Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday's Wildcat Alumni Weekly

Good Wednesday to you, Nation.

Where do we start!?

How about Darren Haydar's jump to eleventh in AHL scoring, just behind Jason Krog who is ninth?

Grand Rapids Griffins' Captain, Darren Haydar has touched off another five game scoring streak dating back to last Wednesday night during which he has scored once in four of those games and assisted in two of them totaling four assists and eight points. The game that he didn't score? Three assists against his former teammates (VIDEO), the Chicago Wolves.

Haydar's teammate and fellow alum, Garrett Stafford, got a goal in that one and has gone on a bit of a tear himself lately. Stafford managed at least a point in each of the first four games of the five game set, and that is a LOT of hockey in eight days! His totals for the streak amounted to two goals and three assist for the blueliner, with a goal and assist in this game (VIDEO).

To recap the rest: Jason Krog had just one assist in two games. It came in his Manitoba Moose's win in Manchester, New Hampshire the night after Jason watched his alma mater fall 1-0 to Maine the previous night in the same rink. Worcester Shark, Matt Fornataro, had an assist in two of three games. Iowa Chops' Assistant Captain, Eric Boguneicki, had a goal last night and an assist over the weekend through three games. And Trevor Smith had two assists in one of his three games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Oh, I finally got around to adding that AHL Live link, over there => in the link section, can't miss it.

Now on to Ty Conklin who is backstopping the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. Last year's Stanley Cup Champions are undefeated in their last five games where three of those wins have come with Ty in net. Last night he improved to 19-7-1 on the season with a .915 save percentage and a 2.34 goals against average. The highlight of the his three game win streak has to be shutting out his former teammates, the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Sunday's NHL on NBC game. The shutout, his sixth, puts him in a second place tie for the number of perfect performances and he ranks eighth in GAA and fifteenth in save percentage in the world's greatest hockey league.

That's all for this Wednesday, February 11th, 2009! As always be sure to comment if you think there was a notable performance by a Wildcat alum out there!

OH! I completely forgot to get this story on Colin Hemingway in from the website which was also promoted through the Hockey East website - though I found it first!

Hemingway plays for the Alaska Aces of the ECHL alongside two fellow alums, younger brother Brett and goaltender, Kevin Regan.

Go 'Cats!


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