|CLARENCE GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WALES GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|New Castle Ducks|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The final home game for the Ducks is against their first-round playoff opponent, St. Clair Shores. Coming into this week’s game, the Saints have a 3-2 series lead over the Ducks. All the games have been close.|
|GAME #1: SAINT CLAIR SHORES SAINTS VS. NEW CASTLE DUCKS||NCD 7 SCS 2 The Ducks scored four unanswered goals in the third period to turn a 3-2 game into a 7-2 rout. Mark Johnson capped off a terrific rookie season with 2 goals to give him a team-leading 44 on the season. Marian Stastny also had 2 goals, as the Ducks scored twice on the power play.
Defenseman Uli Hiemer had 3 assists. Billy Smith made 30 saves for the Ducks as SCS outshot NCD 32-31 (24-14 in the first two periods).
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||New Castle has 88 points on the season with one road game remaining. New Castle will win the Norris Division for the second year in a row. They are expected to face St. Clair Shores in the first round of the playoffs.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||In the final week of the season, 1 home, 1 away, need 2 points to lock up the division. We host Chicago.|
|GAME #1: CHICAGO UNDERGROUND VS. CAPJACK RANGERS||Well, Chicago really came at the Rangers for their final-ever RIVALRY meeting. The crowd was all out to enjoy the contest (and hopefully to end the rivalry on a winning note – AND crack some champagne for locking up the division).
49 Shots on Goal – 70 total from the Underground: 16-19-14. Chico Resch had some black and blue marks in spite of the pads. Chicago had a slight edge in faceoffs – very slight. Rangers had more blocks, but when Chicago had a 70 to 46 attempt edge it only goes to figure. So were there any goals?
Haworth scored his 25th for CapJack in the 1st on a PP – only PP Rangers had in the 1st. They did however stop 2 Chicago man advantages.
2nd period was scoreless through the 1st 10 minutes but then Crowder netted his 28th to make it 2-0. But then that Chicago attack started to take effect. Chabot (8) and Mondou (27) PP goals tied the game. Rangers fans were beginning to think that late-game collapses were still in force. But with 13 seconds left in the period, Crowder scored his 2nd of the game (29) and the Rangers went into the 2nd intermission up 3-2.
Less than 1 minute of game time later (43 seconds into the 3rd period), Kromm scored his team-high 39th goal to make it 4-2! Good thing, because 39 seconds later Mike Bossy scored his 56th goal of the year cutting the CapJack lead to 4-3. The Rangers had been trying to get Bossy into one of their odd-colored jerseys since the season started but no deal ever happened (we hear Bossy already had a house picked out – but not to be). So with 18+ minutes to go and only a 1-goal lead, could CapJack hold on? Well, the next 12 minutes were scoreless but then Robinson and Pettersson set up Haworth for his 2nd of the game (26) and a nicer 5-3 lead. Fans were starting to chant “Patrick” from the Garden rafters – and then Chico, Chico and with 1:04 to go, team leader Bryan Trottier (in what might be his last regular season home game for the Rangers) scores the final goal in a 6-3 Rangers win. POP the champagne!!!
STARS (all CAP)
Add to that Robinson with 3 assists and Chico Resch with 46 saves!
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Rangers have a road game with Hyannisport this week, but this win clinches the division! Boy has it been a spirited race this year. Pittsburgh may have the best team, but they slept through the early part and then made the MAD DASH. Charlotte also started a bit slow but then poured it on big time. Lots of momentum with that team. Rangers have some goalies who give up a lot of goals, but they get a solid performance from their top 3 lines – no superstars – just a LOT of balance. But can they play defense for a few 7 games series, that’s the biggest question because every team will be GOOD – and tuned for the playoffs.
FUN FACT: Lowest rated goalie on the team – Doug Soetaert had the team’s only shutout this season (and he had the lowest GAA and 2nd highest SV% – but he only played in 12 games (8 starts – 4 reliefs)
|GAME #1: DALLAS DRAKES VS. CHARLESTOWN CHIEFS||6-2 Chiefs, and Mario Lemieux and Bernie Nicholls both reach exactly 100 points on the season. Paul Coffey just smiles, as he is now up to 121!|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Nice win to close out our regular season at home.|
|Saint Clair Shores Saints|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Saints host the Presidents in the last regular home game of the season.|
|GAME #1: HYANNISPORT PRESIDENTS VS. SAINT CLAIR SHORES SAINTS||The Saints played as well as they have all season and win, 9-2. Doug Wilson with a hat trick and an assist. Murray scores 2 goals.
SCS 9 Hyannisport 2
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||The Saints reach 100 points as they defeat the Presidents.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Eliminated from the playoffs, Texas is playing for pride|
|GAME #1: KAMSACK CYCLONES VS. TEXAS BRAHMAS||First up is Kamsack. The Hunters (Mark and Dave) open the scoring and give Texas a 2-0 lead midway through period 2. Gartner scores the next 2 for KAM before Sutter nets one to close out the 2nd with TEX up 3-2. Sutter scores again to open the 3rd and extend the lead to 4-2 before Gartner completes the hat trick and cuts the deficit to 1. Neely and Gradin score at 18:12 and 18:52 and KAM completes the comeback and closes out TEX 5-4.
|GAME #2: MICHIGAN STAGS VS. TEXAS BRAHMAS||Michigan comes to town to close out the season. Sutter gets the opening goal for Texas before Patterson and Messier put MIC on top. Taylor nets one for TEX and we are tied at 2 after 1. After a scoreless 2nd, Smith puts MIC up early in the 3rd, but Mark Hunter ties it 30 seconds later. Watters and Kirton finish the scoring for MIC as they come to Texas and beat the Brahmas, 5-3.
