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News from the Farm: 10/21/10

If you’re looking for an update on Aunt Bessie’s cow, or information on last summer’s harvest, look on.

If, however, you’re looking for news and information on the top minor league affiliates of the NHL’s Southeast Division clubs, you’re in the right place.

In years past, I would run News from Norfolk as a regular feature on Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate and now, News from the Farm will feature the Charlotte Checkers, Chicago Wolves, Hershey Bears and Rochester Americans along with the Admirals, to follow the progress of the Southeast’s future stars at the AHL level (and, at least for now, Michael Nylander and Sheldon Souray too).

We’ll look at game results, standings, league and team-leading scorers and goaltenders, pick a player of the week, have a glance at the schedule ahead and keep you abreast of any other developments for these players and their clubs.

Thursday seemed as good a day as any for this weekly feature, so that’s where it will be slotted in to start (and this week, as the first installment, there’s plenty of AHL action to catch up on).

Without further delay, News from the Farm:

GAME RESULTS
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Friday, 10/8/10: San Antonio Rampage 6, Chicago Wolves 3
Chicago goal-scorers: Jamie Hunt 2 (2), Spencer Machacek (1)
Chicago goaltenders (saves/shots): Drew MacIntyre (25/31)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Mathieu Beaudoin, SA; 2 – Garrett Stafford, SA; 3 – Ryan Hollweg, SA

Saturday, 10/9/10: Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Charlotte Checkers 2
Charlotte goal-scorers: Jacob Micflikier (1), Jon Matsumoto (1)
Charlotte goaltenders (saves/shots): Mike Murphy (19/22)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Jeremy Williams, HAR; 2 – Chad Johnson, HAR; 3 – Dale Weise, HAR

Saturday, 10/9/10: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4, Hershey Bears 3 (SO)
Hershey goal-scorers: Kyle Greentree (1), Steve Pinizzotto (1), Keith Aucoin (1)
Hershey goaltenders (saves/shots): Braden Holtby (41/44)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Geoff Walker, WBS; 2 – Keith Aucoin, HER; 3 – Andrew Hutchinson, WBS

Saturday, 10/9/10: Norfolk Admirals 7, Binghamton Senators 4
Norfolk goal-scorers: Troy Milam 2 (2), Ty Wishart (1), Blair Jones 2 (2), Mike Angelidis (1), Matt Fornataro (1)
Norfolk goaltenders (saves/shots): Dustin Tokarski (32/36)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Blair Jones, NOR; 2 – Troy Milam, NOR; 3 – Jim O’Brien, BNG

Saturday, 10/9/10: Rochester Americans 4, Toronto Marlies 2
Rochester goal-scorers: Bill Thomas (1), Nathan Paetsch (1), Michael Nylander (1), Clay Wilson (1)
Rochester goaltenders (saves/shots): Jacob Markstrom (21/23)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Michael Nylander, RCH; 2 – Nathan Paetsch, RCH; 3 – Simon Gysbers, TOR

Sunday, 10/10/10: Charlotte Checkers 4, Springfield Falcons 1
Charlotte goal-scorers: Jon Matsumoto (2), Jerome Samson (1), Jacob Micflikier (2), Chris Terry (1)
Charlotte goaltenders (saves/shots): Mike Murphy (16/17)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Jacob Micflikier, CHA; 2 – Jon Matsumoto, CHA; 3 – Maksim Mayorov, SPR

Sunday, 10/10/10: Chicago Wolves 2, Oklahoma City Barons 1
Chicago goal-scorers: Riley Holzapfel (1), Darren Haydar (1)
Chicago goaltenders (saves/shots): Edward Pasquale (28/29)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Edward Pasquale, CHI; 2 – Teemu Hartikainen, OKC; 3 – Riley Holzapfel, CHI

Sunday, 10/10/10: Hershey Bears 4, Rochester Americans 3
Hershey goal-scorers: Keith Aucoin 2 (3), Brian Fahey (1), Andrew Gordon (1)
Rochester goal-scorers: Michael Duco (1), Chris Clackson (1), Clay Wilson (2)
Hershey goaltenders (saves/shots): Braden Holtby (19/22)
Rochester goaltenders (saves/shots): Jacob Markstrom (31/35)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Keith Aucoin, HER; 2 – Andrew Gordon, HER; 3 – Chris Clackson, RCH

Monday, 10/11/10: Portland Pirates 5, Charlotte Checkers 1
Charlotte goal-scorers: Jerome Samson (2)
Charlotte goaltenders (saves/shots): Justin Pogge (20/25)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Jhonas Enroth, POR; 2 – Mark Parrish, POR; 3 – Nick Crawford, POR

