Syracuse Crunch

AHL Game Night: 10-10-18 Crunch at Americans

Rochester shows urgency in doubling up Syracuse.

SYR-3
ROC-6

Eddie Pasquale allowed 6 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

First Period
13:02 ROC O'Regan (1), (Nylander, Redmond)(PP)
19:59 SYR Barre-Boulet (2), (Cernak, Dumont)(PP)

Second Period
7:05 ROC Smith (2), (Criscuolo)(SH)
9:42 ROC Criscuolo (1), (Smith)
12:06 ROC Redmond (1), (Pilut, Olofsson)(PP)
12:52 SYR Tammela (1), (Brassart)

Third Period
2:55 ROC Pilut (2), (Olofsson, Redmond)(PP)
7:18 ROC Olofsson (1), (O'Regan, Dougherty)
19:44 SYR Yan (1), (Volkov, Masin)

It's probably not crazy to suggest that Rochester needed this game more given they were trying to avoid an 0-3 start to their campaign. Syracuse gave themselves a chance by getting it within a two goal deficit at the Second Intermission, but another power play goal by Rochester put the game into garbage time pretty quickly.

So far so good with Alex Barre-Boulet, at least.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 10-6-18 Crunch at Bears

Crunch come out of opening night number one with a Boulet.

SYR-3
HER-2

Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the victory.

First Period
3:45 HER O'Brien (1), (Williams, Barber)
7:49 SYR Verhaeghe (1), (Barre-Boulet, Volkov)(PP)
19:03 HER Sgarbossa (1), (Barber, Williams)

Second Period
14:02 SYR Raddysh (1), (Andreoff, Colton)

Third Period
5:26 SYR Barre-Boulet (1), (Foote, Dumont)(PP)

Alex Barre-Boulet was the game's first star. He and Taylor Raddysh celebrated their first pro goals tonight while fellow rookie Ross Colton notched his first pro point.

Quality outcome against a really quality opponent to open the campaign.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Syracuse Announces Opening Night Roster

On Friday, the Syracuse Crunch announced their 24 player roster for their Saturday night season-opening tilt against the Bears in Hershey. The roster includes goaltenders Eddie Pasquale and Connor Ingram, along with defensemen Hubert Labrie, Matthew Spencer, Cameron Gaunce, Cal Foote, Dominik Masin, Erik Cernak, and Oleg Sosunov. The forward corps includes Dennis Yan, Alex Barre-Boulet, Boris Katchouk, Andy Andreoff, Otto Somppi, Jonne Tammela, Taylor Raddysh, Brady Brassart, Troy Bourke, Carter Verhaeghe, Colton Ross, Gabriel Dumont, Mitchell Stephens, Alexander Volkov, and Olivier Archambault.

Not listed on the opening roster are defensemen Daniel Walcott and Ben Thomas, and forwards Michael Bournival, Alexey Lipanov, and Kevin Lynch. Lipanov was returned to juniors to the Kitchener Rangers, who recently acquired his OHL rights from Sudbury.

Thoughts on Oleg Sosunov

As I prepare to head to Estero next Sunday and hopefully get a couple of days to watch camp and exhibitions, I’ve been thinking about where the big guy will eventually top out. He can’t really bust because he’s a low round reach in the draft. What constitutes a home run will likely be in the eye of each beholder. I’ll say if he graduates from prospect status prior to aging out on a contending Lightning team, that’ll be a homerun for me.

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