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  • 1 year 37 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse took an early lead and buckled down on defense.

    Jonathan Marchessault scored twice in the first 15 minutes and Adam Wilcox recorded 25 saves for his first professional win, as the Crunch topped the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 2-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “He was calm,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said of Wilcox. “I thought he was square to all the pucks and he saw everything, which is a good sign. It’s good for him. The games he has played so far, I actually thought he has played well but we haven’t played well in front of him. It’s nice to give him somewhat of a light workload and a W. He’s earned it.”

  • 1 year 37 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Rob Zettler summed it up in just a few words: very frustrating.

    The Crunch battled back from a pair of deficits but the Devils’ third period goal proved to be the difference, as Syracuse fell to Albany, 4-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “I think it was frustrating for our players,” the Crunch head coach said. “I thought the guys played hard. It wasn’t a beautiful game by any stretch, but the guys played hard, they battled, and came back from 2-0 and 3-2. Then we had a turnover in front of our net with seven or eight minutes left and it’s in the back of the net. It is what it is.”

    The Crunch’s Jonathan Marchessault and Yanni Gourde each finished with a goal and an assist. Nikita Nesterov rounded out the scoring, Tanner Richard added a pair of helpers, and Anthony DeAngelo and Joel Vermin each had one assist.

  • 1 year 37 weeks ago

    Crunch comeback dissolves into Third Period disappointment.

    ALB-4
    SYR-3

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 25 shots for the loss. That's not exactly the kind of triumphant return one might've hoped for in Gudlevskis first action back from Tampa Bay. Then again, some rust due to inaction was probably inevitable.

    First Period
    ALB Thomson, (2) (Scarlett), 16:40

    Second Period
    ALB Blandisi, (3) (Lorito, Sislo), 1:41 (PP)
    SYR Gourde, (2) (Marchessault, Richard), 11:41
    SYR Nesterov, (1) (DeAngelo, Vermin), 17:45 (PP)

    Third Period
    ALB Blandisi, (4) (Lorito, Sislo), 4:03 (PP)
    SYR Marchessault, (4) (Gourde, Richard), 8:21
    ALB Kujawinski, (2) (Mozik, McKelvie), 14:38

    Yanni Gourde and Mike Blunden were the game's second and third stars.

    It's a shame the Crunch spend all game crawling out of their initial 2 goal deficit only to relent the winner after getting the even footing for the second time in the game. Nikita Nesterov paid instant dividends in his return to the club by potting a power play goal that was the first equalizer toward the end of the Second Period. That's good news. Nesterov's regressed a bit early this year in Tampa Bay due to lack of action and a loss of confidence. Getting the chance to get more minutes, especially on the power play, is a good way for Nikita to get his swagger back. In the mean time, I'd expect a recall on the blueline to Tampa Bay for tomorrow's game against Minnesota (Slater Koekkoek?).

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 38 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse got a boost in net and with the man-advantage.

    The Crunch rode the momentum from their power play work and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 27 saves on 28 shots, as Syracuse cruised past the Hershey Bears, 4-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial on Friday.

    “He’s there when you need him, that’s for sure,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said of Vasilevskiy. “He was there for us early there for us, he was there late for us. I thought our middle part was really good, but he made some big saves for us.”

  • 1 year 38 weeks ago

    No Marchessault? No problem.

    HER-1
    SYR-4

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the victory. Syracuse is off until next Friday now, and in the absence of anymore games this weekend the logical conclusion is that Vasilevskiy will find his way back up to Tampa Bay pretty soon with Gudlevskis coming back down by Friday's contest. We'll see if that's how it pans out. 2-0 with a 1.04 GAA and a .965 save percentage is a pretty nice conditioning stint for a goaltender, from where I sit.

    First Period
    HER Gazley, (2) (Bowey), 2:46

    Second Period
    SYR Taormina, (2) (Gourde, Tambellini), 11:36 (PP)
    SYR DeAngelo, (3) (Peca, Taormina), 11:52

    Third Period
    SYR Tambellini, (3) (Taormina), 2:28
    SYR Blunden, (3) (Blujus, DeAngelo), 6:43 (PP)

    Matt Taormina, Jeff Tambellini, and Vasilevskiy were the game's three stars.