Friday, 10/15/10: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4, Charlotte Checkers 2
Charlotte goal-scorers: Jerome Samson (3), Oskar Osala (1)
Charlotte goaltenders (saves/shots): Justin Pogge (35/39)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Dustin Jeffrey, WBS; 2 – Brad Thiessen, WBS; 3 – Jerome Samson, CHA

Friday, 10/15/10: Chicago Wolves 3, Milwaukee Admirals 2 (OT)
Chicago goal-scorers: Andre Deveaux (1), Patrick Rissmiller (1), Jaime Sifers (1)
Chicago goaltenders (saves/shots): Edward Pasquale (27/29)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Jaime Sifers, CHI; 2 – Linus Klasen, MIL; 3 – Patrick Rissmiller, CHI

Friday, 10/15/10: Hershey Bears 7, Binghamton Senators 1
Hershey goal-scorers: Brian Willsie (1), Jay Beagle (1), Mathieu Perreault (1), Kyle Greentree (2), Andrew Gordon (2), Francois Bouchard 2 (2)
Hershey goaltenders (saves/shots): Braden Holtby (35/36)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Brian Willsie, HER; 2 – Francois Bouchard, HER; 3 – Keith Aucoin, HER

Friday, 10/15/10: Norfolk Admirals 4, Worcester Sharks 0
Norfolk goal-scorers: Ty Wishart (2), Mathieu Roy (1), James Wright (1), Paul Szczechura (1)
Norfolk goaltenders (saves/shots): Cedrick Desjardins (29/29)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Cedrick Desjardins, NOR; 2 – James Wright, NOR; 3 – Tim Marks, NOR

Friday, 10/15/10: Hamilton Bulldogs 5, Rochester Americans 2
Rochester goal-scorers: Triston Grant (1), Clay Wilson (3)
Rochester goaltenders (saves/shots): Jacob Markstrom (26/31)
Three stars of the game: 1 – David Desharnais, HAM; 2 – Clay Wilson, ROC; 3 – Yannick Weber, HAM

Saturday, 10/16/10: Chicago Wolves 3, Milwaukee Admirals 2 (SO)
Chicago goal-scorers: Jared Ross (1), Mike Siklenka (1)
Chicago goaltenders (saves/shots): Edward Pasquale (28/30)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Spencer Machacek, CHI; 2 – Mark Van Guilder, MIL; 3 – Andre Deveaux, CHI

Saturday, 10/16/10: Rochester Americans 3, Hershey Bears 2
Rochester goal-scorers: Michael Repik (1), Michael Nylander (2), Evgeny Dadonov (1)
Hershey goal-scorers: Brian Willsie (2), Andrew Gordon (3)
Rochester goaltenders (saves/shots): Jacob Markstrom (33/35)
Hershey goaltenders (saves/shots): Dany Sabourin (16/19)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Jacob Markstrom, ROC; 2 – Brian Willsie, HER; 3 – Joe Callahan, ROC

Saturday, 10/16/10: Norfolk Admirals 7, Worcester Sharks 2
Norfolk goal-scorers: Paul Szczechura 2 (3), Johan Harju 2 (2), Chris Durno 2 (2), Marc-Antoine Pouliot (1)
Norfolk goaltenders (saves/shots): Dustin Tokarski (34/36)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Johan Harju, NOR; 2 – Paul Szczechura, NOR; 3 – Blair Jones, NOR

Sunday, 10/17/10: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4, Charlotte Checkers 3
Charlotte goal-scorers: Zach Boychuk 2 (2), Jerome Samson (4)
Charlotte goaltenders (saves/shots): Mike Murphy (35/39)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Tim Wallace, WBS; 2 – Zach Boychuk, CHA; 3 – Chris Conner, WBS

Sunday, 10/17/10: Rochester Americans 5, Adirondack Phantoms 2
Rochester goal-scorers: Michael Duco (2), Scott Reynolds (1), Michael Nylander 2 (4), Mike Kostka (1)
Rochester goaltenders (saves/shots): Jacob Markstrom (25/27)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Michael Nylander, ROC; 2 – Michal Repik, ROC; 3 – Jacob Markstrom, ROC

Tuesday, 10/17/10: Hamilton Bulldogs 5, Rochester Americans 2
Rochester goal-scorers: Kenndal McArdle (1), Michael Duco (3)
Rochester goaltenders (saves/shots): Jacob Markstrom (27/32)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Alexander Avtsin, HAM; 2 – Yannick Weber, HAM; 3 – Andreas Engqvist, HAM

