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Southeast AHL Affiliate Stats Pack: 3/28/11

Hershey’s clinched in the East Division and both Charlotte and Norfolk are getting awful close. Chicago’s in a dogfight in the West (with an added lift from the crossover rule), while Rochester is left to play for pride. Amid some serious playoff race action, here is your weekly stats pack-style glimpse at the week gone by for the AHL affiliates of the NHL’s Southeast Division clubs:

GAME RESULTS
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Tuesday, 3/22/11: Charlotte Checkers 5, Adirondack Phantoms 2
Charlotte goal-scorers: Mike McKenzie (1), Chris Terry (29), Zach Boychuk 2 (19), Jacob Micflikier (24)
Charlotte goaltenders (saves/shots): Justin Pogge (17/19)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Zach Boychuk, CHA; 2 – Michal Jordan, CHA; 3 – Jacob Micflikier, CHA

Tuesday, 3/22/11: Lake Erie Monsters 2, Rochester Americans 1
Rochester goal-scorers: Kenndal McArdle (14)
Rochester goaltenders (saves/shots): Marc Cheverie (31/33)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Travis Gawryletz, LE; 2 – Shawn Belle, LE; 3 – Kenndal McArdle, RCH

Wednesday, 3/23/11: Norfolk Admirals 2, Adirondack Phantoms 1
Norfolk goal-scorers: Mathieu Roy (4), Mike Angelidis (18)
Norfolk goaltenders (saves/shots): Dustin Tokarski (32/33)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Dustin Tokarski, NOR; 2 – Mathieu Roy, NOR; 3 – Mike Angelidis, NOR

Friday, 3/25/11: Adirondack Phantoms 2, Hershey Bears 1
Hershey goal-scorers: Brian Willsie (29)
Hershey goaltenders (saves/shots): Nolan Schaefer (29/31)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Michael Leighton, ADK; 2 – Nolan Schaefer, NOR; 3 – Ben Holmstrom, ADK

Friday, 3/25/11: Connecticut Whale 3, Charlotte Checkers 2 (SO)
Charlotte goal-scorers: Brad Herauf (3), Zach Boychuk (20)
Charlotte goaltenders (saves/shots): Justin Pogge (34/36)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Evgeny Grachev, CT; 2 – Dov Grumet-Morris, CT; 3 – Brad Herauf, CHA

Friday, 3/25/11: Milwaukee Admirals 4, Chicago Wolves 2
Chicago goal-scorers: Ryan Garbutt (18), Spencer Machacek (19)
Chicago goaltenders (saves/shots): Edward Pasquale (17/21), Peter Mannino (1/1)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Gabriel Bourque, MIL; 2 – Dylan Hunter, MIL; 3 – Kelsey Wilson, MIL

Friday, 3/25/11: Manchester Monarchs 4, Norfolk Admirals 0
Norfolk goal-scorers: none
Norfolk goaltenders (saves/shots): Dustin Tokarski (15/18)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Dwight King, MCH; 2 – Jeff Zatkoff, MCH; 3 – David Meckler, MCH

Friday, 3/25/11: Lake Erie Monsters 3, Rochester Americans 2 (OT)
Rochester goal-scorers: Michael Duco (19), Bill Thomas (13)
Rochester goaltenders (saves/shots): Tyler Plante (34/37)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Ben Walter, LE; 2 – David Van der Gulik, LE; 3 – Bill Thomas, RCH

Saturday, 3/26/11: Chicago Wolves 2, Hamilton Bulldogs 1 (SO)
Chicago goal-scorers: Mark Matheson (8)
Chicago goaltenders (saves/shots): Edward Pasquale (31/32)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Mark Matheson, CHI; 2 – Drew MacIntyre, HAM; 3 – Edward Pasquale, CHI

Saturday, 3/26/11: Hershey Bears 7, Albany Devils 4
Hershey goal-scorers: Keith Aucoin (16), Andrew Gordon (24), Dmitry Orlov (2), Brian Willsie (30), Boyd Kane 2 (24), Maxime Lacroix (5)
Hershey goaltenders (saves/shots): Nolan Schaefer (27/31)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Steve Pinizzotto, HER; 2 – Keith Aucoin, HER; 3 – Andrew Gordon, HER

Saturday, 3/26/11: Norfolk Admirals 2, Manchester Monarchs 1
Norfolk goal-scorers: Troy Milam (13), Chris Durno (18)
Norfolk goaltenders (saves/shots): Dustin Tokarski (28/29)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Chris Durno, NOR; 2 – Dustin Tokarski, NOR; 3 – Troy Milam, NOR

Saturday, 3/26/11: Charlotte Checkers 5, Portland Pirates 4
Charlotte goal-scorers: Cedric McNicoll (3), Chris Terry 2 (31), Jacob Micflikier (25), Zach Boychuk (21)
Charlotte goaltenders (saves/shots): Justin Pogge (32/36)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Zach Boychuk, CHA; 2 – Jacob Lagace, POR; 3 – Jacob Micflikier, CHA

