IHL News & Wolves Playoff Statistics

By Andrew Bourgeois

IHL NEWS

WOLVES TREFILOV WINS IHL PLAYOFF MVP.

Andrei Trefilov of the Chicago Wolves earned IHL MVP honors in the 2000
Turner Cup Playoffs and will have his name inscribed on the N.R. “Bud” Poile
Trophy. Trefilov and his teammates also won the Turner Cup defeating the
Grand Rapids Griffins four games to two.

Trefilov led all goaltenders in the post-season with a 1.35 GAA and a .950
save percentage in nine games. He was instrumental in his team’s playoff
success, finishing with a 7-1 record while allowing just ten goals on 191
shots. He also earned a shutout in Game Two of the Turner Cup Finals, when
he stopped all 32 Grand Rapids’ shots. He also had a shutout in the Western
Conference Finals when the Wolves blanked the Houston Aeros 2-0 in game
four.

In the Wolves’ earlier playoff wins over the Long Beach Ice Dogs and the
Houston Aeros, Trefilov battled against fellow netminders and the
International Hockey League’s regular season co-MVP’s Nikolai Khabibulin and
Frederic Chabot. Trefilov was undefeated in his three appearances in the
Finals, and allowed a total of just six goals.

Since it’s inception during the 1988-89 season, Trefilov is just the third
goaltender to be named the Playoffs MVP, sharing this honor with Pokey
Reddick (Fort Wayne, 1992-93) and Tommy Salo (Utah, 1995-96). The
30-year-old native of Moscow is playing in his eighth professional season,
and his third in the IHL. He has played 54 games in the NHL split between
Calgary, Buffalo and Chicago.

Past Winners of the N.R. “Bud” Poile Trophy

Year Player Team

1988-89 Dave Michayluk Muskegon Lumberjacks
1989-90 Mike McNeil Indianapolis Ice
1990-91 Michel Mongeau Peoria Rivermen
1991-92 Ron Handy Kansas City Blades
1992-93 Pokey Reddick Fort Wayne Komets
1993-94 Stan Drulia Atlanta Knights
1994-95 Kip Miller Denver Grizzlies
1995-96 Tommy Salo Utah Grizzlies
1996-97 Peter Ciavaglia Detroit Vipers
1997-98 Alexander Semak Chicago Wolves
1998-99 Mark Freer Houston Aeros
1999-00 Andrei Trefilov Chicago Wolves

IHL TEAM PLAYOFF STATISTICS

Each nite we will look at one teams playoff statistics. Tonites look is at
the 1999-2000 Turner Cup Champions Chicago Wolves.


CHICAGO WOLVES

No. PLAYER POS GP G A PTS +/- PIM

10 Larouche, Steve C 16 6 8 14 1 22
11 Maltais, Steve LW 16 9 4 13 0 14
12 Ferraro, Chris C 16 5 8 13 3 14
7 Nardella, Bob D 16 2 11 13 3 10
16 Noonan, Brian RW 16 4 7 11 2 10
22 Pearson, Scott LW 16 5 5 10 10 28
15 Marinucci, Chris C 16 5 4 9 3 10
19 Featherstone, Glen D 16 3 5 8 5 38
27 Plante, Dan RW 16 3 5 8 6 14
8 Andersson, Nick LW 9 6 1 7 -2 4
21 Tilley, Tom D 12 1 6 7 3 6
23 Andrusak, Greg D 11 1 5 6 5 20
6 Eakins, Dallas D 16 1 4 5 4 16
17 Larose, Guy C 16 1 4 5 6 14
2 Dineen, Gord D 16 0 5 5 3 12
14 Plante, Derek C 8 3 1 4 3 6
33 Loach, Lonnie LW 8 0 3 3 0 0
4 Dahl, Kevin 3 0 1 1 0 2
1 Young, Wendell G 9 0 1 1 0 0
24 Malkoc, Dean D 1 0 0 0 -1 0
29 LiPuma, Chris D 5 0 0 0 -1 8
32 Lacroix, Daniel LW 7 0 0 0 -1 28
30 Trefilov, Andrei G 9 0 0 0 0 14
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TOTALS 16 55 88 143 290
OPPONENT TOTALS 16 39 69 108 304



No. GPI MIN AVG W L SV%

30 Trefilov, Andrei 9 489:06 1.35 7 1 0.950
1 Young, Wendell 9 487:39 3.32 5 3 0.886

IHL FASTFACTS

On January 15, 1998 the IHL begins widespread utilization of the “expedited
faceoff” procedure. The enforcement of the rules governing faceoffs and
stoppages in play proves to reduce game times by an average of 14 minutes.

