“A” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – FEBRUARY 16, 2023
CONGRATS TO THE FIRST PLACE WINGS WHO WILL ENJOY A FOUR POINT HEAD START INTO THE PLAYOFFS!
TALK ABOUT PARITY!
WINGS END UP 2 POINTS UP ON THE UP AND COMING FLYERS.
SHARKS WERE IN THIRD PLACE AND THE HAWKS, HABS AND BRUINS ALL TIED FOR FOURTH OR LAST, DEPENDING
ON YOUR PERSPECTIVE!
SAM CUPP WOULD BE PROUD!
POINTS – ZACH WAGNER – 62
GOALS – ZACH WAGNER – 39
ASSISTS – REX BAKER – 29
PENALTY MINUTES – SUB SCOTT DAVENPORT – 36
GOALS AGAINST – JOE POLIZZI – 3.36
SHUTOUTS – BILLY PAPCIAK – 1
HABS 3 HAWKS 2
Hawks jump out to a quick two zip lead on goals 40 seconds apart by subs Scott Davenport and “Angry” Joe Ventimiglio, who was traded pregame from the Sharks. The Habs answer back with second period goals five minutes apart by Paul “Stork” Erikson(A Beautiful Shake and Bake Backhand Goal) and Army veteran Eddie Sudzina. Sudzina buries the game winning goal with three minutes remaining in the game. Moncton call up Chris Ballard with the tour du chapeau assist. Winning sub goalie Brian Miller and the Hawks Kris Arthur with several outstanding saves!
FLYERS 5 WINGS 2
The enigmatic Mark Rogers leads the Flyers with a two goal game. Singles for Trever Wrobel, Waz Sarah and Ward Peterson. Standing on his proverbial head and making save after save after returning from his short stint in the players assistance program – Flyers goalie Dar! The leagues leading scorer Zach Wagner with both of the Wings markers.
BRUINS 4 SHARKS 4
3-3 at the end of the explosive first period as both teams trade final period goals. Greg Stacy goes twine twice for the Sharks. Singles for Dave “Adam” West and Mike Akins. Bruins Livingston County sub Scott Bozyk scores twice. Jim Robie and Rex Baker with singles in this penalty free game.
SHARKS 5 HAWKS 2
The Sharks swim upstream this game as they go up 5-0 after the first period! Their power play was cooking this game, as they go 2 for 3. John Cornish with the deuce. Nate McNaughtry, Dave West and sub Micolo all with Sharks goals. Greg Stacey with three helpers. Sharks goalie Billy Papciak with a strong game in nets and a little over the top enthusiasm and possible lack of decorum to the opposing team, as he loudly repeatably banged his stick on the ice after every Shark goal. Brian Moore and looking younger every day – “Angry” Joe tally for the Hawks.
HABS 6 WINGS 3
Subbing for scoring machine Rob Rowling, who reportedly was on the ski slopes somewhere on his birthday, Chris Ballard with the trick! Paul Vioalssi with the deuce. Anthony Amato with the Habs final goal. Once again, sub goalie Brian Miller shined in nets! Ryan Boyette, Steve Bayagich and John Siedlik with the Wings goals as they lose an unprecedented third straight game!
BRUINS 6 FLYERS 6
Katie bar the door this game as both goalies had more shots than Dean Martin! Ward Peterson goes hat trick for the Flyers. Singles for Trevor Wrobel, Pierre Dugas and sub D. Bayagich(Also 3 Helpers). Waz Sarweh with a four assist game! Deuces wild for the Bruins Mike Nalepa, Jamie Smith and Jeff Steiber. The leagues assist leader Rex Baker with four helpers. Pierre Dugas and Jim Robie receive minor roughing penalties before the puck is dropped for the final period.
Did Gordie Howe have a brother that played in the NHL?
Victor Stanley Howe (November 2, 1929 – January 31, 2015) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right wing. He played 33 games in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers between 1951 and 1955. The rest of his career, which lasted from 1948 to 1957, was spent in various minor leagues. Howe’s brother, Gordie, and nephews Mark and Marty all played in the NHL as well; both Gordie and Mark are in the Hockey Hall of Fame.