Lazers 13 Vikings 1
Refs: Bob Anderson/Jake Kline
Scratches: Mike Farcus, Shawn Logan, Isaac Cherico, Brett Trithart, Jake Foradori, Brian Pangallo, Ryan Johnson, Jeremy Lee, Tony Benanti
Goals – Reiter 6, Gasbarre 4, Johnson 3
Goals – Deloia 1
Assists – Gasbarre 3, Johnson 3, Reiter 2, Cooper 1
Assists – N/A
Saves - Wood – 24, Sampson 10
Lazers pick up first win of the season. Vikings still trying to get people to show up
In a matchup of 2 winless teams, and many scratches, the Lazers picked up a 13-1 late 2nd period mercy rule win over the Vikings. Jonah Sampson filled in net for the Lazers due to Jeremy Lee’s absence and made 10 saves on the night. The Vikings roster has been turned over numerous times this season, but recently added 2 new players from Punxsy in Kevin Ingles and Carter Newcomme. Both guys got lots of playing time last night due to all the scratches in the lineup, most notably, Shawn Logan, Brian Pangallo, Mike Farcus and Isaac Cherico. Brett Trithart and Jake Foradori have only been able to make 1 game each due to work. Brian Pangallo is out for the season after suffering a serious concussion on Sunday. Things aren’t much better on the other side, with Jeremy Lee’s work schedule now in question, along with Tony Benanti and Ryan Johnson. For one night, the Lazers enjoyed the benefit of having their 2 core players on their side in Brandon Reiter and Dakota Gasbarre, combining for 10 goals and 5 assists to help the Lazers get their first win of the season. First year Lazer Curtis Johnson had 6 points on the night as well. Vinnie Deloia had the only goal for the Vikings who had to play ironman for the 4th time this season. Rich Wood made 24 saves in the loss. The Vikings will try to get some guys to show up next Monday at 6 against the Yeti, while the Lazers hope to build on the win against the Mayhem at 9.
Knights 7 Colonials 6 OVERTIME
Refs: Dave Glass/Steve Kalgren
Scratches: Rutherford, Keith
Goals – Schindler 3, Calvert 2, Tosh 1, Kline 1
Goals – Bob Anderson 3, Brian Anderson 2, McMinn 1
Assists – Calvert 3, Schindler 1, Kline 1
Assists – Amick 2, Bob Anderson 1, McMinn 1
Saves – Herman 31, Schindler 31
Calvert’s overtime goal leads Knights past Colonials
The 7 p.m. game between the Knights and Colonials resulted in what everyone expected, a tight, hard fought, evenly matched game. Both goalies, Todd Schickling and Tim Herman made 31 saves on the night for their respective teams. It didn’t take long for the Calvert-Schindler connection to get the Knights on the board in the first period, but soon afterwards, Jerred Amick found himself on a breakaway that Todd Schickling made a nice save on, but Brian Anderson was able to get the rebound to tie the game at 1. The Knights scored 3 unanswered goals, (Schindler-Tosh-Calvert) to go up 4-1 and found themselves on a power play that could’ve maybe put the game away, but Bob Anderson was able to score a short handed goal for the Colonials to help give his team a spark going into the 3rd period. Early in the 3rd period, Bob Anderson scored again to get the Colonials within a goal, but Jake Kline answered soon afterwards to put the Knights up 5-3 about 5 minutes into the 3rd period. The Colonials answered back with 3 consecutive goals to go up 6-5 with about 3 minutes left in the game (a goal each from Brian Anderson, Bob Anderson and Luke McMinn), but Kurt Schindler would score his 3rd goal of the night to tie the game at 6 with around a minute and a half to play. Neither team would score the remaining of regulation, but Andy Calvert snuck a turnover on Jerred Amick and beat Tim Herman to give the Knights the 7-6 overtime win. The game saw Tim Herman get run into in the 1st period that caused a slight delay, along with an injury to Dave Glass (who was reffing the game). The Knights will get a week off to recover after the hard fought win, while the Colonials will take on the Xtreme at 8 p.m. next Monday. The loss was the Colonials 4th one goal loss of the season. Andy Calvert led all scorers with 5 points, including the most important point in overtime.
