Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Bertuzzi coming to Motown

TSN.ca Staff

Todd Bertuzzi's stay in the Sunshine State could be short-lived, as the Florida Panthers have agreed on a package to trade the veteran power forward to the Detroit Red Wings.

In return, Florida gets a conditional draft pick and prospect Shawn Matthias, one of Detroit's second-round picks from last summer.

Bertuzzi, 31, is in the final season of a four-year, $27.8 million contract and will become an unrestricted free agent in July.

The Panthers acquired him from the Vancouver Canucks in a package for goaltender Roberto Luongo last June.

Bertuzzi, one of the game's dominant power forwards, has been hampered by a herniated disc this season. He had one goal and seven points in just seven games prior to suffering the injury.

His best season came in 2002-03, when he scored 46 goals and 97 points with Vancouver.

Flags trade Kukulka to Elmira, get Wray

Veteran left wing Scott Wray, the second leading scorer for the Elmira Jackals, has been added to Port Huron Flags’ roster.

Wray, who was named to the UHL All-Star Team back in January, has recorded 25 goals and 22 assists in 57 games for the Jackals. He will be a contributing factor on special teams, as 24 of his 47 points have come during power plays or penalty killing. The 5-feet-11, 205 pound native of Ottawa, Ontario will sport Flags jersey No. 26

During his tenure in the pro ranks, Wray was called up to the CHL’s San Antonio Iguanas for the 1999 playoffs, where he netted a goal and three assists in eight games. In the following season, he turned professional, signing with the Birmingham Bulls of the East Coast Hockey League.

This season, he surpassed the 500-game marker in his career and his experience will be valuable in Port Huron.

“Scott is a veteran that we can play in any situation,” said head coach Stan Drulia. “He adds a little more size and a little more grit to our front line. Plain and simple, he’s a proven goal scorer and we’re looking forward to what he can do on the ice.”

In exchange for Wray, the Jackals picked up right wing Bobby Kukulka.

Michigan UHL teams - News & Notes

Flint Generals - (0-1-1) – With a 4-3 shootout loss to Fort Wayne on Saturday, the Generals are 1-6 in shootouts this season…Left wing Jeff Zehr scored his 20th goal of the season against the Komets. He is the first Flint player to reach the 20-goal mark this season…Zehr also leads the team with 11 power-play goals…Flint has the best road power play in the league (.200)…Center Terry Marchant is tied for 18th in the UHL with 47 points (18g, 29a)…Flint plays Elmira twice this week, and the Generals have posted a 4-5-1 record against the Jackals this season.

Kalamazoo Wings – (2-1-0) – Right wing Tyler Willis set the K-Wings UHL record for most games played (235) on Saturday at Bloomington…Center Kory Karlander had his nine-game point streak snapped against the PrairieThunder…Kalamazoo has killed 44 of their last 47 penalties…Left wing Nick Bootland is on a six-game point streak…The K-Wings have won three straight road games, one game shy of tying their season high. They will play one road game this week…Head coach Mark Reeds will coach his 800th career game on Saturday against Muskegon.

Muskegon Fury - (1-2-0) – Muskegon concluded February with their first .500 or below month of the season at 4-5-0…With a 6-1 victory over Flint on Friday, the Fury advanced their Eastern Conference road record to 12-1-1…In posting a perfect 4-0-0 record against the Generals this season, Muskegon has outscored Flint, 21-6…By assisting the first goal in the win over the Generals, center Todd Robinson became the first player in the UHL this season to reach 100 points…The Fury have a 10-2-0 record following a loss this season…Goaltender Ryan Cyr posted a 1.51 GAA last week.

Port Huron Flags - (2-0-0) – With their first win over Fort Wayne this season, the Flags hit the 20-win marker. Goaltender Dustin Traylen blanked the Komets 2-0, and he now is tied for third in the league with three shutouts...Port Huron is on a three-game winning streak and has recorded consecutive road victories for the first time this season…The Flags are one win shy of breaking the team’s record for points in a season, 49, set in 2005-06...Center Greg Bullock and left wing Ben Gustavson are both riding three-game assist streaks.

Taken from the official UHL website

Monday, February 26, 2007

Red Wings deal Williams for Calder

Courtesy TSN...

The Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings have come together prior to the trade deadline.

The Blackhawks sent a third round pick and defenseman Lasse Kukkonen to the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Kyle Calder. Chicago then moved Calder (pictured) to the Red Wings in return for forward Jason Williams.

