Hockey Fan Forums banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
2007 Dodge CHL All-Star Rosters Set

The remainder of the playing rosters for the 2007 Dodge Central Hockey League All-Star Game in

Bossier-Shreveport, Louisiana on Wednesday, January 17th, have been set, as determined by the

respective conference All-Star Coaches in conjunction with the CHL's Hockey Operations Department.

Six forwards, four defensemen and three goaltenders (Bossier-Shreveport's Ken Carroll was voted to

start in net but will not participate due to injury) have been added to the Northern Conference by

Colorado Eagles Coach Chris Stewart, while Laredo's Terry Ruskowski selected six forwards, four

defensemen and two goaltenders to join the Southern Conference squad.

Additional Northern Conference forwards now scheduled to participate include Bossier-Shreveport's

Dan Wildfong, Rocky Mountain's Mark Wires, Oklahoma City's Garrett Prosofsky, Wichita's Joe Blaznek,

Tulsa's Mike Wiggins and Colorado's Chris Hartsburg. Defensemen Paul Esdale (Youngstown), Matt

Medley (Tulsa), Brad Williamson (Colorado) and Jason Tessier (Memphis), have been named Northern

Conference All-Stars, while netminders Larry Sterling (Memphis), Sebastien Laplante (Wichita) and

John Decaro (Bossier-Shreveport) will share the Northern Conference All-Star goaltending duties.

Starting defenseman Derek Landmesser of the Memphis RiverKings has been selected as team Captain

for the Northern Conference, with starting forward Riley Nelson from Colorado and Bossier-Shreveport's

Wildfong named Alternate Captains. Additionally, Memphis broadcaster Jim Erickson has been selected

by the CHL to join the All-Star broadcast team.

Laredo forwards Bobby Chaumont and Chris Korchinski join the Southern Conference All-Star roster,

along with Odessa's Mike Rutter, Austin's John McNabb, New Mexico's Lance Herauf and Amarillo's Rich

Hansen. Arizona's Michael Vernace, Austin's Terry Virtue, Rio Grande Valley's Kurtis Dulle and New Mexico's

Rob Guinn have been added as Southern Conference All-Star defensemen, with goaltenders JF Perras

(Lubbock) and Brent Zelenewich (Corpus Christi) also named All-Stars. Starting defensemen Scott Hillman

of the Odessa Jackalopes will serve as Captain of the Southern Conference, with Arizona starting forward

Brent Kelly and Laredo starting defensemen Adam Rivet named Alternate Captains. Joining the All-Star

broadcast team is Corpus Christ's Josh Bogorad, as selected by the CHL.

2007 CHL Northern Conference All-Stars

Coach: Chris Stewart, Colorado

Athletic Trainer: Chris Porowski, Colorado

Equipment Manager: Tony Deynzer, Colorado

Broadcaster: Jim Erickson, Memphis

Forwards CHL Team

*Christian, Jeff Youngstown

*Nelson, Riley (A) Colorado

*Richards, Chris Youngstown

Blaznek, Joe Wichita

Hartsburg, Chris Colorado

Prosofsky, Garrett Oklahoma City

Wiggins, Mike Tulsa

Wildfong, Dan (A) Bossier-Shreveport

Wires, Mark Rocky Mountain

Defensemen CHL Team

*Burgoyne, Mike Oklahoma City

*Landmesser, Derek* (C) Memphis

Esdale, Paul Youngstown

Medley, Matt Tulsa

Tessier, Jason Memphis

Williamson, Brad Colorado

Goaltenders CHL Team

*Carroll, Ken (INJ) Bossier-Shreveport

Decaro, John Bossier-Shreveport

Sterling, Larry Memphis

Laplante, Sebastien Wichita

*Starting Line-Up

2007 CHL Southern Conference All-Stars

Coach: Terry Ruskowski, Laredo

Athletic Trainer: Bobby Moore, Laredo

Equipment Manager: Rusty Aldridge, Laredo

Broadcaster: Josh Bogorad, Corpus Christi

Forwards

*Kelly, Brent (A) Arizona

*Quenneville, Justin Corpus Christi

*Watson, Simon Lubbock

Chaumont, Bobby Laredo

Hansen, Rich Amarillo

Herauf, Lance New Mexico

Korchinski, Chris Laredo

McNabb, John Austin

Rutter, Mike Odessa

Defensemen

*Hillman, Scott (C) Odessa

*Rivet, Adam (A) Laredo

Dulle, Kurtis Rio Grande Valley

Guinn, Rob New Mexico

Vernace, Michael Arizona

Virtue, Terry Austin

Goaltenders

*Symington, Jeremy Rio Grande Valley

Perras, JF Lubbock

Zelenewich, Brent Corpus Christi

*Starting Line-Up
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Oakley CHL Player and Goaltender of the Week Announced

The Week 11 recipients of the Oakley Central Hockey League Player and Goaltender of the Week awards have been determined following nominations from CHL member clubs. Memphis center Travis Banga has been selected as the Oakley CHL Player of the Week after recording eight points in three RiverKings contests, while Rocky Mountain goaltender David Guerrera earns Oakley CHL Goaltender of the Week honors after back to back quality winning outings for the Rage.

Banga helped the RiverKings extend their lead atop the Northeast Division to six points with three multiple point outings. He scored his 15th goal of the season and added an assist on the RiverKings' only other score in a 4-2 loss in Bossier-Shreveport on December 26th, led his club to back to back wins in Youngstown over the weekend. Friday evening he scored the game winner and added an assist in a 6-5 shootout victory, then recorded a four point night (17th goal of the year and three assists) in a 5-3 win over the SteelHounds on Saturday. With eight points this week, Banga has moved into sole possession of seventh place in the CHL scoring race with a total of 36.

