McCall Mountaineers 3 1 3 7
Sun Valley Suns 3 5 3 11
FIRST PERIOD—(1) SV, Ryan McDonald 2 (Blake Jenson), 1:14. (2) SV, Ryan Enrico 5 (Vilnis Nikolaisons, Jamie Ellison), 2:28, power play goal. (3) McCall, Justin Hamilton (Brett Gallagher), 3:48, power play goal. (4) SV, Nikolaisons 1 (Jami James), 10:43, shorthanded goal. (5) McCall, Scott Davis (Cal Ingraham, Adam Labarbera), 14:14. (6) McCall, Cameron Grow (Labarbera), 17:11.
SECOND PERIOD—(7) McCall, Pepi Ursillo (Gallagher, Hamilton), 0:39. (8) SV, Adam Swain 4 (Jenson, McDonald), 1:12. (9) SV, Ellison 3 (Nikolaisons), 5:06. (10) SV, Swain 5 (Jenson, James), 9:29. (11) SV, Nikolaisons 2 (unassisted), 10:05, shorthanded goal. (12) SV, McDonald 3 (Jenson, Swain), 14:30.
THIRD PERIOD—(13) McCall, Ursillo (Jeremy Mylmok), 0:13. (14) McCall, Cal Ingraham (unassisted), 6:09, shorthanded goal. (15) SV, Enrico 6 (unassisted), 8:18. (16) SV, Kris Webster 1 (Jon Duval), 13:16, power play goal. (17) McCall, Gallagher (Mike Hansen), 16:29, power play goal. (18) SV, Trevor Thomas 1 (McDonald), 19:12.
SHOTS ON GOAL—McCall 10-17-15 for 42; Sun Valley 16-17-14 for 47.
GOALIES—McCall, Tony Davenport (36 saves); SV, Ryan Thomson (35 saves, 3-0-0 record).
OFFICIALS—Referee, Scott Ingraham; linesmen, Bobby Noyes and Curt Martin.
NOTES—Enlivening the third period was a fight between Suns rookie Adam Swain and McCall's Jeremy Mylymok. Actually, the flare-up started with a pushing match along the corner boards between Swain and former Suns skater John Howell. Mylymok barged in and started throwing punches with Swain. Both were ejected and forced to sit out Saturday's game as well. Mylymok, 34, a 6-0, 200-pound defenseman from London, Ontario, was a big loss for McCall. He played for the University of Alaska-Anchorage from 1992-96 and six seasons for the Boise-based Idaho Steelheads from 2000-06, recording 46 goals and 894 penalty minutes in 330 Steelhead games.....Eleventh-year center Jamie Ellison moved past John Bump Finnegan into fourth place on the all-time Suns scoring list. After the weekend, Ellison's totals are 123-211 for 334 points. Interestingly, Ellison's linemate Vilnis Nikolaisons (129-211 for 340) has the exact same number of career assists.....Tonight's 18-goal game was the highest scoring game in the four-year, 24-game series between the two teams. Previous combined goal high was 13. It came on the heels of the lowest-scoring games in the rivalry, the double 3-1 Suns wins at McCall Dec. 1-2......Defenseman Ivars Muzis (47-101 for 148) has gone over the 100-assist mark in his nine-year Suns career.....Suns forward lines were Blake Jenson-Ryan McDonald-Adam Swain, Ryan Enrico-Jamie Ellison-Vilnis Nikolaisons, John Miller-Jon Duval-Scott Winkler with Charles Friedman and Billy Tryder filling in. Among the defensive pairings were Ivars Muzis-Kris Webster, Jamie James-Trevor Thomas, John Stevens-Frank Salvoni.......McCall's main forward lines were Cal Ingraham-Adam Labarbera-Mike Hansen and Brett Gallagher-Pepi Ursillo-Justin Hamilton. The Mountaineer defensemen were Scott Davis-Jeremy Mylmok and former Sun John Howell with Bill Blackadar....The Mountaineers, the 2004 national champion, placed second in the 2006 USA/Labatt Blue Hockey Adult Men's Non-Check Over 30 tournament last April in Phoenix. But they have been bitten by the injury bug this season and are only 2-6 for the season.
