The Rockford IceHogs and Peoria Rivermen met for the third time within a week on Saturday night. With the two teams splitting the first two games, the rubber match was tied 2-2 going into the third period. The teams traded goals with Mark Cullen and Jack Skille scoring for Rockford. The goal for Skille was his second in as many games. Cullen and Skille also assisted on each other’s goals.
In the third, Peoria threw 14 shots to the net. 3 of them got past Corey Crawford and the Rivermen won 5-2. Richard Petiot and Kyle Greentree also registered assists on the IceHogs only two goals.
—Kyle Beach was held pointless in Spokane’s 4-3 loss to the Tri-City Americans. However, he did manage to rack up 6 minutes in penalties getting called for diving, roughing, and hooking. Spokane had a 3-2 lead with six minutes left and managed to give up two goals within 45 seconds. Beach was on the ice for Tri-City’s game winner.
—Byron Froese scored Everett’s first goal on the power play. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Silvertips fell to the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-2.
—Dylan Olsen came back from his illness and played in Minnesota-Duluth’s 4-2 loss to St. Cloud State. He had 4 shots on goal. Dan DeLisle, once again, was not a factor.
—Brandon Pirri had two assists for RPI in their 3-2 win over American International (Isn’t that where Prince Akeem claimed he went to college in ‘Coming to America’?). Pirri had two goals and two assists for RPI this weekend.
—Billy Sweatt continued his assault on Michigan Tech Saturday night. After scoring a goal and three assists the night before, Sweatt notched three more assists in the Tigers 8-5 win over Michigan Tech.
On Sunday evening, Bobby and I had the pleasure of joining ForkLift and CT for their 50th Puckcast. Apparently, we are now tied with Chris Block for most appearances as this was our fifth time on.
Many topics are broached including what a friend and I have dubbed Kopecky, when the meatballs will complain about Huet next, the difference in salaries for guys like Jack Skille and Jake Dowell when they play in Chicago as opposed to Rockford, and it wouldn’t be a Puckcast if we didn’t discuss Kane, Toews, and Keith’s upcoming contract situation. Enjoy.