|CLARENCE GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WALES GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||One home game at the Capone Center is all the Underground have in the City of Chicago. They welcome in the Legends from Ohio for a single game this week.|
|Ohio Legends @ Chicago Underground||Chicago came out with the sickles swinging and the play moving only the way Chicago wanted it. 3 in the first, 2 in the 2nd, and 2 in the 3rd. It becomes a blowout even though both teams put up 22 shots on goal each. Pete Peeters was outstanding, but Chicago’s defense helped him along as Peeters ends up with a shutout.
Final Score: Chicago 7 – Ohio 0
Labatts 3-Star Selection:
Game Winner: – Rick Vaive
OHI – None
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Chicago picks up the 2 points at home with a solid win over the Legends. The Underground coaching staff can only hope the road is as good to them as home ice has been lately.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Texas and Mackinac visit Syracuse|
|Texas Brahmas @ Syracuse Bulldogs||All Texas 10-3
Stars #1 TEX Nilsson 3G 6pts
#2 TEX Andreychuk 2G 4pts
#3 TEX Taylor 1G 4pts
|Mackinac Island Moose @ Syracuse Bulldogs||The Moose hold on 8-7
Stars #1 SYR Turnbull 1G 3pts
#2 MAC Lysiak 1G 3pts
#3 MAC Park 3a
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||2 home games 0pts|
|New Castle Ducks|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Two home games this week for the Ducks – against Charlestown and St. Clair Shores. New Castle trails Chicago by 2 points for first place in the Norris Division with a game in hand|
|Charlestown Chiefs @ New Castle Ducks||NCD 2 CHA 1 An unusually tight, low-scoring game, goes to the Ducks as Steve Bozek’s goal at 13:57 of the third breaks a 1-1 tie and wins it for New Castle. Lanny McDonald’s 46th of the year gave the Chiefs a 1-0 lead late in the second period. In the third, the Ducks tied it on a goal by Andre Savard before Bozek beat Rick Wamsley for the game-winner.
Charlestown’s Rick Wamsley made 33 saves and NCD outshot CHA 35-26. The Chiefs had a 23-13 SOG edge after two. In the third, the Ducks poured it on, outshooting the Chiefs 22-3!d
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @||SCS 5 NCD 4 The Saints have the worst record in the MWOTHL. The Ducks are battling to have the second-best. But the Saints have had the Ducks number all season, as they have now beaten New Castle twice in four games, with one of the four ending in a tie.
St Clair Shores with one of the league’s worst power plays, had the power play working tonight as they took a 2-0 lead on two power-play goals (by Huddy and McDougal). New Castle tied it in the second period on goals by Marc Tardif and Bobby Nystrom – only to see SCS retake the lead on a goal by Hopkins. Then with less than 3 minutes to go in the second McDougal scored his second of the game to make it 4-2. In the third, McDougal completed the hat trick, at 6:24, to give SCS a 5-2 lead. Then the Ducks battled back. Middleton scored (#44) at 10:08 and Walter at 19:02 (#28) with the Ducks net empty. 5-4 with less than a minute to go, no goalie, and the Ducks pressed hard but Mike Liut held on to give Saint Clair Shores another upset win against New Castle.
Don Edwards made 35 saves as SCS outshot NCD 40-24
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Ducks split the two games and are disappointed to come away with only 2 points. Fifteen games to go in the regular season as New Castle battles with Chicago and Dallas for the Norris Division title.|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Saints play 3 opponents this week: Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Dallas.|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||Ron Francis scores his 17th of the year for the Saints to start off the scoring. Barber responds with his 23rd for the Spirit to close out the scoring in the 1st period.
2nd – Sittler scores his 33rd goal of the year and the Spirit go ahead.
3rd – McClanahan scores his 20th of the year with 58 seconds to go in the game. The game ends in a tie.
Pittsburgh 2 SCS 2
1-McClanahan 1 goal
|Chicago Underground @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||The game starts off slowly as only 1 goal is scored in the first period by Taylor of the Saints.
3rd period – Seiling ties the game for Chicago with his 7th goal. Vaive scores his 39th and the Underground go ahead. SCS says not too fast as they repeat what happened in the Pittsburgh game as Doug Wilson scores at the 11:45 mark. The game ends in a 2-2 tie.
