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


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