Thursday, March 08, 2007

Michigan UHL teams - News & Notes

With 20 players changing hands, eight United Hockey League teams made at least one deal before the trading deadline on Friday, March 2. The Muskegon Fury and Rockford IceHogs did not make moves while everyone else in the league tweaked their roster in hopes of success during the playoff run.

The Port Huron Flags made one trade, to acquire left wing Scott Wray from Elmira, and he scored twice and tallied two assists during the Flags 2-1-0 week. He scored the game-winner against his previous team in a 5-2 victory on Sunday. Also helping Port Huron this past week was incumbent goaltender Dustin Traylen who recorded all three decisions in net while posting a 1.67 goals-against average, a .944 save percentage and a shutout.

KALAMAZOO 200Kalamazoo left wing Nick Bootland is three assists from 200 in his career while right wing Brent Cullaton needs four assists for 200 in his career.

Flint Generals - (1-2-0) – On Saturday in a 5-4 win over Elmira, right wing Jason Selleke became the second General to reach 20 goals this season…Left wing Jeff Zehr leads the team with 22 goals…Defensemen Martin Ondrej and Sean Kotary are the only players to appear in all 60 games for Flint this season…Newly acquired Bogdan Rudenko and Ryan Jorde each tallied an assist in their first game with the Generals on Saturday…Flint leads the league with 80 power play goals…The Generals haven’t won consecutive games since winning six in a row from Jan. 14-27.

Kalamazoo Wings – (3-1-0) – Kalamazoo has won eight of their last 10 games and is on a four-game home winning streak…Head coach Mark Reeds coached his 800th career game on Sunday against Muskegon…Left wing Nick Bootland is on an 11-game point streak. He ranks fourth in the UHL with 69 points (34g, 35a)…The K-Wings held Muskegon to just 16 shots on Friday. That shot total was the fewest allowed by Kalamazoo this season…The K-Wings have won three of their last five meetings against Muskegon. The two teams will face off again on Wednesday.

Muskegon Fury - (1-1-1) – The Fury snapped its longest winless streak of the season (0-3-1) on Sunday with a 4-1 victory over Kalamazoo…Goaltender Ryan Cyr is 5-1-0 in his last six decisions, and he has a 1.50 GAA and a .949 SPCT during the stretch…When Muskegon scores four or more goals, the Fury have a 31-2-0 record…Right wing Rustyn Dolyny’s empty net goal on Sunday moved him into third place on the Fury all-time goal list with 142…Muskegon needs three more road wins to tie the franchise record of 24 they set last year. The Fury have one road game this week.

Port Huron Flags - (2-1-0) – Port Huron’s 22nd win of the season, a 4-0 win at Fort Wayne, gave the team its 50th point of the season, setting a franchise record…Saturday’s shutout marked the first time in club history that the Flags have shut out the same team in consecutive contests. They previously blanked the Komets on Feb. 23…Defenseman Chris Bogas was on the ice for all four of the Flags tallies on Saturday for a perfect plus-4 rating…Goaltender Dustin Traylen is tied for second in the UHL with four shutouts, and he ranks fifth in GAA (2.55).

Taken from the official UHL website.


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