Johnstown Chiefs Weekly

February 28, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) - Johnstown Chiefs

News Release

The Johnstown Chiefs (19-21-12; 50 PTS; 7th North div.) were only able to get one out of a possible eight points last week as they went 0-3-1. They fell at Reading on Tuesday, lost a pair of games at Toledo on Friday and Saturday and lost in a shootout Sunday at home against Trenton. This week the Chiefs will play four games beginning Tuesday night at Reading. Friday they travel to Wheeling and Saturday afternoon Atlantic City. They close out the busy weekend at home Sunday afternoon against the Reading Royals. The Chiefs remain in seventh place in the North division trailing sixth place Peoria by seven points. They are currently 15 points out of a playoff spot.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS (home team in caps)

Game #49 (2/22/05) READING 3 - Johnstown 1 Chiefs 0 for 5 on Power Play

The Chiefs four game winning streak was snapped Tuesday night at Reading. Scott Dobben scored the Chiefs lone goal. Royals forward Cail McLean had a goal and two assists in the contest. Chiefs net minder David Cann made 24 saves, while Royals goaltender Cody Rudkowsky made 29 saves.

Game #50 (2/25/05) TOLEDO 4 - Johnstown 1 Dobben Goal

Scott Dobben scored the Johnstown Chiefs' lone goal as they fell on the road Friday night to the Toledo Storm 4-1. David Cann made 33 saves for the Chiefs in the game. Rick Judson scored twice for the Storm

Game #51 (2/26/05) TOLEDO 4 - Johnstown 3 Courchesne Goal, Assist

Saturday night the Chiefs fell to the Toledo Storm 3-2 at the Toledo Sports Arena. Johnstown was leading 3-2 with 2:24 to play before Toledo scored a pair of goals just 28 seconds a part to take the lead for good. Joe Tallari, Dmitri Tarabrin and P.L. Courchesne scored the Johnstown goals. Chiefs net minder David Cann made 36 saves in the contest.

Game #52 (2/27/05) Trenton 3 - JOHNSTOWN 2 (SO) Cann 33 Saves

For the second straight game, the Johnstown Chiefs gave up a one goal lead in the third period, as the visiting Trenton Titans defeated the Chiefs 3-2 in a shootout Sunday afternoon at the War memorial. Johnstown was up 2-1 with first period goals by Joe Tallari and Scott Dobben. Trenton had a first period goal by Nick Deschenes. Titans center Scott Bertoli tied the game up 2-2 with just 50 seconds left in regulation time. The Titans would move on to win the shoot out 1-0 with another Bertoli goal. Chiefs net minder David Cann made 33 saves in the contest. Titans goaltender Andrew Allen made 35 saves.

UPCOMING OPPONENTS:

Tue. Mar. 1 @ Reading Royals 7:00 p.m.

Radio: WNTJ 850-AM, WNTW 990-AM, www.johnstownchiefs.com and www.b2now.com

Tuesday night the Chiefs head to Reading to take on the third place Royals (30-16-5, 65 PTS; T-3rd North div.) for the fifth time this season. The Chiefs are 2-1-1 against Reading this season and 16-9-2 all-time. The Royals are 6-2-2 in their last ten games.

Fri. Mar. 4 @ Wheeling Nailers 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WNTJ 850-AM, WNTW 990-AM, www.johnstownchiefs.com and www.b2now.com

Friday night, the Chiefs meet the Wheeling Nailers (31-17-4, 66 PTS; T-1st North div.) for the fifth time this season. The Chiefs are 1-3-0 against the Nailers this season and 50-48-12 all-time. Johnstown is 0-2-0 at Westbanco Arena this season. The Nailers are 18-5-2 at home this season.

Sat. Mar. 5 @ Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies 2:00 p.m.

Radio: WNTJ 850-AM, WNTW 990-AM, www.johnstownchiefs.com and www.b2now.com

The Chiefs will travel from Wheeling (404 miles) Friday night to play a Saturday afternoon game at Atlantic City (29-17-7; 65 PTS; T-3rd North div.). The Chiefs are 2-2-1 against the Boardwalk Bullies this season and 10-10-3 all-time. The Boardwalk Bullies have won two straight games and are 6-3-1 in their last ten games

Sun. Mar. 6 vs. Reading Royals 3:00 p.m.

Radio: WNTJ 850-AM, WNTW 990-AM, www.johnstownchiefs.com and www.b2now.com

For the second time this week the Chiefs will take on the Reading Royals, only this game will be at the War Memorial Arena. This will be Reading's final regular season game in Johnstown.

CHIEFS NOTES:

- As a team the Chief are +11 at home and -66 this season.

- Joe Tallari (7G, 1A) and P.L. Courchesne (2G 6A) led the Chiefs in scoring in the month of February with 8 points.

- The Chiefs have 20 games remaining in the regular season (9 home, 11 road).

CHIEFS TRANSACTIONS:

Feb. 23 Add G, David Marlin, emergency backup goaltender
Feb. 24 Delete G, David Marlin, emergency backup goaltender
Feb. 25 Add G, Brian Gratz, emergency back-up goaltender
Feb. 28 Delete G, Brian Gratz, emergency back-up goaltender

TEAM LEADERS

Goals- Joe Tallari (21) +/- - Jean Desrochers (+7) WINS- David Currie (10)

Assists- Brian Collins (27) PIM- Mike James (163) GAA- Cann (2.75)

Points- Collins (47) PPG- Mather (6) Save %- David Cann (0.915)

Power Play- 13.1%; 31 for 236 (26th ECHL) Penalty Kill- 82.9%; 206 for 251 (17th ECHL)

Watch the Chiefs Live on the Internet

This season approximately 54 games will be broadcasted on the internet through www.johnstownchiefs.com For just $6 you can watch the Chiefs live on your computer. For more details visit www.johnstownchiefs.com

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

Mar. 12 vs. Wheeling Hanson Brothers return to Johnstown!, sponsored by Somerset Trust

FOOD DRIVE The first Saturday night home game of every month there will be a food drive sponsored by the Greater Johnstown Jaycees

A table will be set up in the lobby to collect on can and non perishable foods

The next food drive will be held on:

Saturday, MARCH 12th vs. Wheeling

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