12/11/02 2001-02 Halifax Mooseheads Skills Competition Results. Sergei Klyazmin did not take part, due to injury. RED TEAM - Jonathan Boutin, Bobby Clarke, Derrick Kent, Jason King, Jean-Francois Cyr, Mike Couch, Randy Upshall, Marc-Andre Bernier, Louis Mandeville, Ryan White and Robbie Suttherland WHITE TEAM - Dany Dallaire, Milan Jurcina, Francois-Pierre Guenette, Bruce Gillis, Giulio Scandella, Patrick Gilbert, Brandon Benedict, Louis-Phillippe Lessard, Alex Picard and AJ MacLean... *Fastest skater - 13.56 Jean-Francois Cyr (red) Average times - TEAM RED 15.1, TEAM WHITE 15.26 *Accuracy shooting - 4/6 Ryan White (red) Totals - TEAM RED 19/82, TEAM WHITE 16/81 Player Accuracys as follows; (each players had 20 secs. to get as many shots away at the 4 targets) TEAM WHITE - Jurcina 1/7 Guenette 3/8 MacLean 2/9 Gillis 0/8 Gilbert 2/8 Scandella 1/9 Benedict 4/8 Lessard 2/9 Picard 2/9 TEAM RED - Clarke 1/8 King 0/8 Cyr 1/8 Bernier 1/8 Upshall 3/9 Couch 1/9 White 4/6 Mandeville 4/9 Kent 2/9 Sutherland 2/8 *Triple Threat - Team White won this event *Agility relay - Team Red won this event *Rapid Fire - Team White won this event 16-9 Rapid Fire results as follows; TEAM RED - Clarke 0/5 King 2/5 Cyr 1/5 Bernier 3/5 Upshall 2/5 Couch 0/5 Madeville 0/5 Kent 1/5 White 0/5 TEAM WHITE - Jurcina 3/5 MacLean 3/5 Guenette 2/5 Gillis 3/5 Gilbert 0/5 Scandella 1/5 Benedict 1/5 Le Read more »
News & Features
By Mike Buskus
Albany Week in Review #19
To be shut out is bad. To be shut out twice in a row is very bad. That happened to the Albany River Rats in the week just past, as the team gained only two of a possible six standings points, with a 3-2 win over Springfield on Wednesday. On Friday, February 8, 2002, Springfield blanked the Rats, 4-0, with Falcons’ goaltender, Dieter Kochan, getting the victory and Rats’ netminder, J.F. Damphousse, taking the loss. The next night, Ilja Brzygalov, of the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, shelled the Rats by the identical, 4-0 cushion.
The scoreless skid actually added up to 156 minutes and 28 seconds, since Albany’s last scored at 3:32 of the second period on Wednesday.
The offensive drought was due in part to illness or injuries, with top scorer, Steve Guolla, still side-lined from broken facial bones incurred in the first period of a road game on February 1. Daryl Andrews, Stan Gron and Max Birbraer, missed action from the flu (as did assistant coach, Geordie Kinnear). Brian Gionta and Christian Berglund remain with the Devils.
Albany goaltenders again got a workout, with J.F. Damphousse facing 39 shots at home on Wednesday in the team’s lone victory (37 saves), and 40 against the same opponent on the road in a loss (36 saves). Ari Ahonen confronted 54 shots on Saturday, making twice as many saves (50) as the Ducks’ goaltender (25).
Albany Week in Review player of the week
With no one registering any big numbers on offense th Read more »
Ron Hainsey -D (Drafted-00(1/13))
Mathieu Garon -G (Drafted-96(2/44))
Eric Chouinard -F (Drafted-98(1/16))
Francois Beauchemin -D (Drafted-98(3/75))
Jan Alston has had a 3-game loan spell with ZSC Lions’ farm team GCK Lions in which he scored 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points.
1988 5th rnd Pittsburgh Penguins‘ draft pick Greg Andrusak, who also saw NHL time with the Maple Leafs, signed a contract with HC Lugano after his contract with German team Berlin Capitals was dissolved. In 39 games in Berlin he managed 22 points. In the latter part of the Swiss regular season Andrusak played 8 games notching 4 assists, gearing up for the playoffs.
