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  • 39 weeks 2 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    It’s been a long road back for Jonne Tammela.

    The Finnish rookie has been rehabbing in Syracuse since December 2016 as he recovered from three knee surgeries. Although there were some tough times, Tammela worked his way back into the Crunch lineup last week.

    Now he’s starting to contribute on the scoresheet.

    Tammela jammed in a rebound for his first North American pro goal Monday, as the Crunch shut out the Binghamton Devils, 3-0, at the Onondaga County War Memorial for their ninth straight victory.

    “My first thing was I was really happy,” Tammela said of the goal. “I didn’t realize it went in. Everything was so fast. … It felt good and obviously it helped the team win, so I think that was the most important thing.”

  • 39 weeks 2 days ago

    Dominguenator keeps his conditioning stint perfect.

    BNG-0
    SYR-3

    Louis Domingue stopped all 17 shots he faced for the shutout victory in light work to keep his perfect goose egg in this conditioning stint. Domingue runs his season save percentage in the AHL up to a stylish .921.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    1:43 SYR Stephens (12), (Volkov, McBain)(PP)
    7:32 SYR Tammela (1), (Masin, Bournival)

    Third Period
    1:12 SYR Masin (6), (Peca)

    Dominik Masin, Matthew Peca, and Jonne Tammela were the game's three stars.

    With 16 points on his campaign, Masin has now more than doubled his points output from last season in 32 less games. He's also gone from -4 a season ago to a hefty +16 rating thus far this year. Peca, who may be the quiet favorite to be the next callup from the Crunch, is now riding a seven game points streak and has been brutally consistent most of the campaign. At the other end of the spectrum of great stories, Jonne Tammela (The Cobra!) comes off of three knee surgeries and pots his first AHL goal in his third game back.

    Syracuse moves to within three points of second place Rochester with a game in hand and within five points, straight up, of North Division leader Toronto.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 39 weeks 4 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch put an exclamation point on the first half of the season.

    The Crunch scored three times in the second period and Louis Domingue made 27 saves for the shutout, as Syracuse beat the Rochester Americans, 4-0, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    The Crunch, who have won eight straight games, started the season 4-9-1-3, but are now 23-12-1-2 at the exact midway point of the season.

    “I think we turned our season around. No doubt about it. That was two months ago,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “Now I think we’re 18 wins in our last 21 or 19 in the last 22. Something like that.

    “We played well. Credit to our players. I thought we had a strong game here tonight.”

  • 39 weeks 4 days ago

    Dominguenator helps Crunch run winning streak to eight.

    RCH-0
    SYR-4

    Louis Domingue stopped all 27 shots he faced for the shutout win. That's how you work a conditioning start with style and flair.

    First Period
    7:20 SYR Joseph (8), (Stephens)(PP)

    Second Period
    2:11 SYR Erne (12), (Joseph, Peca)
    14:21 SYR Stephens (11), (Joseph, Domingue)
    14:59 SYR Volkov (11), (Verhaeghe, Stephens)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Domingue, Mathieu Joseph, and Mitchell Stephens were the game's three stars. With news of J.T. Brown's impending assignment to Syracuse, there's a forward spot open in Tampa and darned near every single guy you'd hope to step up and throw their resume across Yzerman's desk found the scoresheet tonight.

    Tonight's big win moves Syracuse to within spitting distance of the Americans for the second spot in the North Division. They're now 4 points behind Rochester and seven points back of first place Toronto with a game in hand on each club.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 39 weeks 5 days ago

    Ingram, Crunch continue to roll on.

    SYR-3
    UTI-2

    Connor Ingram allowed 2 goals on 39 shots for the victory. Six straight victories for the young netminder settling into the number one role due to injuries up top in Tampa Bay.

    First Period
    5:08 SYR Walcott (2), (Verhaeghe)
    12:47 UTI Comrie (3), (Sautner, Blujus)
    18:14 SYR Bournival (12), (Peca, Condra)

    Second Period
    3:04 UTI Boucher (17), (Wiercioch, MacEwen)

    Third Period
    2:24 SYR Verhaeghe (8), (Bodie, Erne)(PP)

    Carter Verhaeghe and Ingram were the game's first and second stars.

    The victory was Syracuse's seventh consecutive trip to the winner's circle.

    After missing, essentially, a year and a half of hockey due to injury, Jonne Tammela made his season debut for the Crunch tonight and registered one shot on goal.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 40 weeks 17 hours ago

    Ingram keeps it rolling.