SUNS 4, MOUNTAINEERS 3
SATURday, DEC. 30
McCall Mountaineers 0 2 1 3
Sun Valley Suns 1 3 0 4
FIRST PERIOD—(1) SV, Charles Friedman 1 (Billy Tryder, Blake Jenson), 4:08.
SECOND PERIOD—(2) SV, Ryan McDonald 4 (Scott Winkler, Jenson), 0:59. (3) SV, Ryan Enrico 7 (Ivars Muzis, Jamie Ellison), 2:16. (4) McCall, Justin Hamilton (Scott Davis, Cal Ingraham), 6:56, power play goal. (5) SV, Jon Duval 2 (unassisted), 8:54, shorthanded goal. (6) McCall, Mike Hansen (Hamilton), 9:50.
THIRD PERIOD—(7) McCall, Hamilton (Ingraham, Davis), 3:10.
SHOTS ON GOAL—McCall 9-10-7 for 26; Sun Valley 11-12-18 for 41.
GOALIES—McCall, Tony Davenport (37 saves); SV, Colin Zulianello (23 saves, 3-0-0 record).
OFFICIALS—Referee, Scott Ingraham; linesmen, John Heinrich and Eric Wingard.
NOTES—The teams had played six 1-goal games before tonight's affair and the Suns were 1-5 in those outcomes, including four consecutive 4-3 losses to McCall in 1-goal decisions.....Spectacular in the third period, Mountaineers goalie Tony Davenport is familiar with the Sun Valley goal. Playing for Boise's Eagle High School, Davenport was the Most Valuable Player of the 2004 Idaho High School State Championship played in February 2004 on Sun Valley ice. Sun Valley nipped Eagle 4-3 in the title game.....Former Suns wing Terry Heneghan was watching the game after undergoing major shoulder surgery in December.....The Suns have outscored opponents 20-6 in the second period to date. Last year they outscored foes 36-31 in the second....The 6-0 start for the Suns resembles last winter's 5-1 start to the hockey season. Last winter the Suns had an 8-game winning streak and were 13-3 at one point before tailing off to 16-8 by winning only three of their final eight games.....Suns were 2-for-11 on the power play for the weekend and McCall was 3-for-16. For the season the Suns are 13-for-37 on the power play compared to 4-for-51 for opponents.....Weekend penalty minutes were Sun Valley 61 and McCall 53.... Tonight's lines were Blake Jenson-Ryan McDonald-Scott Winkler, Ryan Enrico-Jamie Ellison-Vilnis Nikolaisons, John Stevens-Jon Duval-John Miller, Frank Salvoni-Billy Tryder-Charles Friedman. Captain Chris Warrington was back on the ice after being out of town for the holiday. The other blueliners were Jami James, Kris Webster, Ivars Muzis and Trevor Thomas.....Leading the Suns weekend scoring parade were Blake Jenson (0 goals, 6 assists), George Jacket winner Ryan McDonald (3-2 for 5) and Vilnios Nikolaisons (2-2 for 4). Nine different Suns scored goals and the Suns outpointed McCall 34-23.... Leading the Mountaineers with 3 goals and 2 assists for the weekend was former Air Force Academy skater Justin Hamilton, 26, from Medicine Hat, Alberta.....McCall had only 7 players on the bench tonight with former Suns player John Howell sitting because of an infection he got from an elbow injury Friday.....McCall's other four games this season were against the Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Moose. The teams split four games in the home-and-home series. In mid-November at Jackson Hole's Snow King Center, McCall won the opener 4-3 and lost to the Moose 5-4 (OT) in the second game. In mid-December at Manchester Ice and Events Centre in McCall, the Moose captured the opener 4-1 but McCall prevailed 6-4 in the Saturday game. This coming weekend, Jan. 5-6, McCall is due to host the Trail (B.C., Canada) Smoke Eaters while the Moose take on the Denver Tailgators.