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February 20, 2012 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Arizona Sundogs News Release

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ - The Arizona Sundogs wrap up their February road trip this week with three games against Turner Conference opponents.

Last week's record: 1-2-0

Season overall: 16-27-7, 39 pts - Tied-6th, Berry Conference

-- LAST WEEK'S GAMES - Friday at Missouri Mavericks, 3-1 Win

Tyler Butler, Nathan O'Nabigon, and Daymen Rycroft all scored to power the Sundogs past the Mavericks and hand them just their fifth loss in the last 20 games. Mike Spillane stopped 28 shots to earn his third straight win.

Saturday at Quad City Mallards, 7-3 Loss

The Sundogs tried chipping away at the Mallards third period lead, but after closing the gap to 5-3, Quad City scored two late goals to pull away in the end. Daymen Rycroft scored for the second straight game for Arizona.

Sunday at Evansville IceMen, 3-1 Loss

Kevin Petovello put Arizona on the board first, but three unanswered goals by the IceMen in period two was the difference in the Sunday matinee. Mike Spillane stopped 36 shots despite the loss for Arizona.


Wednesday at Evansville IceMen, 9:30 AM MST

Ford Center - Evansville, IN

Broadcast info: KDDL 94.3 FM, CHL-TV (

Friday at Fort Wayne Komets, 6:00 PM MST

Allen County War Memorial - Fort Wayne, IN

Broadcast info: KDDL 94.3 FM, CHL-TV (

Saturday at Dayton Gems, 5:00 PM MST

Hara Arena - Dayton, OH

Broadcast info: KDDL 94.3 FM, CHL-TV (


Sunday at Evansville was the 200th career game for Nathan O'Nabigon. Kevin Petovello is on a four-game point streak for the Sundogs with five points (two goals, three assists) over that span. Tyler Butler is sitting on 98 career goals. Craig Macdonald has nine points (five goals, four assists) in the last six games for Arizona. Kyle Hood's four-game point streak came to an end on Sunday at Evansville. Arizona's Friday meeting at Fort Wayne will be the final meeting of the season between the two teams, they've split the first two. Saturday's bout at Dayton is the first of three meetings this year between the two clubs.

The Arizona Sundogs are the Central Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes. Their sixth season is brought to you by Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel and the team will also host the 2012 CHL All-Star Game in January. Season tickets, mini-plan, and single-game ticket information is now available by calling (928) 759-6600 or visiting

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