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Wings shutout Eagles 5-0

February 16, 2004 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Danville Wings News Release

The Danville Wings took the energy of their win Saturday against Green Bay breaking their 11 game losing streak and brought it Wednesday night as they score 5 times in the first two periods for a 5-0 victory over visiting St. Louis. Jeremy Hall scored two minutes into the game on assists from Tomas Klempa and Chris Anderson. The Wings scored two more in the first frame on a power play goal from Bryan Marshall and on another from Ryan Hoehn. With the Wings holding a three goal lead, Andrew Panchenko took upon himself to ice the game as he netted two goals in the second period, his 5th and 6th of the season. Justin Tobe stopped 16 of 16 shots for his league leading 4th shutout of the year. The Wings are now 19-18-6.

The Wings travel to Green Bay on Friday night before returning home on Valentine's day to host the Tri-City Storm.

Wings split over weekend

February 16, 2004 - On Friday night the Wings headed to Green Bay on a two game winning streak and came back home with a 3-2 win. Bryan Marshall scored his 20th goal of the year on a Alex Foster pass to start the Wings off with a 1-0 lead. Green Bay scored the next two goals before Jeremy Hall lifted to game back into a tie heading into the thrid period where Tomas Klempa netted the game winner halfway through the period. Justin Tobe was great in net stopping 26 of 28 shots. Saturday night was a different story has the league leading Tri City Storm came into town. Down 1-0, the Wings Foster made a nice deke on the Storm goaltender and notted the game at 1 a piece. But that was the only highlight for the Wings as the Storm scored 4 unanswered goals and went home a 5-1 winner.

The Wings are now 20-19-6 (46 points) and are in 4th place in the East division, 1 point behind the Waterloo Black Hawks. They host the St. Louis Heartland Eagles this Wednesday at the Palmer Arena and are home again on Friday to host the Chicago Steel and then travel to Green Bay on Saturday.

Wings weekly alumni update

February 16, 2004 - Derek Edwardson (Miami) scored a goal and added an assist this week to reach 40 points on the season, good for 5th in the nation. Other alumni scoring were Todd Grant (Miami) 3A; JR Corkery (UConn) 1G, 1A; Aaron Clarke (Niagara) 1G,1A; Theo Zacur (Air Force) 1G,1A; Shane Saum (Air Force) 2G; Nick Economakos (RPI) 1A; Jason Tejchma (UMass-Lowell) 1A; Marek Dora (Michigan Tech) 2A; Lukas Dora (Denver) 1A; Dov Grumet-Morris (Harvard) 1 Win.

In the pro's Scott Meyer (Charlotte-ECHL) picked up his 13th victory of the year; Rae Metz (Texas-ECHL) 2A; Landon Bathe (Toledo-ECHL) 1G; Adam Elzinga (Florence-ECHL) 1G,1A.

Coaches Corner

Welcome back to David Palmer Arena for another exciting night of Danville Wings hockey. Tonight we are hosting the Tri-City Storm who as of this writing are tied for first in the West division with 61 points. The Wings on the other hand are winners of 2 straight (hopefully 3 straight with our game last night against Green Bay) after dropping 11 in a row. We hope to keep the momentum alive against a tough Storm squad. The Wings hosted St. Louis on Wednesday evening and came away with a solid 5-0 shutout of the Eagles. Andrew Panchenko scored two second period goals to finish of St. Louis. Jeremy Hall, Bryan Marshall, and Ryan Hoehn scored for us as well. Justin Tobe stopped 16 of 16 shots for his league-leading 4 shutout of the year.

Tonight will be a tough test for us as we host a hot Tri-City team. The Storm are winners of 6 of their last 9 games and are tied with River City for the most points in the USHL. The Storm is paced by Bill Thomas (45 points) and Ratislav Spirko (42 points) offensively and has two very capable goaltenders in Peter Mannino (12-7-0) and Eric Aarnio (12-3-5). Over the last five games the Wings have been paced by forwards Travis Winter (1G, 4A); Jeremy Hall (3G); Bryan Marshall (1G, 3A); Derek Patrosso (3G); and Alex Foster (3A). Justin Tobe has been strong in net allowing 1 goal in his last two starts.

The Wings will be back home next week Wednesday to face the St. Louis Heartland Eagles once again. We will then take on division leader Chicago Steel on Friday night at the Palmer Arena before traveling back to Green Bay on February 21st.

As always thank you for your continued support and hope we will see you at the Palmer Arena soon- Coaching Staff.

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