Tag Archives: Brian McGrattan

CRUNCHED

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS   Syracuse

PALMIERI’S HAT TRICK TOO MUCH FOR CHECKERS
Charlotte 2-1-0 on current four-game trip

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Paced by Kyle Palmieri’s second hat trick of the season and four straight goals in the second period, the Syracuse Crunch defeated the Charlotte Checkers, 6-2, at War Memorial at Oncenter.

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A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?

Connecticut Whale VERSUS  Providence

When a hockey team goes five-for-five on the penalty kill and has a three-for five night on the power play, odds are pretty good that that team is going to win.

The Connecticut Whale did just that and had five points from their top line to lead the way. Brodie Dupont (1g, 1a), Kris Newbury (1g, 1a) and Dale Weise (1a) each had strong games. The team’s leading scorer, Jeremy Williams (1g, 1a), ended a four game pointless streak with a multi-point night. Wade Redden also chipped in his first goal in 17 games. The Connecticut Whale won for the second straight time since being shellacked by the Toronto Marlies 9-2 Wednesday night and knocked off the Providence Bruins in front of 8,470, 4-1 at the Dunkin Donuts Center Sunday afternoon.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

The XL Center could have made some serious money selling programs Tuesday if Connecticut Whale practice was open to the public.

Coach Ken Gernander and assistants J.J. Daignault and Pat Boller were in scramble mode again thanks to a plethora of injuries and illness that had a substitute goalie in one net and two defensemen playing forward with a junior player rehabbing with the Whale after offseason shoulder surgery.

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PROVIDENCE BRUIN HEAT FOR OUTDOOR GAME

Connecticut Whale VERSUS      Providence

When Michael Del Zotto, playing in his first game in Hartford since being sent down to the AHL by the parent New York Rangers, hit the crossbar just 4:22 into the game, that would summarize how the night went for the Connecticut Whale who despite putting two in the net over the final 2:30 of the game, dropped a 3-2 decision to the last place Providence Bruins in front of a raucous 9,118 at the XL Center Saturday night.

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CHECKERS JUMP BRUINS

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS     Providence

CHECKERS WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT ROAD GAME
Osala scores two in 6-2 win over Providence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers continued to score in bunches and benefited from another strong goaltending performance by Justin Pogge as they beat the Providence Bruins, 6-2, on Friday evening. Continue reading