Guerrera battled extreme winter and travel conditions this week to lead the Rage to victories on both Friday and Sunday. He made 29 saves Friday evening as Rocky Mountain handled visiting Austin by a 2-1 score, then made another 35 saves on New Year's Eve as the Rage pulled out a 3-2 shootout win in Oklahoma City. Guerrera leads the CHL with 680 saves to date this season, and has been perfect in shootouts, winning all four times required following scoreless overtime sessions. Guerrera earned both Rookie of the Year and Playoff Most Valuable Player honors in the 2003-2004 CHL season while a member of the Laredo Bucks.

Oakley CHL Player of the Week, Week 11

Travis Banga, Memphis RiverKings

Position: Center

Height: 5-10

Weight: 180

Date of Birth: November 06, 1979

Hometown: High River, Alberta

Weekly Totals Season Totals

Games Played: 3 Games Played: 28

Goals: 3 Goals 17

Assists: 5 Assists: 19

Points: 8 Points: 36

Plus/Minus 0 Plus/Minus: +1

Oakley CHL Goaltender of the Week, Week 11

David Guerrera, Rocky Mountain Rage

Position: Goaltender

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Date of Birth: October 13, 1978

Hometown: St. Leonard, Quebec

Weekly Totals Season Totals

Games Played: 2 Games Played: 21

Record: 2-0-0 Record: 8-11-2

Saves: 64 Saves: 680

Shots: 67 Shots: 744

Save %: .955 Save %: .914

Shutouts: 0 Shutouts: 0
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Gorillas' New Year's Eve game postponed

AMARILLO, TX - The Amarillo Gorillas of the Central Hockey League (CHL) have been forced to cancel this evening's game against the Austin Ice Bats due to inclement weather and unsafe road conditions for the Ice Bats as they travel from Colorado. A make-up date will be determined in the near future and should be announced before the end of next week. The tickets for this evening's game will be honored for the make-up game. The Gorillas apologize for any inconvenience.

The Gorillas have planned a New Year's extravaganza party in place of the game though and fans are still encouraged to come and ring in the New Year with your hometown team. Fans will be treated to a special Gorillas skills contest starting at 7 P.M. where the team will demonstrate its skating, shooting and stick handling prowess. The team will then participate in an inter-squad scrimmage where the Gorillas will be displaying their specialty Bud Light New Year's jerseys. Directly following the scrimmage, the ice will be opened up for a public skate with the Gorillas.

The Gorillas will then host a special New Year's party in the Ape Escape where the specialty Bud Light New Year's jerseys will be auctioned off and fans will be able to participate in a karaoke contest where the winner will receive a $350 cash prize.

This will be a ticketed event with the tickets scheduled for this evening's game serving as admission into this evening's festivities. All fans in attendance are then instructed to hold onto their tickets for this evening's game as they will then be redeemable for the make-up game.

Season ticket packages and corporate partnerships for the 2006-2007 season are available now! Individual game tickets, as well as great group rates, can be purchased at the Gorillas Hockey Office, located at 1934 Civic Circle off of I-40 and Georgia, the Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets. These include Randy's Music Mart, the West Texas Event Center in Canyon and United Supermarkets. Tickets can also be charged by phone at (806) 378-3096 or (806) 242-PUCK (7825).
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Gorillas Kids Coloring At Fazoli's Tomorrow

AMARILLO, TX - The Amarillo Gorillas of the Central Hockey League (CHL) will join up with local kids tomorrow night for a Gorillas' Kids Coloring Night At Fazoli's. Several Gorillas players will be on hand at the Fazoli's on Soncy tomorrow night (Wednesday January 3rd) from 6-7 P.M. to test their coloring skills against those of local kids in the Amarillo community. All kids who come on out and color with the Gorillas will eat free courtesy of Fazoli's!! The Gorillas will also be available for autographs throughout the evening.

Season ticket packages and corporate partnerships for the 2006-2007 season are available now! Individual game tickets, as well as great group rates, can be purchased at the Gorillas Hockey Office, located at 1934 Civic Circle off of I-40 and Georgia, the Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets. These include Randy's Music Mart, the West Texas Event Center in Canyon and United Supermarkets. Tickets can also be charged by phone at (806) 378-3096 or (806) 242-PUCK (7825).
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Sundogs and Toys for Tots Donate Toys to 80 Families in Northern Arizona

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Arizona Sundogs and Toys for Tots have announced that the first-ever toy drive at the Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley has been a success in providing toys to over 80 families in Northern Arizona.

"It's because of the generosity of our communities and businesses such as the Arizona Sundogs that we have been able to provide a little hope to our youngsters," said Kris Vogler, Coordinator for the Verde Valley Community Toys for Tots.

In total, toys collected at the arena through the month of December were donated to 10 families in the Prescott/Prescott Valley area as well as to 72 families in the Mayer area.

"We are very pleased with the outcome of our partnership with the Verde Valley Toys for Tots organization," said Shane Ferraro, Manager of Public Relations for the Arizona Sundogs. "The Holidays can be a tough time for families and if we can deflect that in any way, we're committed. Our partnership is sure to continue into the future," added Ferraro.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Vernace Selected to Join Kelly in 2007 CHL Dodge All-Star Game

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Arizona Sundogs Hockey Club today announced that defenseman Michael Vernace has been selected to the CHL Southern Conference All-Star roster by Southern Conference Head Coach Terry Ruskowski.

