ECHL Game Night: 11-9-12
Florida Everblades 5 vs. Elmira Jackals 3
F Alex Hutchings, FLA: 3-0-3, +2, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-6-7, E, 8 PIM
D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 0-3-3, -2, 13 PIM
F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
(Syracuse Crunch contract)
D Daniel Milan, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-1-1, 0 SO, 3.20 GAA, 160 S / 178 SA (.899 SV%)
It was a big night for Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings whose hat trick (video) helped propel Florida over Elmira in a game that got close towards the end before Hutchings was able to bury a breakaway opportunity with just under two minutes remaining to put the game out of reach. Hutchings scored for the second straight game and now has five points, sixteen shots and is +3 through four games to start November. Pat Nagle had the night off as Hurricanes prospect John Muse started in net for the Everblades and stopped 34 of 37 shots to earn his second win of the season, his first since October 12th against Orlando. Daniel Milan and Maxime Langelier-Parent remain inactive. Florida (5-4-2) returns to action tonight at home against a divisional foe, the Gwinnett Gladiators (9-3-1), who are currently atop the South division.
Hat tip to SwampHockey for passing along the footage of Hutchings' hat trick.
Alaska Aces 2 @ Las Vegas Wranglers 1
F Nate Thompson, AK: 0-0-0, E, 5 SOG, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 11 GP, 0-6-6, -2, 16 PIM
Alaska, buoyed by Nick Mazzolini's two goals and Mark Guggenberger's 30 saves, held off Las Vegas Friday night. After drawing first blood with a power play tally, the Aces regained the lead late in the second period when Mazzonlini got his stick on the puck as it came through the the low slot, deflecting it past the Wranglers' Joe Fallon, who had a solid night himself turning away 35 shots including several stops during a 5-on-3 opportunity for Alaska midway through the third period. Las Vegas held Alaska's locked-out trio of Joey Crabb, Brandon Dubinsky and Nate Thompson in check tonight, as they collectively managed ten shots and were penalized twice. Alaska (7-4-0) continues its short series against Las Vegas (3-5-1) tomorrow night.