Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Michigan UHL teams - News & Notes

Flint Generals - (2-1-0) – Center Tony Tuzzolino has eight points (2g, 6a) and a plus-5 rating in his first five games with the Generals...Winger Bobby Reynolds has a point in five of his last six games…The Generals won consecutive home games for the first time this season when they defeated Port Huron on Saturday and Rockford on Sunday…Right wing Mike Kinnie scored his four goals this week on ten shots (.400)…Flint won their first shootout of the season when defenseman Shaun Fisher scored in the fifth round of Saturday’s 3-2 shootout win.

Kalamazoo Wings - (2-0-0) – Center Shawn Snider is riding a five-game point streak…Right wing Justin Cross recorded the first hat trick (3g) for the club this season during Wednesday’s 9-1 win vs. Chicago. Cross ranks tied for second in scoring among UHL rookies…The nine goals by the K-Wings ties a league season high…Kalamazoo has won three straight games on the road…Forward Glenn Detulleo has seven points (1g, 6a) in six games since being acquired in a trade. He is riding a four-game point streak.

Muskegon Fury - (1-1-0) – Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Kalamazoo marked the first time the Fury have lost this season when leading after the first period...Muskegon has outscored their opponents 19-6 in the first period on home ice this season…Captain Rustyn Dolyny is riding an eight-game point streak. He is four assists away from 400 for his career…Left wing Dave Noel-Bernier is on a five-game point streak…The Fury are the only UHL team not to have a game end in a shootout this season… Goaltender Clayton Pool is three games shy of 100 for his Fury career.

Port Huron Flags - (0-0-1) – The Flags have gone to three shootouts this season and lost all three, including Saturday’s 3-2 shootout loss to Flint...Defenseman Chris Bogas scored his first goal in a Flags uniform on Saturday…Port Huron is 1-3-1 vs. Flint this season…Defenseman Pat Sutton has an even or better plus/minus rating in nine of 11 games he has played this season…Center Ryan Markham has an even or better plus/minus rating in 13 of his 15 games on the year…The Flags play six of their next eight games on home ice.

OH BROTHER – The Fort Wayne Komets signed defenseman Nick Tuzzolino before Friday’s contest. His brother Tony was recently signed by the Flint Generals. They are not the only brothers currently playing in the UHL. Port Huron’s Josh Elzinga and Kalamazoo’s Adam Elzinga both play defense for their respective clubs.

*Team averages as of December 1st

Bloomington PrairieThunder – 6-0, 194 lbs, 26 years 1 month
Chicago Hounds – 5-11 ½, 191 lbs, 27 years 1 month
Elmira Jackals – 6-0 ½, 204 lbs, 26 years 4 months
Flint Generals – 6-0, 189 lbs, 27 years
Fort Wayne Komets – 6-0, 196 lbs, 27 years 1 month
Kalamazoo Wings – 6-0 ¼, 197 lbs, 25 years 10 months
Muskegon Fury – 6-0, 198 lbs, 25 years 7 months
Port Huron Flags – 6-0 ¼, 193 lbs, 25 years 5 months
Quad City Mallards – 6-0 ¼, 194 lbs, 26 years 3 months
Rockford IceHogs – 6-0 ¾, 200 lbs, 24 years

Entering the games on December 1st, this is how the average UHL player size up: height (6-0), weight (196 lbs), age (just over 26 years old).

Tallest – Chris McAllister (6-7), Kalamazoo Wings
Shortest – Steve Cygan (5-6), Chicago Hounds
Oldest – Scott Drevitch (41 years, 3 months), Elmira Jackals
Youngest – Milan Maslonka (20 years, 1 month), Elmira Jackals
Oldest team – Fort Wayne Komets (27 years 1 month)
Youngest team – Rockford IceHogs (just over 24 years old)

Taken from the official UHL website


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