Vernace is the second Sundog picked to appear in the mid-season game. Forward Brent Kelly was previously selected by CHL Head Coaches, communications departments and selected media as a starter in the contest.

Vernace is currently with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL), being recalled by the Colorado Avalanche to the AHL club on Thursday, December 28.

In 24 games with the Arizona Sundogs this season, the 20-year-old rookie has three goals and eleven assists for 14 points and 20 penalty minutes.

In related news, Southern Conference All-Star starter Brent Kelly has been named as alternate captain for the all-star game.

The 2007 CHL Dodge All-Star game is scheduled for Wednesday, January 17 in Bossier City, Louisiana.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Special Trophy Brings Special Victory to Sundogs

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Arizona Sundogs played host to the most coveted trophy in all of sports, the NHL's Stanley Cup on Saturday evening in front of a packed house of more than 4,700 fans. Arizona won in convincing fashion 8-3 against division foe the New Mexico Scorpions. Arizona went 4-for-5 on the power play while holding the Scorpions to just 1-for-7 with the man advantage. Seven Sundogs had multiple-point outings in the contest including four point totals from Brent Kelly, Dan Laperriere and Karl Sellan.

Sixteen minutes would pass in the first period before the game would see its first goal. Kelly would score on a pass from Laperriere and Steeves to give the Sundogs a one goal lead. The lead wouldn't last long as New Mexico's Ryan McLeod would tie the game just 37 seconds later on a Aaron MacInnis pass. With just six seconds left in the first frame, Sellan would tally the first of four Sundogs' power play goals from Stillman and Laperriere to go up 2-1.

The Sundogs would start quick in the second period as Cory Stillman would grab his second point of the night just 38 seconds in. Adam Campbell and Kelly were credited with the assists. At the 13:18 mark, the Scorpions would notch their second goal of the night from Ryan McLeod and Rob Guinn. As happened in the first period, Arizona would score with less than 20 seconds left in the period. Stillman's marker from Jon Landry would prove to be the eventual game winner.

In the third, Arizona would tally three power play goals in an 8:54 span. Kelly would start the onslaught at the 4:49 mark from Sellan and Steeves. Landry would grab the next on a pass from Laperriere and Kelly. Sellan would grab the third, his second goal of the night Laperriere and DaSilva. At 13:55, the Scorpions' Josh Garbutt would notch his club's only power play goal of the night. Christopher Robertson and Jamie Herrington assisted on the play. Less than 30 seconds later, DaSilva would secure his second point of the night from Steeves and Sellan.

Brad Smith appeared in net for the Scorpions, stopping 30 of 38 shots while Chris King started in his third-straight game stopping 38 of 41 shots. The Sundogs finished 4-for-5 with the man advantage while the Scorpions went 1-for-7. With the win, the Sundogs climb back into first place in the Southwest Division.

The two teams face off again tomorrow night in the Sundogs' first-ever New Year's Eve game. Game time is set for 8:00pm. Fans can skate with the team after the game to ring in 2007.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Southwest Division Battle Ends Sundogs' Streak at Three

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The New Mexico Scorpions played spoiler in the Arizona Sundogs first-ever New Year's Eve game at the Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley Sunday night. The Sundogs and Scorpions skated in a close battle familiar to the Southwest Division. Both teams were unable to score with the man advantage as the Sundogs went 0-for-10 and the Scorpions went 0-for-9. New Mexico would come out on top with a 2-1 victory ending the Sundogs winning streak at three. Arizona still sits atop the Southwest Division in first place, just one point ahead of second place Amarillo, Lubbock and Odessa.

New Mexico would take an early lead just 1:11 into the contest. Matt Frick would put one past Sundogs' netminder Chris King after a through pass from Ryan McLeod and Lance Herauf. It would take just under 16 minutes for the Sundogs to answer as David Svagrovsky would collect his third goal of the season. Defenseman Adam Campbell was credited with the assist, his second point in two games.

New Mexico would once again gain a one goal lead at the 10:13 mark as Peter Kennedy would tally his first marker of the season on passes from Mike Prpich and Kevin Harvey. The goal would prove to be the game winner as neither team would score again.

Penalties would pick up in the third as both teams would vie to gain momentum. New Mexico would grab five penalties for ten minutes while Arizona tallied three penalties for eight minutes.

Chris King saw his fourth start in as many games but was unable to come away with the win stopping 28 of 30 shots. Brad Smith came away with just his third victory of the season stopping 45 of 46 shots. Next up for the Sundogs are the Colorado Eagles in Loveland, Colorado on Thursday, January 4. Game time is set for 7:05pm.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Sundogs Unload for Four First Period Goals in 5-3 Win

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Arizona Sundogs and New Mexico Scorpions have become regular foes in the Central Hockey League as they squared off for the sixth time in the month of December. The Clubs meet tomorrow and Sunday evening to closeout the year. Arizona unloaded for four goals in the first period, a margin that the Scorpions would be unable to surmount. Brent Kelly would score the Sundogs first-ever regulation penalty shot in the contest. With the win, the Sundogs improve to 13-11-1 for 27 points and sole possession of second place in the balanced Southwest Division.

New Mexico would strike first early in the contest at 4:37 of the first as Vladimir Hartinger would put the puck past Sundogs' netminder Chris King on passes from Ryan VandenBussche and Aaron MacInnis. Less than a minute later, Brent Kelly would score the Sundogs' first-ever regulation penalty shot to tie the game. At 8:21 of the first period, Dan DaSilva would team up with Chris Bartolone to give Arizona its first lead of the game. At the 13:21 mark, Bartolone would grab his second point of the night, this time on an unassisted marker to increase the Sundogs' lead to two. At 18:43 of the first, DaSilva would collect his second goal of the night to cap off an offensive first period by Arizona. Jonathan Bernier and Jordan Mowbray would assist on the play.