TODAY IN HOCKEY

June 12, 1978 Wayne Gretzky signs his first pro contract with the WHA.

DID YOU KNOW

The first olympic hockey tournament was played in 1920.

IHL TRANSACTIONS

None to report.

IHL 2000 playoffs schedule, results


FIRST ROUND (best-of-3)



EASTERN CONFERENCE



MILWAUKEE VS. CLEVELAND
(Cleveland wins series 2-1)

Friday, April 21
Cleveland 2, Milwaukee 1 (2OT)
Saturday, April 22
Milwaukee 5, Cleveland 4 (3OT)
Monday, April 24
Cleveland 5, Milwaukee 2

WESTERN CONFERENCE



MANITOBA VS. LONG BEACH
(Long Beach wins series 2-0)

Wednesday, April 19
Long Beach 5, Manitoba 2
Friday, April 21
Long Beach 3, Manitoba 2 (2OT)

SECOND ROUND
(Best of 7 games)



EASTERN CONFERENCE



ORLANDO VS. CINCINNATI
(Cincinnati wins series 4-2)

Wednesday, April 26
Cincinnati 5, Orlando 1
Friday, April 28
Orlando 2, Cincinnati 1 (3OT)
Saturday, April 29
Cincinnati 5, Orlando 0
Monday, May 1
Cincinnati 6, Orlando 5 (OT)
Wednesday, May 3
Orlando 3, Cincinnati 1
Saturday, May 6
Cincinnati 1, Orlando 0


GRAND RAPIDS VS. CLEVELAND
(Grand Rapids wins series 4-2)

Wednesday, April 26
Cleveland 2, Grand Rapids 1 (OT)
Thursday, April 27
Grand Rapids 2, Cleveland 0
Sunday, April 30
Grand Rapids 4, Cleveland 3 (OT)
Tuesday, May 2
Grand Rapids 4, Cleveland 1
Thursday, May 4
Cleveland 2, Grand Rapids 0
Sunday, May 7
Grand Rapids 5, Cleveland 2

WESTERN CONFERENCE



UTAH VS. HOUSTON
(Houston wins series 4-1)

Tuesday, April 25
Utah 2, Houston 1
Friday, April 28
Houston 3, Utah 0
Saturday, April 29
Houston 1, Utah 0 (OT)
Monday, May 1
Houston 3, Utah 1
Wednesday, May 3
Houston 3, Utah 2


CHICAGO VS. LONG BEACH
(Chicago wins series 4-0)

Wednesday, April 26
Chicago 3, Long Beach 1
Friday, April 28
Chicago 4, Long Beach 1
Monday, May 1
Chicago 5, Long Beach 1
Wednesday, May 3
Chicago 4, Long Beach 1

CONFERENCE FINALS
(Best of 7 games)



EASTERN CONFERENCE



CINCINNATI VS. GRAND RAPIDS
(Grand Rapids wins series 4-1)

Friday, May 12
Cincinnati 2, Grand Rapids 1
Saturday, May 13
Grand Rapids 4, Cincinnati 3
Friday, May 19
Grand Rapids 10, Cincinnati 1
Saturday, May 20
Grand Rapids 4, Cincinnati 1
Tuesday, May 23
Grand Rapids 6, Cincinnati 1


WESTERN CONFERENCE



HOUSTON VS. CHICAGO
(Chicago wins series 4-2)

Wednesday, May 10
Houston 5, Chicago 0
Sunday, May 14
Houston 4, Chicago 1
Tuesday, May 16
Chicago 6, Houston 4
Friday, May 19
Chicago 2, Houston 0
Sunday, May 21
Chicago 4, Houston 2
Tuesday, May 23
Chicago 3, Houston 1


TURNER CUP FINALS



GRAND RAPIDS VS. CHICAGO
(Chicago wins series 4-2)

Friday, May 26
Chicago 4, Grand Rapids 3, OT
Sunday, May 28
Chicago 4, Grand Rapids 0
Tuesday, May 30
Grand Rapids 5, Chicago 3
Thursday, June 1
Chicago 5, Grand Rapids 3
Saturday, June 3
Grand Rapids 6, Chicago 4
Monday, June 5
Chicago 3, Grand Rapids 1

CHICAGO WINS 1999-2000 TURNER CUP.