Hooligans 6 Mayhem 4
Refs: Dave Glass/Brian Anderson
Scratches: Miller, McGinnis, Cody, Cory
Goals – Llewellyn 4, Iseler 1, Kalgren 1
Goals – Bembenic 2, Puhala 2
Assists – Kruckow 2, Kalgren 1
Assists – Waltman 1, Cebulskie 1
Saves – Dennison 27, Nelson 17
Hooligans survive Mayhem scare. Llewellyn scores 4 goals, but team captain Steve Kalgren concerned about his team going forward.
Last night’s 8 p.m. game between the Hooligans and Mayhem was expected by many to be a blowout, but with no Cory or Cody for the Hooligans, and a young, gritty determined Mayhem team, the game turned out to be more entertaining than most expected. Following the game, hooligan team captain acted as if the team had lost, voicing some concerns about not playing a team game. Luckily for Kalgren and company, they were able to build a 6-1 lead going into the 3rd period, thanks to 4 goals from Eric Llewellyn. The Mayhem found themselves with a few breakaway opportunities, but were unable to get one by James Nelson until Zach Puhala got one by him late in the 2nd period. In the 3rd period, Trenton Bembenic was able to score 2 goals within a 2 minute time frame to get the team within 6-3, and Zach Puhala scored soon afterwards to get the team within 2 goals with around 4 minutes to go. The Mayhem had a couple more good chances to get even closer, but James Nelson shut the door on anymore opportunities, making 17 saves overall, to preserve the win for the Hooligans. On the other side, Jim Dennison made 27 saves to keep his team within striking distance throughout the game. The Mayhem will look to build off their performance against the Lazers at 9 p.m. Monday night, while the Hooligans will take on the undefeated Renegades at 7 p.m. Monday night. Team captain Steve Kalgren voiced concerns of his team getting embarrassed by the undefeated Renegades following the game. The team will get a boost with Cory Schuckers back from vacation, but Cody Schuckers is not expected to be in the lineup.
Renegades 4 Xtreme 3 OVERTIME
Goals – Vollmer 1, Spencer 1, Matchock 1, Stinchcomb 1
Goals – Walter 1, Bussard 1, Smith 1
Assists – Hunter 3
Assists – Smith 1, Bussard 1
Saves – Clontz 30, Lingenfelter 23
Refs: Peach Caltagarone/Jake Kline
Scratches: Dave Jewell (injury)
Overtime goal from Denny Stinchcomb, 30 saves from Josh Clontz leads Renegades to 4-3 win
The most anticipated game of the evening didn’t disappoint. In the 2nd overtime game of the evening, it was Denny Stinchcomb’s turn to be the hero. It was his only goal of the night, but he picked a good time for it. Seven different players scored a goal in the tightly contested 4-3 Renegade overtime victory. Josh Clontz continues to impress in net for his team, this time, making 30 saves on the night to help lead the way. On the other side, Clint Lingenfelter made 23 saves. A Joe Spencer goal put the Renegades up 2-1, but the Xtreme found themselves up 3-2 following goals from Joe Bussard and Kevin Smith. Derrian Matchock would eventually tie the game at 3 in the 2nd period. Neither team scored in the 3rd period (According to the stat sheet). Pat Hunter had 3 assists for the Renegades, while Joe Bussard and Kevin Smith had 2 points each for the Xtreme. Both teams will have tough matchups next Monday night, with the Xtreme taking on the Colonials at 8. The Renegades are still undefeated on the season. The Hooligans will try to end that Monday night starting at 7. The Xtreme played their 3rd game without Dave Jewell. His return isn’t clearly known at this time.