In the second, Mike Falk would cut the Sundogs' lead back to two with a power play goal on a pass from Rob Guinn and Christopher Robertson at the 6:50 mark. Both teams would see power play chances in the second, but the game's next goal wouldn't be scored until 17:28. Arizona's Jon Landry would grab a power play goal of his own with Chris Greene being credited with the assist.

The third period would see the Scorpions' Lance Herauf try and cut into Arizona's lead but his goal from Falk and Brad Smith wouldn't prove to be enough as neither team would crack the net again.

Chris King appeared in net for the Sundogs stopping 33 of 36 shots for the win while New Mexico netminder Brad Smith stopped 19 of 24 shots. Both teams went 1-for-6 with the man advantage. The two clubs face off again tomorrow night at the Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. Game time is set for 7:30pm.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Wildfong and DeCaro Announced as 2007 CHL All-Stars

BOSSIER CITY, LA -- The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs announced today that team captain Dan Wildfong and rookie goaltender John DeCaro have been named to the 2007 Dodge CHL All-Star roster. The remaining roster was selected by the respective conference All- Star coaches in conjuction with the CHL's Hockey Operations Department. The All-Star game will be played on January 17th, 2007 at CenturyTel Center.

Wildfong and DeCaro join Mudbugs goaltender Ken Carroll, who was selected as a starter earlier in the week but will not play due to injury. It's the third time Wildfong has been voted to the All-Star game during his career and the first for DeCaro. DeCaro leads all active goaltenders in goals-against average and save percentage. Wildfong will serve as an Alternate Captain for the Northern Conference.

The entire roster includes the following:

2007 CHL Northern Conference All-Stars
Coach: Chris Stewart, Colorado
Athletic Trainer: Chris Porowski, Colorado
Equipment Manager: Tony Deynzer, Colorado
Broadcaster: Jim Erickson, Memphis

Forwards CHL Team
*Christian, Jeff Youngstown
*Nelson, Riley (A) Colorado
*Richards, Chris Youngstown
Blaznek, Joe Wichita
Hartsburg, Chris Colorado
Prosofsky, Garrett Oklahoma City
Wiggins, Mike Tulsa
Wildfong, Dan (A) Bossier-Shreveport
Wires, Mark Rocky Mountain

Defensemen CHL Team
*Burgoyne, Mike Oklahoma City
*Landmesser, Derek* (C) Memphis
Esdale, Paul Youngstown
Medley, Matt Tulsa
Tessier, Jason Memphis
Williamson, Brad Colorado

Goaltenders CHL Team
*Carroll, Ken (INJ) Bossier-Shreveport
Decaro, John Bossier-Shreveport
Sterling, Larry Memphis
Laplante, Sebastien Wichita

*Starting Line-Up

2007 CHL Southern Conference All-Stars
Coach: Terry Ruskowski, Laredo
Athletic Trainer: Bobby Moore, Laredo
Equipment Manager: Rusty Aldridge, Laredo
Broadcaster: Josh Bogorad, Corpus Christi

Forwards
*Kelly, Brent (A) Arizona
*Quenneville, Justin Corpus Christi
*Watson, Simon Lubbock
Chaumont, Bobby Laredo
Hansen, Rich Amarillo
Herauf, Lance New Mexico
Korchinski, Chris Laredo
McNabb, John Austin
Rutter, Mike Odessa

Defensemen
*Hillman, Scott (C) Odessa
*Rivet, Adam (A) Laredo
Dulle, Kurtis Rio Grande Valley
Guinn, Rob New Mexico
Vernace, Michael Arizona
Virtue, Terry Austin

Goaltenders
*Symington, Jeremy Rio Grande Valley
Perras, JF Lubbock
Zelenewich, Brent Corpus Christi

*Starting Line-Up
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Bugs Beat Jackalopes 3-1

ODESSA, TX -- The Mudbugs set forth on a stretch of three games in three days on Friday night in Odessa, TX. The Bugs and Jackalopes exchanged several opportunities in the first period with neither team able to capitalize.

Odessa broke the scoreless tie in the second period on the powerplay when Andrew Davis fired a shot from the right point to beat Mudbugs goaltender Adam Hanna. The Bugs tied it up only minutes later when Jeremy Downs' shot from the left point snaked through traffic to even the game. It was Downs' first goal of the season.

The game remained tied at one until Jeremy Downs rifled another shot from the left point through traffic, beating Mike Gorman for his second goal of the game and giving the Bugs the one goal lead. The Bugs would get one more goal when Ryan Fairbarn one-timed a shot by Gorman to give the Bugs a two goal edge. Adam Hanna stopped 44 of 45 to earn his first Mudbugs win, a 3-1 final.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Mudbugs Lose in Shootout 5-4

CHRISTI, TX -- The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs traveled south to face the Corpus Christi Rayz for the first time this season on New Year's Eve. A scoreless first period gave way to a wild second period.

Daniel Pegoraro cut in to the offensive zone and deked Brent Zelenewich for the first goal of the game in the second period. Corpus answered on a goal by Jay Hardwick who one-timed a shot by Adam Hanna from the wing. The Bugs answered on the Powerplay, Milan Vodrazka took a feed from Forbes MacPherson right front of the net and jammed it in. The Mudbugs went up by two when Zelenewich couldn't handle a slapshot by Chris Gustafson and Daniel Pegoraro tapped the rebound in for his second goal of the game. The Rayz came back within one as Tony Johnson's shot through traffic beat Hanna top shelf.