    SYR-4
    BNG-1

    Connor Ingram allowed just 1 goal on 35 shots for his 5th straight victory. Ingram helped Syracuse overcome a stunning 35-16 shot deficit to get the victory and he's now raised his season save percentage above the proverbial goaltender's Mendoza Line at .901.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    0:49 SYR Bournival (11), (Condra, McBain)(PP)
    6:07 SYR Erne (11), (Bournival, McNeill)
    13:27 BNG Thomson (3), (Baddock, Jacobs)

    Third Period
    1:05 SYR McBain (5), (Stephens, Bournival)
    3:43 SYR Lynch (9), (Erne)(SH)

    Ingram, Michael Bournival, and Adam Erne were the game's three stars.

    The Crunch have moved to within 6 points of Rochester for second place in the North Division and 7 points of Toronto for first place with a game in hand on both of those division rivals.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 40 weeks 3 days ago

    Comeback Crunch sweep the weekend.

    SYR-4
    PRO-3

    Connor Ingram allowed 3 goals on 24 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    0:17 SYR Bournival (10), (Erne, Thomas)
    12:51 PRO Beleskey (3), (Cave, Cross)
    14:31 SYR Peca (8), (Joseph, Walcott)

    Second Period
    4:36 PRO Cehlarik (5), (Karlsson, Cross)
    12:50 PRO Bjork (2), (O'Gara, Karlsson)(PP)

    Third Period
    3:48 SYR Stephens (10), (Verhaeghe)
    7:26 SYR Erne (10), (Lynch)

    Adam Erne and Matthew Peca were the game's first and third stars. Both Erne and fellow winger Mitchell Stephens potted their 10th goals of the season. Stephens has 4 goals in the past 3 games and appears to be yet another forward throwing their resume on Steve Yzerman's desk for a second half cup of coffee with Tampa Bay.

    With the win, at this hour, the Crunch have clearly separated from the pack behind them and sit on an island in third place in the North Divison 6 points up on Laval and 8 points up on Utica. They sit a full 7 points behind second place Rochester and 9 back of first place Toronto, although they hold a game in hand on the Americans and two games in hand on the Marlies.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 40 weeks 4 days ago

    Crunch hang on for tough road win.

    SYR-3
    HFD-2

    Connor Ingram allowed 2 goals on 33 shots for the victory including stopping all 16 shots he faced in the critical final frame including a penalty shot. With Domingue up with the big club, the Ingram era in Syracuse has started off well so far.

    First Period
    6:04 SYR Yan (6), (Peca, Walcott)

    Second Period
    2:49 HFD Whitney (8), (Kosmachuk, Gilmour)(PP)
    4:20 HFD Gropp (8), (Tambellini)
    16:11 SYR Condra (5), (Bodie, Lynch)
    17:39 SYR Stephens (9), (Cernak, Volkov)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Mitchell Stephens and Ingram were the game's first and second stars. Don't look now, but Stephens has the sneakiest 9 goals of any rookie in the league, including 3 in his last couple of games.

    We've said it before: all Dennis Yan does is score.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 41 weeks 3 days ago

    Syracuse ends 2017 with plenty of fireworks.

    SYR-5
    BNG-0

    Connor Ingram stopped all 29 shots he faced for his second career shutout. With Domingue up top, Ingram's had a nice start to his tenure as the #1 for the Crunch. Budaj's injury may not be as serious as originally feared, but for however long he has to mind the store Ingram's doing it with style so far.

    First Period
    15:18 SYR Peca (7), (Verhaeghe)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    2:25 SYR Stephens (7), (Yan, Thomas)
    6:31 SYR Volkov (9), (Cirelli, Bodie)
    14:22 SYR Volkov (10), (Bournival, McBain)(PP)
    17:34 SYR Stephens (8), (Yan, Walcott)

    Ingram, Alexander Volkov, and Matthew Peca were the game's three stars. Volkov with four goals in the two weekend games and Peca caps December with 5-10-15 in 13 games. Needless to say, these are two guys sliding their resumes on Yzerman's desk for a potential recall.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 41 weeks 4 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Ben Thomas didn’t think the shot was in until he heard the roar.

    The Syracuse Crunch defenseman deked and shot from his backhand in the 11th round of the shootout. The puck went off Comets goalie Thatcher Demko’s blocker and popped over his shoulder and into the back of the net.

    Connor Ingram made a save at the other end, and Syracuse topped Utica, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “I went to the backhand there and I saw it go off his blocker and I thought he saved it,” Thomas said of his first pro shootout attempt. “Then I turned to the corner and heard everyone cheering. When I looked back it was in the net.”

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