    Don't look now, but Anthony DeAngelo's got 7 points in his first 8 pro games. He's also averaging over 3 SOG's a game, which is symptomatic of fancy stat magic, from what I understand. Will his offensive game immediately translate from junior to pro? It appears so. Tonight was his first multi-point game with the Crunch.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 38 weeks ago

    Vasiy returns.

    SYR-3
    TOR-1

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    TOR Clune, (2) (Soshnikov, Gauthier), 5:29 (PP) GIF
    SYR Vermin, (1) (McGinn, Witkowski), 14:55 GIF

    Second Period
    SYR DeAngelo, (2) (Angelidis, Ikonen), 6:56 GIF

    Third Period
    SYR Taormina, (1) (Marchessault, Tambellini), 15:31 GIF

    Anthony DeAngelo, Vasilevskiy GIF, and Joel Vermin were the game's three stars.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 39 weeks ago

    Tough weekend ends with SO loss.

    SYR-3
    RCH-4 (SO)

    Adam Wilcox allowed 3 goals on 40 shots but allowed both shooters to light the lamp in the penalty shot session for the SO loss. With news coming down today that Kevin Poulin cleared waivers, a provocative question about where Wilcox will be getting starts in the near future begs asking. Vasilevskiy will soon be back with Tampa Bay, pushing Gudlevskis back down to Syracuse and potentially making the best move for the organization finding Wilcox a place to get a starting role in the ECHL. He needs playing time to develop, and I don't see that happening as quickly with sparing appearances in a crowded crease situation in Syracuse.

    First Period
    RCH Varone, (2) (Donovan), 8:41 (PP) GIF

    Second Period
    SYR Gourde, (1) (Witkowski, Koekkoek), 0:49 GIF
    RCH Baptiste, (1) (O'Reilly, Leduc), 2:15 GIF
    SYR Blunden, (2) (Marchessault, Tambellini), 15:22 GIF

    Third Period
    RCH Akeson, (3) (Varone, O'Reilly), 4:57 (PP) GIF
    SYR DeAngelo, (1) (Angelidis, Ikonen), 10:24 GIF

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    RCH- Varone GIF, Akeson GIF
    SYR- NONE

    Anthony DeAngelo scored his first AHL goal in the loss and was named the game's third star. Through six games the rookie has a respectable 1 goal and 4 points with a -1 rating.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 39 weeks ago

    Syracuse's offensive frustration continues.

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    UTI-4

    Allen York allowed 4 goals on 26 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    UTI Gaunce, (1) (Subban, Jensen), 4:12
    UTI Jones, (1) (Subban, Friesen), 11:45 (PP)

    Second Period
    UTI Vey, (1) (Biega), 14:42 (PP)

    Third Period
    UTI Shinkaruk, (4) (Hamilton, Negrin), 1:35

    Bolt Prospects alumni Blair Jones potted a goal for Utica and was named the third star. Of all the treacheries...

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 39 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The last-minute rally provided little consolation.

    The Crunch netted a pair of goals in the final 57 seconds but couldn’t overcome their struggles in the second period and on special teams, as Syracuse fell to the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “We had flurries late, but the damage should have been done in the first period,” said Crunch head coach Rob Zettler. “We failed to take advantage of two 5-on-3s. They got a 5-on-3 and they took advantage of it. That ended up being the difference in my mind.”

  • 1 year 39 weeks ago

    Not as close as the score indicates.

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    SYR-3

    Adam Wilcox allowed 3 goals on 34 shots for the loss. They'd have been completely run out of the building without him. As it was, he gave them only a tiny glimmer of hope with several solid stops.

    First Period
    HFD Graves, (1) (Bourque, Oleksuk), 3:33
    SYR Marchessault, (3) (DeAngelo, Vermin), 5:58 (PP)

    Second Period
    HFD Tambellini, (3) (Gibbons, Megna), 12:42
    HFD Tambellini, (4) (Hrivik, Bodie), 18:46 (PP)

    Third Period
    HFD Nehring, (3) (Glass, Graves), 17:14 (EN)
    SYR Blujus, (1) (Peca, McGinn), 19:03
    SYR Peca, (2) (Blunden, Gourde), 19:58 (PP)

    Wilcox was the game's second star. The wrong Tambellini got first star.

    You can't even call it a false hope goal when you get it cut to 1 goal deficit with less than a second left.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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