Corpus Christi evened the game in the third period when Ryan Carter scored on an turnover. The Mudbugs regained the lead when Ryan Fairbarn pinched in, taking a feed from MacPherson and beating Zelenewich back door. The Rayz tied the game when Nicklas Lindberg redirected a shot in front of the net, sending it to overtime.

The game progressed to a shootout after a scoreless OT. The Mudbugs were unable to convert on any of four opportunites. Ryan Baird and Jason Carter scored to clinch the game, a shootout victory for Corpus Christi.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Eagles Game vs. Arizona Rescheduled for January 4th

WINDSOR, Colo.- The Colorado Eagles along with the Central Hockey League announced today that the team's game originally scheduled for December 22nd against the Arizona Sundogs has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 4th. The game will be played at the Budweiser Events Center starting at 7:05 p.m. MST.

"There are not a lot of openings when trying to reschedule a game due to both teams' travel schedules and building availability, this was the best opportunity for us to make up that game," said Eagles President and General Manager Ralph Backstrom. "We appreciate our fans patience and understanding with the unpredictable weather that has caused the changes to our schedule."

All group and individual tickets from the originally-scheduled December 22nd game will be honored at the game on January 4th.

Season ticket holders, please bring your Game #13 tickets against the Arizona Sundogs.

Tickets are available for this game. Call 877-544-TIXX or go to Comcasttix.com | Your Official Online Ticket Site for Concerts, Sports, & Family Events for tickets. For more information or questions, please call the Eagles office at 970-686-SHOT or go to
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Hartsburg and Williamson Added to All-Star Game Roster

WINDSOR, Colo.- Colorado Eagles' forward Chris Hartsburg and defenseman Brad Williamson will join Riley Nelson and Head Coach Chris Stewart in the 2007 Dodge Central Hockey League All-Star Game in Bossier-Shreveport, Louisiana on January 17th. The remainder of the teams were announced today by the CHL's Hockey Operations Department in conjuction with respective conference All-Star Coaches.

Hartsburg, 26, will be attending his first All-Star Game. The Eagles' third year forward has 11 goals and 18 assists in 24 games this season enjoying the best start of his pro career. He is tied for second in the CHL with three shorthanded goals and he is alone in second with six shorthanded points, both behind Eagles starting All-Star center Riley Nelson. The 2005 CHL Playoff MVP is also second on the Eagles' roster in power play goals (7) and game-winning goals (3).

Williamson will be playing in his fifth All-Star Game and third in the Central Hockey League. He played in two ECHL All-Star Games in 2002 and 2003 with the South Carolina Stingrays and in 2004, 2006 and 2007 with the Eagles. He is in his eighth professional season and has only missed the All-Star Game once in the last six seasons. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native currently leads all CHL defensemen with 25 assists to go along with his three goals in just 24 games played.

Hartsburg, Nelson and Williamson are joined by Eagles Head Coach Chris Stewart, Athletic Trainer Chris Porowski and Equipment Manager Tony Deynzer. This is the third straight season Chris Stewart has coached the Northern Conference, he is 2-1 in his three previous All-Star Games. The remainder of the the Northern Conference All-Stars are: Forwards- Jeff Christian (Youngstown), Chris Richards (Youngstown), Joe Blaznek (Wichita), Garrett Prosofsky (Oklahoma City), Mike Wiggins (Tulsa), Dan Wildfong (Bossier-Shreveport), and Mark Wires (Rocky Mountain). Defensemen- Mike Burgoyne (Oklahoma City), Derek Landmesser (Memphis), Paul Esdale (Youngstown), Matt Medley (Tulsa), and Jason Tessier (Memphis). Goaltenders- John Decaro (Bossier-Shreveport), Larry Sterling (Memphis), and Sebastien Laplante (Wichita).

The Eagles will play tonight against the Wichita Thunder at 7:05 p.m. MST at the Budweiser Events Center.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
Eagles Extend Win Streak with 4-2 Win Over Wichita

LOVELAND, Colo.- Chris Hartsburg had his second straight two-goal game as the Colorado Eagles defeated the Wichita Thunder Friday night 4-2 at the Budweiser Events Center. The game marked the Eagles 123rd consecutive sellout (including playoffs) at home and their 10th straight victory. Tim Boron saved 30 of 32 shots for his fifth win of the season and Sebastien Laplante saved 36 of 40 shots for the Thunder. Brad Williamson scored the Eagles league-leading 20th shorthanded goal as the Eagles won their 13th straight game at home. Colorado will play the Austin Ice Bats Saturday night at the Budweiser Events Center for the first time in team history. Game time is at 7:05 p.m. MST.

The Eagles tallied the lone goal in the opening period on a goal by Scott Polaski at the 2:11 mark. He picked up the puck off the back boards and slid it underneath Wichita's goaltender Sebastien Laplante. Eagles defenseman Aaron Schneekloth assisted on the play for his 17th assist on the season. Shots were even at 12, although the Eagles killed four penalties in the period.

Chris Hartsburg gave Colorado a 2-0 lead on a power play goal at the 10:48 mark of the second period on assists from Ryan Tobler and Craig Strain. At the 19:25 mark, Brad Williamson scored the Eagles 20th shorthanded goal of the season on a slapshot from the top of the left circle. He was assisted by Ed McGrane. Colorado out shot Wichita 22-4 in the period and held a 3-0 lead going into the final frame.

