This entry about the Central Hockey League does not really have much of an Alaska connection -- well, other than former (briefly) Alaska Aces forward Brandon Coccimiglio of the Tulsa Oilers and Allen Americans coach Steve Martinson, who used to bring the San Diego Gulls to Anchorage back in the day -- but it was too good not to share.
Anyhow, they staged quite a doozy tonight in Allen, Texas, where Tulsa won 10-8 in a game that featured 101 penalty minutes, goaltenders (honest, the box score says so), a string of eight straight special teams goals (five PPGs, a SHG and two more PPGs), seven fighting majors, a successful penalty shot and a slew of guys racking ridiculous point totals.
In all, before Todd Robinson's empty-net goal sealed matters for Tulsa, various goaltenders surrendered 17 goals on 75 shots. Hint: That is not a stellar, collective save percentage -- it's .773, groan.
Robinson put up 2-5--7 totals, teammate Adam Pleskach went 4-2--6 and Ben Gordon went 1-4--5. On Allen's side, Alex Lavoie (3-2--5) led three players with three or more points.
Tulsa's Shane Madolora stopped 27 of 35 shots, and he won.
Things were so over the top that the official box score reports Tulsa went 5 for 4 on the power play. Of course, that cannot happen -- right? Hell, in this game, maybe it could.
Oh, and Coccimiglio had an assist.
To enjoy the summary of events, click here and marvel. Surely, the reported crowd of 4,392 at the Allen Event Center got its money's worth.