|CLARENCE GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WALES GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||In one of these fun scheduling quirks, the Rangers get 4 home games this week. They’ve been a bit sluggish as of late, but find themselves atop the Patrick division AND suddenly being chased by the Pittsburgh Spirit (now there’s a familiar sight). Can the Rangers take advantage of a big homestand – and they get to start out with the MOOSE!|
|Mackinac Island Moose @ CapJack Rangers||Well, this was an exciting 15 goal game. Each period saw 1 team score at least 3 goals, but it was holding the Moose to only 1 goal in the 3rd period that turned the tied.
Period 1 – Rangers get 4 to the Moose’s 2. Lemay started it for Mackinac Island, the Rangers get 3 straight including 2 from Shutt. Propp adds one for the Island boys.Period 2 – After getting a PP goal from Robinson in the 1st, the Rangers start off the 2nd with another opportunity and Trottier scores for his 2nd of the game. But then Napier and Propp (PP) score for Mackinac Island and it’s now a 5-4 game in favor of Rangers. BUT, we’re not done. Cloutier puts one past Melanson (in relief and he’s given up 2 of the goals already) for a 6-4 lead. But Smyl scores a PP goal with a minute left making it 6-5 CapJack as period 2 ends.PERIOD 3 – Crowder opens the 3rd with a charging penalty and Engbloom makes the Rangers pay. He scores a PP goal and the game is now tied with 19 minutes to go. Shutt however, is not having any of that tie stuff as he scores less than 2 minutes later (his 3rd of the game) and the Rangers retake the lead 7-6 and amazingly never look back or let anymore Meece score a goal. And Trottier and Leinonen add goals for the good guys to run the final to 9-6 Rangers!
STARS: (all CAP) – 2 hat tricks!
1. Trottier – 3 goals, 3 assists
2. Shutt – 3 goals, 3 assists
3. Cloutier 1 goal, 2 assists
Power Plays – Moose 3 for 5, Rangers 3 for 6 (52 minutes of penalties including 17 for Crowder, Smyl gets 16
|Charlestown Chiefs @ CapJack Rangers||Well, things should settle a bit after the Moose game, but no, this one features 17 goals! 9 of them were in the 2nd period and 5 more in the 3rd. Wonder what would have happened if Charlestown wasn’t so good on the penalty kill – they killed of 6 of 7! (and they scored on 2 of 3 of their own)
Period 1 – Charlestown grabs a 2-1 scoring 2 power-play goals – McKegney and Gradin after Mike Allison opened the scoring 6 minutes in.
Period 2 – Trottier ties the game 16 seconds in. Then the team’s trade the next 5 goals with Murphy, Coffey, and Coffey (again) scoring for the Chiefs and DeBlois and Trottier (again) scoring for the Rangers. McKegney(again) breaks the pattern scoring for Charlestown giving them a 6-4 lead with 4 1/2 to go in the 2nd. So the Rangers go for the 2 straight goals to end the period with Crowder and Maloney chipping in and after the 9 goals 2nd period, the score stands 6-6.
3rd Period – Hlinka & the Chiefs break the tie 3 minutes in when he redirects one past Resch. At this point the fans were wondering if there was someone else in Chico’s uniform, he certainly wasn’t stopping much. But after lifting himself off the ice, he looked at his teammates and said – OK, let’s start playing good old-time Rangers hockey. And that woke up the squad. Russel scores 2 minutes later to tie the game. Then Ray Allison puts one in with 7 to go for the lead and Wamsley comes in as Riggin goes out. And a minute later Neufeld scores making it 9-7 Rangers with 6 to go. Charlestown doesn’t give up and they pull Wamsley (neither team should have had a goalie playing in this game anyway). And with 58 seconds left Gardner scores to make it 9-8 Rangers! Are you kidding me? The final minute sees lots of action in the Ranger’s end and Russell blocks two and Resch saves two and the final buzzer sounds and the Rangers hang on for the 9-8 win! Whew (another 9 goal game and they are sweating bullets to garner the win).
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ CapJack Rangers||Will the Rangers offense cool down, will they find some defense? Well, yes (sort of) and yes (sort of).
