Wednesday, 5-30 game recaps/summaries
Colonials 11, Mayhem 1
Goals – McMinn 5, Bob Anderson 4, Amick 1, Brian Anderson 1
Goals – Waltman 1
Assists – Bob Anderson 3, Brian Anderson 3, Amick 3, McMinn 2
Saves – Matchcock 16, Dennison 40
Scratches – Herman, Keith, Miller
Referees – Jason Iseler &Larry Kruckow
The Colonials earned an 11-1 victory over the Mayhem Wednesday. Both teams were 1-3 in the standings heading into the game.
Luke McMinn’s 5 goals and 2 assists led the way while Bob Anderson added four goals and 3 assists. With Tim Herman and Rob Keith unavailable, John Matchock got the start in net. He made 16 saves to earn the win. Tyler Waltman’s first-period tally spoiled any shutout hopes. Jim Dennison was busy in the opposite net. He stopped 40 of 51 shots.
Hooligans 12, Vikings 0
Goals – Llewellyn 6, Cory Schuckers 2, Kruckow 2, Iseler 1, Bell 1
Assists – Cory Schuckers 4, Llewellyn 3, Bell 3, Iseler 1
Saves – Nelson 4, Wood 16
Scratches – Logan, Divins, Trithart, Foradori, Kalgren, Cody Schuckers
Referees – Bob Anderson & Brian Anderson
The Hooligans cruised to a 12-0 mercy-rule victory over the Vikings on Wednesday to improve to 4-1 on the season. Eric Llewellyn put up 6 goals and 3 assists to lead the way while Cory Schuckers added 2 goals and 4 assists. Larry Kruckow scored his first XHL goals, notching one in the first period and one in the second.
The Hooligans went up 8-0 after the first period and added four more goals by the middle of the second frame to ice a shutout for goalie James Nelson, who made 4 stops. Rich Wood made 15 saves for the Vikings.
The Vikings drop to 0-5 on the season but did get two new players to join the lineup. Carter Newcome and Kevin Ingros will play out the rest of the season with the squad. The Vikings played most of the game ironman before the pair of Punxsutawney players showed up to help. The subs should help the Vikings going forward.
Xtreme 10, Lazers3
Goals – Smith 4, Bussard 3, Walter 1, Zimmerman 1, Stitt 1
Goals – Reiter 2, Johnson 1
Assists – Bussard 4, Walter 3, Smith 1, Cebulskie 1
Assists – Gasbarre 1
Saves – Lingenfelter 19, Lee 37
Scratches – Jewell, Johnson, Cooper, Benanti
Referees – Bob Anderson & Jake Kline
Kevin Smith arrived in the middle of the second period to help turn a close game into a rout, as the Xtreme improved to 4-1 with a 10-3 victory over the Lazers at 8:00. The Lazers fell to 0-6. Though they’ve played competitively in most of those contests, they’ve been plagued by a short bench all season.
Playing ironman, the Lazers battled hard in the first period. The Xtreme took a 1-0 lead into the second period. As the Lazers tired out, the Xtreme got a boost in the fresh legs of Kevin Smith. Smith scored 4 goals going forward and added an assist. Joe Bussard, though, led the way with 3 goals and 4 assists. Brandon Reiter scored the final two goals of the game to lead the Lazers.
The Lazers have had a tough start but play teams at the bottom of the standings in the next two weeks before their bye. The Xtreme is attempting to stay near the top of the league’s best teams without their best defenseman Dave Jewell who is recovering from a broken hand. Jewell will most likely miss a couple more weeks.
Clint Lingenfelter earned the win in net and stopped 19 of 22 shots. Jeremy Lee was busy again in the Lazers’ cage. He made 37 saves.
Yeti 5, Knights 4
Goals – Fatula 2, Day 2, Jacobson 1
Goals – Calvert 3, Kline 1
Assists – Steve Pompeii 1, Jacobson 1, Mohney 1, Fatula 1
Assists – Stuart 1, Tosh 1
Saves – Schickling 29, McKinley 32
Scratches – Rutherford, Schickling
Referees – Bob Anderson & Cory Schuckers
The Yeti pulled out another one-goal game with a 5-4 win over the Knights at 9:00. The game came down to special teams with the Yeti getting a powerplay in the middle of the third period up a goal. Andy Calvert scored his third goal of the game, a shorthanded marker, when he deposited his own rebound past netminder Adam McKinley to even the score at four apiece. The tie didn’t last long, however, as Derik Day scored the game-winner less than a minute later. Dan Fatula won a faceoff back to Day whose slap shot beat Knights’ goalie Todd Schickling with 5:57 left in the game. The Yeti clamped down in those final minutes to preserve the win.
The loss was the first for the Knights since opening night when they dropped a game at the hands of the Xtreme. However, the Knights should have been happy with their performance, as they played without Kurt Schindler.
Calvert led the Knights while Fatula and Day each scored a pair of goals for the Yeti. McKinley made 32 saves while Schickling made 29.