Saturday, October 21, 2006

Today's Games

I'll be updating the statistic's tomorrow.

Our ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina String Rays played their first game of the year tonight. It was a losing effort as they fell to Gwinnett 4-2. Viktor Dovgan was absent from the line up and Daren Machesney did not get the start in goal.

Joe Finley was in action tonight against Maine and registered one shot, 4 PIMs and a +1 in a 5-2 loss. Both of his roughing penalty's came from little pushing/shoving matches with Maine players. He was also on the ice for two Maine powerplay goals, his coach seems to like using him on the penalty kill because he takes up so much space and has such a long reach. He is on the 3rd defensive unit for the Sioux paired with Zach Jones.

Andrew Gordon's St. Cloud State took on Travis Morin's Minnesota State tonight. Gordon had the game winning goal he scored while his team was shorthanded and finished +1. Morin scored his teams first goal on the powerplay. He also registered 7 shots centering the second line.

Peter Guggisberg got on the scoresheet for a second game in a row since being moved to the 3rd line from the 4th. He registered an assist and a minor penalty.

Brent Gwidt registered his first career USHL point today. The 11th overall pick of the Indiana Ice scored the first goal of the game in a 5-3 win against arguably the USHL's best team. Indiana won due to a 48 save performance by Thrashers 5th round draft pick Alex Kangas. Rumors still fly that Gwidt turned down a 100% full ride scholarship to Minnesota State Makato to play this year and another full ride to Northern Michigan for the 07-08 season. He isn't being recruited by Wisconsin(which is a shocker) as much as he'd like but has made one unofficial visit there. Michigan State and Miami Ohio are also interested in him. I'm thinking he might want to play a year in the USHL and show Wisconsin he's worth it, it seems that's where he really wants to go.

Speaking of Wisconsin, Andrew Joudrey was the #1 star of the game tonight. He registered a goal and an assist in a 2-2 tie with Minnesota-Duluth. I watched him play tonight and really like him at the point quarterbacking the powerplay. He's also an excellent face off man. I'm really hoping Washington will sign him at the end of his season. He's a senior this year and proudly wearing the "C" for defending national champs Wisconsin.

Quebec assistant captain Maxime Lacroix scored a goal tonight in a 5-2 win. He also finished with a +2 improving his team worst rating a little bit.

Brampton lost 6-3 tonight but Luke Lynes had the loan assist on Brampton's first goal. Michael Neuvirth played goal for Plymouth and got the win over Brampton. He was awarded with second star of the game with 37 saves.

Saginaw's Patrick McNeill added a powerplay assist tonight in a 5-2 loss to Sarnia. He finished the game -1.

Mississauga's Oskar Osala only showed up on tonight's losing scoresheet with a 2 minute slashing penalty.

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