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Game Night 10/21: Chiefs at Inferno

JHN-2 COL-4 Three third period goals doomed the Chiefs in their first game of the season. Veteran netminder David Currie takes the loss for the Chiefs. Zbynek Hrdel started the game on the top line for Johnstown with Jay Rosehill playing on the second pairing and John Toffey seeing checking line duty. The [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=summary&id=2285]game scoring comes from ECHL.com.[/url] The Chiefs' home opener and presumably the professional debut of Jonathan Boutin will come tomorrow night in Johnstown against Reading.

Anzalone Leaning Towards Currie for Road Opener

Mastovich has an article up on the beginning of the Chiefs' season tonight on the road in Columbia. [url=http://www.tribune-democrat.com/cnhi/tribunedemocrat/homepage/local_story_293233954.html?keyword=leadpicturestory]According to Coach Anzalone[/url], he's leaning towards starting veteran netminder Currie on the road in a hostile environment tonight before starting Lightning prospect Jonathan Boutin tomorrow night in the team's home opener against Reading.

Belated Big Ups to Justin Keller

Apologies for this story being two days late with Chad out in California this week... Wednesday night, in a battle of two of the most potent offenses in the WHL, Kelowna defeated Moose Jaw on the strength of a 3G 1A effort in overtime 7-6. Keller, who scored the OT game winner, was the obvious choice for first star of the game. Moose Jaw's Blair Jones also had a goal in the contest.

The Cold Blooded Truth

Coach Tortorella went on a poigniant profanity laced tirade tonight after the game with the best of his vitriol aimed towards Eric Boulton and his cheap shot elbow on young Paul Ranger. [url=http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Games/2005/10/20/1271536-ap.html]"The . . . guy should be playing in the . . . East Coast Hockey League, but instead he takes out a . . . NHLer," Tortorella said. "He'll be suspended, but who . . . cares? No one wants to see him on the ice anyway."[/url] Eric Boulton may have gotten away with his disgusting act of cowardice tonight by the grace of the officials ushering him out of the building quicker than Colonel Parker got Elvis off the stage in Vegas back-in-the-day, but sans a reprieve from Hartley in the form of a scratch or the league in the form of a well intentioned but ill timed suspension Boulton will have to face retribution Saturday October 29th. Circle it on your calendar Eric Boulton. And if I may [url=http://www.tampabaylightning.com/prdetail.cfm?pressreleaseID=1111&category=3]suggest to tool of Eric Boulton's execution.[/url] I'd tell Fritzy to put him in the morgue.

Bartanus Finds the Twine in Attack Win

Marek Bartanus scored his first North American goal tonight to pace the Owen Sound Attack to a 3-2 win over the Barrie Colts. Bartanus scored the game's first goal and finished with a plus-one rating. He now has one goal and one assist on the year.
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