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November 3, 2004 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Richmond RiverDogs News Release

TODAY’S MATCHUP: The third of 17 meetings, and the first of eight in Richmond. The ‘Dogs and Jackals have split two meetings. ‘Dogs were 7-1-2 vs. Elmira at the Coliseum last year. Greg Koehler has five points vs. the ‘Dogs. Ryan Prentice and Mark Turner have three vs. the Jackals. The ‘Dogs are third in the Eastern Division, one point behind Elmira and Danbury. The Jackals and Trashers are in a first place tie.

LAST ACTION: The ‘Dogs drilled Danbury 5-2 on the road Saturday. The ‘Dogs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period and coasted to a win over the Trashers. J.F. Picard scored two goals and Mark Turner added a shorthanded goal. Ryan McIntosh made 30 saves. David Hymovitz chipped in two assists. The clubs combined for 83 PIM. Elmira lost 6-3 at Adirondack Saturday. The Frostbite jumped out to a 3-1 first period lead and put the game away with two more in the second. Darren Van Oene scored twice for the Jackals.

’DOG BITES: The 'Dogs finished a four game road trip with a 2-2 record. The 'Dogs became the first visiting team to win in Danbury and were the first club to scored a shorthanded goal against the Trashers. Jonathan Gagnon had four assists in two games last week. The 'Dogs had a string of 20 straight penalty kills end Friday at Elmira. The 'Dogs have picked up 101 PIM in two games vs. Danbury. Richmond has 107 PIM in their other five games combined. The 'Dogs play five of their next seven games at home. Ryan McIntosh has won his first two starts in net for the 'Dogs. Richmond is five games through a stretch of eight straight games vs. Eastern Division clubs (the 'Dogs are 3-2 vs. the East). Defensemen Dan Rohanna and Michal Pscheidt made their RiverDog debuts Friday in Elmira. The 'Dogs have allowed 30 or more shots in four straight games after holding their first three opponents under 30. Richmond has fired 30 or more shots on goal in six of seven games. Francis Belanger is tied for eighth in the league in scoring. Ryan McIntosh is second in goals against average.

JACKALS NOTES: Elmira has the league’s top two scorers. Greg Koehler and Jason Sessa are tied for the UHL lead in points. They are also tied for second in goals. The Jackals played their first seven games at home. Today is the second of a four game road trip for the Jackals. Sessa is the Sher-Wood UHL Player of the Month for October.

NEXT UP: The RiverDogs hit the road for a pair of games at Adirondack this weekend (7:05 Friday and Saturday). Friday’s broadcast will be on 1450 WCLM. Saturday the ‘Dogs are back on 1480.

ON THE AIR: RiverDogs regular season road games can be heard on Talk Radio 1480 WTOX. All home and road games are live on the internet at www.riverdogshockey.com John Emmett calls the play by play. He is in his seventh season of broadcasting hockey in Richmond.

TICKET INFO: Tickets for all RiverDogs games are available at all TicketMaster outlets and the Coliseum Box Office. Tickets can be charged by phone through TicketMaster by calling 262-8100, or purchased on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. Season tickets, FlexPaks, birthday parties, Family 4Paks, and group tickets are available through the RiverDogs office. For more ticket information please call the RiverDogs office at 225-7825, or visit us on-line at www.riverdogshockey.com.

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