Tag Archives: Tim Wallace

WHALE DROWN IN SOUND

Connecticut-Whale_thumb_thumb_thumb1      VERSUS      Bridgeport

If there’s one thing that you learn from being around Connecticut Whale head coach Ken Gernander is that he is NOT one to make excuses. Gernander sees opportunities for role players to have their chance to step up and rise to the occasion.

After the New York Rangers recalled forward Andre Deveaux from the Connecticut Whale, opportunities were created for other players to get more ice time. When Deveaux was suspended for a hit to the head of Florida Panthers forward Tomas Fleischmann in a 2-1 loss Wednesday night and the ineffective play of Eric Christensen, that created opportunity for forwards John Mitchell and Carl Hagelin and they were recalled Thursday night.

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WIN STREAK OVER

(Due to the extensive computer and power outages –and the fact that we’re now five days behind in our business – we want to make sure that we get something posted from the Whale defeat Wednesday to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers… We’ve added the Ken Gernander press conference)

Brian RingBY: Brian Ring

Bridgeport, CT, November 2, 2011 – The Connecticut Whale fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wednesday afternoon, 4-3 in overtime, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.

The Sound Tigers’ Tim Wallace tallied a hat-trick in the game, including the overtime winner, to lead Bridgeport to a come-from-behind win. The Whale received two goals and an assist from rookie Jonathan Audy-Marchessault.

The defeat snapped the Whale’s five-game winning-streak, but Connecticut did gain at least a standings point for the ninth consecutive game (7-0-0-2).

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CHECKERS TAKE IT TO THE BEST AND COME OUT ON TOP IN OT

Charlotte Checkers  VERSUS  Wilkes Barre

OT GOAL BY SUTTER GIVES CHECKERS SERIES LEAD
Charlotte leads East Division Final 2-1; Game 4 is Wednesday

CHARLOTTE, N.C.Brett Sutter scored over the shoulder of Brad Thiessen at 5:40 of overtime as the Charlotte Checkers beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 2-1, in Game 3 of the East Division Finals.

With the win, Charlotte takes a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, with the next two games scheduled to be played at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday and Friday.

Nick Dodge also scored his fourth of the postseason for the Checkers, while Mike Murphy improved to 5-2 by making 25 saves on 26 shots. Continue reading

REFS GONE WILD

Connecticut-Whale_thumb4_thumb_thumb VERSUS Wilkes Barre

If you were looking to make the argument against having two referees on the ice at the same time, or maybe just having these two particular referees period, this would be the game that you’d point to as exhibit number one. However despite the atrocious job from referee’s Jaime Koharski and Jameel Chaudry did in this one, the Connecticut Whale managed to overcome two Wilkes-Barre Scranton leads in the first period and came from behind to beat the Penguins 5-2 in front of 5,742 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Tuesday night.

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CHECKERS LOSE TO PENGUINS

Charlotte CheckersCHECKERS FIGHT BACK IN 2ND, FALL SHORT, 6-4

Charlotte drops just third game in last 15 tries on the road

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Despite blowing a 4-1 first-period lead, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rallied for two goals in the third period to defeat the Charlotte Checkers, 6-4, Wednesday night in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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CHECKERS JUMPED BY PENGUINS

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS      Wilkes Barre

LATE COMEBACK FALLS SHORT AS CHECKERS LOSE TO PENS
Tangradi scores twice; Micflikier adds goal and assist for Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Down four goals in the third period, the Charlotte Checkers scored two quick tallies but could not complete the comeback as they were downed, 5-2, by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Tuesday evening.

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PENGUINS SKATE PAST CHECKERS

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CHECKERS EDGED, 4-3, IN LATE COMEBACK BY PENGUINS
Third period turnaround spoils Boychuk’s two-goal effort

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Charlotte Checkers held a one-goal lead midway through the third period but could not hold on as they were edged by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon in Uptown Charlotte.

Zach Boychuk, a former first-round pick of the Hurricanes, notched two goals for the Checkers, while Jerome Samson extended his goal streak to four games. Tim Wallace led the way for the Penguins with two goals while Tim Jeffrey added three assists for a two-game, five-point effort against Charlotte over the weekend.

