GAME RECAPS 7.29.19
Mayhem 12 Storm 0
Goals – Deloia 5, Divins 3, McGinnis 1, Bembenic 1, Caltagarone 1, Puhala 1
Goals – N/A
Assists – McGinnis 3, Caltagarone 2, Deloia 2, Bembenic 2, Puhala 1
Assists – N/A
Saves – Mitchell 29, Sutter 9
The Mayhem picked up their 5th win of the season last night, mercy ruling the Storm 12-0. They picked up the 12th goal with roughly 5 minutes to go in the 3rd period.
In terms of standings, last night’s game was meaningless, as the Mayhem will await which top seed chooses them as their first-round opponent starting next Monday night.
Vinnie Deloia had 6 points in last night’s win. Brad Divins scored a season high 3 goals as well. Matt McGinnis added a goal and an assist.
The storm closed out its season at 1-11, losing its final 9 games. Many times, they were playing without a bench or a very short bench. Promising rookie Zach Kedge only showed up for the first 3 games and did not reappear after that. Zach Smith was only able to play the first 2 games on opening night and Tony Benanti only appeared in one more game after opening night. Rookie goalie Dan Mitchell made 29 saves in the loss. He plans to play this coming fall.
Renegades 7 Knights 6
Goals – Gates 3, Stinchcomb 2, Matchock 1, Vollmer 1
Goals – Schindler 2, Rutherford 1, Tosh 1, Kline 1, Calvert 1
Assists – Lehman 1, Stinchcomb 1, Hunter 1, Matchock 1, Llewellyn 1
Assists – Calvert 3
Saves – Schickling 43, Clontz 38
Going into the night, the Renegades started off in 4th place and had to defeat the league’s top team for any chance to move up in the standings. They did just that, jumping ahead 5-2 after the 1st period. Denny Stinchcomb and Gus Gates each found the back of the net twice in that span. Derrian Matchock added the other goal.
In the 2nd period, Brandon Vollmer and Gus Gates were able to help push the Renegades lead to 7 to 2 and it looked like they were well on their way to another win. The Knights came into the game having already clinched the top seed in the playoffs with little to play for last night, but they were able to cut the Renegades lead to 7-6 with 4 minutes to go in the 3rd period. Goals from Tate Rutherford, Andy Calvert along with 2 from Kurt Schindler got the Knights within a goal, but they were unable to get another one by Josh Clontz in their final 3rd period rush. Clontz made 38 saves on the night. On the other side, Todd Schickling made 43 saves, bouncing back from a tough start in the first period.
The win temporary moved the Renegades into 3rd place, moving one point ahead of the idle Yeti. Then, which feels like many hours later, they were able to move to 2nd place after the Xtreme lost to the Colonials in overtime. The two teams tied with 17 points in the standings, but the Renegades picked up the tie breaker by picking up a win and another point in the overtime loss to the Xtreme in the regular season. The Renegades will play the Jagrbombs, while the Knights will take on the Spare Parts.
Colonials 5 Xtreme 4 Shootout
Goals – Day 2, Brian Anderson 2
Goals – Smith 2, Stitt 2
Assists – Bob Anderson 2, Tim Herman 1, Matchock 1
Assists – Bussard 1, Smith 1, Jewell 1
Saves – Herman 23, Lingenfelter 20
Last night’s 8 p.m. game between the Xtreme and Colonials almost took up 2 time slots, but Bob Anderson was finally able to end the longest game of the season in the 14th round of the shootout win over the Xtreme. Both goalies stood tall. Tim Herman made 23 saves in the win, while Clint Lingenfelter made 20 for the Xtreme. Both made several more saves in the shootout. Herman also picked up an assist on Derik Day’s 3rd period goal.
The Xtreme started the night off in 2nd place, but a Renegade win over the Knights put them one point behind 2nd. Kevin Smith got the scoring started in the first period with a set-up from Joe Bussard on a power play in the early stages of the 1st period. Neither team scored again in the first. Early in the 2nd period, Bob Anderson assisted Brian Anderson on 2 goals less than a minute apart to put the Colonials up 2-1. The Xtreme would answer with 3 goals of their own, two of them coming from Tyler Stitt. Kevin Smith assisted on one of Stitt’s goals and Smith scored one of his own to put the Xtreme up 4-2 going into the 3rd period.
The Colonials fought back, thanks to 2 goals from Derik Day to even the score at 4. Neither team was able to score again in regulation or overtime, leading up to the marathon shootout. At roughly 9:30 p.m. Bob Anderson found a way to get one by Xtreme goalie Clint Lingenfelter to spoil the Xtreme’s chance to leapfrog the Renegades for 2nd place.
The Xtreme will take on the Mayhem, while the Colonials will play the Yeti.
Spare Parts 14, Chiefs 5
Goals – Foradori 5, Reynolds 3, Cebulskie 3, Deberti 1, May 1, Ritzie 1
Goals – Beebe 3, Maxim 1, Cherico 1
Assists – Deberti 3, Ritzie 2, Reynolds 2, Foradori 1, Cebulskie 1
Assists – Wenden 2, Maxim 1
Saves – Luzier 23, Dennison 36
Scratches – Dodd, Postlewait, Overbeck
Referees – Bob Anderson & Tim Herman
Mikael Wenden’s last game in the XHL was looking like it had the makings of an upset early. Into the later part of the second period, the Chiefs had answered the Spare Parts goal for goal with 4 for each side. But a huge third period erased any doubts about the eventual winner, as the Spare Parts went on to win 14-5.
The Spare Parts qualified for the post-season and will wait for their first-round match-up to be set. The Chiefs ended the season with their 10th loss, but did grow as a team and managed to pull off a couple of wins. Their goalie, Jim Dennison stopped 36 shots in the game and is up for Most Improved and Sportsmanship. Wenden and Steve Hetrick are also award finalists.
Zach Foradori’s five goals paced the Spare Parts while Tyler Reynolds added 3 goals and 2 assists. DJ Beebe netted a hat trick for the Chiefs. Tyler Luzier earned the win with 23 saves.