Saturday, 3/26/11: Syracuse Crunch 6, Rochester Americans 4
Rochester goal-scorers: Cory Conacher (1), Mark Cullen (5), Michael Caruso (5), Hugh Jessiman (7)
Rochester goaltenders (saves/shots): Marc Cheverie (7/10), Tyler Plante (13/16)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Kyle Palmieri, SYR; 2 – Patrick Maroon, SYR; 3 – Maxime Macenauer, SYR

Sunday, 3/27/11: Charlotte Checkers 8, Norfolk Admirals 2
Charlotte goal-scorers: Zac Dalpe 2 (21), Chris Terry (32), Matthew Pistilli (6), Cedric McNicoll (4), Riley Nash (14), Zach Boychuk (22), Nicolas Blanchard (7)
Norfolk goal-scorers: Paul Szczechura (19), Mike Angelidis (19)
Charlotte goaltenders (saves/shots): Justin Pogge (39/41)
Norfolk goaltenders (saves/shots): Dustin Tokarski (10/14), Jaroslav Janus (5/9)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Zac Dalpe, CHA; 2 – Zach Boychuk, CHA; 3 – Justin Pogge, CHA

Sunday, 3/27/11: Rockford IceHogs 3, Chicago Wolves 2
Chicago goal-scorers: Fredrik Pettersson (10), Carl Klingberg (1)
Chicago goaltenders (saves/shots): Edward Pasquale (37/40)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Mathis Olimb, RFD; 2 – Peter LeBlanc, RFD; 3 – Edward Pasquale, CHI

Sunday, 3/27/11: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3, Hershey Bears 2 (OT)
Hershey goal-scorers: Francois Bouchard (10), Keith Aucoin (17)
Hershey goaltenders (saves/shots): Braden Holtby (31/34)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Bryan Lerg, WBS; 2 – Andrew Hutchinson, WBS; 3 – Mathieu Perreault, HER

AHL STANDINGS UPDATE
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Hershey (43-24-3-5) trails first place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton by 11 points in the East Division but has clinched a playoff berth. Charlotte (41-25-2-7) is in third, three points in back of the Bears and Norfolk (37-21-8-6) fourth, three points further back, though the Ads continue to hold three games in hand on the Checkers.
Rochester (30-35-4-3) remains last in the Western Conference’s North Division, 11 points behind sixth place Abbotsford and now 16 points out of playoff contention. At 37-28-3-6, Chicago ranks fifth in the West Division and, thanks to the AHL’s crossover rule, is currently in playoff position with a two-point edge over the North’s fourth-place squad, Toronto.

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS LEADING SCORERS
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(PLAYER NAME: GP-G-A-P-(+/-)

1 – Chris Terry: 75-32-28-60-(-4)
2 – Zach Boychuk: 55-22-37-59-(E)
3 – Jacob Mcflikier: 73-25-32-57-(+15)
4 – Jerome Samson: 53-26-28-54-(+7)
5 – Zac Dalpe: 56-21-30-51-(+5)

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS GOALTENDING STATISTICS
(PLAYER NAME: W-L-SOL,GAA,SV%,SO)

1 – Mike Murphy: 21-11-3, 2.53, .919, 2
2 – Justin Pogge: 20-16-4, 3.06, .909, 0

CHICAGO WOLVES LEADING SCORERS
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(PLAYER NAME: GP-G-A-P-(+/-)

1 – Darren Haydar: 71-25-43-68-(+9)
2 – Jason Krog: 74-18-50-68-(-14)
3 – Jared Ross: 60-14-37-51-(+6)
4 – Spencer Machacek: 61-19-30-49-(+19)
5 – Paul Postma: 68-12-32-44-(-4)

GOALTENDING STATISTICS
(PLAYER NAME: W-L-SOL,GAA,SV%,SO)

1 – Edward Pasquale: 10-9-1, 2.75, .907, 1
2 – Peter Mannino: 15-15-4, 3.06, .894, 0
3 – Ondrej Pavelec: 0-1-0, 3.10, .864, 0
4 – Chris Carrozzi: 0-1-0, 5.55, .778

HERSHEY BEARS LEADING SCORERS
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(PLAYER NAME: GP-G-A-P-(+/-)

1 – Brian Willsie: 74-30-37-67-(+25)
2 – Keith Aucoin: 49-17-50-67-(+12)
3 – Kyle Greentree: 70-28-31-59-(+18)
4 – Andrew Gordon: 46-24-28-52-(+16)
5 – Boyd Kane: 70-24-24-48-(+12)

HERSHEY BEARS GOALTENDING STATISTICS
(PLAYER NAME: W-L-SOL,GAA,SV%,SO)

