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Schwab's Four-Point Night Leads Denver to 6-2 Win

February 16, 2013 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Denver Cutthroats News Release

DENVER - Troy Schwab recorded four points, plus Mikael Bedard and AJ Gale each scored a pair of goals to lead the Denver Cutthroats to a 6-2 win on Friday night over the Wichita Thunder in front of 3,284 at the Denver Coliseum.

With the win the Cutthroats (25-19-6) pull to within four points of the Thunder (27-15-6) for third place in the Central Hockey League. Schwab finished with a goal and three assists. Luke Fulghum also added three helpers in the game along with Bedard's and Gale's scoring.

Michael DiLorenzo stopped 24 of 26 shots in his Cutthroats debut after signing with the team on Friday as Kieran Millan was called up to the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters.

The Cutthroats jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period as Brad Smyth opened the scoring 3:52 on the power play deflecting home his 21st of the season. Mikael Bedard then tallied his fourth of the season, and first in the Cutthroats sweater, after also signing with the team on Friday. Schwab then added his 17th of the year from the left circle.

Gale made it a 4-0 score 90 seconds into the middle period off a centering feed from Schwab. The Thunder found their way to scoresheet with a power play goal by Dave Inman just three minutes later and a one-time goal from the slot by RG Flath at 7:13. Bedard added his second of the game with 7:26 left in the period to make it a 5-2 Denver lead.

Gale added one more early in the third from Schwab and Sean Zimmerman. His 31 goals on the season continue to lead the CHL and his first goal in the game was the 200th point of his professional career.

Torrie Jung suffered his first regulation loss since January 12th for the Thunder. Grant Rollheiser came on in relief of Jung after Denver's fourth goal. Rollheiser served as the backup to Denver's Millan when the two attended Boston University together.

Denver finished 1-for-3 on the power play. Wichita went 1-for-4.

The Cutthroats and Thunder complete their home-and-home series on Saturday in Wichita, Kan. at Intrust Bank Arena. Puck drop is set for 6:05 PM MST.

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