IHL: Wolves Release Petit

By Andrew Bourgeois

IHL NEWS


Wolves Rlease Petit

Former NHL journeyman Michel Petit was released by the IHL’s Chicago Wolves on Tuesday January 9th.

The 36-year-old defenceman, who was plagued by concussions throughout his career, played for 10 NHL teams in a 16-year career. In 1992, he was traded from the Maple Leafs to the Calgary Flames as part of the deal that brought Doug Gilmour to Toronto.

The trade — Gilmour, Rick Wamsley, Jamie Macoun and Ric Nattress to Toronto for Petit, Gary Leeman, Alexander Godynyuk, Jeff Reese and Craig Berube — was seen as one of the most disastrous in Flames history.

Petit, suffered about seven concussions during his career.
In 827 games with Vancouver, the New York Rangers, Quebec, Toronto, Calgary, Los Angeles, Tampa Bay, Edmonton, Philadelphia and Phoenix, Petit recorded 90 goals, 238 assists and 1,839 penalty minutes.

In 23 games with the Wolves this season, he had two goals and three assists.

IHL TONIGHT

Orlando Solar Bears   4
Clevland Lumberjacks  0
Scott Fankhouser made 22 saves and Mark Beaufait had a goal and two assists to lead the Orlando Solar Bears past the Cleveland Lumberjacks, 4-0. Fankhouser, who returned to Orlando after spending nearly two months with the Atlanta Thrashers, earned his first shutout of the season to even his record to 4-4-0. After J.P. Vigier’s power-play goal with 2:59 left in the first period gave the Solar Bears a 1-0 lead, Beaufait earned his team-leading 26th and 27th assists on second-period markers by Herbert Vasiljevs and Dan Snyder before capping the scoring with his 11th goal of the season. The win extended Orlando’s winning streak to five games. Zac Bierk turned aside 34 shots in the loss for Cleveland, which has dropped five of its last six games.

TODAY IN HOCKEY

Thursday January 11, 1976 Johnny Bucyk of the Boston Bruins nets a hat trick against Washington Capitals goalie Ron Low.

IHL FASTFACTS

The largest attendance at an IHL All-Star game was
13013 when the East defeated the West 7-3 in Houston,
Texas in 1996.

DID YOU KNOW

The Detroit Vipers have lost more games in overtime/shootout (6) than any other team in the IHL this season.

IHL TRANSACTIONS


Chicago Wolves: Announce left winger Paul Kruse has
                been recalled by San Jose Sharks.
Cleveland Lumberjacks: Announce defenceman Ray Schultz
                       has been recalled by New York.
Houston Aeros: Announce defenceman Philipe Plante
               recalled from Austin of the WPHL.
Orlando Solar Bears: Announce left winger Yves Sarault
                     and right winger Dean Sylvester
                     loaned from Atlanta Thrashers.
                     Announce defenceman Wade Brookbank
                     recalled from Oaklahoma City of
                     of the CHL.

UPCOMING IHL ACTION


Friday January 12, 2001

Chicago Wolves        at Manitoba Moose         7:30pm
Cleveland Lumberjacks at Orlando Solar Bears    7:00pm
Detroit Vipers        at Grand Rapids Griffins  7:30pm
Milwaukee Admirals    at Kansas City Blades     7:30pm
Utah Grizzlies        at Houston Aeros          7:30pm