It's a tough stretch of games for Bridgeport, as they dropped both games this week and have lost 5 of their last 6 (although 2 of those were OTLs). The only good news is that both goalies are looking better, and Scott Howes had 2 points in last nights game to continue his point per game average. BP is still above .500 on the year, and is still within 2 points of a playoff spot.
Sunday December 4th Vs Hershey (Capitals)
Trevor Frischmon scored two goals in this game and was named 2nd star of the night. Unfortunately sandwiched between those goals were 3 goals by Hershey including 2 by Keith Aucoin. Aaron Ness, Tim Wallace and Steven Olesky had the assists. Kevin Poulin had 29 saves on 32 shots. BP also went 0/8 on the PP and one of Aucoin's goals was an unassisted shortie. Highlights
Saturday December 10th Vs Portland (Coyotes)
The Sound Tigers came out strong with 2 goals in the first by Howes (Calvin De Haan, Rhett Rakhshani) and Colliton (Howes, Ty Wishart). Unfortunately Curtis McElhinney worked the same magic on BP that he does against the Islanders, holding them scoreless the rest of the way. Portland scored the next 4 goals (including an empty netter) to get the win. Howes was named second star of the night. Anders Nilsson had 25 saves on 28 shots. Highlights. Interesting video of them covering the ice after a game.
Natural Born Kirills
Kirill Petrov added an assist this week and is now at 10 goals, 7 assists for 17 points in 30 games. PP Goal
Kirill Kabanov had a good game and a bad game this week. In his first game he had no points and was a -2. In his second game he had 2 goals and was named 2nd star of the night. In 17 games he has 12 g, 10 a for 22 points.
After a quiet two games (an assist and -1) Ryan Strome exploded with 1 goal and 3 assists on the way to a 5-3 win over Mississauga and first star of the night honors. He is now at Camp for Team Canada. Teammate Mitchell Therot had a goal in 4 games this week.
3 games and 3 more losses for the Red Deer Rebels. John Persson racked up 3 assists and a -3 in those games.
In 2 games this week Brenden Kitchton had 2 assists and was a +2 and was named 2nd star of the night on Friday night. Kichton is now off to Camp for Team Canada.
Andrey Pedan had a goal and 3 assists in 3 games this week and finished a total of -1. He was also named 2nd star of the night in the game last Sunday.
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Notre Dame and Anders Lee both bounced out of their streaks last night. Notre Dame ended a 4 game losing streak, while Lee ended his pointless streak with an assist.
Brock Nelson was again named WCHA Player of the Week which begs the question of why the
19 year old Brock wasn't invited to Team USA camp [edit: Never mind, he turned 20 in October.]. Quiet weekend for Brock as Nebraska-Omaha held them to 2 goals in 2 games while splitting the weekend. Brock was on the Ice for the lone UND goal on Saturday that won the game.
Corey Trivino continues to push hard to be noticed by any Pro team. On Thursday he notched the game winning goal against UNH and on Saturday followed that up with a 2 goal performance and 1st star of the night honors. The former 2nd round pick is on pace to score as many goals this year as he had through his previous 3 years.
Jason Clark played both games for Wisconsin but had no points.
Scott Mayfield had no points in 2 games for Denver, and was a -1.
Cody Rosen Did Not Play this weekend
Finnish Loans & Trust
Mikko Koskinen's stats came down to earth a tad as in 8 games he's got a 1.25 GAA and .949 SV% and is 6-1-1