(Southfield, Mich., February 13, 2008) - The Detroit Ignition (12-7) will host the defending MISL Champion Philadelphia KiXX (10-12) on Friday, February 15 at Compuware Arena. Friday's match-up is the last regular-season contest between the two clubs during the 2007-08 campaign. The KiXX are lead by player/coach Don D'Ambra who has scored 46 points so far this season.
Overall: 12-7 Home: 5-3 Road: 7-4
THIS WEEK'S OUTINGS
February 15, 2008: Detroit Ignition (12-7) vs. Philadelphia KiXX (10-12)
Friday's contest between the Ignition and KiXX is the last regular-season meeting between the two-clubs during the 2007-08 campaign. The Ignition, who boast the second-best penalty killing unit in the league, have posted a 2-1 record against Philadelphia so far this season. The KiXX are led by player/coach Don D'Ambra, who became the 15th player in MISL history to record 1,000 career points when he reached the milestone just two weeks ago. Ignition forward Jamar Beasley is close to a career milestone of his own - he is just six points away from scoring his 300th career point.
LAST WEEK'S OUTINGS:
February 10, 2008: Ignition, 10 La Raza, 15 The Detroit Ignition were defeated 15-10 by the expansion La Raza de Monterrey Sunday night at Arena Monterrey.
The Ignition struck just five minutes into the first quarter as defender Jonathan Greenfield notched a two-point score with an assist from Doug Rice. Midfielder Ryan Mack added two more points for the Ignition at 9:41 in the first off an assist from Ze Roberto. Just under a minute later, Armando Teran scored two points for Monterrey to bring the score to 4-2 at the end of the first quarter.
Forward Jamar Beasley opened up the second quarter for Detroit with a two-point goal at 4:18 off an assist from Ricardinho. Teran scored again at 6:05, giving the home team two more points with an assist from Byron Alvarez. Less than two minutes later, Mack scored his second goal of the night to put Detroit up 8-4 at halftime.
La Raza controlled the third quarter, scoring three two-point goals to take a 10-8 lead over the Ignition. As the fourth quarter got underway, Beasley scored his second goal of the night to tie the clubs up at 10-all. Alvarez responded for La Raza, scoring a two-point tally at 8:33 with an assist from defender Jose Birche. As the quarter came to a close, the Ignition brought Ricardinho in as the club's sixth attacker. Monterrey defender Genoni Martinez took advantage of the Detroit's open net, scoring a three-point goal to bring the final score to 15-10.
Player Injury Status
Hewerton Knee Probable
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Mike Apple needs 11 goals to reach 100 MISL career goals
Vahid Assadpour needs 18 points to reach 25 MISL career points
Jamar Beasley needs 6 points to reach 300 MISL career points
Droo Callahan needs 12 blocks to reach 400 MISL career blocks
Tomer Chencinski needs 8 wins to reach 10 MISL career wins
Nate Craft needs 6 blocks to reach 25 MISL career blocks
Jonathan Greenfield needs 22 points to reach 100 MISL career points
Abraham Francois needs 15 blocks to reach 25 MISL career blocks
Matt Johnson needs 3 blocks to reach 150 MISL career blocks
Ryan Mack needs 2 points to reach 50 MISL career points
Hewerton needs 34 points to reach 150 MISL career points
Ricardinho needs 2 goals to reach 50 MISL career goals
Josh Rife needs 5 blocks to reach 75 MISL career blocks
Doug Rice needs 8 points to reach 25 MISL career points
Ze Roberto needs 17 points to reach 25 MISL career points
Worteh Sampson needs 31 points to reach 100 MISL career points
Kyt Selaidopoulos needs 4 goals to reach 50 MISL career goals
Danny Waltman needs 17 saves to reach 1,000 MISL career saves
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