Bulldogs score 1st when Patey gets an early goal (less than 2 minutes in). Neufeld and Robinson (PP) respond for CapJack and it’s 2-1 Rangers after 1.Then Broten scores a PP goal for Syracuse a minute into the 2nd but the Rangers defense holds them scoreless the rest of the period and Lundholm, Ray Allison, and Leinonen score 3 for the Rangers for a 5-2 lead after 2.Syracuse again gets the first goal of a period when Turnbull steals the puck while shorthanded and beats Resch to make it 5-3 with 7 1/2 to go. But then the Bulldogs’Mullen gets a 4 minute high sticking penalty with 4 to go and the Rangers pounce scoring 2 PP goals – Cochrane and Russell for a nice 7-3 lead. Larson does get one for Syracuse with 8 seconds left, but the final score of 7-4 favors the Rangers!
STARS: (all CAP)
1. Leinonen 1 goal, 1 assist
2. Neufeld 1 goal, 1 assist
3. Robinson 1 goal, 1 assist
Rangers limited themselves to 22 shots in order to avoid scoring 9 goals, but 7 of them went in anyway. The Bulldogs fired 35 at Resch and he amazingly stopped 31 of them!
|North Carolina 89’ers @ CapJack Rangers||89’ers skate into the Round Garden with the season series knotted at 1-1. Rangers looking to CAP off a really good week with another win and they start out HOT! Trottier starts things early with a PP goal and the Cloutier, Crowder (PP), and Lundholm (PP) tally for the Rangers to end the 1st period up 4-0. North Carolina ends up giving the Rangers 7 power plays, those 3 were the only ones we scored on. But I finally figured out how to be effective against the power play – don’t let your guys take penalties!! (heck we are the 5th highest PIM/Game team in the league – I need to figure this out). But in this game we were 3 for 7 when given the chance and we stopped all 4 when we gave them the chance!)
But North Carolina gets on the board early in the 2nd when Ogrodnick beats Garrett – but that’s the only time that happens. DeBlois scores for the Rangers in the 2nd, he scores again early in the 3rd as Maloney finishes the scoring shortly after DeBlois’s 3rd-period goal. Rangers again score a bunch – 7 goals, but this time they only give up 1! Final 7-1 CapJack
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||4 games 4 big wins – with an average of 8 goals scored PER GAME! Trottier got the wake-up call and scored 6 goals and had 6 assists this week (and 2 #1 stars and a #3). The defense can still be an issue, but the 8 points are big|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||One home game vs SCS|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Syracuse Bulldogs||The Bulldogs hang on 6-4
Stars #1 SYR Larson 2G 4pts
#2 SYR Bellows 2G 3pts
#3 SYR Young 1G 2pts
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Only one home game. a rare victory|
|New Castle Ducks|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||One home game this week against the very tough Catoctin Cardinals|
|Catoctin Cardinals @ New Castle Ducks||NEW CASTLE 3 CATOCTIN 2
Barry Pederson broke a 2-2 tie with 1:44 left in the game, scoring his second of the game and FORTY SECOND of the season. Willy Lindstrom and Brad McCrimmon assisted on the winning goal. NCD took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Pederson and Steve Kasper. CAT tied it later in the period on goals by Mike Bullard and Bobby Carpenter. The game stayed tied at 2-2 until Pederson’s game-winner, late in the third.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Ducks get 2 points and continue to battle Chicago for first place in the Norris Division|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Three teams headed toward the Stanley Cup playoffs come to visit Legends Arena. Spoiler alert – everything went according to everyone’s script!|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Ohio Legends||PITTSBURGH 8, OHIO 4
John VanBoxmeeer’s goal 31 seconds in set the tone for the game, and week. Steve Larimer drove the offense with two goals and three assists for five points. Jorgen Petterson added four assists and Darryl Sittler chipped in a pair of goals in this one. Ohio got a goal and an assist each from Glen Currie and Mark Pavelich.
Ohio won the shots battle (its only win this night), 35-24. The Spirit capped the night by going three-for-four with the man-advantage, while Ohio went one-for-four on the power play. Pelle Lindbergh was solid in goal, stopping 31 shots, while Dan Bouchard turned away 16.
|Chicago Underground @ Ohio Legends||CHICAGO 3, OHIO 1
Mike Blaisdell’s goal 3:01 in set the Underground up for the win. Ric Seiling and Peter McNab had the other goals for Chicago. Bernie Federko’s power-play goal was the only tally for Ohio.