Chicago 2 SCS 2
|Dallas Drakes @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||In the first period, the Saints start off very hot. Malone, St. Laurent, and Delorme all score. But, the Drakes are serious and rattle off 4 consecutive goals. Duguay, Kelly, Maruk, and Ramsey all score for Dallas. The last three goals by Dallas were late in the 3rd within 2 minutes. The Drakes fold.
Dallas 4 SCS 3
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||SCS pulls out 2 points with 2 ties against Pittsburgh and Chicago. They lose a heartbreaker to Dallas.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Cardinals roll into the week needing wins!|
|Chicago Underground @ Catoctin Cardinals||CHI 5 CAT 4
Chicago scores 4 in the second and had 5 different goal scorers.
|CapJack Rangers @ Catoctin Cardinals||CAP 5 CAT 7
Trottier and LaVallee both scored twice in a crazy game. CapJack went hard to the end adding their 5th goal with 7 seconds left.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Cardinals split at home and hope for better luck on the road.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Ohio Legends continue their limp to the end of the 1982-83 season. This week Syracuse and New Castle come to town.|
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ Ohio Legends||SYR 4, OHIO 4
Glen Currie’s goal with five seconds remaining gave Ohio the point. Neal Broten scored a pair of goals for the Bulldogs and Miroslav Frycer had a pair for the Legends.
Richard Sevigny had 33 saves for Syracuse, while Corrado Micalef turned away 21 for Ohio. The Bulldogs were two-for-four on the power play.
|New Castle Ducks @ Ohio Legends||OHIO 2, NCD 1
Another game with late heroics for the Legends, as Doug Jarvis scored with 27 seconds remaining for the victory. Bernie Federko did his part, winning 15 of 26 faceoffs.
Dan Bouchard stopped 24 shots and Don Edwards re-directed 25 in the loss.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Ohio goes 1-0-1 on the week with goals in the final minutes helping them get the three points.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Brooklyn comes to Fort Worth in the lone home game this week.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ Texas Brahmas||Stastny scores the first two goals of the game and Brooklyn starts with a 2-0 lead. Andreychuck scores with under 2 left in the first to make it a 2-1 game at the intermission and give Texas momentum, which is quickly squashed as Stastny completes the hat trick 1:19 into the second. Sulliman follows that up to make it 4-1 Brooklyn. Then the lights came on for Texas. Texas scores the next 5 goals, one in the 2nd and 4 in the 3rd to take the game 6-4.
March 3, 1983, NEED ARENA 03-14-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: BRO Stastny 3 G
GWG: Keith Acton
Notables: BRO Stastny hat trick
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Still can’t play defense, but the offense is rolling|
|Mackinac Island Moose|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Some playoff preview action as Dallas and Chicago visit the Island. The ice is melted, but oh, it’s a chilly ride across the Straits of Mackinac to the Island.|
|Dallas Drakes @ Mackinac Island Moose||Drakes 5, Moose 2 – Secord and MacLean get things started right, one minute in, with a little altercation that earns them 5 minutes of rest. Shortly after, Smyl finds an opening in close and puts the Moose up 1-0. Teams battle even the rest of the way, until late when a Smyl holding penalty puts the Drakes on the PP, and Dionne takes advantage to tie it 1-1. On to intermission.
Moose grab control in the 2nd period, shutting down the Drakes, allowing only 4 SOG, while taking 15 of their own. One by Napier, early, finds the net, making it 2-1 Moose. Goalies dominate the rest of the period and its 2-1 Moose with one period to go.
A team in the Moose uniform is on the ice in the 3rd period, but they don’t play like the Moose. The Drakes, especially Secord and Dionne have a field day, those 2 scoring 2 goals each, and the Moose thoroughly disappoint the arena. Drakes in a laugher, 5-2.
1st star – Dionne 3G hat trick
|Chicago Underground @ Mackinac Island Moose||Moose 5, Underground 3 – Moose come out and set the arena on fire, scoring 4 times in the first 17 minutes. MacLean, Dunlop, Napier, and Eaves all getting one. The Underground takes a little zip away from the home team with a late powerplay goal by Mondou. 4-1 heading to the break.
Chicago serves notice they will not lay down and play dead, as McNab scores before the halfway mark to cut the lead to 2, and get the attention of all the Moose faithful. MacLean makes everybody feel better a minute later when he gets one in, and the lead is a more comfortable 3. Chicago puts on an aggressive attack and the Moose struggle to get even shots on goal the rest of the way. Meloche is able to stop everything else, and the period ends 5-2 Moose.
