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Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

April 14, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) - Augusta Lynx News Release

Wednesday’s Action

Mississippi 1 @ Gwinnett 5

Gwinnett leads 1-0

The Gwinnett Gladiators scored five unanswered goals in the opening game of their American Conference Quarterfinal series, including a pair by Brad Schell in a 5-1 win over the Mississippi Sea Wolves Wednesday night.

Austin Miller gave the Sea Wolves a 1-0 lead on a shorthanded goal to open the scoring at 7:13 of the first period. From there, however, it was all Gwinnett.

Schell would even the game at 1-1 just before the first intermission at 19:27, followed by goals from Mike Stathopoulos and Joe Bourne in the second period. Cam Brown and Schell finished off the scoring in the third period, while Adam Berkhoel stopped 26 of 27 shots for the win. Phil Sauve turned aside 44 Gladiator chances in taking the loss.

Charlotte 0 @ Columbia 2

Columbia leads 1-0

Mike Minard led the Columbia Inferno with 23 saves for his first shut out of the post season in posting a 2-0 home win over the Charlotte Checkers Wednesday night.

A scoreless first period led to Matt Ulwelling scoring just 24 seconds into the middle frame from Robin Carruthers for a 1-0 Inferno lead. Chanse Fitzpatrick then added an insurance marker at 7:09 of the third period for the 2-0 final.

Alex Westlund made 28 saves in the loss for Charlotte.

South Carolina 4 @ Florida 7

Florida leads 1-0

Dave Lunbohm scored twice while the Florida Everblades’ power play went 2-for-6 en route to a 7-4 swamping of the South Carolina Stingrays at Germain Arena in Fort Myers, FL Wednesday night.

Reggie Berg and Carlyle Lewis traded goals for the two teams to open the scoring, followed by Matt Pagnutti and Jeremy Stevenson doing likewise before Florida grabbed a 3-2 lead after the opening frame on Lundbohm’s first of the night at 19:34.

Brad Church gave the Everblades a 4-2 lead before Ed Courtenay once again made it a one-goal game at 8:40 of the middle frame. Lundbohm’s second goal of the game was enough to chase Stingray starter Justin Eddy, who allowed five goals on just 16 shots. Chris Lee scored on the first shot against backup Gregg Naumenko for a 6-3 Florida advantage after two periods.

Paul Cabana made it 7-3 just 28 seconds into the third period with a power play marker. Rich Peverly would post the 7-4 final with his first of the playoffs on the power play at 14:43.

Tyler MacKay stopped 40 shots for the win, while Eddy took the loss for the Stingrays. Naumenko stopped 10 of 12 shots faced in the contest.

Atlantic City 2 @ Trenton 4

Trenton leads 1-0

The Trenton Titans grabbed a 3-0 lead and held on for a 4-2 win over the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies in Game One of their Northern Division Semi Final series Wednesday night.

Leon Hayward scored the only goal of the first period for Trenton at 16:14 for a 1-0 Titan lead after the first period, followed by Brent Robinson’s power play goal and Jerramie Domish’s unassisted marker at 10:15 for a 3-0 advantage through two periods of play.

Atlantic City woke up in the third period, however, scoring twice in 51 seconds with goals from Peter Bournazakis and Fraser Clair to make it a 3-2 game. Trenton regained their breathing room at 11:25 on a Nick Deschenes goal, leading to a 4-2 final.

Andrew Allen stopped 34 shots for the win while Trevor Koenig turned aside 32 shots in the loss.

Idaho 2 @ Long Beach 3

Long Beach leads 1-0

Bill Lindsay scored two of the Long Beach Ice Dogs’ three second period goals in a 3-2 win over the Idaho Steelheads in the first game of their Western Division Semi Final series Wednesday night.

Idaho opened the scoring with the first period’s lone goal, a Bobby Russell power play goal at 9:52 from David Bararuk and Darrell Hay.

Lindsay opened the scoring in the second for Long Beach with a power play marker at 9:56, followed by Michael Lambert’s even strength marker at 14:16 for a 2-1 Ice Dogs lead. Lindsay’s second power play goal of the contest at 18:18 pushed Long Beach up 3-1 heading into the third period.

