Tuesday, January 6, 2004
Local hockey update
Our weekly look at Cincinnati's minor league hockey teams.
Last weekend: Lost to Dayton 3-0 in Dayton.
Where they stand: 16-15-2, sixth in the nine-team Northern Division of the ECHL's Eastern Conference.
Who's next: The Clones are at Johnstown on Friday. Game time is 7 p.m. with a 6:50 p.m. pre-game show on sportsjuice.com. The Clones return to U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. showdown with the Wheeling Nailers.
Who's hot: Cyclones winger Tom Rouleau has scored in three of his last five games, including two-game winning goals.
Nuts & bolts: Terry Marchant became the first Clone to record 100 shots after a pair of shots on Friday in Dayton. ... Garrett Prosofsky was the only Clone to enjoy a multiple-goal game through the team's first 18 contests. Since then, the Clones have had multiple goal games on nine occasions. Prosofsky leads the team with four multiple-goal games.
Tickets/promotions: Visit the U.S. Bank Arena box office or any other Ticketmaster location including by phone at 513-562-4949 for individual tickets. Group tickets and partial season plans are available from the U.S. Bank Arena ticket office. The ticket office can be reached at 513-421-3222. Upcoming promotions include an appearance by Scooby Doo and Shaggy on January 25th when the Clones take on Atlantic City.
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
Last weekend: Tied Houston (2-2); split with San Antonio (5-4 OTL, 5-2).
Where they stand: 13-16-5-1, tied for fifth in West Division.
Who's next: At Milwaukee (17-9-4-2), 8 p.m. Thursday; at Chicago (17-13-5-2), 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.
Who's hot: Left wing Chris Kunitz has six points (one goal, five assists) in his last two games. ... Center Tony Martensson has 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in his last 15 games.
Nuts & bolts: Kunitz tied a franchise record with five points Jan. 4. He ranks second among AHL rookies in scoring with a team-leading 27 points (11 goals, 26 assists). ... RW Joffrey Lupul became the 14th first-round NHL draft pick to play for the Ducks. ... C Tony Martensson ranks second in the AHL with a plus-17rating. ... D Mark Popovic, a second-round pick by Anaheim in 2001, made his NHL debut Jan. 2 at Buffalo. ... Defensemen have combined to score four goals in the past three games after recording just two goals in the previous 16. ...Former AHL Duck Martin Gerber, who now plays for Anaheim, led all NHL goaltenders in goals-against average (1.77) and save percentage (.936) for the 2003 calendar year.
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