|CLARENCE GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WALES GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||1 home game vs Capjack|
|CapJack Rangers @ Syracuse Bulldogs||CapJack doubles up Syracuse 6-3
Stars #1 CAP Robinson 2G
#2 CAP Resch 46 saves
#3 CAP Trottier 1G 2pts
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||one home game. the same ole results|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Dynamo’s year started with enough promise at 9-6-1 and then took a shocking plummet were trying to capture a win was an absolute quest for fun as Clark Griswold would put it. After that promising start and fairly considerable sample size, Charlotte managed just 14 wins in 60 contests leading into these last games (from just a strictly analytics standpoint this complete reversal would seem virtually impossible). Oh well, the final home game to this strange train wreck of a season was against another struggling team this year, the Ohio Legends.|
|Ohio Legends @ Charlotte Dynamo||In a see-saw contest, the Dynamo struck first 2-0, surrendered three unanswered goals then rallied with four successive goals of its own en route to a 7-4 victory.
Charlotte’s Anders Hedberg delivered a pair of goals along with an assist for first star honors. His power-play goal halfway through the game tied the score 3-3 and goals in the latter half of the contest by Charlotte’s Mark Reeds, Pete Ihnacak, and Dave Langevin gave the Dynamo a 6-3 cushion.
For Ohio, Glenn Currie scored a pair of goals, including one on the power play 3:26 into the third which closed the gap to 6-4 and provided the Legends with some hope. The rest of the period remembered scoreless however until a Hedberg empty netter with 32 seconds to play.
Currie only scored 11 real goals in 1982-83 for the Washington Capitals but his performance here enabled him to reach 20 replay goals for the Legends, mainly from the third line.
Notable: Charlie Simmer chipped in with three assists for Charlotte; Ohio netminder Dan Bouchard faced only 25 shots and let in six.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Charlotte ends the season on a strong note — and the franchise hopes the hockey gods take pity and award it with the no. 1 lottery pick — and Steve Yzerman.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Rangers have 1 home game this week on the schedule – on March 24th (my birthday) – against the Commissioner. We need 4 points to wrap up the division for this year so we better do well because one of the road games is against the mighty Mackinac Island Moose!!|
|Chicago Underground @ CapJack Rangers||Chicago leaves the Capone Center and skates all the way to the Round Garden and they score the only goal of the 1st period (early) by Stastny and it’s 1-0 after 1.
Rangers pull even when Maloney gets his 30th 3 minutes into the 2nd but Chicago takes advantage of a Blomqvist penalty and McNab puts one past Resch and they are back up 2-1. Then the Rangers go nuts and score 4 unanswered goals in the next 11 minutes: Maloney again, Shutt (PP), Trottier (PP), and Lundholm, and the period ends with the Rangers up 5-2!But Chicago won’t fold and halfway through the 3rd Blaisdell scores to make it 5-3. But 2 minutes later, Ray Allison matches that goal and even the last-second Chicago tally by Seiling wasn’t enough to catch us and the Rangers win it 6-4! Whew!
Chicago totally dominated the faceoff circle winning 62.5% but Resch was able to stand tall enough for the win. No love was lost in this one as the Underground racked up 35 minutes in penalties (Carson led with 15 PIM) and the Rangers totaled 33 minutes (Dore led with 15). Quite the fight to start the 3rd period – Savard, Carson, and Seiling for Chicago (Carson got game) and Trottier, Dore, and Korab for CapJack (Dore got game). It was quite the melee and Savard did get the best of Trottier.
STARS (all CAP)
1. Maloney 2 goals
2. Trottier 1 goal, 1 assist
3. Lundholm 1 goal
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||So we got the home game won – and report just in that we also won in Syracuse – yay! We did it!|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Chicago in hopes of winning the Norris Division has one home game for the week & two tough road games.|
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Chicago Underground||Pittsburgh scores early twice & then back and forth goals don’t help out as Chicago loses by 1 in the end.