Wednesday, 10/20/10: Albany Devils 2, Charlotte Checkers 1
Charlotte goal-scorers: Chris Terry (2)
Charlotte goaltenders (saves/shots): Justin Pogge (24/26)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Michael Swift, ALB; 2 – Adam Henrique, ALB; 3 – Chris Terry, CHA

Wednesday, 10/20/10: Abbotsford Heat 3, Chicago Wolves 0
Chicago goal-scorers: none
Chicago goaltenders (saves/shots): Edward Pasquale (20/23)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Cam Cunning, ABB; 2 – Andrew Kozek, CHI; 3 – Leland Irving, ABB

Wednesday, 10/20/10: Norfolk Admirals 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
Norfolk goal-scorers: Chris Durno (3), Blair Jones (3), Mike Angelidis (2), Troy Milam (3), Scott Jackson (1)
Norfolk goaltenders (saves/shots): Cedrick Desjardins (24/25)
Three stars of the game: 1 – Chris Durno, NOR; 2 – Mike Angelidis, NOR; 3 – Johan Harju, NOR

AHL STANDINGS UPDATE
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Norfolk is tied with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the early East Division lead at 4-0-0-0 for 8 points on the young season. Hershey ranks fourth in the division at 2-1-0-1, trailing the Admirals by 3 points. Charlotte’s slow, 1-5-0-0 start has them in eighth at present with just 2 points.

Rochester ranks second in the Western Conference’s North Division at 3-3-0-0, 1 point behind division-leading Abbotsford, while Chicago is fourth in the West Division, 3-2-0-0, 4 points shy of the first-place Peoria Rivermen.

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

1 – Jon Matsumoto: 6-2-4-6-(-3)
2 – Jerome Samson: 6-4-0-4-(-1)
3 – Zach Boychuk: 6-2-2-4-(-4)
4 – Chris Terry: 6-2-2-4-(-3)
5 – Jacob Mcflikier: 4-2-1-3-(-2)

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

1 – Mike Murphy: 1-2-0, 2.68, .897, 0
2 – Justin Pogge: 0-3-0, 3.74, .878, 0

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

1 – Darren Haydar: 5-1-3-4-(-4)
2 – Spencer Machacek: 5-1-3-4-(+3)
3 – Jared Ross: 5-1-2-3-(+2)
4 – Jason Krog: 5-0-3-3-(-3)
5 –Jamie Hunt: 5-2-0-2-(+1)

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

1 – Edward Pasquale: 3-1-0, 1.93, .928, 0
2 – Drew MacIntyre: 0-1-0, 6.00, .806, 0

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

1 – Keith Aucoin: 4-3-6-9-(+2)
2 – Andrew Gordon: 4-3-4-7-(+4)
3 – Brian Willsie: 4-2-4-6-(+2)
4 – Francois Bouchard: 4-2-2-4-(+2)
5 – Kyle Greentree: 4-2-2-4-(+2)

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

1 – Braden Holtby: 2-0-1, 2.27, .931, 0
2 – Dany Sabourin: 0-1-0, 3.05, .842, 0

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

1 – Marc-Antoine Pouliot: 4-1-6-7-(+3)
2 – Johan Harju: 4-2-4-6-(+3)
3 – James Wright: 4-1-5-6-(+6)
4 – Blair Jones: 4-3-2-5-(+1)
5 – Mathieu Roy: 4-1-4-5-(+5)

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

1 – Cedrick Desjardins: 2-0-0, 0.50, .981, 1
2 – Dustin Tokarski: 2-0-0, 3.00, .917, 0

ROCHESTER AMERICANS LEADING SCORERS
Click here for full Rochester player statistics
(PLAYER NAME: GP-G-A-P-(+/-)

1 – Michal Repik: 6-1-7-8-(-2)
2 – Michael Nylander: 6-4-2-6-(-3)
3 – Clay Wilson: 6-3-3-6-(-2)
4 – Mike Kostka: 6-1-4-5-(E)
5 – Colby Robak: 6-0-4-4-(+3)

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

1 – Jacob Markstrom: 3-3-0, 3.34, .891, 0

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

1 – Graham Mink, Peoria: 6-4-8-12-(+5)
2 – Luke Adam, Portland: 6-5-5-10-(+5)
3 – Mark Mancari, Portland: 6-5-5-10-(+7)
4 – Keith Aucoin, Hershey: 4-3-6-9-(+2)
5 – Mathieu Beaudoin, San Antonio: 6-5-3-8-(E)

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

1 – Cameron Talbot, Hartford: 1-0-0, 0.00, 1.000, 1
2 – Cedrick Desjardins, Norfolk: 2-0-0, 0.50, .981, 1
3 – Mark Dekanich, Milwaukee: 1-0-0, 1.22, .951, 0
4 – Joey MacDonald, Grand Rapids: 2-0-1, 1.30, .946, 1
5 – Eddie Lack, Manitoba: 1-1-0, 1.52, .943, 0

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

TRANSACTIONS

10/8: Forward Chris Clackson signed to an amateur tryout contract by Rochester.
Forward Scott Reynolds signed to a professional tryout contract by Rochester.

