Ice Dogs Weekly

February 28, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) - Long Beach Ice Dogs

News Release

Last Weeks Highlights:

2/23/05 > Long Beach 4 vs. Las Vegas 3

The Ice Dogs won their fourth in a row Wednesday night, defeating the Las Vegas Wranglers by a score of 4-3. Marco Rosa got Long Beach on the board first, just 1:10 into the game unassisted. Evan Cheverie then gave the Ice Dogs a 2-0 lead with a power play goal. Las Vegas cut the deficit in half before the Ice Dogs scored two more to go up 4-1 on goals by Dan Watson and Cheverie. The Wranglers scored two more, but the Ice Dogs held on for the win. Olivier Michaud won his fifth straight, making 24 saves.

2/25/05 > Long Beach 0 vs. Bakersfield 5

Going for their fifth win in a row, the wheels fell off as the Ice Dogs fell to the Condors 5-0. Kevin St. Jaques had two goals and an assist, and Vlad Serov and Brad Mehalko each added three assists to hand the Ice Dogs a tough loss at home. Yutaka Fukufuji earned the shutout with 42 saves, and Olivier Michaud made 24 saves in the loss.

2/26/05 > Long Beach 1 vs. Idaho 2

In front of the largest crowd in three seasons, 7447, the Ice Dogs were unable to generate enough offense to come back against the defending Kelly Cup Champion Idaho Steelheads. Idaho took a 2-0 lead in the second period with two goals just 1:04 apart from each other before Joe Cardarelli was able to make it 2-1 with an assist from Christian Larrivee. Unfortunately, the score would remain 2-1 until the final buzzer, handing the Ice Dogs their second straight loss. Olivier Michaud had 19 saves in goal for Long Beach.

This Weeks’ Games:

3/4/05 > Long Beach @ Alaska

The Ice Dogs will head up to Anchorage on Friday for a three game series. It will be the only trip of the regular season to Alaska. The Ice Dogs are 1-1-0 against the Aces this season and currently trail them by one point for the West Division lead.

3/5/05 > Long Beach @ Alaska

Saturday night will be the second game of the three game series with Alaska.

3/6/05 > Long Beach @ Alaska

The Ice Dogs and Aces will play the final game of a three game series on Sunday.

OVERALL RECORD: 34-16-5

WEEKLY RECORD: 1-2-0

POINTS: 2

STANDINGS: 2nd, West Division

ICE DOGS NOTES

Evan Cheverie is 7th in the league in scoring with 55 points and 1st with 26 power play points

Chris Kenady is 10th in the league in scoring with 52 points, T-2nd in goals with 27, T-2nd with 7 game winning goals, and T-2nd with a .211 shooting percentage

Marco Rosa is T-4th in the league in rookie scoring with 47 points, T-1st in goals with 24, and 2nd in plus/minus with a +23

Nathan Martz is 1st overall in the league with a +25

TEAM LEADERS

Goals Kenady 27

Assists Cheverie 34

Points Cheverie 55

+/- Martz +25

PIM Moscevsky 174

Shots Cheverie 179

TRANSACTIONS

2/21 – Loaned (LW) Yuri Moscevsky to Syracuse (AHL)

2/23 – (LW) Michael Lambert assigned by Hamilton (AHL)

2/23 – Added (G) Dennis Cook as emergency backup goaltender

2/24 – Released (G) Dennis Cook

2/25 – Recalled (G) Mark Cairns from Macon (SPHL)

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