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AHL Game Night: 12-28-18 Comets at Crunch

Catching up with the weekend... Crunch destroy their rivals.

UTI-1
SYR-10

Eddie Pasquale allowed 1 goal on 33 shots for the victory.

First Period
4:11 SYR Valleau (1), (Raddysh, Katchouk)
14:12 SYR Verhaeghe (12), (Raddysh, Dumont)
18:28 SYR Foote (5), (Katchouk, Raddysh)(PP)

Second Period
3:17 SYR Bourke (1), (Archambault, Yan)
12:08 SYR Verhaeghe (13), (unassisted)
14:53 UTI Arseneau (1), (Darcy, Blujus)
18:44 SYR Conacher (12), (Dumont, Raddysh)(SH)

Third Period
7:52 SYR Dumont (3), (Andreoff, Gaunce)(SH)
8:17 SYR Katchouk (5), (Raddysh, Foote)(SH)
16:02 SYR Foote (6), (Colton, Bourke)
18:32 SYR Yan (8), (Bourke, Volkov)

Taylor Raddysh, Cal Foote, and Boris Katchouk were the game's three stars, which had to be music to the organization's ears. These were three of the most highly touted rookies joining the pro ranks this year and now all three are really rounding the corner and producing regularly, whereas before it was seemingly just Raddysh finding the scoresheet regularly.

Considering Utica's only goal was assisted by two ex-Bolt Prospects, Cam Darcy and Dylan Blujus, it darned near was 11-0 Syracuse.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NCAA Game Night: 12-29-18

#4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 1 vs #19 Clarkson Golden Knights 3

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 18 GP, 2-8-10, +7, 6 PIM

Nico Sturm (undrafted) scored twice and Clarkson netminder Jake Kielly (undrafted) made 29 saves as the 19th-ranked Golden Knights upset 4th-ranked Minnesota-Duluth to claim the Desert Hockey Classic trophy in Glendale Saturday night. Bulldogs goalie Hunter Shepard (undrafted) gave up two first period goals to Clarkson but was a perfect 10 for 10 the rest of the way. UMD opened the 2nd period with a Parker Mackay (undrafted) goal just 32 seconds into the period to draw the Bulldogs within one, but the UMD offense could never muster the equalizer.

Minnesota-Duluth falls to 11-5-2 (4-3-1 NCHC) and will play the US NTDP Under-18 team in an exhibition match next Saturday night before embarking on 16-straight NCHC conference games to close the regular season.

#8 Denver Pioneers 4 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 1

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/13 FO
Season Totals: 16 GP, 8-6-14, +11, 8 PIM

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 1/2 FO
Season Totals: 13 GP, 6-7-13, +3, 4 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

Bolt prospect Cole Guttman scored his 8th goal of the season and added an assist as the Pioneers rolled over the River Hawks in Lowell Saturday night. Fellow Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin assisted on UML’s lone goal of the evening. Guttman opened the scoring late in the 2nd period and then helped setup the first of two Jarid Lukosevicius (undrafted) power play markers early in the 3rd as Denver sprung to a 3-0 lead. Lohin set up a Seth Barton (DET, 2018 3rd round pick) power play goal later in the 3rd to cut the UML deficit to 3-1 but Pioneer goalie Filip Larsson (DET, 2016 6th round pick) shut the door the rest of the way. Guttman’s 8th tally is good for tops in the nation among all freshman, and teammate Emilio Pettersen (CGY, 2018 6th round pick), who notched a pair of assists in the game, ranks 2nd among collegiate freshman with 17 points.

The Pioneers improve to 10-4-2 (4-4 NCHC) and continue their road trip through Madison next weekend for a two-game series against the Badgers. UML drops to 8-8-1 (4-4-1 HEAST) and gears up to take on the #2-ranked Minutemen at the Amherst campus next Friday night.

Ferris State Bulldogs 3 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 14 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 7 SOG, 8/10 FO
Season Totals: 17 GP, 4-7-11, +10, 8 PIM

Ferris State struck for two goals in the 3rd overcoming deficits twice in the game Saturday night to split the weekend series with the Gophers. The Bulldogs were led by a pair of goals from Corey Mackin (undrafted) and Finnish netminder Roni Salmenkangas (undrafted) turned away 44 Minnesota shots. The Gophers led 1-0 at the 1st intermission and again 2-1 at the 2nd intermission, but the Minnesota offense couldn’t buy a third goal. Despite being held pointless, Bolt prospect Sammy Walker fired seven shots and was an impressive 80% on draws, The Gophers drop to 6-7-4 (3-2-3 B1G) and look towards a pair of Big Ten conference games against #9 Penn State next weekend.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

ECHL Game Night: 12-29-18 Icemen @ Solar Bears

Jacksonville Icemen 2 @ Orlando Solar Bears 3

C Mitch Hults, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 15 GP, 4-5-9, -3, 6 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SD): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (Utah): 5 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 10 PIM
17-18 Totals (SD): 53 GP, 10-14-24, -10, 8 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 9 GP, 0-4-4, -6, 8 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 5 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
17-18 Totals (Moose Jaw, WHL): 71 GP, 7-19-26, +35, 62 PIM

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 12 GP, 2-4-6, +8, 14 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 6 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (ECHL): 14 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals (AHL): 39 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 13 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 11 GP, 6-6-12, +2, 12 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 8 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (SYR): 23 GP, 3-3-6, +5, 16 PIM

Orlando took the rubber game of the 3-in-3 series with Jacksonville, winning 3-2 at home Saturday. Matt Spencer, who was assigned to Orlando from Syracuse late this week, opened the game’s scoring for the Solar Bears. Orlando built a 2-0 lead before watching the Icemen tie the game in the third period. Former Prince George Cougar Colby McAuley won the game for the Solar Bears with less than a minute remaining in regulation.

With the win, Orlando moved within two points of Jacksonville and South Carolina for second place in the South Division with a game in hand. Orlando is off until next Wednesday when they host Greenville.

CHL Game Night: 12-29-18

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4

D Radim Salda, RIM: Did not play (WJC - Czech Republic)
Season Totals: 19 GP, 4-11-15, +3, 20 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 10/19 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 36 GP, 14-29-43, +16, 21 PIM
17-18 Totals: 66 GP, 26-33-59, -11, 59 PIM

The Drakkar skated out to a 3-0 lead then held on late before getting an insurance marker. Salda made his WJC debut for the Czech Republic Saturday, going scoreless in a 5-1 loss to Canada.

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 6 @ Owen Sound Attack 2

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 3/7 FO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 7-7-14, -21, 8 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

Kitchener improved to 2-0 after the Christmas break with a big win in Owen Sound. Alexey Lipanov was scoreless for the Rangers and fell to minus-21 on the year in plus/minus, which is last on the team and tied for eighth-worst in the league.

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