3rd period is a continuation of the 2nd with Chicago 14 shots to only 7 for the Moose. Fortunately for the home team, Meloche is pretty solid, stopping all but one from Savard just 2 minutes into the period. Moose happy to skate off the ice with the win.
1st star – MacLean 2G
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||A good win over Chicago, but a distressing power failure against the Drakes. We’ll be studying the game film on that one to try and fix the breakdown. Dionne has always been a problem for the Moose.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Many months ago, the Charlotte Dynamo record stood at a respectable 9-6-2; but since then things have deteriorated to the point since then where Charlotte entering this week had won only 11 wins in its LAST 47 TRIES (record now 20-33-10). Throw everything else out: considering the exact same team is being rolled out, the mathematical odds of such a skid occurring have to be absolutely astronomical. Suffice to say, I’m hardly a fan of this game engine at the moment.
Charlotte forged ahead with three home games versus in-state rival North Carolina 89ers, and out-of-division opponents Catoctin and Portland (Writeups will be quick as I effort to turn this in early for Stray).
|North Carolina 89’ers @ Charlotte Dynamo||Victory eluded Charlotte’s grasp yet again as the 89ers overcame a 2-0 first intermission deficit with, astonishingly enough, a hat trick from John Ogrodnick on three consecutive goals that led to a 3-3 tie after two periods; then after an exchange of goals in the third, these Tar Heel state teams skated off to a 4-4 tie.
Mats Naslund put the 89ers ahead 4-3 with 1:20 left in the game but Charlotte answered right back on a Gil Perreault extra-attack goal 20 seconds later as Dynamo goalie Andy Moog left the net empty.
|Catoctin Cardinals @ Charlotte Dynamo||This time, the Dynamo hold a 1-0 lead 45 minutes through the game, only to surrender three goals in a span of six minutes followed by a later empty netter, to drop this contest 4-1.|
|Portland Sasquatch @ Charlotte Dynamo||The Dynamo seize yet another 2-0 first period lead but ultimately fall 4-3. Sean freaking McKenna (only remembered cause I was a young Sabres fan and Aud Club member under my Dad’s wing in those Scotty Bowman days–the pre-game carving tables were just unbelievable but I digress) scores the game-winning goal with 1:01 remaining.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Just one point in three home contests after leads in all of these contests, and the Charlotte skid now reaches 11 wins in 50 tries. Something is simply not computing after the strong 9-6-1 opening to this season. DK, can we get another patch please?|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Rangers host Texas and Charlestown this week as they work toward securing the division….|
|Texas Brahmas @ CapJack Rangers||Rangers work hard in the 1st to close out this game and grab a 3-1 lead on an 18-6 SOG advantage. Texas also gave the Rangers 4 PPs in the 1st period and then another very early in the 2nd. Robinson took advantage of one of those, Crowder and Arniel scored the other Rangers goals in the 1st. Sutter got the Brahmas on the board.
2nd Period – Don Maloney upped the score to 4-1 but then Texas makes a game of it. Andrechuk scores – Podubny scores on a delayed penalty call and it’s 4-3 Rangers. Then Trottier gets one for CapJack to make it 5-3 – turns into the GWG, but Korn gets one past Garrett in the final minute of the 2nd and the period ends 5-4. The crowd is ready for a rip-roaring 3rd period – but instead, they see Garrett stop 16 Brahmas shots while DeBlois scores within the opening 2 minutes of the 3rd and the Rangers hang on for the 6-4 win.
1. CAP – Crowder 1 goal, 1 assist
2. TEX – Poddubny 1 goal, 1 assist
3. CAP – Arniel 1 goal
Rangers control 63% of the faceoffs which helped a lot.
|Charlestown Chiefs @ CapJack Rangers||Then the Chiefs came to town and Reggie Dunlop had them fired up – Rangers held them even 2-2 in the 2nd, but that was the highlight of our day. The Chiefs owned this game.
Outshooting the Rangers 16-4 in the 1st, Charlestown runs up a 3-1 lead behind goals from Nicholls, Gardner, and Huber. Ray Allison chipped one in for CapJack (shorthanded).In the 2-2 second it looked like a game with the Rangers get the first two – Robinson and Ray Allison (PP), his 2nd and the score was a tie. But Nicholls gets his 2nd goal for the Chiefs and that’s followed by Tremblay’s goal near the end of the period.3rd period – the Chiefs manage only 6 shots on Resch, but two of them get by him – Shedden and a late goal by McKegney (PP) as Charlestown wins going away (please go away), 7-3. Wamsley stopped all 8 shots in the 3rd.
