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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 »
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
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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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He led the rookies in assists with 10, was second among the rookies in scoring and goals, was voted co-rookie of the year by his teammates in the 2000-2001 season as a freshman at the University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA), and is currently tied for first with four other skaters for game winning goals in the WCHA. “Who is it?” you may ask. #37 of the Seawolves, Dallas Steward.
I have had the wonderful opportunity to develop a friendship with Dallas in my short time of going to school here so far. We both can relate to many things, the main one, being so far from home since he is a native of Wisconsin and I am from Michigan. Going to every home game and watching Dallas play along with the others is great enjoyment! He may be small, but his sheer determination and speed doesn’t let anything get in the way. Just recently I had the chance to sit down one-on-one to interview him.
Steward a 5’5, 172 lb, sophomore forward sure has many fond memories in his hockey career with more along the way. However he credits those that have helped him along his path of success. When asked who he felt has helped him in making it this far in hockey, Steward was sure to recognize everyone with the response, “Definitely great coaches! Jim Cherrier (youth hockey coach), and Scott Parker for two years at home. Then at the age of 16, I left home for Minnesota to play for Beniled St. Margarets, coached by Ken Pauly. After playing there I headed to Green Bay to play for Mark O’Seiky of the Green Bay Gamblers, a Junior A team in the USHL. Last, but not least, the support from s Read more »
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