Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Michigan UHL teams - News & Notes

In an exciting week of United League Hockey action, the Quad City Mallards and the Flint Generals clinched playoff berths while other teams fought for postseason positioning.

With a 5-2 win over the Mallards coupled with a loss by the Elmira Jackals, the Generals clinched a spot in the playoffs on Saturday night. Flint finished the week with a 2-0-0 record and have 69 points on the season. They lead the Port Huron Flags by six points in the Eastern Conference standings. With seven games remaining, the Flags need five points to clinch a spot in the postseason.

FANTASTIC FURY – The Muskegon Fury were the first team to reach the 100-point plateau this season. It is the fourth-consecutive year that Muskegon has reached 100 points. The Fury hold a six-point advantage over the Fort Wayne Komets in the race for the Tarry Cup, awarded each year to the team that finishes the regular season with the best overall record, as determined by points earned in the standings. Muskegon can clinch the best record in the UHL with seven points in their final six games.

Flint Generals - (2-0-0) – The Generals have clinched a playoff berth for the first time in the last three seasons…Right wing Mike Kinnie is on a nine-game point streak (5g, 6a), equaling the longest streak of the season for Flint…Four other Generals have current point-scoring streaks of three games or more: left wing Bobby Reynolds (7 games), right wing Jan Jas (4 games), defenseman Gerard Miller (3 games) and defenseman Martin Ondrej (3 games)…Flint will play road games this week at Fort Wayne and Port Huron. The Generals are 15-16-4 on the road this season.

Kalamazoo Wings – (3-0-0) – For the third time this season, the K-Wings are on a season-high five-game winning streak…Goaltender Ryan Nie recorded his league-leading seventh shutout of the season in a 2-0 win against Port Huron on Sunday. In his last 13 starts, he has a 10-3-0 record with six shutouts…Center Kory Karlander (41 goals) is two scores shy of tying the K-Wings UHL franchise single-season goals record. He also is on a four-game point streak (5g, 4a)…Right wing Justin Cross is tied for the UHL lead among rookie skaters with 25 goals.

Muskegon Fury - (2-1-1) – With 48 total victories, the Fury stand two wins away from their third consecutive 50-victory season…Muskegon needs five points to clinch the Eastern Conference title…In their last five home games, the Fury is 3-0-2 and has outscored its opponents 16-10…Right wing Ryan Menei scored his first professional goal in a 3-1 win over Fort Wayne on Saturday…Center Todd Robinson set a Fury record with his ninth short-handed goal of the season on Friday…Robinson’s 121 points rank as the 26th-best single-season point total in UHL history.

Port Huron Flags - (1-2-1) – The Flags are five points away from making the postseason for the first time since the 2003-04 season…With his third multiple-goal game of the year on Friday, left wing Colt King recorded his 20th goal of the season…On Saturday, defenseman Phil Angell tallied the first goal of his professional career in a 4-3 win over Bloomington…The win against the PrairieThunder was Port Huron’s 10th road victory of the season…Since joining the Flags at the beginning of March, left wing Scott Wray has tallied 18 points (10g, 8a) in 14 games.

Taken from the official UHL website.


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