Blackhawks' general manager Dale Tallon explained that the club was excited to get Williams, saying "we've been trying to acquire Jason Williams since last summer."

"He is a quality individual who can add to our team offensively and can also play the point on the power play. We feel with his speed and skill he is another piece of the puzzle as we continue to move forward in making our team better."

Williams was also happy about the move, noting "I'm definitely excited about coming to Chicago."

"Any time you can be a part of an original six team it's special. Chicago is making strides in the right direction. I'm looking forward to coming to Chicago and in being a major factor on the team. I'm happy to be going to a team that wants me and I'm looking forward to helping the Blackhawks."

Williams has 11 goals and 15 assists with a plus-7 over 58 games for the Red Wings. He was originally signed by Detroit as an undrafted free agent in 2000.

Kukkonen has played in 54 games for Chicago this season and scored five goals with nine assists and a plus-5.

Over his 59 games, the 28-year-old Calder has nine goals, 12 assists and is a minus-31. He was Chicago's fifth-round pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Griffins send Keller to Crunch for Simon

The Grand Rapids Griffins on Monday acquired veteran center Ben Simon in a trade with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch for right wing Ryan Keller.

In addition, the Griffins today announced that center Matt Hussey and defenseman Danny Syvret have been recalled by the Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers, respectively.

Simon, 28, has appeared in 81 NHL games with Atlanta and Columbus over the last six seasons, including 52 with the Thrashers just three seasons ago. The former Notre Dame star and Chicago Blackhawks draft pick won championships during each of his first two professional campaigns, capturing the IHL’s final Turner Cup with Orlando in 2001 and a Calder Cup with Chicago in 2002, and he helped the Wolves return to the Calder Cup Finals in 2005.

After tallying 21 points (9-12—21) in 56 games with Syracuse this season, Simon shows 149 points (60-89—149) and 363 penalty minutes in 336 career AHL contests. He is expected to make his Grand Rapids debut on Wednesday, when the Griffins pay a 7:05 p.m. visit to the Rochester Americans.

Keller, 23, joined the Griffins late last season following a stellar pro debut with the UHL’s Muskegon Fury. He logged 17 points (9-8—17) and 26 PIM in 38 games with Grand Rapids this season.

Hussey, 27, was first recalled by Detroit exactly one month ago, making his Red Wings debut in a 2-1 overtime loss at St. Louis on Jan. 26. Third on the Griffins’ scoring chart with 38 points (14-24—38) in 56 contests, he has points in 12 of his last 14 outings (6-10—16) with Grand Rapids and recently enjoyed a 10-game scoring streak that tied for the seventh-longest run in franchise history. Hussey will be available to play for the Red Wings on Tuesday when they visit Chicago at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Syvret, 21, ranks third among Griffins defensemen with 18 points (4-14—18) in 50 contests. He played in 10 games with the Oilers as a rookie last season and will become the 86th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL should he be called into service when Edmonton hosts Phoenix on Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Wings lose MacDonald to Boston

The Boston Bruins added some goaltending depth on Saturday, claiming Joey MacDonald off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings.

The move will create about $117,000 in salary cap room for the Wings, who are reportedly trying to land a top-six forward by Tuesday's 3:00 p.m. trade deadline.

MacDonald is 1-5-1 this season with a 3.46 goals-against average and .872 save percentage.

Griffins make deal with Moose

The Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday acquired right wing Adam Keefe in a trade from the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. In return, the Griffins’ NHL affiliate, the Detroit Red Wings, loaned right wing Brendan Brooks to Manitoba.

Keefe, 22, played in 22 games with the Moose this season after suffering a knee injury during training camp, contributing four points (2-2—4) and placing third on the club with 91 penalty minutes. He also logged eight games with the ECHL’s Victoria Salmon Kings, going scoreless with 27 PIM.

A teammate of Griffins center Evan McGrath on the Kitchener Rangers squad that captured the Memorial Cup in 2003, Keefe (pictured) made his pro debut with the Moose last season, scoring five points (3-2—5) and leading the team with 158 PIM despite appearing in only 31 games. He also logged 28 games with Grand Rapids’ ECHL affiliate in Toledo, pacing the Storm with 174 PIM while chipping in 21 points (10-11—21).

