Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday's Wildcat Alumni Weekly

First up, Jason Krog. The Manitoba Moose's leading scorer has four goals in the last three games and one assist accounting for half of his goal scoring through twenty games and giving him a total of twenty-five points. In the last outing the Moose hosted our home team, the Manchester Monarchs, where Jason netted the game winner and the game's First Star.

Kevin Regan got the start in Manchester this past Saturday and what a rough start it was. The Monarchs ambushed his Providence Bruins, putting up three goals in the first period (which was identical to my first period outing Sunday - I know how you feel Kevin!) But we settled in and allowed just one goal the rest of the way though that's where the similarities ended for our respective nights. Kevin's squad answered goal for goal sending it to the shootout where he allowed just one more but that would be enough to send them heading back south with the shootout loss.

Grand Rapids Griffin, Garrett Stafford, has a goal and two assists in his latest trifecta of outings though he missed Saturday's game against Krog's Manitoba Moose after having helped his team topple them the previous night. Garrett is tied for eighth in the AHL for defensive scoring and needs six games for his four hundredth as a pro.

Two 'Cats doing some damage with their time in the AHL after having been up and down a bit between this league and the ECHL are Jacob Micflikier and Mike Radja. Jacob has a goal and an assist in his last two outings and Mike antes up one more assist in his latest pair of games.

Trevor Smith has poured it on lately with seven goals in his last six games including a hat-trick his last time out. He scored all three goals in the second half of the game and sparked a trade-off with Norfolk's Justin Keller. Trevor scored first only to be followed by two from Keller then come back with two of his own to close the game - wild. The recent streak has garnered some attention from other media establishments as well.

Springfield Falcon, Derek Bekar, has a goal and his first assist of the season in his last three days at work bringing his season total to nine points in twenty-two games.

In the NHL Daniel Winnik did not play this weekend and Ty Conklin played twice stopping twenty-nine of thirty-two to beat the Calgary Flames and twenty-one of twenty-three in a loss to the Dallas Stars whose struggling Marty Turco was suddenly hot for the night making thirty-seven saves.

As always, if you have any favorite stories from the weekend be sure to comment.

And I'd be remiss not to mention Mike Sislo's Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week recognition and the accompanying Official Site rundown of his performance last Thursday.

Go 'Cats!


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