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Lumberjacks Weekly Notes

February 22, 2010 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Muskegon Lumberjacks News Release

--THE LUMBERJACKS HAVE ASSEMBLED THE TWO LONGEST WIN STREAKS IN THE IHL THUS FAR THIS SEASON AT 9-IN A ROW, AND MORE RECENTLY 7-CONSECUTIVELY.

--WHEN MUSKEGON TREMBLED IN QUAD CITY FRIDAY NIGHT, 3-0 AND THE FOLLOWING NIGHT, SATURDAY NIGHT ON HOME ICE AGAINST FLINT, 5-4, IT MARKED ONLY THE SECOND TIME THIS SEASON THAT THE LEAGUE-LEADERS AT SUSTAINED BACK-TO-BACK DEFEATS.

--IN THEIR SATURDAY NIGHT 5-4 SETBACK INFLICTED BY VISITING FLINT, THE `JACKS SAW THEIR 11-GAME HOME WIN STREAK BROUGHT TO AN ABRUPT HALT, EQUALING THE IHL LEAGUE-BEST FOR THIS SEASON BUT FALLING SHY OF THE MUSKEGON FRANCHISE RECORD OF 12-CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES SET BACK IN THE 1996-97 SEASON.

--WITH THEIR 4-3 OTSO TRIUMPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT 2/17/10 OVER QUAD CITY, THE LUMBERJACKS SWELLED THEIR WIN STREAK IN OTSO TO 5-IN A ROW; LAST 5(5-0).

--FOUR OF MUSKEGON'S 6-VICTORIES OVER QUAD CITY HAVE COME BY WAY OF EXTRA TIME; 2-OTW AND 2-SOW AS THE `JACKS ARE A PERFECT 4(4-0) AGAINST THE MALLARDS IN THIS CATEGORY.

--MUSKEGON IS 10(8-2-0-0) IN ITS LAST 10-STARTS AND 17(14-3-0-0) IN ITS 17-DECISIONS.

--WHEN FLINT OVERCAME THE `JACKS SATURDAY NIGHT IN MUSKEGON, 5-4, IT WAS ONLY THE CLUB'S 2ND SETBACK IN 1-GOAL DECISIONS THIS SEASON; THEIR RECORD STANDS AT 24(19-2-0-3) AND ON THE ROAD, IT IS 11(8-0-0-3).

--THE LUMBERJACKS REMAIN UNDEFEATED ENTERING THE THIRD PERIOD WITH THE LEAD THIS SEASON AT 24(22-0-0-2).

--THROUGH THE FIRST 13-GAMES OF THE SECOND-HALF OF THEIR SCHEDULE, THE LUMBERJACKS HAVE COMPILED A STELLAR RECORD OF 13(10-3-0-0).

--THE MUSKEGON PENALTY-KILLING CONTINUES TO BE ESPECIALLY EFFECTIVE, HAVING DEFUSED 21 OF THE LAST 23-ENEMY ATTEMPTS; 91.3% EFFICIENCY RATING AND 79 OF THE LAST 88; 89.6 %.

--OF HIS 15-VICTORIES THIS SEASON, FIRST-YEAR GOALTENDER MATT LUNDIN HAS GARNERED 7 IN EXTRA TIME; 3-OTW AND 4-SOW, RANKED #2 IN THE IHL IN THE LATTER DEPARTMENT.

--WITH HIS 3-ASSISTS IN SUNDAY'S 8-7 VERDICT OVER FLINT, `JACKS CENTER TODD ROBINSON HAS ATTAINED THE PRESTIGIOUS 1,000-POINTS PLATEAU IN HIS DISTINGUISHED 11-YEAR PRO CAREER; (1,002-ASSISTS).

--ROBIN BOUCHARD (669) IS 14-GOALS AWAY (683) FROM BECOMING THE GREATEST GOAL-SCORING CANNONEER IN MINOR PRO HOCKEY ANNALS.

--RIGHT WING JOHN DIPACE'S ELECTRIFYING 5-POINTS ENORMOUS PERFORMANCE (2-3-5) IN HIS TEAM'S SUNDAY TRIUMPH AT FLINT MATCHED MUSKEGON'S BEST SINGLE GAME POINT OUTPUT OF THE SEASON.

--WITH THEIR NEXT VICTORY, THE `JACKS WILL EQUAL THEIR ENTIRE TOTAL OF HOME WINS OF LAST SEASON AT 24. CURRENTLY, THEY ARE 28(23-5-0-0) AT WALKER ARENA THIS SEASON.

--THE LUMBERJACKS ARE FLOURISHING ON FOREIGN ICE, AGAIN. LAST 4(3-1-0-0); LAST 6(4-2-0-0); LAST 8(5-3-0-0).

--WITH 42-GOALS IN 51-GAMES THIS SEASON, ROBIN BOUCHARD HAS ATTAINED THE 40-GOALS' PLATEAU FOR THE 11TH TIME IN HIS DISTINGUISHED PRO CAREER.

--IN HIS LAST 96-LUMBERJACKS REGULAR SEASON GAMES, ROBIN BOUCHARD HAS CANNONADED A COLOSSAL 84-GOALS.

--RECENTLY OBTAINED DEFENSEMAN MARIO LAROCQUE (699) NEXT GAME WILL BE THE 700TH OF HIS PRO CAREER. HE IS 2-GOALS (98) FROM PRO CAREER 100.

--CENTER BILLY COLLINS (385) IS 5-GAMES AWAY FROM TYING RUSTYN DOLYNY (390) FOR 6TH PLACE ON MUSKEGON'S ALL-TIME LIST.

--IN SUNDAY'S 8-7 VICTORY AT FLINT, LEFT WING BOBBY BOLT NOTCHED HIS FIRST-EVER PRO 3-GOAL "HAT TRICK." THOSE 3-GOALS EXCEEDED HIS ENTIRE OUTPUT FOR THE CURRENT SEASON(2)

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