Brooks, 28, appeared in 51 games during his first season in Grand Rapids, recording 17 points (9-8—17) and 44 PIM. The nine-year pro signed with Detroit on Aug. 7, 2006, after totaling 27 points (14-13—27) and 61 PIM in 79 contests with the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen in 2005-06.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Desrosiers headlines Saginaw alumni game

Former Saginaw Gears player and Saginaw Generals coach Dennis Desrosiers headlines the former Saginaw players taking to the ice with the Sr. Spirit this Saturday when they take on the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Team.

The game is at 6:00 p.m. prior to the Saginaw Spirit home game against the Belleville Bulls, presented by Hooters and Kreager Towing. The Spirit game start time was delayed to accommodate the alumni game. Fans can use their Spirit ticket for both games.

Other former Saginaw Gears participating in the game include Warren Holmes, Mel Hewitt and Jean-Marie Nicol.

“We're thrilled to have No. 8 Dennis Desrosiers back on Saginaw ice," stated Spirit managing partner Craig Goslin, “It is a real treat for our fans to see him and the others playing at the Dow Event Center Saturday. They will be highly entertained."

In the Gears' inaugural season, Desrosiers scored 60 goals and led the team in scoring with 97 points. He would go on to score 312 goals, tally 589 points and win two Turner Cup championships in his IHL career. In 1983, Desrosiers turned to coaching, taking on the job of head coach of the Flint Generals. After two seasons in Flint, the franchise moved to Saginaw and he spent three seasons behind the bench at Wendler Arena. Desrosiers had great success coaching professional hockey. He coached 1099 games and complied a record of 550-455-94 and was the Spirit's first coach in 2002.

Holmes, a native of Beeton Ontario, played three seasons of junior hockey with the Ottawa 67's. After being drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 1977, he came to play in Saginaw and spent parts of five seasons in his career playing for the Gears and Generals and won a Turner Cup with the Gears in 1981. Holmes also played parts of three NHL seasons with the Kings where he recorded 8 goals and 26 points. During the 1997-98 season, Holmes coached the Colonial Hockey League's Saginaw Lumber Kings.

Hewitt, a native of Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, played his junior hockey with the Saskatoon Blades and the Calgary Wranglers. After being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1978, he came to Saginaw and played two seasons with the Gears. Hewitt was a physical presence on the ice, recording 504 penalty minutes in his second season in Saginaw. In 1985-86, he would return briefly to Saginaw to play 17 games with the Generals.

Nicol, a native of Palmarolle Quebec, played his junior hockey with the Trois Rivieres Reds. He then spent six seasons in the Eastern Hockey League with the New Haven Blades-Long Island Ducks franchise. In 1973, Nicol arrived in Saginaw to play for the Gears. He played seven seasons with the Gears and won a Turner Cup championship in 1977.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Flags announce “Mugs & Pucks” benefit

The Port Huron Flags have announced a new fundraiser event, scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Quay Street Brewery.

Tickets for “Mugs and Pucks” will be distributed in the form of bead necklaces. At the event, the necklace will allow participants to eat from the buffet of Quay Street appetizers. The cost is $20 and includes two cocktail vouchers, which cover beer, wine and well drinks. Commemorative glass mugs, at the price of $5, will be available to participants throughout the night.

Team members will be present for socializing and autographs. Tickets are now on sale at the Flags' office and will also be available at Quay Street on the night of the event.

Call (810) 982-FLAG for more details.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Michigan UHL teams - News & Notes

The Muskegon Fury (2-0-0), Kalamazoo Wings (3-0-0) and the Rockford IceHogs (3-0-1) went undefeated last week in United Hockey League action behind the strength of great goaltending. Each with a goals-against average lower than 2.00, Muskegon’s Ryan Cyr picked up both Fury victories, Kalamazoo’s Ryan Nie recorded three consecutive shutouts and Rockford’s Frederic Cloutier played 240:00 minutes to post a 3-0-1 record.

The Eastern Conference’s top team, Muskegon, picked up four points to remain atop the standings with back-to-back wins over the Elmira Jackals. On Friday, Cyr stopped 39 shots en route a 4-3 win. The next night he entered the game in a relief role and shut out the Jackals for 44:27 while making 21 saves for the 4-3 victory. Cyr ended the week with a .952 save percentage and a 1.73 GAA. The two victories improved his home record to 9-1-0 and overall record to 12-3-1 this season.