10/9: Defensemen Brett Carson and Bobby Sanguinetti and goaltender Justin Pogge assigned to Charlotte from Carolina (NHL).
Goaltender Drew MacIntyre recalled from Chicago by Atlanta (NHL).

10/10: Goaltender Bobby Goepfert and defenseman Kyle Lawson reassigned by Carolina (NHL) from Charlotte to Florida (ECHL).

10/11: Goaltender Drew MacIntyre reassigned to Chicago by Carolina (NHL).
Goaltender Peter Mannino recalled from Chicago by Atlanta (NHL).

10/12: Forward Jiri Tlusty assigned to Charlotte from Carolina (NHL) for conditioning.
Defenseman Patrick Cullity assigned to South Carolina (ECHL) from Hershey.
Defenseman James DeLory reassigned by Florida (NHL) from Rochester to Cincinnati (ECHL).

10/14: Forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie signed to a professional tryout contract by Norfolk.

10/15: Goaltender Dany Sabourin assigned to Hershey from Washington (NHL).

10/16: Defenseman Brett Carson recalled from Charlotte by Carolina (NHL).
Goaltender Brian Foster recalled to Rochester from Bossier-Shreveport (CHL).

10/17: Forward Alex Hutchings and goaltender Jaroslav Janus reassigned by Tampa Bay (NHL) from Norfolk to Florida (ECHL).
Forwards Ryan Del Monte and Barret Ehgoetz signed to professional tryout contracts by Rochester.

10/19: Defenseman Boris Valabik assigned to Chicago from Atlanta (NHL).
Forward Ian McKenzie reassigned by Atlanta (NHL) from Chicago to Gwinnett (ECHL).
Goaltender Todd Ford assigned to South Carolina (ECHL) from Hershey.
Forward Kenndal McArdle assigned to Rochester from Florida (NHL).

10/20: Forward Scott Reynolds released from professional tryout contract by Rochester.
Defenseman Keaton Ellerby recalled from Rochester by Florida (NHL).

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

With three goals and nine points in Hershey’s first four games, forward Keith Aucoin is our first player of the week of 2010-11. Aucoin is off to a fine start after posting career bests in goals (35) and points (106) in 72 games for Hershey last season and also filled in nicely for the Capitals in spot duty with a goal and five points in nine NHL games.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

A look at upcoming games for Southeast Division affiliates:
Friday, 10/22/10: Charlotte at Adirondack, Hershey at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Norfolk at Syracuse
Saturday, 10/23/10: Chicago at Rockford, Adirondack at Hershey, Norfolk at Albany, Grand Rapids at Rochester
Sunday, 10/24/10: Charlotte at Manchester, Milwaukee at Chicago, Adirondack at Hershey, Norfolk at Worcester
Monday, 10/25/10: Rochester at Abbotsford
Tuesday, 10/26/10: Rochester at Abbotsford
Wednesday, 10/27/10: Oklahoma City at Chicago

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Hi, I don’t read your blogs but I do become annoyed (horrible life I have) by the amount of “Filed in” and “Tags” that you use for every player or team inside your posts. Can that be curbed at all like the other blogs?

Posted by NathanBC on 10/21/10 at 06:37 PM ET

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Surely, you don’t have a horrible life. (Hell, you like hockey. That’s a good start.)

If I’m annoying the masses, I’m sure I could make some adjustments. For this particular feature, it will always involve multiple teams/organizations, however.

I don’t think that my tagging is often misleading but I’ll definitely review, since you’ve brought this to my attention.

Thanks.

JJ

Posted by Jon Jordan from Tampa, FL on 10/21/10 at 06:56 PM ET

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Oh man my life is definitely a grind, I never even have enough time at work to read all the NHL articles I want to!

I wasn’t saying it was misleading, on the contrary it defines exactly what’s in your post, which is good, it’s just that I find it to be cluttery and stuff.

Thanks

Posted by NathanBC on 10/22/10 at 01:50 PM ET

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Sorry to pester but I’m trying to use this feedback as best I can.

it’s just that I find it to be cluttery and stuff

What is? The tagging? Email me, if you prefer.

Thanks.

JJ

Posted by Jon Jordan from Tampa, FL on 10/22/10 at 03:16 PM ET

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