Colorado made it a 4-0 game on Hartsburg's second goal of the game and fourth in the past two games. An even strength goal at the 5:30 mark of the third period on assists from Riley Nelson and Jay Birnie. Nelson continued his point-scoring streak to 10 games with the assist. Wichita battled back and Travis Clayton scored power play goals at the 8:33 and 13:31 marks of the third period. Colorado spent much of the period in the penalty box, however won their 10th straight game behind the goaltending of Tim Boron. The Eagles finished the game out shooting Wichita 40-32 and killed 12 of 14 penalties. Colorado was one for three on the power play and have scored a power play goal in 21 of their 25 games this season. Final score: Eagles 4 - Thunder 2.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
Eagles Outlast Austin in OT 3-2

LOVELAND, Colo.- Les Borsheim scored the game-winning goal 1:54 into overtime as the Colorado Eagles won their 11th straight game 3-2 over the Austin Ice Bats at the Budweiser Events Center. The game marked Austin's first trip to Colorado in four seasons and they became only the second team this season to earn a point at the BEC. Colorado is now just one win away from tying the Central Hockey League record of 12 wins in a row. The Eagles out shot Austin 51-29 in the game, but Ice Bats' goaltender Miguel Beaudry kept his team in the game saving 48 of 51 shots. Ed McGrane and Lee Arnold scored the other two goals for Colorado who are now 22-4-0 and in first place in the Northwest Division. The Eagles will play again on Thursday, January 4th in a makeup game against the Arizona Sundogs. They play Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Budweiser Events Center. The Eagles wish everyone a happy and safe New Year.

Colorado picked up where they left off with a couple goals in the first period. Ed McGrane put in a rebound off a Seth Leonard shot to put the Eagles up 1-0. The goal marked McGrane's fourth goal in five games and continued his point streak to five games. At the 16:59 mark, Lee Arnold scored his first goal of the season on a centering pass from Garrett Larson. The Eagles out shot Austin 19-7 in the period and led 2-0 going into the first intermission.

Neither team was able to light the lamp in the second period. Colorado out shot the Ice Bats again in the period 12-9.

Austin quickly erased the Eagles lead in the third period on two unassisted goals. First it was John McNabb at the 3:22 mark when he came in on a two-on-one and beat Emond stick side. Chris Murphy tied the game just over a minute later on another unassisted goal. Only one penalty was called in the third period on Craig Strain although the Eagles held firm and killed the penalty. No more goals were scored and the Eagles were forced to just their second overtime game this season.

Les Borsheim proved to be the hero with his overtime goal at the 1:54 mark in the extra session. He was assisted by Sean Robertson and Seth Leonard. Colorado is now 2-0 in overtimes this season.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Eagles Week in Review

Week In Review


Wednesday, December 27 Eagles 5 @ New Mexico Scorpions 1
The Colorado Eagles won their ninth straight game Wednesday night 5-1 against the New Mexico Scorpions at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Colorado scored two shorthanded goals by Ed McGrane and Aaron Schneekloth adding to their league-leading total of 19 shorthanded goals on the season. Marco Emond stopped 36 of 37 shots for his seventh straight victory.


Friday, December 29 Eagles 4 vs. Wichita Thunder 2
Chris Hartsburg had his second straight two-goal game as the Colorado Eagles defeated the Wichita Thunder Friday night 4-2 at the Budweiser Events Center. The game marked the Eagles 123rd consecutive sellout (including playoffs) at home. Tim Boron saved 30 of 32 shots for his fifth win of the season and Sebastien Laplante saved 36 of 40 shots for the Thunder. Brad Williamson scored the Eagles league-leading 20th shorthanded goal.


Saturday, December 30 Eagles 3 vs. Austin Ice Bats 2 - OT
Les Borsheim scored the game-winning goal 1:54 into overtime as the Colorado Eagles won their 11th straight game 3-2 over the Austin Ice Bats at the Budweiser Events Center. The game marked Austin's first trip to Colorado in four seasons and they became only the second team this season to earn a point at the BEC.



Week Ahead
Thursday, January 4 vs. Arizona Sundogs, 7:05 p.m. MST Radio: 107.9 The Bear
The Eagles take on the Sundogs for the third time this season at the Budweiser Events Center. It is the fourth overall meeting of the season and the home team has won every game. This is a rescheduled game that was originally to be played on December 22, 2006. Each team has scored six power play goals on 27 chances and the Sundogs hold a slight edge out scoring Colorado a total of 13-12.


Friday, January 5 vs. Youngstown SteelHounds, 7:05 p.m. MST Radio: 107.9 The Bear
Colorado hosts the SteelHounds for the first of two January meetings at the Budweiser Events Center. The Eagles have not lost to the SteelHounds going 4-0 last year in Youngstown's inaugural season. Colorado won both meetings at the BEC last season by a combined score of 7-3. The teams will play three games in Youngstown over the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Last season, Colorado played on the green ice in Youngstown on St. Patrick's Day.


Saturday, January 6 vs. Rocky Mountain Rage, 7:05 p.m. MST Radio: 107.9 The Bear
The Rage are a familiar foe for Colorado this season, the game on Saturday will be the 10th meeting between the two teams this season. Colorado is 7-2 against Rocky Mountain having won the last four contests. Riley Nelson leads all scorers in the series with 16 points (7-9-16) including two shorthanded goals. The Eagles and Rage will face off two more times after Saturday night's game, once in Broomfield on February 10th and once more on March 3rd in front of a televised audience on Altitude Sports & Entertainment.


