Petr Franek profile and the IHL Notebook

By pbadmin

Player: Petr Franek
Birthdate: April 6, 1975
Hometown: Most, Czech Rep
Weight: 190 lbs
Height: 5′ 10″
Position: Goalie

1996-97 Hershey AHL 15 4 1 0 3.02 .911
1996-97 Quebec IHL 6 3 3 0 3.02 .900
1996-97 Brantford CoHL 6 4 1 0 2.61 .930
1997-98 Hershey AHL 43 19 14 2 2.71 .906
1998-99 Utah IHL 8 1 6 1 3.50 .896
1998-99 Las Vegas IHL 33 16 10 2 3.19 .907

Petr Franek began the season with the Utah Grizzliesand made 8 appearances with the Grizzlies and had a 1-6-1 record with a 3.50 GAA and a .896 save percentage. Petr was recalled by Colorado and reassigned to Las Vegas. Las Vegas will be Franek’s third IHL team. He also appeared in 6 games for the Quebec Rafales during the 1996-97 season. Last season he appeard in 43 games for the Hershey Bears, Colorados affiliate in the American Hockey League. He compiled a19-14-2 record with a 2.71 GAA and 2 shutouts while in Hershey, and he was 5th in the AHL for GAA and with his 2 shutouts he was tied for third highest totals in the league. Petr is a goalie who plays the angles well, likes to stay in the crease. He wanders very little, but when he does plays the puck well. hard to beat on the glove side. Will burn the shooters all the time. Quick reflexes and few rebounds frustrate the opposing shooters. Like to play all the time to keep mentally focused at all times. He is an excellent goalie to have on a team brings the fun back in the game and any team he is on. He is anothe future NHLer on the rise from the I.
Todd Simon had a 2 goals and an assits to lead Cincinnati past Ft. Wayne 4-2 in the lone IHL game. Jeff Wells made it 1-0 for Cincci but Andre Roy tied it for the Komets. Simon scored his 13th ppg and the later scored his 26th of the season which was a short handed effort at the 3:06 mark of the third which put the Cyclones up 4-1, but 24 seconds late Viachelav Butayev made it 4-2 when he poped in his 26th of the season for Ft. Wayne which is 9-22-6 on the road this season. Cincinnati is 6-2 in the last 8 home games.
Talk about a tough schedule. The 1960-61 Ft. Wayne Komets played 6 games in 6 nights on the road and went 0-6 in the process. Even more, the Komets had just come off a 6 game in 8 nights totalling 12 games in just 14 days.