Game Night Results

  • 26 weeks 4 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After a tough overtime loss on Friday, Syracuse Crunch coach Rob Zettler decided to shake up his lines.

    The newly formed trio of Richard Panik, Vlad Namestnikov and Dana Tyrell found instant chemistry. The trio combined for four points Saturday, and added nine points in a 5-2 win over the Hershey Bears in the AHL Showcase at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Sunday.

    Syracuse, which finished the weekend with five points in three games to break a recent slump, has won back-to-back games for the first time since mid-January. For Zettler, the effort has been there, but the team hasn't seen the rewards.

    "Tonight I thought, from start to finish, it might have been our best hockey game," Zettler said. "The work ethic, the smarts, how to play it. It was just really good overall."

  • 26 weeks 4 days ago

    When Panik Attacks...


    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    SYR Namestnikov, (15) (Panik, Tyrell), 19:22

    Second Period
    HER Taffe, (15) (Stoa, Brouillette), 1:57 (PP)
    SYR Panik, (2) (Tyrell, Namestnikov), 6:16
    SYR Angelidis, (9) (Labrie, Landry), 10:32
    HER Deschamps, (12) (Kolomatis, Wellman), 17:30

    Third Period
    SYR Tyrell, (7) (Panik), 9:01
    SYR DiSalvatore, (8) (Connolly, Panik), 16:38 (PP)

    Richard Panik and Dana Tyrell were the game's first and second stars. The Lightning organization has been waiting 4 and a half months for Richard Panik to wake up. With 1 goal and 3 assists tonight, the young Slovakian winger may very well have finally answered the bell. Beyond that, the Crunch got contributions from all their key prospects including Namestnikov and Connolly, leading to back-to-back pastings of Hershey.

    Unfortunately, it's likely too little too late for Syracuse this season. Even with the wins over the past couple of games, the team is still a full 15 points out of 8th in the Eastern Conference. With that said, though, getting back to .500 for the season and playing the role of the conference's most feared spoiler heading into the playoffs is definitely a reasonable objective for this group to achieve, and it would set them up well for a comeback next season.

    Box score from

  • 26 weeks 5 days ago

    Fort Wayne Komets 3 @ Florida Everblades 1

    W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 25 GP, 4-9-13, +1, 49 PIM

    D Jordan Henry (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 26 GP, 8-13-21, +9, 33 PIM

    W Carl Nielsen (AHL Contract), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 35 GP, 3-5-8, -11, 49 PIM

    Florida tried to come back from a 3-0 deficit entering the third period, and scored on one of their 18 shots in the final frame, but the Komets held on for the win.

  • 26 weeks 5 days ago

    Brown Bears 2 @ Harvard Crimson 0

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 26 GP, 6-7-13, -4, 18 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

    Hart had his four-game point and three-game goal streaks snapped in a shutout loss to Brown.

    No. 4 St. Cloud State Huskies 3 @ Miami RedHawks 0

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
    Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

    Mullin was a scratch.

    No. 11 North Dakota 6 @ No. 20 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 5-5-10, E, 8 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    UND completed a two-game sweep of UMD, winning 6-2 on Saturday night.

    No. 19 Colgate Raiders 3 @ No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 34 GP, 10-17-27, +2, 16 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

    Peca (pictured) assisted on QU’s game-tying goal in the second period, but Colgate got a go-ahead goal with half a period to play and added a late empty netter to seal the win. The Bobcats have lost three straight games.
    *USCHO poll used

  • 26 weeks 5 days ago

    Syracuse breaks out.


    Allen York stopped all 39 shots he faced for the shutout victory. With Kristers Gudlevskis coming back from the Olympics, tonight may have been York's last stand in Syracuse. He made the most of it.

    First Period
    SYR Witkowski, (1) (Korobov, DiSalvatore), 3:53
    SYR DiSalvatore, (7) (Angelidis, Tyrell), 9:26

    Second Period
    SYR Panik, (1) (Namestnikov, Sergeev), 11:39 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Namestnikov, (14) (Landry, Mormina), 7:07
    SYR Langelier-Parent, (1) (Richard, Rankin), 12:54

    York, Jon DiSalvatore, and Vladislav Namestnikov were the game's three stars. It was a game where almost all of the Crunch's struggling offensive stars, namely Namestnikov and Richard Panik, broke out. More than that, they even got contributions from the likes of Luke Witkowski and Maxim Langelier-Parent, in the form of both young men's first AHL goals. It's they kind of performance this team desperately needed to get their confidence back.