Final Score: Pittsburgh Chicago 4
Labatts 3-Star Selection:
Game Winner: – John Van Boxmeer
PIT – Jorgen Pettersson Hat Trick, Pelle Lindbergh 36 Saves
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Chicago blows their only home game of the week early, and probably their chances at the Norris Division. You can only hope the road is nicer to the Underground than home ice.|
|Mackinac Island Moose|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Three very fine opponents come to the Island for the final week.|
|CapJack Rangers @ Mackinac Island Moose||Rangers 5, Moose 2 – Very lively 1st period. A slow start and then the Rangers open it up, Cloutier with a goal, quickly followed by Hannan, to make it 2-0 Rangers. Moose respond in seconds on a delayed powerplay, 6on 5, with a goal from Pat Price. Seconds later Allison and Ruskowski duke it out, and then in the same breath, Napier scores to tie it up at 2 each. All this happening in 3 minutes of play. Each team kills another penalty, and we drift to the 2nd period tied at 2.
A much less eventful 2nd period sees the Rangers kill 3 penalties, the Moose kill 1, and about the midway point, Lundholm lights the lamp. Period ends 3-2.
3rd period is very tight, each team gets off 8 shots, and it’s no damage until the Moose pulls Meloche late and then 2 quick turnovers result in empty-net goals from Trottier and Korab in the last minute to make the final 5-2 Rangers.
1st star – Cloutier 1G 2pts
Garrett 34 saves
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Mackinac Island Moose||Moose 8, Spirit 4 – Lots of action early, looks like the goalies forgot to come out for the opening. Spirit scores in the first minute with a Pettersson goal. Moose respond with goals in the 2nd minute from MacLean and Napier. 2-1 Moose after 2 minutes. A penalty by (guess who) Price opens the door for a powerplay goal from Barber, and we are tied at 2 just 5 minutes in. Defenses say, “enough is enough” and scoring halts for a while. Just before the end of the 1st, Kurri scores, and we go to break 3-2 home.
2nd period and 1st half of the 3rd, the Moose take control, shutting down the Spirit while getting goals from Dunlop, Kurri, MacLean, Ruskowski, and Smyl. Heading to the last 10 minutes it’s 8-2 Moose. The Spirit wakes up and makes a little noise near the end with 2 goals from Paiement and Paterson before the final horn.
1st star – Kurri 2G 4pts
|Chicago Underground @ Mackinac Island Moose||Moose 7, Thugs 5 – The Moose owns the 1st period with a 13-5 SOG advantage and the only 2 goals, by Lemay and Dunlop. The 2nd goal on a powerplay thanks to a penalty on Vaive.
Chicago shows up in the 2nd period and stops the bleeding, sort of, by matching 2 goals. Bossy and Virta equalizing 2 more goals from Smyl and Propp. Off to the 3rd period 4-2 Moose.
Chicago dominates the first 5 minutes of the 3rd. Carson cuts the lead to 1, before Ruskowski matches that with one of his own, making it 5-3. Chicago comes back with goals from Stastny and Blaisdell, and now we are tied at 5 with 15 minutes to go. Both teams kill off a penalty, and we head to the final 8 minutes. Good tight play down the stretch until a faceoff in the Chicago zone results in a goal by Dunlop, right off the puck drop. Chicago pulls their goalie and a turnover seconds later lets the Moose put the insurance goal into an empty net.
1st star – Smyl 2G 3pts
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Moose finish up the season with 4 points in the final 3 games. Ready for the playoffs.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Sasquatch and Chiefs visit Brooklyn as the Rats try to secure a playoff spot.|
|Portland Sasquatch @ Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Brooklyn jumps to a 3-1 lead after one but Paul Cyr (this guy loves Brooklyn) nets his second goal of the game early in the 2nd and then Paul Gagne scores to tie things later in the 2nd. Paul Reinhart puts the Rats back on top with a goal :08 seconds before the buzzer. Doug Risebrough ties it for Portland just 4 minutes into the 3rd and with 4 minutes left in the game, Gagne buries his second of the night for a 5-4 Sasquatch lead. With the net empty and the extra attacker on, Mark Johnson nets his 45th of the season to tie the game for Brooklyn in the final minute and it ends 5-5.|
|Charlestown Chiefs @! Brooklyn Harbor Rats||Not much goaltending finds us in a 4-4 game entering the final period of play. Mark Johnson’s second of the game is followed 2 minutes later by a goal from Mark Osborne that puts the Harbor Rats up 6-4. Randy Boyd gets his first goal of the season with 8 minutes remaining and Paul Coffey scores his 30th of the season less than 2 minutes later to once again tie things up for the Chiefs. With just under 5 minutes left Behn Wilson snaps the tie for the Harbor Rats and with the net empty and the extra attacker on, Dave Lewis flings one in from center ice to cement a 6-4 Brooklyn win.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||3 points should be enough to secure a playoff spot for the Harbor Rats|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Chances are slim and the Cardinals need wins!|
|Ohio Legends @ Catoctin Cardinals||OHI 4 CAT 4
Wins!!!! Not Ties! Blah! Flockhart scored twice and after 2 fights in the first everyone behaved.