Boychuk opened the scoring at the 8:48 mark of the first period when he received a cross-ice pass from Oskar Osala on the left wing and promptly rifled the puck short-side over the blocker of Curry. Checkers goaltender Mike Murphy picked up the other assist for his first professional point.

Charlotte would then make it a 2-0 game, 17 seconds later, on an exceptional individual effort by Samson. Samson pulled an outside-inside move on a Penguins defender at the blue line before deking another and tapping the puck through the legs of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton netminder Jon Curry while falling to the ice. Nicolas Blanchard and Stefan Chaput drew assists on the goal at 9:07 of the first period.

Less than four minutes later, Penguins forward Brett Sterling cut the Checkers’ lead in half. A defensive breakdown on a waved-off icing call allowed Jeffrey to grab the puck and feed Sterling in the slot, who beat Murphy under the left arm.

Boychuk notched his second of the game, with 20 seconds left in the period, to restore the two-goal lead. Jon Matsumoto beat a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defender to the puck to negate an icing call and made a spin-around pass to Boychuk. Boychuk then one-timed the fluttering puck into the top corner from an improbable angle.

Murphy was outstanding in the early part of the second period, making several stops, including an acrobatic kick save on Wallace.

Wallace redeemed himself, however, with less than five minutes to play in the period, and brought Wilkes-Barre/Scranton within one. Sterling sent a pass to the right-wing circle to Wallace, who beat Murphy short-side through a screen.

Shots favored the Penguins 25-13 through forty minutes of play, but the Checkers held a 3-2 lead on the scoreboard.

With less than seven minutes to play in the game, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton pulled even on Wallace’s second goal of the afternoon. Jeffrey threw a backhanded pass from the right-wing boards to a streaking Wallace, who poked it in past Murphy.

The Penguins then completed the comeback at the 16:50 mark of the third period when a cross-ice pass from Nick Johnson was deflected off a body in front and into the net.

Charlotte (1-4-0) will embark on a five-game road trip Wednesday in Albany before returning home to host the Portland Pirates on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Ticket information can be obtained by calling 704-342-4423 or visiting www.gocheckers.com.

Notes: Friday’s opener in Charlotte is the second largest crowd in the AHL this season (12,512)…Jerome Samson is currently on a four-game goal streak (4g) and leads the AHL with 31 shots…Jon Matsumoto leads the team with six points (2g, 4a)…The Checkers will play in Albany Wednesday for the first time since the River Rats were purchased and moved to Charlotte.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4 at Charlotte Checkers 3 – Status: Final
Sunday, October 17, 2010 – Time Warner Cable Arena

W-B/Scranton 1 1 2 – 4
Charlotte 3 0 0 – 3

1st Period-1, Charlotte, Boychuk 1 (Osala, Murphy), 8:48. 2, Charlotte, Samson 4 (Chaput, Blanchard), 9:07. 3, W-B/Scranton, Sterling 1 (Johnson, Jeffrey), 12:56. 4, Charlotte, Boychuk 2 (Sanguinetti, Matsumoto), 19:40.

Penalties-Boulerice Wbs (hooking), 13:21.

2nd Period-5, W-B/Scranton, Wallace 2 (Sterling, Jeffrey), 15:17.

Penalties-Osala Cha (hooking), 5:07; Terry Cha (slashing), 8:39; Bellemore Cha (tripping), 19:44.

3rd Period-6, W-B/Scranton, Wallace 3 (Jeffrey), 13:12. 7, W-B/Scranton, Wagner 2 (Johnson, Potter), 16:50.

Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-W-B/Scranton 12-13-14-39. Charlotte 7-6-8-21.
Power Play Opportunities-W-B/Scranton 0 / 3; Charlotte 0 / 1.
Goalies-W-B/Scranton, Curry 2-0-0 (21 shots-18 saves). Charlotte, Murphy 1-2-0 (39 shots-35 saves).

A-3,717
Referees-Tim Mayer (19).
Linesmen-Ben Shiley, Paul Carnathan (93).