Jason Blake Profile and IHL Playoff Recap

By pbadmin

Game 2- Detroit 7, Orlando 1

John Emmons scored 16 seconds into the game to get the Vipers off to a quick
lead. Yves Serault scored two goals, including the game winner. Orlando’s
only talley came off the stick of Barry Dreger in the second period. Detroit
now has a 2-0 lead in the series. Game 3 takes place Wednesday in Orlando.

Game 2- Chicago 5, Houston 4 (OT)

The Wolves came back from a 4-2 deficit in the third period to take the
game to overtime thanks to Niklas Andersson and JP Dumont. The Wolves’
Steve Maltais got the winner 6:02 into the OT period. Pat Jablonski got the
win in net with 24 saves, while Manny Fernandez picked up 31 in the loosing
effort. The series is now tied up 1-1, with the next game on Wednesday
night.

PLAYER PROFILE

Jason Blake

Orlando

5’10″

180 lbs.

9/2/73 Moorhead, MN.


98-99 Totals
GP G A Pts PIM
5 3 5 8 6

1998-99: Had a +5 rating…netted his first professional goal on 4/11 @ Fort
Wayne…recorded two assists in his first professional game on 4/8 vs. Grand
Rapids….Hobey Baker Award Top Ten Finalist, second time in past two
years….led the WCHA in goals (20) and scoring(49), second in assists
(29)…named 1998-99 WCHA Player of the Year…only collegiate player to be
named to the USA select team…took 12 shots on goal.

HIGHLIGHTS/NOTES: Now playing in his first professional season….spent four
years at the University of North Dakota…appeared in 119 career games with
the Fighting Sioux, tallying 71 goals, 100 assists and 171 PIM=s during his
collegiate career….was named to the All-WCHA First Team last three years.
Recently signed a contract with the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.

MORE AWARD WINNERS

Two more end-of-season awards have been given out in the IHL.

Congratulations to Michigan K~Wings’ goaltender Marty Turco on winning
the Longman Trophy as rookie of the year. Turco posted a 24-7-10 record in
the 1998-99 season and also started in the IHL 1999 All-Star Game.

Also honored is Detroit Vipers’ winger Stan Drulia, who was nammed the
Ironman for playing all 82 games. Durlia led Detroit with 52 assists and 75
points in 1998-99. Drulia turned down offers to play in Europe this past
summer for high dollars.

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