|Pittsburgh Spirit @ Catoctin Cardinals||PIT 4 CAT 3
And the Cardinals fizzle out at the end. Bullard scored twice but it is not enough as the Cardinals close out the season with a home loss.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Well, the Cardinals make it interesting but fail to secure enough points to get into a playoff spot.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The final two games of the season at the Cow Patty in downtown Fort Worth see Brooklyn and North Carolina visit.|
|Brooklyn Harbor Rats @ Texas Brahmas||The first period sees the teams exchange goals as Jonsson scores for Texas which is answered by Stastny for Brooklyn. Texas scores the first three in the second to jump out to a 4-1 lead, Brooklyn does get one back, but still trails 4-2 after 2. Once again the teams exchange goals in the 3rd as Texas holds on for a 5-3 win.
March 24, 1983, NEED ARENA 04-02-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: TEX Andreychuk 1 G, 4 Pts
GWG: Brent Sutter
Notables: BRO None
Brooklyn GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Texas GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|North Carolina 89’ers @ Texas Brahmas||In the season finale, Texas starts strong against the 89ers scoring the first 2 for a 2-0 lead. The 89ers get one back and trail 2-1 after 1. Texas scores only 2 in the 2nd to extend the lead to 4-1. The teams exchange 3rd-period goals as Texas wins 5-2.
March 26, 1983, NEED ARENA 04-02-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: TEX Nilsson 1 G, 3 Pts
GWG: Reijo Ruotsalainen
Notables: NOC None
North Carolin GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Texas GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Two wins to finish out the home schedule is good, but not near enough. Hopefully, the momentum carries over into next season!|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Ohio Legends close the curtain on the 1982-83 season with a visit from the Dallas Drakes. Dallas enters the contest with a secure playoff spot but looking to chase down Chicago for the Norris Division title.|
|Dallas Drakes @ Ohio Legends||OHIO 4, DALLAS 2
In an inspired final game, Tim Kerr and Bernie Federko each had a goal and two assists to lead Ohio. Gordie Roberts had a goal and an assist and Mark Pavelich also joined Federko at 30 goals for the campaign.
Marcel Dionne and John Tonelli each lit the lamp for Dallas, which can start playoff preparations.
Dan Bouchard stopped 29 shots to collect his 13th win of the year.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||A dismal season for Ohio comes to a merciful end. The Legends have started to assemble some pieces to improve in 1983-84, acquiring a number of pieces designed to improve–including adding a pair of first-round selections over the summer.
Now, it’s off to more pressing issues. First, finding tee times for the boys staying in town this summer!
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Drakes finish up against the Dynamo|
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Dallas Drakes||Jordy (Rocket Richard) Douglass comes flying out of the gate for the Dynamo and scores twice in the first 10 minutes of the game as the Dynamo takes a 2-0 lead into the first break. Al Secord notches number 78 to get Dallas back into the game but Gilbert Perreault puts Charlotte up 3-1 after 2. Andy Moog keeps the Drakes at bay. With the goalie pulled Ken Linseman cuts the score to 3-2 at the 19:10 mark. The Drakes call a timeout and set up another play for its top-line……Marcel Dionne cashes in at the 19:45 mark to give the Drakes the tie.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Another tie|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Charlestown and Syracuse visit St. Clair Shores this week.|
|Charlestown Chiefs @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||Both teams go on some runs in this game. Coffey and Gradin score their 30th and 31st goals to get the Chiefs on the board. Its 2-0 after one period. The Saints get three in a row from Craven, Francis, and Bridgman. Then, the Chiefs go on a 4 goal run. McDonald, Potvin, Nicholls, and Nattress all score. Then, the scoring gets closed out as the Saints make it close with McClanahan and Francis scoring.
