Rockford avenged their Wednesday night loss to the Chicago Wolves by beating them in their home opener 4-1. Goal scorers for the Ice Hogs were Danny Bois, Mark Cullen, and Nathan Davis who potted two of them.
Defenseman and 2006 2nd round pick Simon Danis-Papin picked up his first professional point when he assisted on Cullen’s goal. Bois added an assist to go along with his goal and Jake Dowell assisted on both of Davis’ goals. Corey Crawford stopped 27 of the 28 shots the Wolves threw his way. Jack Skille was a healthy scratch for Rockford.
—Shawn Lalonde did not play in Belleville’s 4-2 loss to the Guelph Storm. They have a game again tonight against the Kitchener Rangers so we should know more tomorrow.
—Kyle Beach was held off the scoresheet in Spokane’s 4-3 loss to the Kootenay Ice. That doesn’t mean he didn’t factor into the outcome. Beach racked up 9 penalty minutes. In the first period, he received a five minute fighting major to go along with two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct. Then in the third with score tied 3-3, Beach was sent off for tripping. Kootenay scored the game-winning goal a minute and a half into the penalty.
—Byron Froese scored the game winning goal for the Everett Silvertips with twenty-seconds left in the first period in their 3-1 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. He’s currently third on the team in points with 4 goals and 5 assists in 7 games played.
–In their WCHA opener, Minnesota-Duluth beat Minnesota State 5-2. Dylan Olsen added an assist on a power play goal in the second period. He also had 4 shots on goal. Dan DeLisle was held scoreless with two shots on net.