April 7, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) - Columbia Inferno
Weekly Record: 2-0-0 Overall Record: 33-28-5-6
Thursday, April 3 INFERNO 6 - Charlotte 4 Daniel Sparre had three points--including two goals--and Steve McJannet had four assists and a fight to lead the Inferno into a tie for fifth place in the South Division. Julien Brouillette and Liam Huculak also scored, while Todd Ford stopped 24 of 28 shots as the Inferno won their road finale.
Friday, April 4 INFERNO 5 - Gwinnett 2 Julien Brouillette scored two goals and Jeff Miles tallied three assists as the Inferno beat the Gladiators for just the second time this season. Brad Ralph and Jeremy Schenderling also scored for the Inferno, while Kris Sparre notched his first goal as a professional in the victory. Todd Ford stopped 27 of 29 shots.
BY THE NUMBERS: Record: 33-28-5-6, 77 points, fifth place in South Division Home: 20-11-2-3 Road: 13-17-3-3 Most Goals: Jeff Miles (29) Assists: Jeff Miles (47) Leading Scorer: Jeff Miles (76) Power Play: 52 of 373 (13.9%), 22nd in ECHL Power Play Goals: Jeff Miles (12) Penalty Kill: 320 of 370 (86.5%), 2nd in ECHL Shorthanded Goals: Mac Faulkner, Steve McJannet (2) Game Winning Goals: Daniel Sparre, (6) Penalty Minutes: Liam Huculak (114) Goaltending: Todd Ford, 21-14-4-1, 3.01 GAA, .906 save percentage
THE WEEK THAT WILL BE- PLAYOFF EDITION:
Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Inferno @ Florida Everblades GAME ONE Germain Arena The Inferno begin their run towards the Kelly Cup on Wednesday when they visit the Florida Everblades for the first game in a best-of-five series. Columbia went 4-3-1 against Florida during the regular season.
Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Inferno @ Florida Everblades GAME TWO Germain Arena The first-round series continues on Friday night in Estero, Fla. The Inferno and Everblades have never met in the playoffs before.
Saturday, April 12, 7:05 p.m. Inferno vs. Florida Everblades GAME THREE Carolina Coliseum The Inferno will bring the series back to Columbia on Saturday, when the Carolina Coliseum will host its first Kelly Cup Playoff game since 2006.
TRANSACTIONS LAST WEEK:
Add Mark Cairns, G emergency backup goaltender April 3
HOTTER THAN BLAZES: Jeff Miles has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in his last seven games...Daniel Sparre has nine points (six goals, three assists) in his last seven games...Julien Brouillette has three goals in his last two games...Steve McJannet has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in his last seven games... rookie winger Kris Sparre scored his first professional goal on April 4 vs. Gwinnett
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