1. CHA – Nichols 2 goals
2. CAP – Ray Allison 2 goals
3. CHA – McKegney 1 goal, 2 assists
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Well, it wasn’t one of our better weeks, 2 points in 2 games at home and a tough loss on the road. 12 games left – Rangers would like to break the 100 point barrier but that would be tough, but they would like to win the division, that would be sweet!|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Portland hosts Dallas and Pittsburgh|
|Dallas Drakes @ Portland Sasquatch||February 28 1983 NEED ARENA 03-14-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: POR Pouzar 1 G, 2 Pts
GWG: Wayne Gretzky
Notables: DAL None
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Portland Sasquatch||March 3, 1983, NEED ARENA 03-14-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: PIT Lindbergh 33 saves
GWG: Louis Sleigher
Notables: PIT Lindbergh 33 saves
Pittsburgh GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Portland GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Portland gets a win versus Dallas but loses to Pittsburgh|
|North Carolina 89’ers|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Carolina welcomes New Castle and Syracuse to town this week.|
|New Castle Ducks @ North Carolina 89’ers||After New Castle gets out to a 3-1 lead following 2 goals from Walter, the 89ers score 3 straight within the last 5 minutes to give them the edge.
FINAL SCORE: North Carolina 4 New Castle 3
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ North Carolina 89’ers||Two quick goals by NC in the third still couldn’t save them. All Syracuse in this one.
FINAL SCORE: Syracuse 6 NC 3
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Another mediocre week.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||A pair of teams the Rats are chasing in the playoff race come to visit Brooklyn this week, as the Sasquatch and the Blizzard come to town.|
|Portland Sasquatch @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||The visitors come out firing away and Paul Cyr nets the power-play goal to put the Sasquatch in front, but before the first period is over, Phil Housley would even things up with a power-play score for the Harbor Rats. Outshot 14-4, tied at one, we’ll take it.
Portland comes harder in the 2nd, putting 20 more shots on the net, but Eddie Mio is having the night of his life, stopping them all. Meanwhile, Mark Johnson puts the Rats in front halfway through the period. After 40 minutes, outshot 34-10, but up one goal. Bobby Smith gets a power-play goal to put Brooklyn up 3-1 9 minutes into the 3rd period and Mio continues to stop everything the Sasquatch continues to throw at him. Until they pull the goalie for the extra attacker and Rich Preston scores with 1:20 remaining to make it a one-goal game. But tonight is Mio’s night and he makes a few more saves in the final seconds to preserve the 3-2 Brooklyn win with a 45 save performance!
|Catoctin Cardinals @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Mike Bullard scores the Cardinal’s 3rd power-play goal of the game to get them within one early in the 2nd period and Bobby Carpenter gets Catoctin the tying goal just :03 seconds before the horn to send us to the lockers rooms tied 4-4 heading for the 3rd period.
Darryl Sutter buries his 30th goal of the season just :12 ticks after a Brooklyn power play expired, to put the Rats in front. 2 minutes later Mark Johnson scores on the power play, his 40th of the season to open a 2 goal lead for the home team. With 5 minutes left Mike Gartner scores on a breakaway to keep the Cardinals from emptying the net as the Brooklyn wins 7-4.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Best week in Brooklyn in a while as they pick up wins against 2 teams they’re chasing in the playoff race.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Spirit are holding on in the playoff race!|
|Charlestown Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Spirit||“The Brotherly Brawl” comes to town…
Things look good for the Spirit as they are up 4-3 with under a minute to go.
McDonald (47) ties it 4-4 at 19:14…
McDonald (48) scores 28 seconds later at 19:42 to give Charlestown the 5-4 win.
Amazing we kept him from scoring in the last 15 seconds.
McDonald finishes with the HT.
|Texas Brahmas @ Pittsburgh Spirit||The Brahmas try to Bull their way into town.
Scoring the first two goals, 2-0.
Spirit score 5 straight goals. 5-2.
Maloney scores with 58 seconds left, but the Spirit manage to not let him score two more times and win 5-3.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||1-1 this week. Let’s see how it goes on the road.|