Again, the Legends won the shots battle (their only win of the night), 22-20. Ohio did cash in on one-of-six power-play opportunities, while Chicago went zero-for-three. Pete Peeters picked up the win in net, stopping 21 and Glen Hanlon absorbed the loss with 17 saves.
|New Castle Ducks @ Ohio Legends||NEW CASTLE 2, OHIO 0
It took Craig Ramsey just 3:03 to get the Ducks the only goal they would need in this one. Rick Middleton also scored in the eighth minute of the game to close the scoring for the game.
Ohio again won the shots battle (the only…..ah, forget it–same story as the last two games!), 16-13. The Ducks were limited to just six shots in the final 40 minutes of the contest.
Both teams were shutout on the power plays, as Ohio failed in five chances and New Castle came away empty in six tries. Don Edwards collected his tenth win and second shutout of the year with 16 saves and Dan Bouchard was the loser with eleven saves. For Edwards, it was his first shutout in four starts since January 18 with a 25 save performance in a 1-0 at St. Clair Shores.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Ohio takes it in on the chin three straight times this week. Fatigue is setting in on the Legends rosters as usage is catching up with them. Three playoff teams came to Legends Arena and needed points. They all got what they came for.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Catoctin is home for 2 in an attempt to stay ahead in a tight division.|
|North Carolina 89’ers||NOC 4 CAT 5
Sutter and Bullard score twice as the Cardinals snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the 3rd! Oh, and Goulet may have scored a hat trick or something.
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats||BRO 5 CAT 5
After 3 periods of high flying action, both sides switched to ice dancing for 5 minutes to leave it a tie.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Cardinals get 3 of 4 points at home. Will it be enough?|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Saints host Catoctin for a single game.|
|Catoctin Cardinals||Rob McClanahan scores his 12th goal during a power play for the Saints. But, the Cardinals responded with 3 unanswered goals. The Cards get goals by Johnstone, Murphy, and Small for the win.
Catoctin 3 SCS 1
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Catoctin defeats the Saints, 3-1|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Spirit is fighting for a playoff spot. Let’s see how the lone home game against a struggling St. Clair Shores goes.|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ Pittsburgh Spirit||Nobody told St. Clair Shores that they had only won 4 games all season, apparently as they skate to a 5-4 victory over the surging Spirit.
Sittler and Laughlin net two goals each, and Larmer adds 2 assists, but St. Croix couldn’t hold the 3rd-period lead and let up the game-winning goal with THREE SECONDS LEFT!!
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||One home game, one heartbreaking loss. Hopefully, do better on the road this week!|
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Charlestown Chiefs||1 2 3 F
1982-83 Charlotte 18-22-7 0 0 3 3
1982-83 Charlestown 21-15-15 0 0 3 3Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
3 1:13 PP CHD Hedberg (10), assisted by Anderson (29)
3 4:11 EV CHA Krushelnyski (18), assisted by Holmes (6)
3 8:58 EV CHD Perreault (14), unassisted
3 17:22 EV CHA Tremblay (18), assisted by Gradin (25) and Coffey (42)
3 18:19 EV CHA McKegney (13), assisted by Gradin (26) and Tremblay (24)
3 19:34 EV CHD Perreault (15), assisted by Evans (10) and Hedberg (21)Star 1: CHD Perreault 2 G
Star 2: CHD Hedberg 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: CHA Tremblay 1 G, 2 PtsNotables: CHD Esposito 31 saves
CHA Nicholls 19 faceoffs won
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Charlestown Chiefs||1982-83 Pittsburgh 20-18-10 0 4 1 5
1982-83 Charlestown 21-15-16 2 1 2 5Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 10:43 EV CHA Nattress (1), assisted by Sargent (5)
1 17:18 EV CHA Krushelnyski (19), assisted by Potvin (37) and Holmes (7)
2 7:16 EV PIT Paiement (7), assisted by Maxwell (15)
2 11:22 EV PIT Sittler (18), assisted by Pettersson (22) and Lindbergh (4)
2 15:41 PP PIT Dvorak (4), assisted by Pettersson (23) and Larmer (27)
2 18:48 PP CHA Gradin (26), assisted by Tremblay (25)
2 19:06 EV PIT Sittler (19), assisted by Larmer (28) and Dvorak (21)
3 1:25 EV CHA Nicholls (24), unassisted
3 2:20 EV CHA Gardner (9), unassisted
3 18:56 PP PIT Sittler (20), assisted by Gare (19) and Steen (19)Star 1: PIT Sittler 3 G
Star 2: PIT Dvorak 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: CHA Nattress 1 GNotables: PIT Sittler hat trick, Sittler 18 faceoffs won
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||It’s a Father’s Day homestand – a pair of ties.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Texas welcomes Norris leading New Castle and Ohio in for a 2 game homestand.|
|New Castle Ducks @ Texas Brahmas||Texas starts strong with 2 1st period goals from Poddubny and Nilsson and Palmateer looks like an actually NHL goalie. New Castle answers in the 2nd, tying the score on goals by Pederson and Walter and taking the lead early in the 3rd on a goal by Halward. Things stay even until the 17-minute mark when both teams get a 2 minute minor for roughing. Texas pulls Palmateer and gets the tying goal from Boutette at 17:55. The teams remain even and the game ends in a 3-3 tie.