3 Stars (all MIC)
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||About the way, every other week has gone|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Dallas Drakes come to Legends Arena for the final home game of the season.|
|GAME #1: DALLAS DRAKES VS. OHIO LEGENDS||DAL 3, OHIO 3 (OT)
Tim Kerr nets a hat trick for Ohio (65, 66, 67), as the Legends miss the postseason.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||A season of great promise for Ohio quickly went into the toilet. A big mid-season trade to acquire Wayne Gretzky did not yield the postseason push — but it did lay the groundwork for the season.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Andes will host Pittsburgh in its last home game of the regular season.|
|GAME #1 – VISITING TEAM:||Pittsburgh Spirit|
|GAME #1: PITTSBURGH SPIRIT VS. ANDES MOUNTAINEERS||In what should be a high-energy game for the Mountaineers starts anything but. The Spirit jumped out to a quick 2 – 0 after ten minutes. The Andes squad finally decides to start playing and manages to get the game tied and for a brief time an actual lead at 3 – 2. From there on the visitors put 3 more on the board and leave with a well-deserved 6 – 3 victory.
1st – Goulet
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Andes ends the season with a home loss to Pittsburgh. Overall year two sees the team finish in 2nd in the Smythe.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The final home game of the season|
|GAME #1: CHARLESTOWN CHIEFS VS. KAMSACK CYCLONES||Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 10:44 PP CHA O’Reilly (11), assisted by Coffey (78)
1 17:02 PP CHA Young (35), assisted by Wilson (28) and Chelios (57)
1 19:51 EV KAM Gartner (58), assisted by Stastny (32) and Reinhart (47)
2 19:07 EV KAM Gartner (59), assisted by Reinhart (48)
3 1:55 EV CHA Coffey (34), assisted by Chelios (58) and Nicholls (64)
3 7:36 PP KAM Gartner (60), assisted by Perreault (45)
3 19:50 PP CHA Tremblay (33), assisted by Krushelnyski (44) and Coffey (79)Star 1: KAM Gartner 3 G
Star 2: CHA Coffey 1 G, 3 Pts
Star 3: CHA Tremblay 1 GGWG: Mario TremblayNotables: CHA None
KAM Gartner hat trick
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||A late power cost the Cyclones. Gartner has a hat trick to get him to 60 goals on the season|
|Mackinac Island Moose|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Pittsburgh comes to town as the season winds down. Also a road game report for the season finale versus Chicago.|
MACKINAC ISLAND MOOSE
|Pittsburgh comes in and absolutely owns the 1st period. Larouche early, Goulet twice, and O’Connell in between. Moose helped with a couple of minors, leading to one PP goal. Fans scratching their heads as the Moose go to break down 4-0.
Moose bounce back in the 2nd, thanks to penalties, as Quinn scores twice on powerplays. Kurri adds one near halftime and it’s 4-3. A couple of tired teams go to break with a more competitive 4-3 lead for the Spirit.
Pittsburgh wakes back up and stops the bleeding early. Larouche scores in the 2nd minute to make it 5-3. Moose is unable to find their 2nd-period mojo. A pulled goalie late backfires for the Moose, and Steen adds an insurance goal to make the final 6-3 Pittsburgh.
1st star – Goulet 2G
MACKINAC ISLAND MOOSE
|This actually played in Chicago, but played by the Mackinac ownership.
Chicago comes out strong in the 1st. Savard scored in 30 seconds. Sutter adds one a little later on the power play. Moose struggle to get quality scoring chances all period. It’s 2-0 after 1.
Moose bounce back in the 2nd. Kurri early. Giles on a PP, and Kurri later again on another PP. The lead is flipped over to the Moose at 3-2.
Midway through the 3rd, Propp adds the insurance goal, his 58th of the season, thanks to playing on the 1st line. The Moose make it stand to the end and finish the season with a win.
Players from both teams gather in the center circle and give a salute to MWOTHL founder, Stray Corrado on his last game.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Kurri finishes with 75 goals and 72 assists, capping off a good regular season for the Moose.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Presidents continue to play out the string.|
|GAME #1: CAPJACK RANGERS VS. HYANNISPORT PRESIDENTS||Scott Arniel scores two 1st period goals for the Rangers but Mike Bullard responds with two of his own in the 3rd to force OT. Keith Crowders nets his 28th of the year to win it.
FINAL SCORE CAPJACK 3 – HYANNISPORT 2
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Paper bag on the head time continues for the few Hyannisport fans continuing to attend games.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Portland ends the season with New Castle and Charlotte|
|GAME #1: NEW CASTLE DUCKS VS. PORTLAND SASQUATCH||New Castle opens the scoring in the first period on a Middleton (36) goal but Portland responds with the next 4 goals from Tanti (34) in the 2nd and Carbonneau (25), Gagne (17), and Ciccarelli (18) to win 4-1|
|GAME #2: CHARLOTTE DYNAMO VS. PORTLAND SASQUATCH||Foligno (33) opens the scoring for Portland in the 1st period but Charlotte gets goals from Poulin (28), Moller (7), and McDonald (23) to end the period. In the second McDonald (24) scores his 2nd of the game but Carbonneau (26) responds to end the period 4-2 Charlotte. In the 3rd period, Portland draws to within 1 goal when Cavallini (4) finds the back of the net but the Dynamo puts the game away when Quenneville (6) scores to make it 5-3|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Portland ends a rough year by splitting their 2 home games|