Nie, the league’s hottest goaltender, has recorded three consecutive shutouts and four shutouts in his last five starts. Making 24 saves, he shut out Elmira on Wednesday, 3-0. He followed that performance with a 26-save blanking of the Port Huron Flags on Friday and a 24-save shutout against the Flint Generals on Saturday. He is currently on a scoreless streak of 203:39 minutes and leads the UHL with a 2.23 GAA. The scoreless stretch of 203:39 minutes by the K-Wings breaks the UHL team record of 189:27 minutes of shutout hockey held by the 2005-06 Fort Wayne Komets.

SHUT ’EM DOWN – Nie is approaching the all-time UHL scoreless streak for a goaltender. His current mark of 203:39 minutes is 44:53 shy of the record for consecutive shutout minutes of 248:31 set by Fort Wayne’s Kevin St. Pierre in the 2000-01 season.

MOVIN’ ON UP – With two wins this past week, Fort Wayne’s Kevin St. Pierre moved into second place in career UHL wins with 166. He trails only former Muskegon Fury and Danbury Trashers goaltender Sylvain Daigle who recorded 187 wins during his UHL tenure.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS – Muskegon’s Todd Robinson is one point away (33g, 66a) from reaching the 100-point plateau for the third time in his UHL career. He had 106 points in 72 games played during the 2003-04 season and 100 points in 66 games played during the 2000-01 season. With his next point, it will be the 96th time in UHL history that the 100-point plateau has been reached in a single season.

IT’S TRICKY – Port Huron center Mark Cadotte tallied his first hat trick of the season on Saturday in a 5-3 win over Bloomington. He lit the lamp on 3-of-4 shots in the game.

Flint Generals - (1-1-1) – Left wing Bobby Reynolds scored three goals in three games last week, including the game-winner on Friday against Bloomington…Goaltender Jason Muzzatti recorded every decision in net last week, making 83 saves and posting a 2.67 GAA…After losing in a shootout on Wednesday, the Generals are now 1-5 in shootouts this season. Flint has only scored three goals on 29 shots during extra sessions…Among defenseman, Gerard Miller is fourth in scoring with 37 points and Shaun Fisher is tied for ninth with 26 points.

Kalamazoo Wings – (3-0-0) – Center Kory Karlander set the K-Wings record for most game-winners in a Kalamazoo UHL career (12) on Friday in a 5-0 win at Port Huron…Left wing Nick Bootland tied Karlander’s record the following night in a 3-0 victory against Flint and also set the K-Wings UHL single-season record for game winners with seven…Karlander is on a seven-game point streak…Kalamazoo plays two home games this week and Wednesday’s tilt against Rockford is the first of two Education Day Games for the K-Wings.

Muskegon Fury - (2-0-0) – With the Fury’s 4-3 win over Elmira on Friday, Muskegon won their 40th game for the fourth consecutive season and for the 10th time in the past 13 seasons…The last three Fury wins have been by a one-goal margin. Muskegon leads the UHL in one-goal triumphs with 18…With two assists on Friday, center Todd Robinson became the Fury’s all-time assists leader with 422…The Fury are the first team in the UHL this season to have two 30-goal scorers in Robinson (33) and left wing Mike Watt (31). They both rank in the top five in the UHL in points.

Port Huron Flags - (2-1-0) – Goaltender Dustin Traylen picked up the decision in both of Port Huron’s victories last week. He made 60 saves for a .923 SPCT and is on a three-game winning streak…With his shootout tally on Wednesday, right wing Bobby Kukulka moved into a second place tie in the UHL in shootout goals with five…Left wing Ben Gustavson scored his first goal as Flag on Wednesday against Flint…Center Mark Cadotte’s hat trick on Saturday against Bloomington was just the second three-goal game by a Port Huron player this season.

Taken from the official UHL website

Griffins add scoring power with Voce

As they enter the final third of their regular season schedule, the Grand Rapids Griffins added some offensive punch to their lineup on Monday by acquiring left wing Tony Voce on loan from the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms.

Voce, 26, led Philadelphia during the 2005-06 season with 28 goals, 55 points and 18 power play goals, while placing third on the club with 27 assists. After accumulating 21 points (8-13—21) in 41 games this season, the third-year pro shows 115 points (58-57—115) and 216 penalty minutes in 181 career games, all with the Phantoms.

The Philadelphia native holds several of the Phantoms’ franchise records, including most goals in a game (4 – 2/11/06 at Chicago) and most goals by a rookie (22 in 2004-05).

