Verhaeghe, Carter

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

Kings of the North.

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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: 3-30-19 Comets at Crunch

Crunch issue a galactic beat down to Comets.

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Atte Tolvanen allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for his first pro victory.

First Period
0:43 UTI Malone (3), (Pyatt, Gaunce)(PP)
6:03 SYR Verhaeghe (30), (Foote, Masin)
6:24 SYR Dumont (13), (Raddysh)(PP)
16:21 SYR Volkov (19), (Verhaeghe, Yan)(PP)

Second Period
17:04 SYR Volkov (20), (Verhaeghe, Foote)(PP)
17:49 SYR Colton (14), (Verhaeghe, Raddysh)

Third Period
11:51 UTI Gardiner (2), (Bancks)
19:50 SYR Raddysh (17), (Brassart)

Alexander Volkov, Carter Verhaeghe, and Tolvanen were the game's three stars. Volkov completes another late season assault on the 20 goal plateau. Ross Colton looks to have started his just a smidge to late to reach 20, but Taylor Raddysh might get there with a little push.

The Upstate Galaxy Cup, much like the Florida Governor's Cup, in the hands of the good guys.

Cal Foote is now just one point shy of the 30 point plateau for his rookie campaign. That's a solid first kick at the can.

Syracuse's win keeps them a scant one point ahead of Rochester for the top spot in the division. Both teams have six games remaining with Syracuse holding a two game ROW advantage.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-16-19 Devils at Crunch

Volkov and company expand Crunch's North Division lead.

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Martin Ouellette allowed just 1 goal on 18 shots for the victory.

First Period
4:02 SYR Andreoff (24), (Barre-Boulet, Verhaeghe)(PP)

Second Period
1:59 SYR Volkov (15), (Dumont, Tammela)
11:42 SYR Verhaeghe (28), (Stephens, Labrie)
19:24 BNG Schmelzer (10), (Saracino, Seney)(PP)

Third Period
19:02 SYR Volkov (16), (Andreoff, Thomas)(EN)

Carter Verhaeghe, Alexander Volkov, and Ouellette were the game's three stars. Volkov made a strong push late in the season last year to seal a 20-goal campaign and he looks to be following the same roadmap this season. He now had 4 goals in his last 5 games to ease up to 16 goals for the season.

Syracuse's win, coupled with Rochester's loss to Charlotte, pushes the Crunch up to a 3 point advantage in the race for the North Division crown. Now the schedule gets a little spicy with a short turnaround for a Tuesday/Wednesday back-to-back against the league-leading Checkers. Glass half empty man says, "Oh my goodness, if the Crunch drop both games they open the door for Rochester to take back the division lead!" Glass half full man says, "Sweep the set and the Crunch will have the best rest record in the entire league." The stakes are high this coming week.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-6-19 Crunch at Comets

Crunch defeat rivals to take lead in North Division.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the victory. Syracuse's goaltending situation took on a soap opera-like tack today with the sudden demotion of prospect Connor Ingram to the Coast as an "internal matter." Credit Pasquale's professionalism in blocking out the noise to get the W in a key game tonight.

First Period
3:30 SYR Dumont (8), (Andreoff, Thomas)(SH)
9:34 SYR Colton (11), (unassisted)
9:48 SYR Verhaeghe (26), (unassisted)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
3:39 UTI Boucher (27), (Kero, Chatfield)
11:36 SYR Verhaeghe (27), (Raddysh, Valleau)
12:24 UTI MacEwen (20), (Gaunce, Lind)
15:16 UTI Anselmini (1), (Lind, Bancks)
19:57 SYR Rutta (4), (Conacher, Masin)(EN)

Carter Verhaeghe was the game's first star.

Syracuse burns its game in hand on Rochester to take the two point lead in the division with 18 games left to go in the regular season. Down the stretch we go.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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