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AHL Game Night: 2-21-18 Crunch at Americans

Peca and Ingram help stake Crunch to key 4 point victory.

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Connor Ingram allowed 1 goal on 20 shots for the victory.

First Period
5:01 RCH Malone (6), (Cornel, Fedun)(SH)

Second Period
1:26 SYR Stephens (18), (Verhaeghe, Masin)
1:36 SYR Peca (9), (Verhaeghe, Bodie)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Matthew Peca and Carter Verhaeghe were the game's first and second stars. Dominik Masin is also riding a little hot streak with 2 goals and 5 points in his last 5 games.

Syracuse moves 1 point clear of Rochester into third place in a tightly bunched North Division. Toronto is nine points clear of the pack, but Utica, Syracuse, and Rochester and separated by a mere two points between second and fourth position.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Even After Highlight Reel Save, Ingram Pragmatic About His Development


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Connor Ingram isn’t letting one play get to his head.

The Syracuse Crunch goalie made a highlight reel save that ended up on SportsCenter’s Top 10 in a 3-1 win in Charlotte Sunday. Even after a spectacular diving stop with his stick, Ingram focused more on making the next save.

Ingram remains pragmatic about the play and hockey in general as he works his way toward the NHL.

“It went right to left, I slid in and missed my post on the left side and it was a wide open net. You’ve got to do whatever you can to get there, and luckily he just shot it right into my stick,” Ingram said. “I’m not going to take credit for it. It’s a pretty fluky thing that’ll happen.”

AHL Game Day: 2-18-18 Crunch at Checkers

Belated post: Three Third Period goals make Crunch kings of the Queen City (and the Bojangles' Coliseum).

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Connor Ingram allowed just 1 goal on 21 shots for the victory.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
1:06 CHA Kichton (2), (Kruger, Carrick)
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Third Period
9:04 SYR Archambault (6), (Masin, Bournival)
16:06 SYR Verhaeghe (10), (Bodie, Cernak)
16:30 SYR Condra (6), (Archambault, Walcott)

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

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-17-18 Crunch at Checkers

Hard luck squeaker loss for Pasquale, Crunch.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed just 1 goal on 25 shots for the loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
7:25 CHA Carrick (5), (Kruger)

Third Period
18:58 CHA Chelios (4), (Carrick)(EN)

Fun fact: Charlotte's GM (VP of Hockey Operations, technically) is former Lightning prospect goaltender Derek Wilkinson.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-14-18 Crunch at Comets

Crunch tell rivals to kiss off on Valentine's Day.

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UTI-2 (SO)

Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 35 shots before stopping all seven shooters he faced in the penalty shot session for the SO win.

First Period
1:57 SYR Verhaeghe (9), (Bodie, Cirelli)
6:15 SYR Masin (8), (Stephens, Joseph)

Second Period
12:44 UTI Dziurzynski (1), (Comrie, Cassels)

Third Period
1:39 UTI Wiercioch (6), (Cameranesi, D'Aoust)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
SYR- McBain
UTI- NONE

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

Syracuse's win vaults them 1 point ahead of Utica and Rochester into second place in the North Division with the Comets and Americans both holding a game in hand. Big win.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

After Multiple Trades, Verhaeghe Producing for Syracuse Crunch


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Carter Verhaeghe is more well-traveled than most 22-year-old hockey players.

Originally drafted by his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013, Verhaeghe has been traded twice and split the last two seasons between the ECHL and the AHL.

Verhaeghe believes his experience has helped mold him into a nearly point-per-game player this year for the Syracuse Crunch.

"I've been through a lot in my short career so far, and I think that only helps me," Verhaeghe said. "I've played for a bunch of different coaches and different teams, and I think everything has contributed to the player I am now."

AHL Game Night: 2-11-18 Crunch at Sound Tigers

Third Period excellence allows Syracuse to pull out a winning weekend.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the win.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
12:21 BRI St. Denis (11), (unassisted)(PP)
14:55 SYR Masin (7), (Stephens)
16:52 BRI Dal Colle (6), (Bernier, Burroughs)(PP)

Third Period
3:02 SYR Stephens (17), (Volkov, McNeill)
8:01 SYR Yan (9), (Cernak, Masin)

Dominik Masin, Mitchell Stephens, and Dennis Yan were the game's three stars.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-10-18 Rocket at Crunch

Archambault's individual play helps Crunch finish off Laval.

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

First Period
10:13 SYR Volkov (15), (Cirelli, McBain)(SH)
17:15 SYR Cirelli (10), (Joseph, McBain)

Second Period
9:57 LAV Broll (2), (Leblanc, Lernout)(PP)

Third Period
9:06 LAV Cracknell (19), (Parisi, Baun)
10:47 SYR Archambault (5), (unassisted)

Olivier Archambault and Pasquale were the game's first and second stars. Archambault's play beating a Rocket defender 1-on-1 off the rush allowed the Crunch to pull this one out of the fire after squandering an early 2-0 lead.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Crunch Answer Quickly in Win Over Rocket


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Less than two minutes after the Rocket evened the score, the Crunch responded.

Olivier Archambault scored a highlight reel goal and Syracuse held off Laval for the final 9:13, as the Crunch edged the Rocket, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday. The win snaps Syracuse’s four-game skid.

“Great play by (Archambault). Second effort and a great goal,” Crunch head coach Groulx said. “It’s always huge when you bounce back and respond with a goal like that.”

Crunch's Rally Falls Short in Shootout Loss to Wolf Pack


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Syracuse Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx believed his team deserved a better result.

The Crunch overcame a slow start and tied the score in the third after trailing by two, but the Hartford Wolf Pack prevailed in the shootout, 4-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

“The first period we weren’t doing many things right. I don’t think we had our legs and it seemed we were sluggish a little bit. Second, like I mentioned, you take two goals like that and it’s tough to recover right away. I thought we did that in the third,” Groulx said. “We had a very good third period, good overtime and we ended up losing in a shootout.”

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