Charlestown 6 SCS 5
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ Saint Clair Shores Saints||Syracuse gets on the board early with an Adams goal. Late in the 1st period, the Saints start off a four goal run. Taylor, Francis, McClanahan, and Wilson score goals. Mid-way through the 3rd, the Bulldogs make it close with goals from MacAdam and Valentine.
SCS 4 Syracuse 3
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||SCS splits this week. They lose by one goal to Charlestown, and they win by one goal over Syracuse.|
|New Castle Ducks|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||It’s an incredible finish to the season in the Norris Division as New Castle has two home games this week – against Texas and St. Clair Shores. With some results in from Chicago and Dallas games, the Ducks still have a chance to finish first but it will take two wins at home to improve their chances.|
|Texas Brahmas @ New Castle Ducks||What a game! Ducks strike first when Middleton nets #54. Texas ties it on a goal by Hoffmeyer and it’s 1-1 at intermission. In the second period, Ryan Walter gets #36 on the PP to put NCD up 2-1. Barry Pederson scores #56 to make it 3-1 before the Brahmas storm back on goals by Hughes (20) and McKechnie (9) to make it 3-3. New Castle takes the lead again when Andre Savard scores (11) later in the second and it’s 3-2 Ducks going to the final frame.
At 7:05 Dave Andreychuk gets #22 and the game is tied AGAIN! then at 13:42, Willi Plett scores for Texas, his 21st, and the Brahmas take the lead for the first time in the game – 5-4, with only 6:28 left.
The Ducks are desperate now and start pressuring the Texas end. It pays off when Middleton scores his second of the game and 55th of the year to tie it AGAIN! With 4:28 to go. New Castle keeps pressing and their #1 line does it yet again as Walter scores his second of the game and 37th of the year at 18:08. NCD 6 TEX 5 with under 2 minutes to go. And this is always where things get shaky for the Ducks. And tonight was no exception. At 19:01, and with an empty Texas net, Dale McCourt put the puck (15) past Don Edwards to TIE THE GAME at 6-6! And that’s the way it ended. New Castle is now 1-0-3 against Texas this year as the two teams have played one close one after another.THREE STARS:
1- NCD Middleton 2G 1 A
2- NCD Pederson 1G 3 A
3- NCD Walter 2GNCD was outshot by TEX 39-29 including a 14-4 edge for Texas in the final period! Edwards made 33 saves. Ulf Nilsson won 15 faceoffs for TEX and D Jars Lindgren had FIVE blocks
|Saint Clair Shores Saints @ New Castle Ducks||The last place Saints have given the Ducks fits all season as NCD comes into the game with a 1-2-2 record against St. Clair Shores. But this one was all Ducks as they shutout the Saints 5-0 behind Battlin’ Billy Smith who made 36 saves, many of them spectacular. The Duck’s #1 line continued to dominate, scoring all five goals – two for Ryan Walter, who now has 39 on the season, two for Rick Middleton who now has 57. Barry Pederson netted his 57th as he and Middleton are tied for 4th and 5th in the league in Goals.
