The Lansing Wolves played 2 games very well in both Great Lakes USPHL Premier games this past weekend.
The 1st contest against was a bit of an anomaly as the Wolves for the most part outplayed the visiting Metro Jets but came out on the short end of a 3-1 game. Metro opened the scoring with the Wolves storming right back scoring the lone tally off the stick of Veteran Center Jake Deratany with great individually assists going to Noah Pipper and Brandon Ashley. Jeremy Skaife was his usual solid self in stopping 21 shots out of 23 thrown his way between the pipes. Kudos to the Metro Jets goalie Fredrick Meurling in stoning the Wolves stopping 43 of 44 shots in his direction.
The 2nd contest against the Toledo Cherokee found both squads skating to a 1-1 draw at the end of 1st period. Fast forward to the 2nd period and the Wolves came out with abandon and it gained the hometown pack a well earned 2-1 lead after 2. If there was a doubt with anyone, the Wolves simply dominated in the 3rd outshooting the visitors 20-6 adding 2 goals in the 3rd period for a 4-1 win. Goal Scorers were lead by Brendan Smith with 2, that man Deratany adding a marker and finishing off the goals was Pipper. Adding 2 assists was Brandon Ashley. The usual sterling goalkeeping of Sean Finstrom stopping 19 of the 20 shots that came his way. A quick shout out to the Wolves youngsters as Mason Fitch, Connor Hillaker and Tyler Conklin (his 2 exemplary game of the weekend) was well earned and deserved.
The Wolves schedule doesn't get any easier as we make to trek to the land of Penguins in Pittsburgh against the Pittsburgh Vengeance in what is sure to be hard fought tilts with gametime Saturday at 6:30 E.T and Sunday morning at 11:40 E.T
The Wolves return home on 11/3 @ 7:30 against the Metro Jets. Then on 11/10 a special day game against the Wooster Oilers in a matinee start time 1:00 with this contest being Military night. More to come on festivities for this very special day upcoming. Catch all Wolves USPHL game on Hockey TV @ www.hockeytv.com
North Andover, MA – The IHC NCDC team continued to earn points in league play, this past weekend earning 3 of 4 points hosting the Connecticut Rangers. The Isles have now earned points in 7 of their last 8 games after and 0-3-1 start to the season. They came back from a 2-0 deficit in the third period on Saturday and tied the game at 2-2 before losing in OT. They managed to come back and earn a 4-2 win on Sunday.
Despite outshooting CT 30-14 after two periods of play in game 1, the Isles found themselves down 2-0. A power play goal by Takato Cox was followed by a Janis Vizbelis strike to give CT the lead. Late in the third period the IHC would tally their own power play goal when Connor Sweeney (UNH) would fire one past Troy Kobryn with 4:43 remaining. Jack Moran (Maine) would assist on the play. After taking a timeout and pulling their goaltender it would be Sweeney again pounding home a rebound from Moran and Hunter McCoy with just :34 seconds left in the game. However, CT would take home the OT win when Colin Slyne scored on a rebound scrum with the teams playing 3x3.
Sunday’s contest would see a 1-1 game after one period with Hunter McCoy scoring for the IHC and Colin Slyne for CT. In the second it would again be McCoy capping off a great play with a great move in tight tucking it past a prone Troy Kobryn. Just over two minutes later while shorthanded, Marcus Seidl would one-time a goal off a great feed from Lewis Rowan. CT would make it interesting in the third with a Trevor Bishop goal just 2:29 in providing for an entertaining 3rd period. The drama would finally end when Nick Parody scored an empty netter with just :05 seconds left. Goaltender Ismael Ralsten would earn his first win of the year stopping 23 of 25 shots faced.
The IHC travels to the Beantown Showcase this weekend and will play 3 games in 4 days. Thursday will be an 11am contest with the Boston Bandits. Next will feature a late game Saturday at 8:30pm against the Syracuse Stars followed by a 3:40pm game with the NJ Rockets. All games will be at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, MA.
Bobby Murray is still on the IR list and is week to week.
Martin Stohanzl is now on the IR and is expected to miss up to 6 weeks.
Shout out to goaltender!Ryan Kenny scoring for the premier team! For those not in the know, Ryan is a!!!
DECATUR, Ill. – After starting the 2018-19 USPHL season 0-4 at the Chicago Showcase, the Decatur Blaze swept the Tri City Icehawks in three straight games over the weekend at the Decatur Civic Center.
Friday night, TJ Dougan exploded for two goals and four points in a six-point performance as part of an 11-3 win over the Icehawks.
Blaze captain Blake Hackbarth and Sean Catrine added two goals and an assist apiece, while Alec Kowalczyk notched a pair of goals.
Carter Smith, Mavrick Melancon and Alek Lorsung scored one each and Rich Roszak contributed two assists.
Decatur goalie Remy Champoux finished with 23 saves for the win.
Then Saturday night, Melancon, Hackbarth and Antonio Lioce each posted a goal and an assist to lead Decatur to a 6-4 win.
Smith, Dougan and Jonah Manning added single goals, Matvey Lobzin two assists and Champoux made 30 saves.
In the finale Sunday afternoon, the Blaze took a 5-3 victory as Dougan tallied two more goals and Kowalczyk went for a goal and an assist.
Mario Lorusso and Smith scored one each and Melancon tacked on a pair of assists as Champoux and Daniil Burmatov combined to stop 23 shots in goal.
Next weekend, the Blaze hit the road to suburban Detroit for three games with the Motor City Hockey Club at the Troy Sports Center.
Game times (Central) are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
All games will be streamed on www.HockeyTV.com.