ECHL Game Night: 12/4/10

Florida Everblades 5 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 3
C Mitch Fadden: 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-27-36, +6, 24 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 3-1-4, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 7-4-11, -9, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 28 saves on 31 shots.
Season totals: 12 GP, 7-4-0-0, 3.27 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

That’s more like it! Alex Hutchings, who scored 47 goals last year for Barrie in the OHL but has struggled somewhat in his rookie pro year, erupted for three goals and four points as the Everblades won their sixth in a row Saturday night, defeating Cincinnati 5-3. Hutchings (pictured while with Barrie) benefited from playing on a line with ECHL scoring leader Mitch Fadden, who extended his point streak to seven games and had his third three-point night in four outings, assisting on all three of Hutchings’ goals. Fadden has 10 points in his last four games, and 19 in his last 10. Though AHL Norfolk is rolling offensively, Fadden may be forcing his way into the lineup.