We had some online publishing problems Saturday night, so here are some notes we're just now able to get up on the site:
Former Alaska Aces goaltender Jean-Philippe Lamoureux has some company in the ECHL record book.
South Carolina goaltender Ryan Zapolski on Saturday night posted his eighth shutouts with 22 saves in a 3-0 win over visiting Greenville. That ties Lamoureux’s single-season record for bagels, which he established in 2008-09, when he was voted the league’s Goaltender of the Year and backstopped the Aces to Game 7 of the Kelly Cup Finals, where they fell to – wait for it – the South Carolina Stingrays. (To quote Mrs. Blog’s query about JP that season, when she was not amused by the longest playoff run possible: “What in the f--- is he even doing in this league?’’ Ah, that’s my girl!)
Anyhow, Zapolski is 21-9-2 with a 1.62 goals-against average and .942 save percentage – those last two numbers are just stupid.
Speaking of masked men, former UAA goalie Nathan Lawson killed it for the second night in a row in the AHL, backstopping Binghamton to a 4-3 OT win over Rochester. Nate The Great made 41 saves to improve to 6-2-1 with a 2.22 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.
More goalie stuff – our old friend James Reid, the former Aces backstop recently traded to ECHL Orlando, and then traded to Evansville, made his second start for the latter Saturday and stopped 34 of 38 shots in a 5-2 loss to Cincy.
Also on the ECHL front, former UAA winger Sean Wiles struck for his 25th goal Saturday night in a 3-2 win at Stockton – that moves him into ninth in the league in goals.
And on a random college front, Colorado College’s 4-3 win at Michigan Tech came courtesy of the 15th goal of the season from senior captain William Rapuzzi of Anchorage and the sixth goal of the season from freshman Hunter Fejes of Anchorage.
That is all.