Eagles Team Leaders
Goals: Pankewicz 18 Shots: Nelson 109
Assists: Williamson 26 SH Pct: Pankewicz .340 - leads CHL
Points: Nelson 38 Shootout G: -- --
+/-: Nelson +20 Wins: Emond 17
PIM: Borsheim 116 GAA: Emond 2.62
PPG: Pankewicz 12 - leads CHL Saves: Emond 563
SHG: Nelson 7 - leads CHL Save Pct: Emond .918
GWG: Pankewicz 4 Minutes: Emond 1146:56


Streaks
Ed McGrane Five games (4-4-8)


Rescheduled Game- The Eagles game on Thursday night is the rescheduled game against the Arizona Sundogs originally scheduled for December 22, 2006. Season ticket holders are asked to bring their original Game #13 tickets to the game.


Win Streak- The Eagles are currently on an 11-game winning streak that started on December 2nd against the Lubbock Cotton Kings. The streak is the second longest in Eagles history and one-away from the all-time mark of 12 games that Colorado tied in the 2004-05 season. During the win streak Colorado has out scored their opponents 44-20.


Home Sweet Home- Since the Eagles opening night loss to the Rage at the Budweiser Events Center on October 20th, the Eagles have not lost a game at home. Colorado has reeled off 14 consecutive wins in which they have outscored their opponents 66-31 during that time. The streak is the longest streak of home wins in Eagles history.


Moving on Up- Eagles head coach Chris Stewart won his 314th Central Hockey League game on Saturday night against the Austin Ice Bats. He is now tied with Ice Bats head coach Bill McDonald on the CHL's all-time list with the 314 wins.


Three-in-Three- Due to the rescheduled game against the Arizona Sundogs, the Eagles will be playing three games in three nights. After this weekend, the Eagles will have two more "three-in-three" situations, both of them on the road. Colorado travels to Tulsa, Wichita and Oklahoma City later this month for three games in three nights on January 26-28. Later in the season, the Eagles will play three games in three nights against the Youngstown SteelHounds on March 16-18.


Magic Number "3"- The Eagles magic number this season is three. Colorado is 23-1 this season when scoring three or more goals and they have won 23 games in a row when reaching the third goal. On the contrary, the Eagles are just 1-3 when scoring less than three goals.


Eagles on The Bear- Every Colorado Eagles game will be held on the new home of the Colorado Eagles, 107.9 The Bear. All Eagles games will also be streamed online at www.1079thebear.com.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
Zelenewich added to 2007 All-Star team

Corpus Christi Rayz goaltender, Brent Zelenewich has been added to the 2007 CHL Southern Conference All-Star Team, the Central Hockey League announced Friday afternoon as part of the final All-Star selections. The All-Star appearance will be the first of Zelenewich's career. The Rayz backstop was selected as one of two additional goaltenders and 12 total Southern Conference All-Star reserves, after Wednesday's starting lineups were announced. Zelenwich currently ranks in the top five in the Southern Conference in both goals against average and save percentage. The 2007 Dodge CHL All-Star Game will be played in Bossier-Shreveport, LA on Wednesday, January 17th.

Zelenewich, 27, is in his fourth pro season and third in Corpus Christi. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native is 4-5-2 this season with a 2.65 GAA and .916 save percentage in 15 games this season. The 5'10", 175 lbs. backstop has started the Rayz last five games and appeared in six straight heading into Friday's weekend opener. Zelenewich has played all four of his professional seasons under Rayz Head Coach, Ken McRae, dating back to his rookie campaign with the Indianapolis Ice in 2003-2004. While there Zelenewich earned a call-up to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

Zelenewich was selected by Laredo Bucks Head Coach, Terry Ruskowski, who will serve as the Southern Conference Head Coach in the All-Star Game. Zelenewich joins Rayz forward Justin Quenneville as the two Corpus Christi representatives at the All-Star Game. Quenneville was voted in as a starting forward on the Southern Conference team earlier in the week. For a complete listing of 2007 CHL All-Stars please visit Central Hockey League.

The Rayz also announced on Friday that Corpus Christi Play-by-Play Broadcaster, Josh Bogorad was named to the 2007 Dodge CHL All-Star broadcast team. Bogorad is in his fourth season with the Rayz, and was selected as this year's Southern Conference broadcaster. He will join Memphis RiverKings broadcaster, Jim Erickson and Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs broadcaster, Justin Scholtes to handle broadcasting duties for the game. Bogorad will be working his second CHL All-Star Game. In 2005, Bogorad was named to the radio broadcast team for the All-Star Classic in Laredo, Texas.

The countdown to 2007 is on, and you can be a part of the biggest New Year's Eve Party in the Coastal Bend. It all takes place Sunday night, December 31st on the on "Tux and Pucks Night" at the American Bank Center, presented by AT&T. The Corpus Christi Rayz will host the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs at a special start time of 8:05pm at the American Bank Center, and all fans in attendance at the game will receive free admission to a post-game New Year's Eve Party. The post-game party will feature public skating, party favors and a spectacular fireworks display on the waterfront. Tickets start at just $10. Call ahead to inquire about $6 seats. For more information, please call the Rayz at (361) 814-PUCK.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
Welcome back Vogel, Rayz top Kings 3-1

After a 20 day layoff, Rayz fans might have wondered if Ron Vogel would return to the Corpus Christi crease with any rust. On Friday night, Vogel put all doubt to bed. The Rayz netminder was outstanding, making 38 save son 39 shots to lead the Rayz past the cotton Kings 3-1 at the City Bank Coliseum. Todd Paul and Nick Lindberg each added a goal and assist and Corpus Christi never trailed as they moved over the 30 point mark with the win. The Rayz improved to 13-11-5 on the year and remained in second place in the Southeast Division and Southern Conference. The Rayz earned points for the 13th time in 16 road games this season. The Rayz will now travel to Odessa on Saturday before returning to South Texas for New Year's Eve Tux and Pucks Game at the American Bank Center, presented by AT&T.

