Allen 2 at Laredo 5
Colorado 6 at Wichita 7 (SO)
Texas 3 at Odessa 7
Dayton 1 at Missouri 3
Rapid City 2 at Tulsa 4
1. Dustin Donaghy
(WIC) – two goals and an assist in 7-6 SO win over Colorado
2. Daymen Rycroft
(COL) – hat trick in shootout loss at Wichita
3. Mike Berry
(MIZ) – two goals in 3-1 win over Dayton
Notes from Tuesday’s Games
Tulsa forward Marty Standish recorded his 500th CHL point on Tuesday night when he scored the game winning goal in the Oilers win over Rapid City. Standish becomes the 24th player to reach the 500-point milestone. He later added an assist putting his running total at 204 goals and 297 assists, good for 501 career CHL points.
Several individual player streaks continued on Tuesday night and one came to an end. Texas forward Greg Hogeboom will have to settle for being tied for the second longest goal streak in the CHL this season as he failed to score a goal for the first time in seven games (he did extend point streak to 11 games with an assist). Hogeboom’s teammate Chad Woollard scored his league-leading 36th goal and had an assist extending his current point streak to 12 games (26 points over that stretch). Allen forward Colton Yellow Horn had an assist in his team’s loss in Laredo extending his current point streak to 12 games.
Missouri could be the next team to clinch a playoff berth as the Mavs 3-1 win over Dayton moves their magic number to two points. Any combination of the Mavs earning points or the Evansville IceMen losing possible points will help knock down that magic number. Evansville plays at Fort Wayne tonight meaning a regulation loss by the IceMen and the Mavericks will punch their ticket to the 2011 Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Playoffs.
What a home-and-home series for the Eagles and the Thunder as Wichita avenged Saturday’s 5-4 OT loss in Colorado with a 7-6 shootout win last night at the INTRUST Bank Arena. The Thunder and Eagles are the second and third highest scoring teams in the a CHL and last night’s offensive showcase only solidified their rankings. Colorado trailed 6-3 in the second period but a pair of goals from Daymen Rycroft (finished with a hat trick) and a score from Kevin Ulanski tied things up earning a point for the Eagles who are now tied for first place in the Turner Conference. Troy Schwab scored the shootout game winner earning the extra point for the home team.
Inside the Numbers
7- The number of power play goals scored in last night’s Wichita/Colorado game. The Thunder finished the night 3 for 9 and the Eagles went 4 for 6. Wichita won the game in a shootout.
They Said It
"You never want to give up leads like that, but give them credit — they're a top-flight team for a reason. They've got a good club over there. They've got a high-powered offense and they can put up six goals in a hurry. Last two games, we've taken three out of four points from them. You've got to be pretty happy with that."
-Troy Schwab, Wichita forward on the two games versus Colorado
“It’s Bobblehead Night, so Gerry needed to have a big game. No, seriously – Gerry was just outstanding in the net all night long. He was really challenged. That team came into our building having scored 13 goals in their last two games and our defense and Gerry Festa shut them down.”
-Scott Hillman, Missouri head coach on shutting down the Dayton Gems
“We’re thinking about calling the penalty kill the power kill because we’re more effective on the penalty kill than we ever have been on the power play. This is some of the best hockey this team has ever played – and I’ve been here since Day 1. We came back from Rapid (City) with three points, and we shut down a hot team tonight.”
Carlyle Lewis, Missouri Mavericks Captain
"Considering that some of our players are missing, I was really happy with our performance tonight. We had some great chances we did not capitalize on. I thought the score could have been different. They (Rapid City) had a lot of shots, but Trevor Cann was there for us when we needed him. They got a couple (goals) at the end, but we never gave up. I thought we played a very complete hockey game."
Bruce Ramsay, Tulsa head coach
Mississippi (24-25-5) at Arizona (19-26-9)
Evansville (17-29-8) at Fort Wayne (25-22-5)
Bossier-Shreveport (28-22-3) at Allen (38-12-2)