Ice Playoff Weekly
EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS PLAYOFF SCHEDULE SERIES TIED 0-0-0
Friday, April 11 vs. GREEN BAY (Pan Am Pavilion) 7:05 pm
Saturday, April 12 vs. GREEN BAY (Pan Am Pavilion) 7:05 pm
Thursday, April 17 at Green Bay 8:05 pm
Friday, April 18* at Green Bay 8:05 pm
Monday, April 21* vs. GREEN BAY (Pan Am Pavilion) 7:05 pm
GAMES WILL BE AIRED ON USHL.FASTHOCKEY.COM.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE: The Ice is scheduled to practice Monday-Thursday from 3:15-5:15pm at Pan Am Pavilion and has a pre-game skate on Friday from 10-10:45am.
THEY'RE BACK: Indy returned from a one-year playoff hiatus by storming into the postseason as the top seed in the Eastern Conference and only two points behind the Anderson Cup Champion Waterloo Black Hawks. This marks the second time in franchise history the squad has captured the top spot in the East, with the 2007-08 team being the other team to hold top honors.
SAME OLD SONG AND DANCE, MY FRIEND: Indy and Green Bay's postseason grudge match has become quite storied as the two teams have eliminated one another four times in the past five seasons with the victor advancing to the Clark Cup Finals each of the four times. The Ice ousted the Gamblers in the Eastern Conference Finals during their 2009 Clark Cup Championship run while Green Bay has topped Indy the remaining three times, including their 2012 Clark Cup title season.
HANDS: You could say Scott Conway has a decent streak going into the playoffs as the first-year winger has seven points (6G, A) in his past three games and 26 points (14G, 12A) in his past 14 contests, including two hat tricks and three matches with four or more points. In Wednesday's 9-1 thumping of Dubuque, Conway (4G, A) became the first Iceman ever to record a four-goal game while he and Dwyer Tschantz (G, 4A) tied a franchise high with five points in a single game.
SHORT AND SWEET: His win streak may have come to an end over the weekend, but not before Hayden Stewart could tear down the record books with an impressive 13-1-0 streak since joining the Ice roster in mid-January. In less than three months in the "Circle City," Stewart has taken down several of the toughest goaltending records including consecutive wins (13) and consecutive scoreless streak (203:54). In addition, he and fellow netminder Jason Pawloski both matched Brett Bennett's (2008-09) franchise record of four shutouts throughout the season.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS: The 2013-14 team made the Ice's tenth anniversary season one of the best squads to date as the unit matched or rewrote many of the team's top franchise marks including:
Record New Mark Old Mark Season
Best Record 42-11-7 39-15-6 2007-08
Most Points 91 84 2007-08
Most Wins 42 39 2007-08, 08-09
Fewest Losses 11 15 2007-08, 11-12
Best Road Record 21-6-3 18-10-2 2010-11
Fewest Goals Allowed 141 166 2010-11
Fewest Shutouts Against 0 0 2011-2012
Most Shutouts 8 6 2010-11
PLAYER PULSES: Patrick Newell is riding a three-game point streak with five points (G, 4A) in the stretch...Jacob Pritchard has 13 points (4G, 9A) and a +12 plus-minus rating in his past ten games...Scott Conway finished the season fourth in the USHL in points (68) and tied for second in goals (33)...Austin Kosack (+40), Scott Conway (+40) and Josh Jacobs (+36) finished tied for first and fifth in plus-minus rating, respectively...Jason Pawloski finished the 2013-14 campaign tied for first in wins (27).
TEAM BUMPS: Indy finished the season second in overall points (91) and winning percentage (.758)...The Ice was second on the road penalty kill (85.6%) and third overall (85.7%)...Indy led the league in shots against per game (25.10) and goals against per game (2.35) while finishing third in goals per game (3.88).
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