The teams stayed scoreless through the opening period of play. The Rayz had a two-man advantage for just under a minute in the game, but could not solve J.F. Perras. Vogel played very well in his first period of action since December 9th. The Rayz were outshot 13-7 in the period, and the clubs began the second period still searching for the game's first goal.

The Rayz made sure the search didn't last long, as Corpus Christi scored two quick goals to leap onto the scoreboard. Todd Paul scored from the right point at 3:26 of the frame to five the Rayz a 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, they doubled their advantage when Ryan Carter took a feed rushing down the right wing and beat Perras with a low shot to made the score 2-0. Carter's goal was his tenth of the year. With the goal, he extended his point streak to five games and has goals in four of those five. Nick Lindberg assisted along with Paul, giving Lindberg a five game point streak of his own. The Kings climbed to within one with a power play goal at 12:38. Rookie sensation, Simon Watson was camped out to the right edge of the crease when a puck bounced to him and him slammed it past Vogel for the Kings first goal of the night. Watson's goal was his 15th of the year to lead all CHL rookies. The Rayz and Kings both managed 13 shots on net in the second period and the Rayz took a 2-1 lead into the third period.

In the third period, the Kings made a surge to tie the game, but Corpus Christi rode a brilliant goaltending effort from Vogel to earn their 13th win of the season. Vogel stopped all 13 shots in the third period including a penalty shot from Watson with 6:43 remaining in the game. Nick Lindberg won a faceoff to himself and scored from center ice to seal the Rayz win at 19:44. The Rayz were outshot 13-4 in the final frame.

The win for the Rayz upped their point total to 31 in 29 games and improved their road record to 8-3-5. Vogel won his ninth game of the year to move to 9-6-3. The Kings suffered the loss to drop to an even 12-12-2. Perras made 21 saves on 23 shots, but fell to 6-6-1 with the defeat. The Kings outshot the Rayz 39-24. The Rayz went 0-7 on the power play and Lubbock went 1-8. The Rayz will continue their road trip in Odessa on Saturday night to take on the Jackalopes at 7:00pm.

The countdown to 2007 is on, and you can be a part of the biggest New Year's Eve Party in the Coastal Bend. It all takes place Sunday night, December 31st on the on "Tux and Pucks Night" at the American Bank Center, presented by AT&T. The Corpus Christi Rayz will host the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs at a special start time of 8:05pm at the American Bank Center, and all fans in attendance at the game will receive free admission to a post-game New Year's Eve Party. The post-game party will feature public skating, party favors and a spectacular fireworks display on the waterfront. Tickets start at just $10. Call ahead to inquire about $6 seats. For more information, please call the Rayz at (361) 814-PUCK.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,276 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
Rayz fall to Jackalopes 3-1

The Corpus Christi Rayz had gone 11 games and seven weeks since their last road regulation loss heading into Saturday night's game at Odessa. A 3-1 loss to the Jackalopes snapped the streak in the same place it originated. Power plays were the difference Saturday as the Jacks topped the Rayz at the Ector county Coliseum. The Jacks went 2-3 on the power play, while the Rayz went 0-8. The Rayz fell to 13-12-5 on the year and remained in second place in the Southeast Division and Southern Conference. The Rayz will now return to South Texas for New Year's Eve Tux and Pucks Game at the American Bank Center, presented by AT&T. For more information, please call the Rayz at (361) 814-PUCK.

The Rayz got on the board first when Corpus Christi's leading scorer Justin Quenneville scored 1:14 into the game. Quenneville collected his 31st point with the goal, eclipsing last year's total of points in 18 fewer games. The goal stood as the only of the frame and the Rayz took their 1-0 lead into the first intermission break. The Rayz outshot the Jacks 12-10 in the opening period.

Odessa turned the tides in the second period with a pair of goals. Defenseman Alex Dunn got the Jacks on the board with a power play tally at 9:38 to tie the score at one. Then at 14:47, with a delayed penalty coming against the Rayz, the Jacks took their first lead of the game when Mike Ramsay scored his 12th of the season on a rebound shot into the top right corner. The Jackalopes held on to the 2-1 lead for the remainder of the period.

In the third period, the Jacks tacked on an insurance marker at 8:56 when Andrew Davis redirected a shot into the net on a power play to make the score 3-1 Jacks. The Rayz outshot the Jacks 12-5 in the frame.

The loss for the Rayz dropped their record to 13-12-5. The regulation loss was just their fourth on the road this season, and first in 11 games since a November 10th loss in Odessa. Vogel made 29 saves on 32 shots, but took the loss falling to 9-7-3. The Jacks improved to 12-12-3. Mike Gorman made 33 saves on 34 shots, and moved to 8-7-2 with the win. The Rayz outshot the Jacks 34-32. The Rayz went 0-8 on the power play and Odessa went 2-3.

The countdown to 2007 is on, and you can be a part of the biggest New Year's Eve Party in the Coastal Bend. It all takes place Sunday night, December 31st on the on "Tux and Pucks Night" at the American Bank Center, presented by AT&T. The Corpus Christi Rayz will host the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs at a special start time of 8:05pm at the American Bank Center, and all fans in attendance at the game will receive free admission to a post-game New Year's Eve Party. The post-game party will feature public skating, party favors and a spectacular fireworks display on the waterfront. Tickets start at just $10. Call ahead to inquire about $6 seats. For more information, please call the Rayz at (361) 814-PUCK.
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top