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March 15, 2004 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Danville Wings News Release

Former Wing Edwardson makes CCHA All-Conference Team

March 12, 2004 - Former Danville Wing Derek Edwardson (Miami) was selected as one of the forwards on the CCHA All-Conference First Team. Edwardson finished the regular season with 17 goals and 26 assists in leading Miami to a second place finish in the conference with a 17-8-3 record and a 20-12-4 record overall. The other team members were Jim Slater (Michigan State), TJ Hensick (Michigan), AJ Thelen (Michigan State), Andy Greene (Miami) and Jordan Sigalet (Bowling Green).

Two former Wings ECAC players of the week

March 9, 2004 - Former Wings Dov Grumet-Morris and Nick Economakos were named ECAC goaltender and player of the week, respectively. Grumet-Morris backstopped Harvard to a sweep of Vermont last weekend in the first round of the ECAC tournament. In the first game he posted a 3-0 shutout win and then a 5-3 win in game two. Before allowing a goal in the third period of Saturday's game he was on a 184:36 scoreless streak, which is a Harvard record for shutout minutes. Harvard will next play in the conference quarterfinals.

Economakos led RPI to a two-game sweep of Princeton with a five point weekend (2 goals, 3 assists) to go along with a plus 2 rating. On Friday night Nick scored the game winning goal and on Saturday night assisted on the game winnning goal in the overtime session.

2003-2004 marks fourth straight season of at least 100 NCAA Commitments

March 8, 2004 - March 5, 2004

The United States Hockey League (USHL) announced today that for the fourth consecutive season the league has eclipsed 100 NCAA Division I college commitments. The figure by far exceeds any other single hockey development program in the world.

"Our primary goal from the very beginning has been helping players reach the next level in terms of hockey and education," said USHL President Gino Gasparini. "Certainly as a league we are very proud of these numbers. They represent the tremendous efforts of our teams and the athletes."

The current breakdown by conference of 2003-04 college commitments is as follows:

WCHA -- 35 players
CCHA -- 32 players
Hockey East -- 15 players
ECAC -- 10 players
CHA -- 6 players
Atlantic Hockey -- 2 players

Wings have big weekend

March 15, 2004 - The Danville Wings are in a tight race for a playoff berth and came up with two big wins over the weekend to help their cause. On Saturday night the Wings welcomed the Waterloo Black Hawks, who are battling the Wings for a playoff spot, into town and won 4-2. Derek Patrosso and Aaron McCloy provided all the offense the Wings would need by scoring two goals apiece. Justin Tobe was solid in net stopping 26 of 28 shots for the win. On Sunday afternoon the Wings hosted River City and came away with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory. The Wings got goals from Jeremy Hall, Chris Anderson, AJ Panchenko and Tomas Klempa. Klempa netted the game winning goal in overtime by roofing a slap shot past River City's goalie. Justin Tobe again was solid in net and stopped 28 of 31 shots.

The Wings are now 25-23-7 and in third place in the east division two points ahead of Waterloo and three points ahead of Green Bay with five games remaining in the regular season. The Wings host Sioux City this Friday in their last regular season home game before finishing the year with four road games.

Wings weekly alumni update

March 15, 2004 - The college hockey playoffs are underway and twelve former Wings made it onto the stat sheets. Derek Edwardson (Miami) had four assists in two Miami wins this weekend and teammate Todd Grant scored a pair of goals. Aaron Clarke (Niagara) 1G,1A; Shane Saum (Air Force) 1A; Nick Economakos (RPI) 1G,1A; Brian Van Abel (Dartmouth) 1A; Jason Costa (Dartmouth) 2A; Matt Colar (UMass-Lowell) 1G; Jason Tejchma (UMass-Lowell) 1G,1A; Lukas Dora (Denver) 1G; Marek Dora (Michigan Tech) 1A and Dov Grumet Morris (Harvard) collected two victories over the weekend.

In the pro's Jake Ortmeyer (Wheeling-ECHL) scored three goals and three assists; Adam Elzinga (Florence-ECHL) 1A; Bryce Charpentier (Toledo) 1A; and Landon Bathe (Toledo-ECHL) 1G.

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