January 25, 1983, NEED ARENA 02-08-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: NCD Halward 1 G, 3 Pts
Notables: NCD Edwards 32 saves
New Castle GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Texas GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|Ohio Legends @ Texas Brahmas||Federko scores 30 seconds to give Ohio the lead. Anreychuk answers to tie but Gainey sends Ohio to the 1st intermission up 2-1. Tanti (Ohio) and Hughes (Texas) exchange goals in the 2nd as Ohio maintains their lead. Frycer adds some cushion for Ohio and Andersson scores an empty netter to finish off the 5-2 Ohio win.
January 30, 1983, NEED ARENA 02-08-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: OHI Frycer 1 G, 2 Pts
GWG: Tony Tanti
Notables: OHI Hanlon 33 saves, Semenko 15 PIM
Ohio GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Texas GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||1 out of four doesn’t cut it, except maybe in baseball. Texas continues to slide in the chase for Lord Stanley’s cup.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||A pair of last-place teams, the Brahmas and the Bulldogs visit Brooklyn this week as the reeling Harbor Rats try to reverse their slide.|
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Anton Stastny’s hat trick chases former Rats goalie Greg Millen from the Syracuse net early but Brooklyn continues to pour it on, winning 7-5. Bobby Smith has a 3 assist night for the Harbor Rats.|
|Texas Brahmas @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Tied at 2-2 with just 7 minutes remaining, Mark Johnson scores his team-leading 26th goal of the season to give Brooklyn their first lead of the night. Less than a minute later Johnson sets up Kevin McCarthy’s goal that stretches the Rats lead to 2. Texas pulls their goalie and with the extra attacker on, Willi Plett makes it a one-goal game with 1:17 still showing on the clock. The Brahmas continue with the extra attacker and sure enough, Brent Sutter buries the tying goal with :09 seconds left. A 4-4 final.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||3 points do wonders for Brooklyn, but those 2 late goals in the game against Texas were costly.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Portland Sasquatch, battling for the division lead in the Smythe Division, host the Brooklyn Harbor Rats, in their lone home game|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ Portland Sasquatch||Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 12:33 PP POR Crossman (9), unassisted
2 2:52 PP BRO McCarthy (12), assisted by Reinhart (36) and Stastny (36)
3 :18 EV POR Howe (11), assisted by Gretzky (57) and Ciccarelli (27)
3 10:44 EV POR Preston (9), assisted by Dale Hunter (12) and Crossman (25)
3 18:59 EN POR Fogolin (1), assisted by Carbonneau (17) and Hamel (17)
3 19:20 PP BRO Sulliman (6), unassisted
3 19:30 EV BRO Gartner (24), assisted by Gustafsson (29) and Sutter (13)Star 1: POR Crossman 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 2: POR Howe 1 G
Star 3: POR Preston 1 GGWG: Lee FogolinNotables: BRO None
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Portland gets a much-needed win to stay in the division title race|
|Mackinac Island Moose|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Moose continues to stumble along without Tom Lysiak. Texas and Portland come out to test the antlered beasts.|
|Texas Brahmas @ Mackinac Island Moose||Moose 4, Brahmas 2 – First period sees a combined 26 SOG, but only one goes in, as Melanson and Bannerman show why they are among the best. Apparently, Korn and Ruskowski had an old grudge to resolve as they drop gloves after only one minute of play and get 5 minutes each. Tambellini gets the only goal a few minutes later. Texas kills 3 penalties and the Moose kill 1.. 1-0 after 1 period.
