Content regarding the Johnstown Chiefs organization.
Submitted by pete on January 18, 2006 - 21:48
Johnstown passed an important test tonight. REA-1 JHN-5 Up to this point of the season, the Chiefs have struggled to defeat the Reading Royals. No matter how great their shot advantage, no matter how much they outplayed Reading, they couldn't get the two points. Tonight that all changed. Morgan Cey stopped 33 of 34 shots faced in the game. Even with the departure of Henrich, Dicaire and Capogrini from their offense they still managed to manufacture 5 goals of offense tonight. Randy Rowe led the way with 2 goals and 1 assist while young defenseman Doug Andress had 1 goal and 3 assists. Newcomer Brad Thompson added a late power play goal in his Chiefs debut. Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=box&id=2706]ECHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on January 17, 2006 - 22:40
The Johnstown Chiefs [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=6718]completed a trade today sending veteran winger Paul Caponigri and defenseman Tyler Kindle to the Idaho Steelheads.[/url] In return, the Chiefs received defenseman Jim Hakewill and and center Brad Thompson. Hakewill, a former 5th round pick of the Calgary Flames in 2001, is a rookie who is playing his first professional season after graduating from St. Lawrence University. In his senior year, his best college season, he had 4 goals and 8 points 33 games to go along with 44 penalty minutes. At 6'5" 222 lbs, Hakewill is a prototypical big stay-at home defenseman. Thompson, who stands at 6'0" 190 lbs, is also in his rookie season out of Minnesota State-Mankato. In his senior season he tallied 13 goals and 24 points and 24 penalty minutes in 38 games.
Submitted by pete on January 16, 2006 - 19:51
Mired in a month long winless streak the Springfield Falcons finally opted to make wholesale changes today recalling a trio of Lightning prospects from Johnstown of the ECHL. [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=6695]According to ECHL.com[/url], the Falcons have recalled defensemen Mike Egener and Gerard Dicaire as well as left wing Adam Henrich. No word as yet on any roster moves in Springfield which might involve Randy Rowe and John Adams amongst others.
Submitted by pete on January 14, 2006 - 23:01
Jonathan Boutin has only had a couple of bad starts all season... er, make that three. TOL-7 JHN-3 Boutin and the Chiefs suffered a terrible third period in which they allowed 4 goals as the Toledo Storm walked to victory. Boutin made just 29 saves on 35 shots in the loss. Among Lightning prospects, Adam Henrich assisted on a Brady Greco power play goal in the second period which, at the time, allowed the Chiefs to narrow their deficit to 3-2 just before the 2nd intermission. But three unanswered goals in third period sealed it for the Storm. Johnstown now drops back to a game under .500. Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=box&id=2689]ECHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on January 13, 2006 - 21:19
Another tough result against Reading... REA-4 JHN-3 The Chiefs coughed up a lead in the third period and once again were defeated by Reading despite the fact they once again outshot the Royals by a wide margin (41-26 tonight). Morgan Cey took the loss stopping just 22 of 26 shots faced. Gerard Dicaire continued to heat up offensively with 1G 2A in the contest. Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=summary&id=2702]ECHL.com.[/url]