Voce enjoyed a decorated collegiate career at Boston College, helping the Eagles to an NCAA championship as a freshman in 2001 and finishing as a Hobey Baker Award finalist as a senior in 2004. He was named a Hockey East First Team All-Star in both 2002 and 2004.

Voce is expected to make his Grand Rapids debut on Wednesday when the Griffins host the Syracuse Crunch at 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Red Wings extend Holmstrom through 2010

The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Tomas Holmstrom to a three-year contract extension.

Terms of the contract were not available.

The 34-year-old Holmstrom is currently in his 11th NHL season, all with Detroit. He was the Red Wings' 10th-round selection in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and has 145 goals and 190 assists for 335 points in 678 games.

Holmstrom has also appeared in 93 playoff games, tallying 54 points.

The 6-foot, 200-pound winger has reached the 20-goal mark in three of his last four NHL seasons, including the current 2006-07 campaign as he has 20 goals and 20 assists for 40 points through 56 games.

Photo courtesy Detroit Red Wings/NHL

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Michigan UHL teams - News & Notes

MILESTONESKalamazoo forward Kory Karlander reached his 500th career point on Saturday against the Port Huron Flags. He assisted a power-play goal by Joe Markusen with 39 seconds remaining in the game to record his 500th career point.

Muskegon left wing Mike Watt is one point away from having 300 in his pro career.

Flint Generals - (0-1-1) – The Generals are 10-4-2 in 2007…Center Terry Marchant is on a five-game points streak (4g, 5a)…Left wing Jeff Zehr leads Flint with 19 goals and 11 power play goals…The Generals are second in the league on the power play (.203) and lead the UHL with 78 power play goals…Gerard Miller is fourth among defenseman in scoring with 37 points…After losing to Rockford in a shootout on Friday, Flint is 1-4 in shootouts this season…The Generals hold a 12-6-0 record against this week’s opponents, Port Huron, Bloomington and the K-Wings.

Kalamazoo Wings – (1-2-1) – The K-Wings snapped a season high five-game winless streak on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Port Huron. The shutout was the second of goaltender Ryan Nie’s pro career…Nie played in all four games this past week, going 1-1-1…Forward Kory Karlander is on a four-game point streak…Kalamazoo is 19-0-0 when leading after two periods of play…Left wing Nick Bootland ranks second in the UHL with 243 shots…The K-Wings will play Port Huron again on Friday. Right wing Tyler Willis has eight points (3g, 5a) in his last three games against the Flags.

Muskegon Fury - (1-1-0) – Despite having a 4-5-0 record after the All-Star break, the Fury remain the league’s best team with 79 points and a 39-11-1 record…Goaltender Clayton Pool sustained only his second road loss of the season on Saturday. He has the UHL’s best away record this season with a 17-2-0 mark…Left wing Mike Watt ranks third in the league in goals (30) and fourth in scoring with 59 points…Muskegon has the league’s best record when scoring the game’s first goal (27-3-0)…The Fury host Elmira for back-to-back games this weekend.

Port Huron Flags - (1-3-0) – With their second February victory on Sunday, the Flags doubled their win count from January (1-8-1)…Center Greg Bullock recorded his 40th point of the season on Wednesday. He currently leads the Flags with 41 points (13g, 28a)…Forward Kris Vernarsky scored his first goal as a Flag on Friday…Right wing Bobby Kukulka is one goal shy of his 20th season tally, which he has racked up in just two months with the team…Port Huron continues its four-game home stand this week by hosting Flint, Kalamazoo and Bloomington.

Taken from the official UHL website

Fury bulks up, adds defender Angel

The Muskegon Fury have signed huge defenseman Brett Angel for the rest of this season.

Angel, 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, played in Muskegon last season and recorded six assists with 196 penalty minutes in 46 games.

“We are very excited to have Brett in our lineup," said Fury head coach Bruce Ramsay. "He will add a great physical presence to our club, something that we may have lost with the departure of Dean Melanson. His presence on the ice will make everyone stronger and more fearless; that will be a real positive for us.

"In addition, he still maintains his status as a rookie and that is very valuable to us as well. Brett skates especially well and possesses a rocket for a shot. Combine those attributes with his physical play and he will be a big asset for us for the rest of this season.”

