Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Suns Hockey Summary


SUNS 5, MOTO ICE 3

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Vancouver Moto Ice 2 1 0 3
Sun Valley Suns 2 0 1 2

FIRST PERIOD—(1) SV, Vilnis Nikolaisons 4 (Jamie Ellison, Ryan Enrico), 11:49. (2) SV, Nikolaisons 5 (unassisted), 15:44.

SECOND PERIOD—(3) SV, Taylor Rothgeb 8 (Charles Friedman, Matt Alloway), 2:08. (4) Vancouver, Steve Adler (James Leather, Derek Franco), 12:07. (5) Vancouver, Steve Bordt (Brian Hebert, David Kvapil), 17:54. (6) Vancouver, Franco (Trevor Toulmin, Travis Priest), 19:20.

THIRD PERIOD—(7) SV, Blake Jenson 4 (Paul Baranzelli, Ivars Muzis), 13:43, power play goal. (8) SV, Baranzelli 8 (goalie Tony Benson), 19:10, shorthanded and empty net goal.

SHOTS ON GOAL—Vancouver 10-16-9 for 35; Sun Valley 16-8-10 for 34.

GOALIES—Vancouver Moto Ice, Mike Bogdanovich (29 saves); SV, Tony Benson (32 saves, 1-0-0 record).

OFFICIALS—Chris Benson and John Olson.

NOTES—SV forward lines were Ryan Enrico-Jamie Ellison-Vilnis Nikolaisons, John Stevens-Billy Tryder-Blake Jenson, Gunnar Gladics-Charles Friedman-Taylor Rothgeb. Missing forwards included Jon Duval (ill), John Miller, Adam Swain and Caleb Baukol. Cody Proctor made an attempt to skate, but was still suffering repercussions from an injury in the Seattle Indians series. The Suns were also short on defense, missing Jeremy Mylymok and Eric Demment. So the home team was down to four defensemen, Paul Baranzelli, Ivars Muzis, Matt Alloway and Chris Warrington....Goalie Ryan Thomson was in Arizona for a work conference.....In Thomson's place between the pipes was Hailey's Tony Benson, officially making it his 13th year playing for the Suns. Benson (90-43-7) had an assist and penalty while posting his 90th career Suns victory......The host Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Moose split their two-game series with the McCall Mountaineers Feb. 27-28 at Snow King Center. The Moose (14-6) overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat McCall 7-2 in the Saturday game, after the Mountaineers prevailed 6-2 on Friday night.

MOTO ICE 6, SUNS 4

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Vancouver Moto Ice 2 2 2 6
Sun Valley Suns 1 2 1 4

FIRST PERIOD—(1) Vancouver, Steve Bordt (Dave Lammers, Stephan Sinclair), 1:41. (2) Vancouver, Travis Priest (Sinclair, Brian Hebert), 16:05. (3) SV, Vilnis Nikolaisons 6 (Ryan Enrico, Jamie Ellison), 17:08.

SECOND PERIOD—(4) SV, Matt Alloway 2 (Enrico), 4:26. (5) Vancouver, Priest (Sean Peach, Hebert), 5:16. (6) SV, Chris Warrington 5 (Ellison, Enrico), 7:12. (7) Vancouver, Hebert (Peach, Priest), 19:32.

THIRD PERIOD—(8) Vancouver, Hebert (Peach), 6:00. (9) Vancouver, Derek Franco (James Leather), 7:38. (10) SV, Paul Baranzelli 9 (Billy Tryder, John Stevens), 12:18.

SHOTS ON GOAL—Vancouver 13-19-15 for 47; Sun Valley 12-11-13 for 36.

GOALIES—Vancouver Moto Ice, Mike Bogdanovich (32 saves); SV, Mat Gershater (41 saves, 1-2-0 record).

OFFICIALS—Dave Patrie and Jack Johnson.

NOTES—Tonight was the 800th game in Suns history (554-217-29)......The series with Vancouver also featured two of the season's fastest games, tonight's game ending at 9:15 p.m. and Friday's opener at 9:09 p.m.......This weekend's Suns guest coach was John "Cub" Burke, a PGA Tour professional golf caddie from Duluth who has been working this season with a fellow Minnesotan, 39-year-old Cameron Beckman of Minneapolis. Beckman, a 6-2, 215-pounder, turned pro in 1993 after graduating from Texas Lutheran University. He was the 1991 NAIA individual champion at Texas Lutheran. Beckman has won $7 million in 279 PGA events over the past five years. With Burke he is enjoying his best season so far, making the cuts in all six events he has entered. He ranks 45th in the FedEx Cup standings with a career-best 69.36 scoring average and money earnings of $227,107 (63rd on the tour). Beckman posted his best finish of the season with a 15th-place tie for $57,600 March 1 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun. He also won $68,000 for placing 23rd in the Mercedes Benz Championship Jan. 11. Beckman ranks 14th in putting average on the tour.....SV forward lines were Noah Loyd-Jamie Ellison-Vilnis Nikolaisons, Ryan Enrico-Billy Tryder-Caleb Baukol, Charles Friedman-Jon Duval-Taylor Rothgeb, Cody Proctor-Blake Jenson-John Miller. Defensemen were Paul Baranzelli, Ivars Muzis, Matt Alloway, Chris Warrington and Eric Demment....The weekend's leading scorer was the Fraser Valley Wireless forward Brian Hebert (2 goals, 3 assists) of Moto Ice....Suns leading scorer Ryan Enrico (4 assists) topped his team, and the Jamie Ellison forward line recorded 10 of the 23 Suns weekend points.




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