.|
|Mackinac Island Moose|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Tom Lysiak goes on the DL for 3-4 weeks. Let’s see if the team can lift him up and get some points coming in. Charlestown and New Castle come via sled dog across the ice to the Island.|
|Charlestown Chiefs @ Mackinac Island Moose||Moose 5, Chiefs 3 – Takes a while for the offenses to get some traction. We are looking at a 0-0 tie late in the 1st when the Moose take advantage of their 3rd power play and Kurri breaks the deadlock. Just a minute later the Chiefs find some mojo and tie it up on a goal from McDonald. On to intermission tied at 1.
2nd period – 5 more penalties by the teams put the PK units to the test. Moose gets a PP goal from Smyl in the first minute to make it 2-1. After each team kills off 2 penalties each, the period winds down, and just before the final horn, Dunlop is the happy recipient of a nifty pass to the front of the net and scores, making it 3-1 Moose heading to intermission.
3rd period. After Dunlop gets his 2nd on a delayed penalty/ 6 on 5, the Moose take advantage of another penalty near the midpoint of the period and Smyl makes it 5-1 with 10 minutes to go, and the locals go to the concession stand for a refill before they shut off the beer taps. Tight even play the next 8 minutes until Holmes takes advantage of a defensive lapse, and cuts the lead to 3. The Ducks pull their goalie with the 6-5 advantage score one more just before the final horn. 5-3 Moose.
Powerplay was the difference with the Moose 3 of 7, and the Chiefs 0 for 5.
1st star – Smyl – 2G 5pts
|New Castle Ducks @ Mackinac Island Moose||Ducks 6, Moose 5 – After Napier puts the Moose up 1-0, the Duck takes control and exploits the Moose defense. Barrett evens it up in the middle of the period and the 1st ends tied 1-1.
2nd period – Middleton scores early and the Ducks ride that lead until late, when Tambellini, promoted to the 2nd line, ties it up at 2. A Propp tripping penalty turns the tables and Hardy scores with just 1 second on the clock. Heading to the 3rd with Ducks up 3-2
3rd – Middleton likes to start things off apparently, and scores first. Ducks up by 2 now. Smyl answers back a few minutes later on a powerplay caused by Bourne hooking. Lindstrom answers back a minute later, and the Ducks are up 5-3. Moose mix up the lines a bit and it results in 2 goals from Smyl,, Hat trick !!!! Its 5-5 and the rink is rocking. Good tight play down the wire until Ramsay finds an opening and scores with 2 minutes to go. Moose gets the puck, pull the goalie, and hammer on the Ducks for 90 seconds, but no dice. Ducks with an exciting road win.
both team 1 of 4 on the powerplay
1st star – Smyl 3G, 4pts
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||A win and a 1 goal loss seem to indicate the Moose will stay competitive without their top-scoring center. Can we hold our own the next 3 weeks until Lysiak returns?|