Week 22 - Palmieri Hits the Century MarkFebruary 28, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) Syracuse Crunch
MAROON REACHES 30 ASSISTS: Left wing Patrick Maroon continues to put up assists, collecting 30 in a season for the third time in his professional career. He's been among the team's assist leaders for most of the season. It's the first time since the 2009-10 regular season that he's reached that mark. Maroon, who already set a career high in goals this season, has 55 points (25g, 30a). He leads the team in both assists and points.
TRANSACTIONS: The Ducks made two trades on Monday, both moving Syracuse Crunch players. The Ducks acquired Dale Mitchell from Toronto, in exchange for Mark Fraser and acquired Sebastian Erixon from Vancouver, in exchange for Andrew Gordon. The Ducks also returned defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to the Crunch. Cumiskey had been on recall in Anaheim since February 20, 2012.
BINGHAMTON (OTTAWA SENATORS): The Crunch face the Binghamton Senators for the sixth of eight meetings this season. Syracuse leads the season series, 4-0-1-0, and have won two straight over their division rivals. The Crunch defeated the Senators, 5-2, January 13 in Binghamton. Brandon McMillan, Luca Caputi and Mathieu Carle each finished with two points (1g, 1a) in the win. Marco Cousineau stopped 35 shots in the win.
ST. JOHN'S (WINNIPEG JETS): Saturday marks the third of four meetings between the St. John's IceCaps and the Syracuse Crunch. The teams split the first two games of the series. The Crunch won the most recent meeting, 5-3, December 7 at the Mile One Centre. Kyle Palmieri led the offense, recording four points (3g, 1a). Peter Holland (1g, 2a) and Patrick Maroon (2a) finished with multi-point games. IceCaps goalie Eddie Pasquale allowed four goals on 34 shots in the loss.
ALBANY (NEW JERSEY DEVILS): The Syracuse Crunch and Albany Devils face off for the seventh of ten meetings Sunday afternoon. The two teams are tied in the season series, with each winning three games. Albany won the most recent meeting, 3-1, February 24 at the War Memorial Arena. Mattias Tedenby and Eric Gelinas led Albany with two points (1g, 1a). Peter Holland scored the lone Crunch goal, with Kyle Palmieri and Patrick Maroon recording assists. Iiro Tarkki stopped 31 shots in the loss.
FAITH AND FAMILY NIGHT: In celebration of Faith and Family Night, contemporary Christian band, New Method will take to the ice immediately following the Crunch game vs. the Binghamton Senators to perform a free concert for fans. Tickets can be purchased for a discounted rate by presenting a Church bulletin at the Crunch Box Office.
Additionally, fans can redeem their March 2 ticket stubs at Interstate Battery within seven days, to receive a complimentary 24 pack of either AA or AAA batteries, (limit one per person). Interstate Battery is located at 393 N Collingwood Ave. Syracuse, NY 13206.
ASPEN DENTAL BATTLE OF THE DENTURE CUP: The Aspen Dental 'Battle for the Denture Cup' is a charity hockey game featuring the Syracuse Gray Wolves and the Rochester Rockers, two men's league teams with players ranging in age from 50-85. The Gray Wolves and Rockers will face off prior to the Crunch's game vs. St. John's on Saturday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Arena. Central New York's meteorologist, Wayne Mahar, is scheduled to start in goal for the Gray Wolves.
For every ticket sold through the fundraising efforts of the Gray Wolves and Rockers to the Crunch's 7:30 p.m. game that night vs. St. John's, the Crunch will donate $4 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, with a minimum donation of $1,500, in addition to Aspen Dental's donation of $1,000. Admittance to the Aspen Dental 'Battle for the Denture Cup' is free for all fans with a ticket to that evening's Crunch game.
CRUNCH CLASSIC: The Syracuse Crunch announced today that former Crunch right wing Brandon Sugden will participating in the club's annual Crunch Classic, to benefit the Foundation for Faces of Children, at 3:30 p.m. on March 3, 2012 at the War Memorial Arena.
Sugden, was a member of the Crunch from 2003-2007. During 164 games in a Crunch uniform Sugden totaled 15 points (6g, 9a) and 754 penalty minutes. Sugden ranks second in penalty minutes on the Crunch's All-Time leader board.
Roster spots for the Crunch Classic are still available, for more information contact the Crunch office at 315-473-4444 .
American Hockey League Stories from February 28, 2012
- B-Sens Ice the IceCaps, 5-1 - Binghamton Senators
- Aeros Mascot Will Skydive for Breast Cancer Awareness - Houston Aeros
- Brian Fahey Named Captain for Remainder of Season - Rockford IceHogs
- Marlies End Homestand on a High Note with a 6-1 Win over Hamilton - Toronto Marlies
- Amerks Assign Fienhage, MacKenzie to Gwinnett - Rochester Americans
- Admirals Return to Scope Looking to Build on Longest Winning Streak - Norfolk Admirals
- Admirals Host Three at the BC this Week - Milwaukee Admirals
- The 72 Project Update And Part Two Of Ryan Walter On Puska On Pucks - OSC Original by Denis Puska
- Marlies to Honour Canadian Forces - Toronto Marlies
- Sharks Fall to Whale 2-1 in a Shootout - Worcester Sharks
- Tampa Bay Recalls Four Players from Admirals, Reassigns Alex Hutchings to Admirals - Norfolk Admirals
- Gordon and Bitz Head to Chicago - Chicago Wolves
- Whale Dodge Sharks 2-1 in Shootout - Connecticut Whale
- AHL Weekly - AHL
- Devils Host American Cancer Society Night - Albany Devils
- Sabres Recall Forward Corey Tropp from Rochester - Rochester Americans
- Bulldogs Set for 2012 Pucks & Paws Game - Hamilton Bulldogs
- Barons Weekly Update - Oklahoma City Barons
- Falcons Acquire Nathan Longpre from Chicago Wolves - Springfield Falcons
- B-Sens Reassign Goaltender Brian Stewart to Elmira - Binghamton Senators
- Blackhawks Recall Bollig from Rockford - Rockford IceHogs
- Janik Joins Red Wings - Grand Rapids Griffins
- Church to be Inducted into Pirates Hall of Fame - Portland Pirates
- Wolves Trade Longpre to Springfield - Chicago Wolves
- Bruins Recall Sauve - Providence Bruins
- Week 22 - Palmieri Hits the Century Mark - Syracuse Crunch
- Capitals Recall Keith Aucoin from Hershey - Hershey Bears
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