Another former Penguins draft pick enterred the Swiss league. Oleg Belov, drafted in the 4th round in 1995, signed a contract with Rapperswil-Jona close to the end of the regular season. Belov, who only has played IHL in North-America, was playing in Sweden with HV’71 the past three seasons and does return to Switzerland after having had a previous spell with EHC Chur in the 96-97 season. In 7 games Belov assisted on three goals while not being able to find the net.
Undrafted Rob Cowie who saw NHL ice time with the Los Angeles Kings between ’94 and ’96 returned to Switzerland after he started his European career at La Chaux de Fonds. Cowie will play for EV Zug during the upcoming playoffs. He came from Finnish giants Jokerit Helsinki and played several seasons in the German league before his stay in Finland.
It is widely rumoured Christian Dubé, one of the brightest stars in Swiss hockey at the moment, is leaving HC Lugano next season as his contract will run out. Front runner for his signature is SC Bern.
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The Calder Corner
Wednesday, February 6Cincinnati 1 – Wheeling 3
The Cyclones made their final visit of the season to Wheeling and the Nailers looked to avenge a 1-0 home loss to Cincinnati just six days earlier. Dylan Gyori started the scoring for the Nailers at 1:44 of the opening period to give the Nailers a 1-0 lead. J.P. Soucy and Chris Wells assisted on the goal. In the second period the Nailers extended their lead to 2-0 on a Chris Wells goal at 10:51. David Koci tallied his first point as a Nailer this season by picking up an assist on the Wells goal, Arpad Mihaly got the other assist.
At 16:45 of the second period the Cyclones scored their lone goal of the game to get the score to 2-1. The Nailers began the third period with a two-man advantage power play and took advantage by scoring the final goal of the game. Gyori scored his second goal of the game to give the Nailers a 3-1 lead and eventual win. Kurt Drummond and J.C. Ruid assisted on the goal. Joel Laing made 31 saves on 32 shots for the win.
Saturday, February 9Wheeling 4 @ Atlantic City 2
This game marked the last visit of the regular season for the Nailers to Atlantic City. The Nailers won for the first time in Boardwalk Hall their last visit, 4-3 in a shootout. Atlantic City took a 1-0 lead just 3:35 into the game on a power play goal. Mark Moore tied the game 1-1 for the Nailers at 15:19 of the opening period with J.C. Ruid assisting. The Boardwalk Bullies out shot the Nailers 14-8 in the second period but neither team managed to break the 1-1 tie. Atlantic City took their second and fi Read more »
Winger Brad Church began the season down with the ECHL’s Richmond Renegades, but since he was called up, has continued to play some of the best hockey we have ever seen from him here in Portland. He works incredibly hard and knows how to get in the other team’s face without drawing an unnecessary penalty. The Pirates just finished a run of seven games in nine days and it was admirable to see Church continue working at 100% despite the visible fatigue the entire team was feeling.
When defensemen Dean Melanson joined the Pirates late last season, I used my usual wait-and-see approach. On paper, he looked to be a good match. But, as any hockey fan knows, past numbers and playing styles can also mean nothing. It did not take too long for me to decide that he was a good fit and I liked him a lot. When I read that the Capitals signed him to a proper contract over the summer, I was excited. I do not know what has happened, but he is not the same player he was last year, and play like we saw this weekend, especially from a team’s captain, is unexcusable. Dean Melanson can be a good player – he has proven this many times – but right now his play is sloppy, half-hearted (at best), irresponsible and the whole team is suffering for it. I am not out to get the guy; I want nothing more than a chance to stand up and cheer for him. But right now, that is just not the case.
Defenseman Nate Forster suffered a concussion last week and will be out until at least the beginning of March. Wingers Chris Corrinet (Achilles’), Marti Read more »
Jason Spezza Named OHL Player of the Week
Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Belleville Bulls
Spezza’s eight point game equaled a team record established by Dan Quinn in
In the 10 games since joining the Bulls in January, Spezza, the second
Spezza, an 18-year-old native of Etobicoke, improved his season totals to 30
On January 18, 1958 Fredericton, NB’s Willie O’Ree stepped onto the ice
Willie presently works with the NHL/USA Diversity Task Force and in
Willie has been recognized in his adopted hometown of San Diego and just
Despite being recognized elsewhere the City of Fredericton, New
There are a number of us who feel that the City of Fredericton has not
If you think Willie s Read more »
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