Game Recaps -------- Monday 5/14
Knights 11, Lazers 1 Goals – Schindler 6, Calvert 3, Tosh 1, Stuart Goals – Gasbarre Assists – Kline 4, Calvert 2, Stuart 1 Assists – Cooper Saves – Schickling 12, Lee 34 Scratches – Rutherford, Reiter, Benanti Referees – Anderson & McKinley
Knights take advantage of Reiterless Lazers: The Knights took advantage of a Lazers team missing Brandon Reiter to earn an 11-1 victory at 6:00. The victory improves the Knights to 3-1 while the Lazers continue to search for their first win of the season.
The final score makes it appear that the Knights cruised to an easy victory. But for the first period at least, Lazers’ goalie Jeremy Lee kept it interesting. Lee was busy all period, stopping 14 shots in the frame while opposing netminder Todd Schickling only saw one shot. Nonetheless, it took until the final seconds of the frame for Jordan Tosh to finally crack the door open with a wraparound goal.
That marker opened the floodgates in the second period, as the Knights scored five unanswered goals in the first 7 minutes of the frame to expand the lead to 6-0. Dakota Gasbarre stopped the bleeding with the Lazers only goal of the game. The Knights scored four more goals in the third period to close out the game.
Kurt Schindler led the Knights with six goals while Andy Calvert added three goals and two assists. Schickling stopped 12 of the 13 shots he faced while Lee made 34 saves. The Lazers’ schedule doesn’t get any easier next week as they will face the undefeated Renegades. The Knights will take on the Vikings.
Yeti 3 Colonials 2
Goals – Day 2, Fatula 1
Goals – Bob Anderson 1, Amick 1 Assists – Mohney 1 Assists – Matchock 1 Saves – McKinley 40, Herman 15 Scratches – Currin Referees – Kline & Schickling
Derik Day’s Scores game Winner with 42 seconds left After 44 minutes of a tight, back-and-forth defensive contest between the Colonials and Yeti, the outcome of the game rested on Derik Day’s stick as he found himself with a good scoring chance off a turnover with seconds to play. Day fired a wrist shot that beat Colonials’ netminder Tim Herman to the glove side to propel the Yeti to a 3-2 victory at 7:00. The win boosts the Yeti to 2-1-1 on the season while the Colonials fall to 1-2.
While Day’s goal, his second of the game, sealed the win, it was the play of their goalie who gave him a chance to do so. Adam McKinley shut down opportunity after opportunity, even halting a breakaway chance for Colonials’ captain Bob Anderson in the third period. His 40 saves were the difference. The Yeti, on the other hand, managed only 18 shots, yet it was the last one that was decisive.
Bob Anderson scored the only goal of the first period as he was able to collect his own rebound and deposit it past McKinley. Dan Fatula answered early in the second period after Greg Mohney’s shot took a fortunate bounce off the back wall and found Fatula waiting with an open net on the other side. Day gave the Yeti the lead with a goal in the final seconds of the second period. Jerred Amick tied it up 2-2 with a wrister early in the third period that beat McKinley over the glove. The tie would not be broken until Day’s game-winner in the final minute.
Another tough match-up awaits the Colonials next week against the Hooligans while the Yeti will take on the Mayhem.
Renegades 13 Mayhem 1
Referees: Dave Glass/Steve Kalgren
Scratches: Levi Miller
Goals – Lehman 5, Matchock 3, Hunter 3, Stinchcomb 1, Spencer 1
Goals – McGinnis 1
Assists – Lehman 2, Stinchcomb 2, Rieder 1
Assists – Puhala 1
Saves – Dennison 39, Clontz 17
Renegades Improve to 4-0 on the season:
The Renegades are 4-0 on the season after a 13-1 mercy rule win over the Mayhem last night (mercy rule win was clinched late in the 3rd period). The Mayhem held the Renegades scoreless for the first 10 minutes of the game until Denny Stinchcomb got the Renegades on the board. Derrian Matchock added a couple more goals in the first period to make it 3-0 after the first period. A 6 goal 2nd period all but put the game away. Mike Lehman continues to impress, adding 5 more goals to his season total along with 2 assists. Derrian Matchock and Pat Hunter added 3 goals as well. Josh Clontz’s bid for a 2nd straight shutout was spoiled by a Matt McGinnis goal. Clontz made 17 saves on the night. On the other side, Jim Dennison made 39 saves in the losing effort for the Mayhem. The road wont get any easier for the Mayhem next week against the Yeti at 9 p.m., while the 4-0 Renegades will battle the 0-4 Lazers at 8 p.m. A more detailed game summary is listed above.
Hooligans 10 Xtreme 3
Referees: Dave Glass/Peach Caltagarone
Scratches: Dave Jewell (injury), Kevin Smith, Chad Walter (injury), Cody Schuckers, Bell
Goals – Llewellyn 4, Cory Schuckers 4, Kalgren 1, Iseler 1
Goals – Bussard 3
Assists – Cory Schuckers 2, Llewellyn 1, Kalgren 1
Assists – Cebulskie 1
Saves – Nelson 20, Lingenfelter 13
Hooligans spoil Clint Lingenfelters Birthday Celebration
Clint Lingenfelter celebrated a birthday yesterday, but the celebration was cut short starting at 9 p.m. Both rosters were a bit depleted, in particular, the Xtreme, who wont have Dave Jewell on the court for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. The Xtreme also played without Chad Walter, who is battling a back injury and Kevin Smith. The Hooligans were without Cody Schuckers and Troy Bell. Earlier in the day, Eric Llewellyn said he was going to give Clint Lingenfelter 3 or 4 birthday presents in the back of the net, which was fulfilled after scoring 4 goals. To make matters worse, Cory Schuckers matched Llewellyn’s goal total to help put the game out of reach. Schuckers/Lllewellyn/Kalgren goals put the Hooligans up 3-1 going into the 2nd period and the game was put out of reach after a 6 goal 2nd period. Joe Bussard had 3 goals on the night for the Xtreme. On a good note for the Xtreme, they will have some time to heal in their bye week next Monday night. The Hooligans will look to build off last night’s win against the Colonials at 7 p.m. next Monday night. Former Colonial Jason Iseler and former Hooligan Jerred Amick will be on opposite sides which should make the game even more interesting. James Nelson made 20 saves on the night for the Hooligans. Clint Lingenfelter made 13 saves for the Xtreme. Cory Schuckers and Eric Llewellyn combined for 11 points to lead the way.