It was a rough game with 70 Penalty Minutes, featured by a bench-clearing brawl at 10:23 of the first when Sutter and Tardif went at it – and then the benches emptied. In addition to fighting majors to Sutter and Tardif, Benning and Duchesne got majors for SCS with Duchesne also getting a game misconduct. Clarke and Pederson joined the fray for NCD and drew majors with Clarke getting a game misconduct as well. Mark Hardy hurt his eye later in the game and did not return, forcing the Ducks to play with only 5 defensemen for much of the way.THREE STARS:
1- NCD Billy Smith 36 saves
2- NCD Middleton 2G 1 A
3- NCD Walter 2G 1 A
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Ducks get 3 out of a possible 4 points and now await their one remaining game of the season, on the road against Portland. New Castle has 92 points after 79 games. Chicago finishes the season with 93 points and Dallas also has 92 with one game remaining, at Charlotte. A Ducks win over Portland would gain them at least a tie for the Norris Division championship. The Ducks have had a great season any way you look at it and they now look forward to their second straight appearance in the MWOTHL Playoffs|
|Dallas Drakes @ Charlestown Chiefs||1 2 3 F
1982-83 Dallas 40-25-13 1 3 4 8
1982-83 Charlestown 29-31-18 4 2 1 7Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 10:56 EV CHA Holmes (6), assisted by Murphy (12) and Potvin (53)
1 14:14 EV DAL Tonelli (18), assisted by Mullen (38) and Maruk (42)
1 16:35 EV CHA McCarthy (24), assisted by Nicholls (45)
1 17:11 EV CHA McKegney (21), assisted by Tremblay (31) and Nattress (7)
1 19:39 EV CHA Krushelnyski (23), assisted by Holmes (14)
2 2:01 PP DAL Secord (78), assisted by Sinisalo (39) and Dionne (51)
2 3:23 PP DAL Sinisalo (29), assisted by Dionne (52)
2 10:20 PP DAL Mullen (18), assisted by Maruk (43) and Ramsey (28)
2 17:24 EV CHA Krushelnyski (24), assisted by Tremblay (32)
2 19:04 PP CHA McDonald (55), assisted by Nicholls (46) and McCarthy (53)
3 7:12 PP DAL Mullen (19), assisted by Ramage (34) and Maruk (44)
3 8:31 EV DAL Secord (79), assisted by Linseman (46)
3 9:03 EV CHA Murphy (14), assisted by Potvin (54)
3 18:33 EV DAL Dionne (43), assisted by Secord (51) and Veitch (5)
3 19:00 EV DAL Secord (80), assisted by Dionne (53) and Ramsey (29)Injuries: McKegney(CHA)-gameStar 1: DAL Secord 3 G, 4 Pts
Star 2: DAL Mullen 2 G, 3 Pts
Star 3: DAL Dionne 1 G, 4 PtsGWG: Al SecordNotables: DAL Secord hat trick, Dionne 3 assists, Maruk 3 assists
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Portland hosts New Castle and Charlotte this week to wrap up the season.|
|New Castle Ducks @ Portland Sasquatch||March 24, 1983, NEED ARENA 04-04-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: NCD Stastny 2 G
GWG: Marian Stastny
Notables: NCD None
New Castle GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Portland GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|Charlotte Dynamo @ Portland Sasquatch||March 26, 1983, NEED ARENA 04-04-2021
1 2 3 F
SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Star 1: POR Gretzky 2 G, 3 Pts
Notables: CHD None
Charlotte GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
Portland GA SV Save% TOI W L T Rate
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Portland ends the season with a loss to New Castle and a tie to Charlotte.|
|North Carolina 89’ers|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||NC Finishes out their season by welcoming Syracuse and Catoctin.|
|Syracuse Bulldogs @ North Carolina 89’ers||A low-scoring matchup with only one goal per period. Carolina comes up on the short end. Another disappointing game for Fuhr – oh, if only Mario Lessard could play every night… FINAL SCORE: Syracuse 2 NC 1
1. Patey (SYR) – 1G
2. Wilson (SYR) – 1G
3. Novy (NC) – 1G
Millen (SYR) – 20 saves
Fuhr (NC) – 16 saves
|Catoctin Cardinals @ North Carolina 89’ers||Fuhr comes up big after the public berating by his coach following last game. Sutter gets one past on the powerplay at 4:49 of the first, but after several lead changes NC pulls it out. FINAL SCORE: Catoctin 3 NC 4
1. Naslunc (NC) – 1G
2. Ogrodnick (NC) – 1G
3. Smith (NC) – 1G
Fuhr (NC) – 35 saves
Jensen (CAT) – 28 saves
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||NC goes .500 in their last homestand, which considering their .331 win percentage this year inspires hope.|