Just a few quick notes before we call it a night here at Sullivan Arena, where it's just the cleaning crew, yours truly -- oh, and probably Aces equipment manager Mike Burkhead, who The Blog doesn't think actually leaves the building during homestands.
Anyhow, can Pheonix Copley please get some goal support. The Michigan Tech sophomore goaltender from North Pole took another loss tonight, 2-1 at Michigan, despite his 28 saves. He owns a 2.17 goals-against average and .937 save percentage. And a 1-5-0 record -- the Huskies have scored six goals in his five losses.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame goaltender Steve Summerhays of Anchorage improved to 6-1-0 by making 26 saves in a 3-2 win at Vermont. He owns a GAA of 1.49, a save percentage of .936 and two shutouts.
Congrats to winger Scott Wamsganz of Anchorage and Colorado College (I can say offer congrats to him without being a homer -- I grew up with his parents). Wamsganz scored his first college goal tonight, in his 42nd career game. Alas, it came in a 5-1 loss at Western Michigan, but he's no doubt found some small solace in getting off the schneid.
We like to keep an eye on one of The Blog's all-time favorites, former UAA goaltender Nathan Lawson. Lawson tonight made 37 saves for AHL Binghamton in a 4-2 win over visiting Syracuse, improving to 5-1-0 with a 2.22 and .931.
And winger Joey Crabb of Anchorage had a goal and a fighting major for San Antonio in a 5-3 win over Charlotte. That stretched his point streak to three games and gave him 2-3--5 totals in seven games since being assigned to the AHL from NHL Florida.