Second-period things get rolling. MacLean with a trip allows Texas a powerplay and its Poddubny scoring in a flurry of shots and rebounds. A few minutes later the Moose get the lead back when Terrion gets a rare score. 5 minutes later the Moose let their guard down, and McKechnie ties the game at 2. That lead lasts for 26 seconds until Kurri scores. Things settle down and the period ends 3-2 Moose.
3rd period Texas puts the heat on with 15 SOG. All that in spite of having to kill 2 penalties. But Melanson stops them all, and Dunlop adds in insurance goal early to let the Moose escape with a 4-2 win.
1st star – Kurri 1G 2pts
|Portland Sasquatch @ Mackinac Island Moose||Sasquatch 3, Moose 0 – Portland come into town featuring the leagues leading scorer, but its the man between the pipes, Mr. Brodeur who stars in this one, stopping all 42 shots. In the meantime, the headliner does get the first goal for the visitors, in the first minute of play. He also assists on the 2nd goal of the game, a blast from Dino Ciccarelli. The Moose get 31 shots in the final 2 periods but the only score comes from Foligno to make the final 3-0
1st star – Brodeur 42 save shutout
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||2 pts in 2 games as the Moose shuffle lines trying to find some magic until Tom Lysiak returns from the DL.|
|North Carolina 89’ers|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Only one game this week as the 89ers welcome Pittsburgh to town|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ North Carolina 89’ers||Though it’s a new week, some things stay the same – NC continues blowing leads in the last 2 minutes of the game. Steen’s even-handed goal at 18:53 ties it up and that’s where we end. FINAL SCORE: Pittsburgh 3 NC 3
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Shaking my damned head|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Drakes have two at home|
|North Carolina 89’ers @ Dallas Drakes||Al Secord gets the scoring doing early as the Drakes take the lead 1-0, but the 89’ers respond 26 seconds later from a goal from Doug Wickenheiser. Lupul scores to give the 89’ers the lead but Ron Duguay ties it up to end the period. The 9ers dominate the second period and take a 4-3 lead into the 3rd. Greg Fox scores to extend the lead but Al Secord gets his 46th to cut the game to 5-4. but John Ogrodnick puts it away 6-4.|
|Charlestown Chiefs @ Dallas Drakes||Sinisalo and Woods score 5 minutes in to give the Drakes a 2-0 lead, but the Chiefs storm back as Paul Coffey and Mario Trembley tie it up to end the period. John Tonelli scores the only one in the second as the Drakes lead 3-2 going into the third. Bernie Nichols ties it up for the Chiefs but at 18:37 Ken Linseman beats Pat Riggin as the Drakes win 4-3|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||One and One|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Dynamo, destined for the basement of the formidable Patrick division hosted two strong teams from outside the division in Dallas and Mackinac Island.|
|Dallas Drakes @ Charlotte Dynamo||Benefitting from an early spark from Ilkka Sinisalo, the Drakes downed the Dynamo, 5-3. Dallas scored the first four goals of this game, including two first period scores from Sinisalo. Along with Sinisalo, Al Secord, Randy Carlyle, and John Paul Kelly added goals for the Drakes. Charlotte’s rally efforts came too late, with the last goals scored by Gil Perreault and Mike Rogers coming midway through the third period to narrow the final margin.
Three stars (all from Dallas)
Notable: Dallas capitalized on the power play converting two of five opportunities. Dallas outshot Charlotte 14-8 in the first when the game was decided.
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Charlotte Dynamo||The lone Charlotte highlight in this game was a goal by Pete Ihnacak three minutes in — following that minor blip this entire game was dominated by the Mackinac Island Moose who pummelled the Dynamo and Tony Esposito into submission 7-2. Mackinac Island outscored Charlotte 4-2 in the first period and only allowed 11 shots on goal the rest of the way. Esposito was dreadful allowing 7 goals while saving just 13, as 7 different Moose players found the net.
Three Stars (all from Mackinac Island):
Noteworthy: Roland Melanson (21 saves) for MAC; both teams only totaled 20 shots in the final two periods.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Charlotte loses a pair at home and is not even competitive. The defeats against two of the league’s better teams in the MWOTHL are evidence that the Dynamo just don’t have enough horses to contend this season.|