1 – Braden Holtby: 14-9-2, 2.17, .923, 5
2 – Dany Sabourin: 14-9-0, 2.45, .908, 2
3 – Nolan Schaefer: 13-19-3, 2.87, .903, 0
4 – Todd Ford: 7-4-1, 2.94, .886, 0
5 – Shane Owen: 0-0-0, 3.08, .900
6 – Semyon Varlamov: 2-1-0, 3.36, .855, 0
7 – Jared DeMichiel: 2-1-0, 3.65, .873, 0

NORFOLK ADMIRALS LEADING SCORERS
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(PLAYER NAME: GP-G-A-P-(+/-)

1 – Marc-Antoine Pouliot: 61-20-40-60-(+15)
2 – Paul Szczechura: 72-19-29-48-(-8)
3 – Johan Harju: 55-21-26-47-(+13)
4 – Blair Jones: 48-20-25-45-(+15)
5 – James Wright: 72-16-29-45-(-7)

NORFOLK ADMIRALS GOALTENDING STATISTICS
(PLAYER NAME: W-L-SOL,GAA,SV%,SO)

1 – Mike Smith: 1-4-0, 1.83, .924, 1
2 – Dustin Tokarski: 21-17-4, 2.44, .909, 2
3 – Cedrick Desjardins: 15-6-1, 2.59, .905, 1
4 – Jaroslav Janus: 0-2-1, 4.97, .819, 0

ROCHESTER AMERICANS LEADING SCORERS
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(PLAYER NAME: GP-G-A-P-(+/-)

1 – Mike Kostka: 72-13-36-49-(-7)
2 – Tim Kennedy: 62-12-34-46-(+2)
3 – Clay Wilson: 65-10-36-46-(-12)
4 – Michal Repik: 53-11-34-45-(-9)
5 – Chris Taylor: 64-9-33-42-(-15)

ROCHESTER AMERICANS GOALTENDING STATISTICS
(PLAYER NAME: W-L-SOL,GAA,SV%,SO)

1 – Jacob Markstrom: 16-20-1, 2.98, .907, 1
2 – Tyler Plante: 13-16-2, 3.06, .912, 1
3 – Marc Cheverie: 1-3-0, 3.84, .888, 0

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE LEADING SCORERS
(PLAYER NAME, TEAM: GP-G-A-P-(+/-)

1 – Corey Locke, Binghamton: 66-21-64-85-(+15)
2 – Alexandre Giroux, Oklahoma City: 66-30-41-71-(-5)
3 – Darren Haydar, Chicago: 71-25-43-68-(+9)
4 – Jason Krog, Chicago: 74-18-50-68-(-14)
5 – Brian Willsie, Hershey: 74-30-37-67-(+25)

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE GOALTENDING LEADERS
(PLAYER NAME: W-L-SOL,GAA,SV%,SO)

1 – Brad Thiessen, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: 32-7-1, 1.88, .924, 7
2 – Curtis Sanford, Hamilton: 22-13-2, 1.93, .930, 5
3 – Mark Dekanich, Milwaukee: 23-12-5, 2.02, .931, 4
4 – Eddie Lack, Manitoba: 26-19-3, 2.16, .928, 5
5 – Braden Holtby, Hershey: 14-9-2, 2.17, .923, 5

For full American Hockey League scoring and goaltending leaders, click here

TRANSACTIONS
3/23: Goaltender Bobby Goepfert loaned to Florida (ECHL) by Charlotte.
Goaltender Brian Foster returned to Cincinnati (ECHL) by Rochester.
3/24: Goaltender Bobby Goepfert recalled from Florida (ECHL) by Charlotte.
Goaltender Tyler Plante returned to Rochester by Florida (NHL).
Defenseman T.J. Fast reassigned from Rochester to Cincinnati (ECHL) by Florida (NHL).
Forward Cory Conacher signed to amateur tryout contract by Rochester.
3/25: Forward Patrick Rissmiller recalled from Rochester by Florida (NHL).
3/26: Goaltender Braden Holtby recalled from Hershey by Washington (NHL).
3/27: Defenseman Will Colbert signed to professional tryout contract by Chicago.
Goaltender Braden Holtby returned to Hershey by Washington (NHL).
Forward Blair Jones returned to Norfolk by Tampa Bay (NHL).

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The Charlotte Checkers dominate our Player of the Week spotlight this week, with goaltender Justin Pogge taking home top honors for a 3-0-1 showing in four games with an impressive .924 save percentage, stopping 122/132 shots faced. Forwards Zach Boychuk, Jacob Micflikier and Chris Terry all get a little recognition too for outstanding offensive performances, with Boychuk (5-5-10) and Micflikier (2-5-7) and Terry (4-1-5) deserving as well.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

A look at upcoming games for Southeast Division affiliates:

Tuesday, 3/29: Rochester at Manitoba
Wednesday, 3/30: Rochester at Manitoba, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Norfolk
Thursday, 3/31: Chicago at Houston
Friday, 4/1: Hershey at Norfolk, Manitoba at Rochester, Chicago at Texas, Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Saturday, 4/2: Charlotte at Albany, Houston at Chicago, Hershey at Norfolk, Rochester at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

JJ
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