Johnstown Chiefs

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ECHL Game Day 10/22: Chiefs at Titans

Just couldn't get over the top in a one goal game. JHN-3 TRE-5 [url=gerald-coleman]Gerald Coleman[/url] stopped 27 of 31 shots faced for the loss before Trenton scored an empty net goal with 17 seconds remaining to seal the Chiefs' fate. The Johnstown attack was lead by Maxime Boisclair's pair of helpers, his first professional points. [url=andre-deveaux]Andre Deveaux[/url], [url=zbynek-hrdel]Zbynek Hrdel[/url] and Doug Andress had Johnstown's goals with individual helpers going to [url=radek-smolenak]Radek Smolenak[/url], [url=stanislav-lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] and Jean Desrochers. Game sheet from [url=][/url].

ECHL Confirms Deveaux to Johnstown

[url=] finally has a press release up[/url] confirming the Falcons have sent RW/C Andre Deveaux to Johnstown of the ECHL. Deveaux already has a goal in this afternoon's Chiefs game in Trenton. Also, [url=jay-rosehill]Jay Rosehill[/url] is in the lineup this afternoon for the Springfield Falcons, so he has presumably been recalled to the AHL after playing in Johnstown's opener last night. [b]Update:[/b] The full ECHL transactions for Johnstown today [url=]were as follows[/url]: Andre Deveaux, F assigned by Springfield (AHL) John Toffey, F activated off IR Adam Henrich, F placed on the 3-day IR Jay Rosehill, D recalled to Springfield (AHL)

ECHL Game Night 10/21: Ice Pilots at Chiefs

Tonight is the season opener for a Johnstown team that has had an almost complete identity overhaul in the offseason. Gone are former GM Toby O'Brien as well as many of the familiar ECHL veterans who used to make up the team. In their place the Lightning have set up a new management team and a revamped roster that includes much more youth, skill and speed. Coach Frank Anzalone is the constant, and the veteran coach will go for his 300th ECHL win tonight. Stanislav Lascek and Radek Smolenak should form a potent offensive attack for the Chiefs and they are expected to get strong goaltending from Gerald Coleman and Morgan Cey, but it's the progress of the team's defensemen that may decide how much it can improve over last season's short playoff run. PEN-2 JHN-5 Congratulations to Coach Anzalone on his 300th ECHL win. [url=morgan-cey]Morgan Cey[/url] stopped 31 of 33 for the win. Veteran Jean Desrochers had a first period natural hat trick to set the pace for the Chiefs. Doug Andress had a goal and two assists while [url=zbynek-hrdel]Zbynek Hrdel[/url] racked up three assists. Doug Adams had two assists and Radek Smolenak added his first professional goal while individual helpers went to [url=pj-atherton]PJ Atherton[/url], [url=stanislav-lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] and Brandon Elliot. And that's just game one. Game sheet from [url=][/url].

Word on the Street From Johnstown

Word on the street from Johnstown is that [url=andre-deveaux]Andre Deveaux[/url] and [url=jay-rosehill]Jay Rosehill[/url] were at this morning's practice for the Chiefs and thus, logically, have been sent down by the Falcons. Neither organization has released confirmation yet. The Chiefs opener is tonight at 7pm at home against Pensacola. [b]Update:[/b] [url=] has announced[/url] that Jay Rosehill has indeed been sent down to Johnstown. Also, Ian MacLean has been placed on the 7 day IR. Still no word on Deveaux.

Johnstown Signs MacLean, Places Toffey on IR

[url=][/url] reports the Johnstown Chiefs have signed tryout defenseman Ian MacLean to a contract and have placed C John Toffey on 3-day Injured Reserve. The league website [url=]has also released Johnstown's opening night roster.[/url] Omitted from the list is center Grant Jacobsen who was acquired after the list was released. Johnstown opens their season Saturday night at home against former Lightning affiliate Pensacola and former Lightning player Dwayne Hay.

Chiefs Acquire Center for Cash

The Johnstown Chiefs today acquired center Grant Jacobsen from Columbia for cash considerations [url=]according to[/url]. Jacobson, a former 9th round pick of the St. Louis Blues in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, scored 15 goals and 46 points in 68 games last season between Reading and Columbia. The 6'3" 210 pound 23 year old played parts of six seasons between Regina and Kamloops of the WHL before spending a year with the University of Manitoba in the CIS prior to turning pro last season. His best junior campaign came in 2003-2004 as an overage player when he scored 18 goals and 52 points in 71 games for Kamloops.

Chiefs Release Klapkowski is reporting the Chiefs [url=]have cut tryout forward Gary Klapkowski today.[/url] Tryout defenseman Ian MacLean still remains in Chiefs camp, but may be just a placeholder until Brady Greco can return from his shoulder injury.

Preseason ECHL Game Night 10/14: Nailers at Chiefs

And the over/under for [url=stanislav-lascek]Stan Lascek's[/url] recall to Springfield now is set at ohhhhh, about 5 minutes. WHE-3 JHN-5 Lascek again led the offense for the Chiefs with 2 goals, 1 an empty netter, and an assist. Linemate Gus Katsuras had 1 goal and 1 assist and [url=radek-smolenak]Radek Smolenak had 1 helper.[/url] The other Johnstown goals were scored by Doug Andress and Jean Desrochers with individual helpers going to [url=pj-atherton]PJ Atherton[/url], Ben Wallace, John Toffey and Andrew Martens. [url=gerald-coleman]Gerald Coleman[/url] got the win before giving way to [url=morgan-cey]Morgan Cey[/url] who allowed all three Nailers goals. Game sheet from [url=][/url] [b]Updated:[/b] [url=]Here's a good game summary[/url] from BrianV on the unofficial Chiefs message board.

Preseason ECHL Game Night 10/13: Chiefs at Nailers

JHN-4 WHE-5 [url=morgan-cey]Morgan Cey[/url] allowed 4 goals on 16 shots before giving way to [url=gerald-coleman]Gerald Coleman[/url] who allowed 1 goal on 10 shots the rest of the way for the loss. [url=stanislav-lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] led the way for the Chiefs scoring two goals and an assist while [url=radek-smolenak]Radek Smolenak[/url] had 1 goal and an assist. Their linemate, rookie Gus Katsuras, had 3 assists. Maxime Boisclair scored the Chiefs' other goal with individual helpers in the game going to veteran Jean Desrochers and [url=pj-atherton]PJ Atherton[/url]. Game sheet from [url=][/url].

Johnstown Adds Three to Camp Roster

[url=] is reporting[/url] the Johnstown Chiefs have made three additions to their roster. The team has signed defenseman Bryan Nathe, whose rights they acquired from Dayton earlier this month. The club has also signed forward Gary Klapowski and defenseman Ian MacLean to PTO contracts. Klapowski is a local product from Pittsburgh, PA who was out of hockey last year after spending parts of three seasons in the OHL with Kitchener, Plymouth and Saginaw. Standing at 5'9" 190 lbs, the right wing's best junior season came in 2004-2005 when he had 1 goal and 6 points in 30 games with Saginaw. MacLean is a product of SUNY Brockport's Division III college program where he had 2 goals and 8 points in 20 games last year as a sophomore. Prior to college, MacLean played for North York of the OPJHL in 2003-2004 where he had 5 goals and 33 points in 44 games with 54 PIMs.
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