Trailing by three goals with 13 minutes to go in the third period, Wichita (37-16-2) blitzed the Evansville IceMen (36-14-4) with six straight and came back to win 8-5 Wednesday night at the Ford Center.
Wichita is the first team in the CHL to clinch a berth to the post-season with the win and also earns its second consecutive trip to the playoffs. Read more →
The Fort Wayne Komets inched closer to the Turner Conference lead on Wednesday night thanks to a 4-3 overtime win at home over the Bloomington Blaze, coupled with Evansville’s loss to Wichita. Fort Wayne now trails the IceMen by just three points for the lead in the conference.
Jean-Michel Rizk scored the game winning goal halfway through overtime, his 16th goal of the season and his fourth game winner. Read more →
The Missouri Mavericks of the Central Hockey League (CHL) announced Wednesday the club has placed forward Carlyle Lewis on the season ending injured reserve. Lewis will undergo surgery on his hip.
Lewis, 33 (3/1/78), played in 37 games for the Mavericks this season and accounted for three assists. Read more →
Viewing fighting as a safety issue in light of increasing concussion research, and unwilling to wait for the National Hockey League to propose changes, USA Hockey and Hockey Canada are seriously considering rules that would effectively end fighting in nonprofessional leagues as soon as next season.
The rules would apply to dozens of leagues stretching from near the Arctic Circle to south Texas. Even the three top junior leagues in Canada, major fight-friendly feeder systems to the N.H.L., are considering immediate ways to make fighting a rarity, not an expectation. Read More at: nytimes.com
This Wednesday night in the Central Hockey League we see three exciting matchups unfold as the two powerhouse teams battle it out, a clash in Indiana takes place, and the second game of a back-to-back series goes underway.
All three of these games can be viewed LIVE on CHL-TV! As well, CHL-TV is now offering 5-game and 10-game packages for the remainder of the year. Check the official Central Hockey League website for more details! Read more →
With 13 games remaining on both of their schedules, the Evansville IceMen (36-13-4) and the Wichita Thunder (36-15-2) battle tonight in the first of two straight games at the Ford Center.
Evansville defeated the Thunder last Friday by a 4-3 score and on the season has defeated the Thunder twice in three contests. Read more →
Quad City Mallards goaltender David Brown has been recalled to the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat, the Mallards announced today.
Brown, 27, has gone 12-7-1 with a 2.87 goals against average and a .905 save percentage in 21 games since being assigned to the Mallards by the Heat in December. Read more →
Thomas Beauregard hasn’t scored a goal in more than a month. There’s no need to point that out to him, because he already knows.
Before Sunday’s game against Missouri, Beauregard tweeted about the importance of that night’s game against the Mavericks, adding a hashtag that spelled, without spaces, "get the monkey off my back." Read More at: kansas.com
Every now and then, Clif Overcash Jr. steps back in time. The framed photographs, newspaper clippings and signed pucks in the office of his Fort Worth home recall a May night in 1978 when an overflow crowd of 6,700 at Will Rogers Coliseum witnessed Fort Worth hockey history.
That night, the Fort Worth Texans — a Triple-A affiliate of the NHL’s New York Islanders and Minnesota North Stars — defeated the rival Dallas Black Hawks in a 5-4 overtime thriller in Game 7 of the Central Hockey League finals. Overcash, who was then the Texans’ 25-year-old owner, can still hear the thunderous roar of the crowd when Kelly Greenbank netted the series winner. Read More at: star-telegram.com
The Fort Wayne Komets have only three road games remaining this season, and that’s almost too bad.
For the second time in their last five road games, the Komets came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Quad City Mallards 3-2 in overtime Tuesday night. Artem Podshendyalov poked home a Chris Auger rebound at 3:02 of overtime to complete the comeback. Read More at: news-sentinel.com
Trailing by a 2-1 score with less than three minutes remaining, the Rapid City Rush collected a pair of late goals to earn a 3-2 win over the Arizona Sundogs on Tuesday night.
Konrad Reeder poured in a pair of goals, while Jeff Kyrzakos netted the game-winner with just twenty-three seconds left in regulation to kick off Rapid City’s five-game road trip in winning fashion. Read more →
The Missouri Mavericks defeated the Tulsa Oilers, 4-2, Tuesday night at BOK Center. Andrew Courtney scored two goals including the game winner, and Ed McGrane and Sebastien Thinel each recorded three assists as the Mavericks (30-19-5) won their 30th game of the season.
Goaltender Charlie Effinger stopped 32 of 34 shots for his 25th win of the season and the Mavericks remained in third place in the Central Hockey League’s (CHL) Turner Conference. Read more →
The Rio Grande Killer Bees (23-25-7) had to close a few deficits against the Laredo Bucks (22-30-1). First, it was overcoming an early Laredo goal then it was closing to within one point of the Tulsa Oliers for the final playoff spot in the Berry Conference with a 4-1 win Tuesday night at the State Farm Arena.
Aaron Lee scored twice in the win giving him 27 on the season, a new career high for the winger. Brady Leavold also had two points in the win. Read more →
The Quad City Mallards have signed goaltender Kyle Takacs, the Mallards announced today. Takacs, a 25-year old Iowa City resident, last suited up professionally in 2009-10 when he served as a short-term backup for the the ECHL’s Florida Everblades and South Carolina Stingrays without seeing game action.
The 5-8, 200-pound Takacs played club hockey for Florida Gulf Coast University from 2005 to 2009. Read more →
The Central Hockey League announced today that Evansville’s Pier-Olivier Pelletier has been named the Oakley Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Week for the period ending February 26, 2012.
In recognition of his achievement, Pelletier will receive a special gift from Oakley. To learn more about Oakley’s wide range of products, visit www.oakley.com. | Read more →
BUCKS (22-29-1) at KILLER BEES (22-25-7)
@ State Farm Arena, Face-off is 7:00 PM CT
Watch LIVE on CHL-TV! CLICK HERE
Season Series: Tonight’s game is the 13th in the season series between the two South Texas rivals with four more contests remaining. Each club has won six times with RGV winning the last two, both in Laredo. Read more →
There are four matchups on the schedule Tuesday night in the Central Hockey League and all the action can be seen LIVE on CHL-TV! Keep up with all the action on the CHL SCOREBOARD
Fort Wayne (33-17-3) @ Quad City (29-22-1)
Quad City will be battling for a playoff spot tonight as they travel into Fort Wayne to show down against the Komets for the seventh time on the season. So far in this series, Fort Wayne has won five of the six games, all of them except the first time they met on Nov. 6. Read more →
1.) First Ticket to the Dance?
Although the Wichita Thunder are idle tonight, they could be the first CHL team to clinch their spot in the playoffs as their ‘magic number’ is just one point.
A loss of any type tonight by the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees in their game against Laredo would result in the Thunder clinching the berth. Read more →