Stephens, Mitchell

AHL Game Night: 4-13-19 Americans at Crunch

Kings of the North.

ROC-3
SYR-4

Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 26 shots for the victory.

First Period
9:39 ROC Olofsson (29), (O'Regan)(PP)
10:26 SYR Raddysh (18), (Stephens, Masin)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
2:30 SYR Stephens (11), (Raddysh, Labrie)
2:47 ROC Olofsson (30), (Asplund, Gosselin)
16:39 SYR Verhaeghe (34), (Barre-Boulet)
18:06 SYR Dumont (15), (Gaunce)(EN)
19:43 ROC Smith (2), (Veilleux, Cornel)

Carter Verhaeghe and Pasquale were the game's first and second stars.

How wonderful was it for the Crunch to get a total team win to kick down the door to the division title and seize crown? The kids, Taylor Raddysh and Mitchell Stephens, got Syracuse into the winning time, and the veterans like Verhaeghe and Gabriel Dumont took the team over the finish line.

Now with 101 points going into their final regular season tilt tomorrow, Syracuse will finish with the second best regular season record in the entire league. The Crunch will wait to see who their first round playoff opponent will be: either the Belleville Senators or the Cleveland Monsters. Both clubs are tied at 82 points with the Sens holding a decisive ROW advantage as the tiebreaker. However, both teams have tough finales tomorrow against Rochester and Toronto, respectively.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-2-19 Americans at Crunch

Crunch drop key tilt atop North Division.

ROC-5
SYR-3

Eddie Pasquale allowed 5 goals on 42 shots for the loss.

First Period
3:40 ROC Leier (14), (Smith, Borgen)(SH)

Second Period
0:10 ROC Nylander (9), (unassisted)
11:53 SYR Stephens (7), (Colton, Raddysh)(PP)
13:43 ROC Leier (15), (Pilut, Redmond)

Third Period
9:37 SYR Stephens (8), (Verhaeghe, Barre-Boulet)
15:42 ROC Olofsson (22), (Oglevie, Asplund)
16:44 ROC Smith (20), (Nylander, Redmond)
18:44 SYR Colton (10), (Rutta, Foote)(PP)

Mitchell Stephens was the game's second star.

Syracuse was outshot by a very bad 42-26 margin en route to this key 4-point loss.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-9-19 Crunch at Wolf Pack

Crunch dominate to keep pace in the division.

SYR-6
HFD-0

Eddie Pasquale stopped all 21 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

First Period
11:01 SYR Stephens (3), (Barre-Boulet, Labrie)

Second Period
2:02 SYR Colton (8), (Thomas)
5:20 SYR Thomas (1), (unassisted)
10:13 SYR Raddysh (14), (Conacher, Gaunce)

Third Period
17:09 SYR Stephens (4), (unassisted)(EN)(SH)
18:20 SYR Masin (2), (Colton, Volkov)(EN)(SH)

Ben Thomas, Pasquale, and Ross Colton were the game's three stars. After a two month hiatus due to injuries, Mitchell Stephens also returned to the fold with a splashy two goal effort.

Syracuse still lurks two points back of Rochester for the division lead with two games in hand.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 12-14-18 Crunch at Rocket

Another Lightning prospect emerging.

SYR-3
LAV-2 (SO)

Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals in 23 shots for the victory.

First Period
2:26 SYR Yan (7), (Valleau, Somppi)

Second Period
1:04 LAV Alain (4), (Lamarche, McCarron)
4:24 LAV McCarron (4), (Belzile, Mete)(PP)
6:41 SYR Volkov (7), (Conacher, Andreoff)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
SYR- Volkov, Somppi
LAV- Audette

Andy Andreoff and Carter Verhaeghe were the game's first and second stars.

When Syracuse recently lost Mitchell Stephens from the lineup again due to injury, one might've been concerned with the Crunch once again losing the services of one of their best centermen. Except, oh, they just pulled Otto Somppi out of the can. Somppi's first two games with Syracuse, 1-1-2 and a shootout winner tonight. Tampa Bay's organization continues to be an embarrassment of riches from a depth standpoint.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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