Sven Butenschon profile and the IHL Notebook

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Player: Sven Butenschon
Born: March 22, 1976 Itzehoe, Germany
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 201
Poition: Defence

YEAR TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM
1993-94 Brandon WHL 70 3 19 22 51
1994-95 Brandon WHL 21 1 5 6 44
1995-96 Brandon WHL 70 4 37 41 99
1996-97 Cleveland IHL 75 3 12 15 68
1997-98 Syracuse AHL 65 14 23 37 66
1997-98 Pittsburgh NHL 8 0 0 0 6
1998-99 Houston IHL 57 1 4 5 81

Sven was acquired by Houston on loan from the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 8, 1998. He spent most of the season last year in the American Hockey league with the Syracuse Crunch. His point total last year was 14-23-37 with 66 PIM and was -7 in 65 games. Sven doubled his offence from his rookie season and was the teams leading scorer among defenceman. he made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh and did not tally a point in 8 games with 6 PIM Sven is in his 3rd pro season his second in the IHL. Made his pro debut in the IHL with the Cleveland Lumberjacks in 1996-97. He was Pittsburghs 3rd pick (57th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Played 3 seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey league and he helped the Wheat Kings advance to the Memorial Cup in 1995 and 1996. Sven is a stay at home type of defenceman who is rarely caught out of position. has a hard shot from the blue line and is used on the powerplay alot. h e can play a physical game when need be and keeps the traffic away from in front of the net. he moves the puck well and will not hesitate to join the rush if need be and will not hesitate to drop back when need be on a rush. he has only 8 games at the NHL level but he is continuing to improve his game everynight and will not be long before the Penguins recall him for good.
IHL SCOREBOARD FOR MARCH 31, 1999
Again recaps not available will have them tomorrow sorry to our IHL readers
Cincinnati 3
Orlando 5

Cleveland 3
Ft. Wayne 6

Detroit 2
Chicago 1

Grand Rapids 2
Kansas City 4

Las Vegas 1
Long Beach 1
(End of 1st period Game on west coast with a 10:35pm EST start.)

IHL RECAPS FROM TUESDAY MARCH 30, 1999
Grand Rapids 5
Indianapolis 4
Todd Hlushko and Donald MacLean each had a goal and an assist as Grand Rapids defeated Indianapolis 5-4. chris Herperger and Erik Andersson put the Ice ahead 2-0 but maclean and Kory Karlander tied it up. bob Lachance scored his 17th and Craig Mills put the Ice ahead 4-2. But the griffins came back wiht goals from Hlushko, Joe Frederick and Andrei Vasilyev. Neal Little stopped 24 shots and improved to 16-185-5 for the Griffins who are 3-24-5 after trailing after 2 periods. Sylvain Cloutier had 2 assists for the Ice who are 15-1-5 when leading after 2 periods
Long Beach 7
Utah 1
jason Podallan scored 3 last nite and Pavel Rosa had 2 as the Ice Dogs upset the Grizzlies 7-1. Mike Hough spoiled Ryan Bach shutout attempt scoring the lone Utah goal. Sean Tallaire added 3 assists and Dan Lambert scored a pair for long Beach.

Las Vegas 5
Houston 4
Chris Taylor scored in the shootout and also had a goal and an assist. Houston led 2-1 on goals from paul Dyck and Bill Huard, both teams traded goals in the middle frame, then Taylor and ashley Buckberger scored 19 seconds apart to tie the game at 4 all. Scott Hollis collected a pair of assists for the Thunder and Jeff Christian scored his 41st of the year for a career high 81 points

IHL FASTFACTS
There have been 3 ties in the history of the IHL allstar game. The first tie was a 4-4 tie in 1973 the second tie was a 4-4 tie agian in 1976 and the third tie was you guessed it 4-4 in 1980.