    Box score

  • 26 weeks 5 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    North Bay Battalion 1 @ Niagara IceDogs 4

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 45 GP, 4-19-23, +3, 48 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    North Bay had 54 shots on Niagara goalie Brent Moran, but only one beat the 2014 eligible prospect. Moran came into the game with a goals against average over four. The Battalion have clinched a playoff spot and currently sit in fourth in the Eastern Conference.

    Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Barrie Colts 2

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 52 GP, 9-21-30, +21, 105 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Barrie sits in fifth in the Eastern Conference, four points ahead of Peterborough.

  • 26 weeks 5 days ago

    No. 14 Yale Bulldogs 5 @ Harvard Crimson 2

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 25 GP, 6-7-13, -3, 18 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

    Hart, our reigning Bolt Prospect of the Week, now has three goals and an assist in his last four games.

    No. 4 St. Cloud State Huskies 3 @ Miami RedHawks 4

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
    Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

    Mullin was a scratch on Friday night. Former Lightning camper Austin Czarnik had a goal and an assist as Miami scored a big upset win.

    No. 11 North Dakota 3 @ No. 20 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 0

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 22 GP, 5-5-10, E, 6 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    UND continues to play well after a rough start, beating JT Brown’s alma mater, 3-0, on Friday night.

    No. 13 Cornell Big Red 2 @ No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 10-16-26, +4, 16 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

    The Bobcats lost their second game in a row despite outshooting Cornell, 41-14. Goaltender Andy Iles (undrafted, 5’9”) stopped all but one shot for the Big Red. Former Bolt prospect Kirill Gotovets was scoreless for Cornell. He is now Chicago property (Paradise trade).
    *USCHO poll used

  • 26 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Shawinigan Cataractes 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 7

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-3-4, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hits, 4/9 FO, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 39 GP, 24-59-83, +37, 41 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Drouin scored for the third straight game and added three assists as Halifax topped Shawinigan, 7-1.

    Quebec Remparts 0 @ Victoriaville Tigres 3

    C/W Adam Erne, QUE: Did not play.
    Season totals: 44 GP, 20-40-60, -3, 61 PIM
    2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

    Erne is home in Connecticut recovering from a minor spleen laceration. He is considered out indefinitely.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Oshawa Generals 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM, -1
    Season totals: 42 GP, 18-38-56, +16, 37 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    Ikonen was back after serving a two-game suspension for cross-checking.

    Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Guelph Storm 6

    D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 56 GP, 15-36-50, +45, 36 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

    Kerby Rychel had a goal and three assists against his former team as the Storm defeated the Spitfires, 6-4. Koekkoek scored his 15th goal of the season, by far a career high. He also hit 50 points for the first time.

  • 26 weeks 6 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Mike Angelidis remained adamant after the game: It was in.

    The Syracuse Crunch captain appeared to have scored the go-ahead goal on a wraparound early in the third period, but referee Graham Skilliter, who did not see the goal, ruled the video review to be inconclusive.

    "It was a goal, I saw it clear as day," Angelidis said. "I saw it go over by a foot. Clear as day. There's nothing you can do. The ref's on the other side, he doesn't see it. It's frustrating, because everybody on the ice on our side and even their guys knew it went in."

    The Crunch had three potential goals disallowed, including two by video review in the third period, and the Utica Comets rallied in overtime for a 2-1 win at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday. Syracuse has dropped 12 of its last 13 games.

    "Our line had probably eight scoring chances tonight, we just couldn't get the one (goal)," Angelidis said. "When we did, it didn't count."

  • 26 weeks 6 days ago

    Power outage continues in Syracuse.

    SYR-1 (OT)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 2 goals on 36 shots for the OT loss. It's another quality start wasted due to lack of goal support.

    First Period
    SYR Labrie, (2) (Paradis, Angelidis), 18:28

    Second Period
    UTI Jensen, (13) (O'Reilly, Pelletier), 12:30 (PP)

    Third Period

    UTI DeFazio, (9) (O'Reilly, Mullen), 4:02

    Desjardins was the game's third star.

    It's been a roller coaster season for Syracuse. When they've had dynamic offense, they couldn't keep the puck out of their own net. Now that they're getting better goaltending and defensive play, they can't score to save their own lives. It's hard to figure, really.

    Box score from

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