Concerning his return for his first action of the season following major knee surgery, Ramsay stated added Angel will be a game time decision for this Friday’s game at home against Elmira.

Photo by Deanna Bradford

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Flags trade sticks for trays Thursday

Tomorrow evening, members of the Port Huron Flags will work as celebrity servers at the Huron Athletic Club in downtown Port Huron , waiting on the restaurant’s customers and Flags fans.

Forwards Mike Olynyk, Bobby Kukulka and Bobby McKillop, as well as defensemen Shayne Tomlinson and John Doherty, will work with a HAC server to ensure that they are taking care of all patrons during the dinner rush. Customers will have the opportunity to collect autographs and receive tickets from their servers.

The Flags shift starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m., giving the hockey players plenty of time to wait on all interested parties. This is not the first venture into the food service industry for the Flags, who recently spent an evening at the Fogcutter restaurant, handing out dinners during the Annual Chefs Showcase fundraiser event.

Thursday’s appearance is the first of four hosted at the HAC. Following the game against Bloomington on Saturday, Feb. 17, the entire team will head to the HAC for a post-game meal and autograph session with fans. On March 14 and 21, team members will act as guest bartenders, passing out commemorative Flags shot glasses, after they host the Muskegon Fury on both nights.

The HAC is located at 319 Huron Ave. , just two doors down from the Flags office, at the corner of Huron and McMorran Blvd.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Michigan UHL teams - News & Notes

FORTY IS A MAGIC NUMBER – The Muskegon Fury are two victories shy of reaching 40 victories for the fourth consecutive season. After a pair of losses last week, the league’s leader with a 38-10 record will attempt to reach the 40-win plateau in this week’s scheduled games. On the two-game road trip, Muskegon will face Port Huron on Friday and Rockford on Saturday.

CLOSING IN ON 500Kalamazoo forward Kory Karlander needs just four more points to reach 500 for his career. He tallied two goals last week to bring his career total to 494 points. He currently is the Wings’ leading scorer with 51 points (26g, 25a).

WELCOME ABOARDPreston Cicchine of the Flint Generals recorded his first point as a professional with an assist on Friday night against Quad City. The following night, he tallied his first professional goal in a 7-5 win over Chicago.

For Port Huron, newly signed Bobby McKillop scored a goal in a 3-1 loss to Elmira on Wednesday.

Flint Generals - (1-1-0) – Left wing Jeff Zehr is on a nine-game points scoring streak, scoring 17 points on five goals and 12 assists during the span…Goaltender Bryan Worosz has won four consecutive starts and five of his last six. He made 23 saves in a 7-5 win at Chicago on Saturday…The nine goals scored by Quad City on Friday were the most the Generals have given up in a game this season…Flint travels to Rockford and Quad City this week. The Generals are 2-2-0 against the IceHogs and 0-3-0 versus the Mallards this season.

Kalamazoo Wings – (0-1-1) – The Wings are currently on a three-game winless streak, which ties a season high…Forward Glenn Detulleo is on a five-game points streak…With left winger Nick Bootland’s shorthanded goal in a 4-1 loss to Fort Wayne, he moved into sole possession of second place in career shorthanded tallies in Kalamazoo club history with seven…Three of Kalamazoo’s four games this week are against Western Conference teams. The Wings have a 12-5-2 record when facing teams from the West this season.

Muskegon Fury - (0-2-0) – For the first time this season, the Fury sustained back-to-back defeats…Right winger Adam Smyth accumulated 42 penalty minutes over the weekend…Center Todd Robinson, the UHL’s leading scorer (31g, 61a), needs only three assists to surpass Robin Bouchard (420) as Muskegon’s all-time assists leader…With one goal and one assist against Rockford, left wing Ryan Barnes reached 100 pro career points…The Fury lead the UHL in third period come-from-behind victories with four…The Fury play two games this week, both on the road.

Port Huron Flags - (1-2-0) – Snapping an eight-game losing skid, the Flags beat Muskegon 3-2 on Friday. Goaltender Noah Ruden stopped 37 of 39 shots to propel Port Huron to its first win in LC Walker Arena this season…The Flags have a 7-2-1 record when holding the lead after the second period… Greg Bullock leads Port Huron with 39 points (13g, 26a)…Despite sitting out the past month with an injury, goaltender Dustin Traylen is tied for third in the UHL in SPCT (.914)…The Flags will face Chicago for the first time at home this season on Sunday.

Taken from the official UHL website