Foote, Cal

AHL Game Night: 12-28-18 Comets at Crunch

Catching up with the weekend... Crunch destroy their rivals.

UTI-1
SYR-10

Eddie Pasquale allowed 1 goal on 33 shots for the victory.

First Period
4:11 SYR Valleau (1), (Raddysh, Katchouk)
14:12 SYR Verhaeghe (12), (Raddysh, Dumont)
18:28 SYR Foote (5), (Katchouk, Raddysh)(PP)

Second Period
3:17 SYR Bourke (1), (Archambault, Yan)
12:08 SYR Verhaeghe (13), (unassisted)
14:53 UTI Arseneau (1), (Darcy, Blujus)
18:44 SYR Conacher (12), (Dumont, Raddysh)(SH)

Third Period
7:52 SYR Dumont (3), (Andreoff, Gaunce)(SH)
8:17 SYR Katchouk (5), (Raddysh, Foote)(SH)
16:02 SYR Foote (6), (Colton, Bourke)
18:32 SYR Yan (8), (Bourke, Volkov)

Taylor Raddysh, Cal Foote, and Boris Katchouk were the game's three stars, which had to be music to the organization's ears. These were three of the most highly touted rookies joining the pro ranks this year and now all three are really rounding the corner and producing regularly, whereas before it was seemingly just Raddysh finding the scoresheet regularly.

Considering Utica's only goal was assisted by two ex-Bolt Prospects, Cam Darcy and Dylan Blujus, it darned near was 11-0 Syracuse.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 12-26-18 Crunch at Devils

Crunch slay Devils on the day after Christmas.

SYR-6
BNG-3

Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the victory.

First Period
7:28 BNG Ramage (5), (Kapla, Rooney)
12:20 BNG Pietila (10), (McLeod, Bastian)
12:41 SYR Foote (3), (Yan, Bourke)
16:13 SYR Verhaeghe (11), (Gaunce, Dumont)

Second Period
12:13 SYR Barre-Boulet (14), (Gaunce, Colton)
12:26 SYR Foote (4), (Barre-Boulet, Volkov)
19:40 BNG Gignac (6), (Jacobs, Rooney)

Third Period
4:56 SYR Masin (1), (Labrie, Verhaeghe)
11:40 SYR Katchouk (4), (Dumont)

Cal Foote, Gabriel Dumont, and Alex Barre-Boulet were the game's three stars. The Erik Cernak boomlet has taken the pressure off Foote to ascend his development curve quickly, and has given the Lightning more time to really develop the young defenseman properly in the AHL. It's always nice, though, when he can pop in a couple of goals or hit the scoresheet like he did tonight along the way.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-14-18 Devils at Crunch

Five unanswered goals power Crunch above .500.

BNG-2
SYR-5

Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the loss.

First Period
7:08 BNG Quenneville (2), (Gignac, Lappin)(PP)
12:20 BNG Quenneville (3), (Studenic, Schmelzer)
15:34 SYR Barre-Boulet (3), (Verhaeghe, Valleau)(PP)

Second Period
2:10 SYR Andreoff (7), (Foote, Conacher)
15:19 SYR Gaunce (3), (Raddysh, Colton)(PP)
17:34 SYR Conacher (6), (Masin, Foote)

Third Period
19:03 SYR Volkov (4), (Labrie, Gaunce)(EN)

Cory Conacher, Pasquale, and Alexander Volkov were the game's three stars.

Cal Foote had his first multi-point game as a pro.

Syracuse climbs to 6-5-1 on the season and out of the basement in the North Division. They've done so by riding a five game unbeaten streak in which they've secured four wins.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Playoff Game Night: 4-21-18 Americans at Crunch

Volkov and Crunch outlast Rochester in Game Two to hold serve at home.

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

RCH-5
SYR-6

Syracuse Leads the Series 2-0

Eddie Pasquale allowed 5 goals on 25 shots for the victory. Bathe in sweet, sweet goal support.

First Period
3:48 SYR Peca (1), (Bodie, Condra)(PP)
15:43 RCH Blackwell (1), (Percy, Griffith)(PP)
18:31 SYR Joseph (1), (Peca, Masin)

Second Period
1:29 SYR Archambault (1), (Stephens, Peca)
2:15 SYR McNeill (1), (Condra, Lynch)
5:10 RCH Bailey (1), (Porter)(SH)
6:02 RCH Percy (1), (Malone, Blackwell)

Third Period
4:52 SYR Volkov (1), (McBain, Peca)
5:22 RCH Porter (1), (O'Regan)
5:59 SYR Volkov (2), (Bodie, Foote)
6:58 RCH Baptiste (1), (MacWilliam, Smith)

Matthew Peca, Alexander Volkov, and Erik Condra were the game's three stars.

The Crunch probably made this one a lot more exciting than it needed to be after staking themselves to a 4-1 lead early in the Second Period and surrendering a shorty to allow the Americans off the canvas. With that said, I'd have to think it's a pretty good endorsement of this past June's draft that Volkov and Cal Foote both figured in the eventual game winner.

Syracuse did what they needed to do by holding serve at home. But, just like with the big club, I have to caution that it's not a series until someone wins a road game. The Crunch can't get too high right now and need to play a solid road style to try to shorten this series and move along quickly. Nothing fancy. Just survive and advance as quickly as possible in this opening round best-of-five encounter.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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