Down 1-0 in their best-of-7 Opening Round series against the Rapid City Rush, the Fort Wayne Komets struck for two late goals to beat the Rush 3-1 and even the series at one win apiece. The series now shifts to Fort Wayne for the next three games.
Nick Boucher made 30 saves earning the win and Colin Chaulk scored the game winning goal with just over two minutes remaining in regulation. Read more →
The Missouri Mavericks now hold a 3-0 series lead over the Evansville IceMen in the Turner Conference Opening Round after a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory Saturday night in Evansville.
Ed McGrane scored the game winning goal in overtime to secure the game three triumph. Read more →
The Missouri Mavericks took a 2-0 series lead in the Turner Conference Opening Round with an dominant 7-1 win over the Evansville IceMen Friday night at Ford Center in Evansville.
Tristin Llewellyn had three assists in the game and Kris Hogg also notched three points on the night with a goal and two assists. Read more →
Trailing after giving up two goals to begin the final period, the Rapid City Rush roared back with four unanswered tallies to secure a 6-3 win over the Fort Wayne Komets in game #1 of the Turner Conference Semifinals on Friday night.
A four point night by Jesse Schultz paced all skaters while defenseman Dave Grimson added a three point effort, including his first goal since coming out of retirement. Read more →
RG Flath recorded his first post-season hat trick and Thomas Beauregard added three assists to pace Wichita past Rio Grande Valley, 4-2. Wichita leads the best-of-seven-series 1-0 with Game two taking place on Sunday afternoon.
Rio Grande Valley struck first with a power play goal at 13:45 of the first period. Read more →
The Allen Americans took Game 1 of their first round series with Texas Brahmas 5-0 on Friday night to take a 1-0 series lead.
The Americans opened the scoring in the first as Americans forward Jarret Lukin set-up Jim McKenzie with a cross-ice pass. Read more →
Regular Season Recap
The Allen Americans finished the season second in the Berry Conference with 87 points, only four shy of the Governors’ Cup Champions (Wichita).
However, the Americans started off the season a little rocky only winning one of their first five games. Read more →
Wednesday, March 28: Game 1- Evansville 2 at Missouri 3 (Mavericks lead series 1-0) – Missouri goaltender Charlie Effinger made 35 saves in the Mavs Game 1 win over the Evansville IceMen evening his all-time playoff record to 3-3. His playoff GAA is 2.54 with a save percentage is .930. Read more →
The Central Hockey League announced today that Quad City forward Mickey Lang has been named the recipient of the 50/50 Central/CHL Rookie of the Month for March, 2012. The first-year forward will receive a special gift courtesy of 50/50 Central and the Central Hockey League. Read more →
Will the latest incarnation of Rapid City versus Fort Wayne be a rematch of last year’s smash-mouth Central Hockey League playoff series?
Both sides say no.
For now. Read more at: rapidcityjournal.com
Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock and Jean-Michel Rizk must be fans of that seminal horror film, “The Shining,” because they want their forward line to be known as “Redrum.”
In the movie, “Redrum” is “Murder” spelled backward. Read more at: journalgazette.net
Thunder general manager Joel Lomurno is a Cubs or a Phillies fan depending on the day, but he knows that David Cone pitched for the Royals on April 15, 1994.
Don’t credit Lomurno’s memory for that, though — he’s reminded of it frequently, as are the Thunder players. Read more at: kansas.com
While many Komets fans are worried the odd format to the Rapid City series could mess up Fort Wayne, the players aren’t bothered a bit. They can’t afford to be, but they really don’t mind starting with the first two games on the road. Read more at: news-sentinel.com
With the 2011-12 regular season concluding this past weekend, the CHL announced today that the average attendance for this past season was the highest since the 2006-07 campaign.
During the 2011-12 season, the 20th Anniversary for the CHL, the league drew 1,867,801 fans averaging 4,042 per game. Read more →
The Central Hockey League announced today that Rio Grande Valley forward Aaron Lee has been named the Sher-Wood Central Hockey League Player of the Month for March/2012.
Lee will receive a Sher-Wood/CHL logoed watch courtesy of Sher-Wood and the Central Hockey League to recognize his accomplishment. Read more →
The Central Hockey League announced today that Missouri Mavericks Charlie Effinger has been named the Sher-Wood Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Month for March/2012.
Effinger will receive a Sher-Wood/CHL logoed watch courtesy of Sher-Wood and the Central Hockey League to recognize his accomplishment. Read more →
Charlie Effinger played as well as any goaltender in the league during the second half of the season and in Game 1 of the Missouri Mavericks Opening Round series against the Evansville IceMen he picked up where he left off making 35 saves and helping his team to a 3-2 victory taking a 1-0 series lead. Read more →
Playoff hockey returns to Kansas City for the third straight season tonight as the Missouri Mavericks take on the Evansville IceMen in the Turner Conference semifinals at the Independence Events Center.
In an odd twist, the third-seeded Mavericks, 39-21-6, will be the home team in the series opener despite losing a tie breaker for the conference’s No. 2 seed to the IceMen, 40-22-4, who owned one more regular-season victory. Read more at: kansascity.com