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ECHL Game Night 3/3: Chiefs at Nailers

Even taking a point feels painful right now for this team.

JHN-2
WHE-3 (SO)

Morgan Cey stopped 49 of 51 shots faced in regulation and overtime including a penalty shot before taking the shootout loss by allowing 3 goals on 5 shooters faced. The Chiefs were outshot 51-37 in the game. Grant Jacobsen and Brandon Elliot had the Johnstown goals. Ryan Gibbons, Geoff Waugh, Dimitri Tarabrin and Gus Katsuras had individual assists. Katsuras and Jacobsen also scored in Johnstown's unsuccessful shootout bid.

First Period
JHN Jacobsen, (6) (Gibbons, Waugh), 2:44
WHE Mitchell, (1) (Hellemeyer, Sonnenberg), 13:50

Second Period
WHE Blanshan, (3) (Havern, Edinger), 15:56 (PP)

Third Period
JHN Elliott, (11) (Tarabrin, Katsuras), 14:27

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
JHN- Katsuras, Jacobsen
WHE- Havern, Hellemeyer, Guenther

Game sheet from ECHL.com.

NCAA Game Night: 3/2

Ohio State 6 - Northern Michigan 2

The Wildcats dropped game 1 of the best of three series to open the first found of the CCHA Tournament. Dusty Collins was scoreless and plus-1 for the game. Game 2 is tonight at Ohio State.

#16 Massachuetts 3 - #11 Maine 1

Both teams entered the weekend tied for forth in the Heast standings. UMASS pulls two points ahead with the win while Maine hopes to even it up tonight and stay ahead of Vermont. Maine's Mike Lundin was scoreless and plus-1 while UMASS defensemen John Wessbecker was scoreless and even.

The Black Bears are one point ahead of #15 Vermont who dropped their game to UMASS-Lowell last night 2-1, Lightning prospect Art Femenella did not play.

CHL Game Night: 3/2

Brampton 3 @ Mississauga 5
The IceDogs snapped their 3-game losing streak, beating Brampton 5-3 at home. Chris Lawrence scored his 42nd goal of the year on the power play. He was also minus-1.

Owen Sound 3 @ Sarnia 7
Owen Sound outshot the Sting 43-27, including 19-6 in the third period, but the Attack could not win in Sarnia, falling 7-3. Marek Bartanus did not register a point and was minus-1 in the game.

Windsor 5 @ Erie 3
In a battle between the OHL's worst teams, the Spitfires beat Kevin Beech and the Otters 5-3 in Erie. Beech stopped 32 of 37 in the loss. Erie is now 12 points behind Windsor for second last.

Kelowna 4 @ Prince George 2
Although the Cougars are pretty much locked in 3rd in the B.C. Division, it's never good to lose to a team 21 points behind you in the standings in your own barn. Vladimir Mihalik tied for the team "lead" with a minus-3 rating for the night. He did not register a point.

Portland 5 @ Everett 2
Portland was 71, that's right, 71 points behind first place Everett in the standings entering Friday, yet the last-place Winterhawks soundly defeated the Silvertips 5-2 in Everett. Dane Crowley was scoreless and minus-2. Portland was beaten 9-1 by Spokane, who is one spot above them in the U.S. Division standings, earlier this week. The game between Portland and Everett featured a classic WHL brawl with 3 seconds left in the game with both goalies getting involved.

Thursday's Superleague Scores

Dimtri Kazionov did not play in Kazan's 2-1 win against Omsk.

Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Dynamo's 2-1 win over Nizhnekamsk.

Anton But was scoreless in SKA's 2-2 tie with Tver. Denis Kazionov did not play for Tver.

Vasily Koshechkin stopped 28 of 30 shots faced in a 2-2 tie with Cherepovets. Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in the match for Severstal. Koshechkin's record moves to 18-13-5 for the season.

ECHL Game Night 3/2: Chiefs at Royals

Another critical loss hurts Johnstown's playoff chances.

JHN-2
REA-3

Ryan Munce stopped 25 of 28 shots faced in the loss. Grant Jacobsen and Gus Katsuras scored the Chiefs' goals. Doug Andress, Zbynek Hrdel and Andrew Martens had individual assists.

Johnstown's loss drops them back to .500 at 24-24-5. More importantly, Reading gains two points on the Chiefs who are now 4 points out of the final playoff spot in the North Division. Johnstown does, however, hold 1 game in hand on 5th place Trenton and 3 games in hand on now 4th place Reading.

First Period
JHN Jacobsen, (5) (Andress), 10:48
REA Schmidt, (1) (LaLonde, Francisco), 14:23 (PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
REA Smith, (19) (Snowden), 10:43
JHN Katsuras, (5) (Hrdel, Martens), 13:25 (PP)
REA Snowden, (11) (Zappala, LaLonde), 15:01

Game sheet from ECHL.com.

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