Gauthier, Danick

ECHL Game Night: 1-31-15

1/30 Greenville Road Warriors 0 at Florida Everblades 1
1/31 Greenville Road Warriors 1 at Florida Everblades 2

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 6-11-17, +10, 17 PIM, 44 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, W, 60:00 MIN, 0 GA, 33 SH, 33 SV, 1 SO, *First Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 16-4-0-3, 2.64 GAA, 0.903 SV%, 4 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: DNP
Season totals (ECHL): 26 GP, 8-7-15, E, 26 PIM, 65 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 32 GP, 7-10-17, +1, 30 PIM, 58 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

The Everblades got a pair of home wins against Greenville on Friday and Saturday nights behind the return of some excellent goaltending by the Florida netminders. On Friday night, Allen York returned to the nets and pitched a 33-save shutout. It was York's 4th shutout of the season and it earned him First Star honors in Friday night's match. The 'Blades seemed to have righted the ship on their mini-slump and have now posted 4-straight wins. Florida now heads off on a 4-game road trip with stops in Elmira and Reading.

1/30 Quad City Mallards 3 at Wichita Thunder 1
1/31 Wichita Thunder 0 at Missouri Mavericks 4

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 43 GP, 17-20-37, -3, 39 PIM, 130 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 0-11-11, -6, 96 PIM, 37 SOG

The Thunder dropped a pair of games this weekend against Quad City and Missouri mustering only 1 goal in the two matches. Friday night's home game against Quad City was penalty filled affair with 90 total minutes and 6 fighting majors handed out between the two teams. Lighting defensive prospect Daniel Milan fought Mike Monfredo after 2nd intermission horn. The Thunder was shutout Saturday night on the road against the Mavericks. Wichita hits the road again next weekend with a pair of games against Quad City.

ECHL Game Night: 1-24-15

Florida Everblades 3 at Gwinnett Gladiators 4 OT

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 7-9-16, +6, 12 PIM, 41 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, DNP
Season totals: 23 GP, 15-4-0-3, 2.76 GAA, 0.898 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: DNP
Season totals (ECHL): 26 GP, 8-7-15, -1, 26 PIM, 65 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 29 GP, 6-10-16, E, 26 PIM, 55 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

The Everblades allowed a 3-2 lead early in the 3rd period to evaporate into a 4-3 OT road loss Saturday night. Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev scored an unassisted marker just shy of 7 minutes into the 3rd period to give Florida the go ahead goal. But Casey Pierro-Zabotel tied the game for Gwinnett with less than 2 minutes left in regulation. Mitch Wahl took a boarding penalty just 37 seconds into OT, and Pierro-Zabotel struck again for the OT power-play game-winner. Jeff Costello has missed both games on this road trip, with the 3-in-3 finishing up Sunday in Charleston against the Stingrays.

Wichita Thunder 4 at Rapid City Rush 3 SO

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 40 GP, 16-20-36, -2, 37 PIM, 121 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 0-10-10, -5, 89 PIM, 36 SOG

Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier scored a power play goal just past the midpoint of the game to put the visiting Thunder ahead 3-1. Wichita hung on for the shootout win against a 3rd period rally by the Rush, breaking a 3-game losing streak. The Thunder travel to Quad City to take on the Mallards Wednesday night.

ECHL Game Night: 1-23-15

Florida Everblades 5 at Gwinnett Gladiators 7

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 10 PIM, 40 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, 59:00 MIN, 6 GA, 35 SH, 29 SV
Season totals: 23 GP, 15-4-0-3, 2.76 GAA, 0.898 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: DNP
Season totals (ECHL): 26 GP, 8-7-15, -1, 26 PIM, 65 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 28 GP, 6-10-16, +1, 26 PIM, 51 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

The league standings says you have won 75% of your games, but then again you've lost 4 of your last 5, 5 of your last 8, and the cellar-dwelling Gwinnett Gladiators have put a 7-spot up on the scoreboard in back-to-back games. Seems like a reason for concern in Estero. The once unflappable Allen York is winless in this last 3, allowing 16 goals in that span, and his save percentage has dipped below 90% for the first time this season. Friday night, the 'Blades took a 3-2 lead into 2nd intermission, partly behind Lightning camper Mike Aviani's sixth goal of the season that was the equalizer early in the 2nd period. But far from closing out a one-goal lead, Florida allowed five 3rd period Gwinnett goals on just six shots! York made just 1 save on 5 shots in that disastrous 3rd period. Florida draws the rematch Saturday night against Gwinnett looking to stop the bleeding.

Wichita Thunder 4 at Rapid City Rush 5

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals (ECHL): 39 GP, 15-20-35, -1, 37 PIM, 118 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 87 PIM, 36 SOG

Fresh off an impressive performance in the ECHL All-Star game, Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier earned a visiting team Third Star in an losing effort Friday night. Gauthier assisted on the Thunder's first and last goals, the latter being a power-play marker that knotted the game at 4-4 early in the 3rd period. Back from recall to Syracuse, Lightning prospect Dan Milan squared off against Rush forward Daniel Barczuk in a bit of fisticuffs following Wichita's 3-2 go ahead tally early in the 2nd period. The Thunder, losers of 3 straight and 6 of their last 8, get another shot at Rapid City Saturday night.

ECHL Game Night: 1-21-15

ECHL All-Stars 8 at Orlando Solar Bears 4

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

The ECHL All-Stars doubled up host team Orlando Solar Bears 8-4 Wednesday night in the ECHL's mid-season all-star classic. Solar Bear netminder Garret Sparks pitched a 12-save 1st period shutout of the ECHL All-Stars as Orlando took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. But Tampa Bay Lightning forward prospect Danick Gauthier solved Sparks early in the 2nd period, opening the All-Star team scoring by sliding a left post pass from Kalamazoo's Curtis Valk through the pads for the 1-1 equalizer. The All-Stars would ring up 4 more in the 2nd and 3 more in the 3rd. Gauthier was also on the ice for the All-Stars fourth and fifth goals. This was the 3rd year of the All-Star format featuring the league's all-star selections in an exhibition match against the host team.

ECHL Game Night: 1-17-15

Gwinnett Gladiators 7 at Florida Everblades 2

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: DNP
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-9-15, +6, 10 PIM, 39 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, 36:38 MIN, 2 GA, 16 SH, 14 SV
Season totals: 22 GP, 15-3-0-3, 2.61 GAA, 0.902 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 26 GP, 8-7-15, -1, 26 PIM, 65 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 27 GP, 5-10-15, +1, 24 PIM, 50 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Gwinnett opened up a can of whoop'em on Everblade goalie Andy Iles, scoring the game's first 5 goals on 10 shots. Iles was lifted at 3:22 in the 2nd period for Allen York who allowed two more goals on 16 shots. Jeff Costello assisted on Florida's first goal. Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev has now missed 5 of the team's last 6 matches. The Everblades hit the road for a three-in-three next weekend.

Wichita Thunder 4 at Allen Americans 6

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 38 GP, 15-18-33, -2, 37 PIM, 118 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: Recalled to Syracuse
Season totals: 36 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 82 PIM, 35 SOG

The Americans backed up Friday's 8-2 drubbing of the Thunder with a 6-4 victory Saturday night. Wichita rallied from a 3-0 deficit to knot the score at 3-3 before the end of the 1st period, but the Americans scored the next three to seal the match. Wichita heads out to Rapid City for a back-to-back next weekend.

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