Lance Galbraith gave the Steelheads hope just 1:32 into the final frame with an unassisted goal, but Idaho was unable to erase the 3-2 deficit.

Sebastien Centomo made 22 saves for the win while Idaho rookie Frank Doyle stopped 23 of 26 in the loss.

Bakersfield 1 @ Alaska 3

Alaska leads 2-0

Charles Linglet figured in on all three Alaska goals, recording one tally and a pair of assists in the Aces’ 3-1 win in Game Two of their best-of-five Western Division Semi Final series with the Bakersfield Condors Wednesday night.

Linglet (PP) and Olivier Filion pushed Alaska ahead 2-0 after 40 minutes of play, but Brett Lutes’ third goal of the playoffs got Bakersfield on the board to make it 2-1 at 7:21 of the third period. Alaska had the final say as Chris Minard scored a power play insurance marker with just 3:29 remaining in the game for the 3-1 Aces win.

Peter Aubry stopped 23 shots for his second playoff win, while Davis Parley turned aside 35-of-38 shots for Bakersfield in the loss.

The series will now shift to Bakersfield for Game Three.

North Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 4 Toledo Storm (41-26-5) vs. No. 1 Reading Royals (43-22-7) 7:05 p.m. ET

· Graig Mischler has eight assists and 11 points in five games against Toledo in 2004-05.

· Royals went 6-2-1 and had a 1.77 goals-against average in the regular season against the Storm.

· Pierre-Luc Sleigher and Scooter Smith each have six points (2g-4a) in their last five games for Toledo.

· Toledo’s Scott Fankhouser is 3-1-0 with a 2.26 goals-against average in his last four starts.

· Reading has won its last five home games, outscoring its opponents 16-4 in that span.

· Toledo scored six of its 17 goals on the power play, 35.3 percent of its offense against Reading.

American Conference Quarterfinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 8 Greenville Grrrowl (39-28-5) vs. No. 1 Pensacola Ice Pilots (51-16-5) 7:05 p.m. CT

· Ice Pilots won the only meeting, 4-2 at Pensacola on November 27.

· Grrrowl scored over three goals per game and won four of its last five regular season games.

· Ice Pilots defenseman Corey Neilson has five goals and seven points in his last four games.

· Grrrowl’s Mike Brodeur is 2-0-0 with two consecutive shutouts in his last two starts.

· Pensacola is 8-1-1 in its last 10 home games, scoring an average of 3.7 goals-per-game.

· Greenville is 18-14-4 with a 2.63 goals-against average on the road in 2004-05.

West Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 1 Alaska Aces (47-19-8) at No. 4 Bakersfield Condors (40-24-10) 7:00 p.m. PT

(Alaska Leads Series 2-0)

· Aces’ Charles Linglet has five points (2g-3a) in the first two games of the series.

· Brett Lutes has scored all three goals for Bakersfield in the playoffs.

· Aces’ Peter Aubry has allowed three goals on 49 shots and has a .939 save percentage in the series.

· Condors return home where they are 22-10-4 with a 2.44 goals-against average and +91 plus-minus rating.

· Chris Minard leads the Aces in scoring on the road with 42 points (25g-17a) in 33 games.

· Bakersfield was 3-1-0 and outscored Alaska 15-5 when playing at home.

Upcoming Kelly Cup Playoffs Games

North Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 3 Atlantic City (42-23-8) vs. No. 2 Trenton (43-21-9) Friday, April 15 7:30 p.m. ET

(Trenton Leads Series 1-0)

American Conference Quarterfinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 7 Charlotte (39-27-7) vs. No. 2 Columbia (39-22-12) Friday, April 15 7:30 p.m. ET

(Columbia Leads Series 1-0)

No. 6 South Carolina (39-25-9) vs. No. 3 Florida (43-20-10) Friday, April 15 7:30 p.m. ET

(Florida Leads Series 1-0)

No. 5 Mississippi (39-25-9) vs. No. 4 Gwinnett (41-24-8) Friday, April 15 7:35 p.m. CT

(Gwinnett Leads Series 1-0)

West Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 3 Idaho (42-24-7) vs. No. 2 Long Beach (44-20-9) Friday, April 15 7:30 p.m. PT

(Long Beach Leads Series 1-0)

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