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Hockey Summary

Suns 10, Wings 3

NEngland Wings 0 1 2 3
Sun Valley Suns 2 7 1 10

FIRST PERIOD—(1) SV, John Stevens 17 (Joe Lawson, Kit Hughes), 4:24. (2) SV, Jamie Ellison 18 (Luke Smith), 18:34.

SECOND PERIOD—(3) SV, Stevens 18 (Chas Riopel, Lawson), 3:03. (4) SV, Baranzelli 13 (Ellison, Smith), 5:00, power play goal. (5) SV, Smith 9 (unassisted), 5:06. (6) SV, Baranzelli 14 (Smith), 7:31. (7) SV, Smith 10 (Ellison), 7:51. (8) SV, Tom Forti 7 (Hughes, Ben Stauffer), 11:46, power play goal. (9) SV, Baranzelli 15 (Ivars Muzis, Vilnis Nikolaisons), 14:53, power play and hat trick goal. (10) Wings, Mason Dehnavifer (Bill Driscoll), 18:14, shorthanded goal.

THIRD PERIOD—(11) Wings, Brian Saletta (Eric Marchand, Tip Fleming), 0:39. (12) SV, Nikolaisons 15 (Ellison, Muzis), 7:31. (13) Wings, Kelly Garvin (unassisted), 17:39.

SHOTS ON GOAL—for New England 7-1-9 for 17; for Sun Valley 18-16-20 for 54.

GOALIES—New England, Jeff Sandreuter (44 saves); SV, James Moskos (14 saves, 9-1-0 record).

OFFICIALS—Referee, Bobby Noyes; linesmen, John Olson and John Heinrich.

NOTES—Paul Baranzelli’s hat trick was his third in seven games. Single-season Suns record for hat tricks is 4, all by forwards—Luke Smith last winter, Chris Benson 1993, Tom D’Andrea 1991, Rick Bourbonnais 1989 and Dave Reichel 1982….Chris Benson has the most career hat tricks, 13. Chas Riopel has 7, Vilnis Nikolaisons 6, Jamie Ellison 5 and Smith 5. Last year’s team set a franchise record of 15 hat tricks. So far this year’s team has 8….Another record in sight, besides the franchise mark of 24 wins, is the single-season Suns scoring record of 199 goals set in 1983. The Suns now have 148 and can break 200 if they keep up their current 7.4 goals per game average….Nikolaison’s third-period goal was perhaps the prettiest of the season. Stickhandling with a rapid-fire series of shifts, Vilnis put the moves on the Wings defense and moved in alone on Wings goalie Sandreuter—finishing through the five-hole…..Sun Valley’s forward lines were Smith-Ellison-Nikolaisons, Riopel-Joe Lawson-John Stevens, Ben Stauffer-Tom Forti-Benson. Rotating in was Scott Cormack. The blueliners were Ivars Muzis-Baranzelli, Kit Hughes-Tim Tracy, Kris Webster-Jon Bender.…Stauffer got the first takedown in a third-period brawl….Penalty minutes were Suns 20 and Wings 27. On the power play: Suns 3-for-4, Wings 0-for-5…. Tonight’s outcome made it 450 Suns wins in 27 seasons.


Suns 10, Wings 4

NEngland Wings 1 2 1 4
Sun Valley Suns 3 4 3 10

FIRST PERIOD—(1) SV, Forti 8 (Stauffer, Chris Benson), 9:10. (2) Wings, Dylan Wolin (Fleming, Saletta), 11:02. (3) SV, Riopel 5 (Benson, Hughes), 11:52. (4) SV, Smith 11 (Nikolaisons, Hughes), 15:01, shorthanded goal.

SECOND PERIOD—(5) SV, Forti 9 (Muzis, Benson), 1:50. (6) Wings, Marchand (Saletta, Fleming), 7:09. (7) Wings, Dehnavifer (unassisted), 11:28. (8) SV, Ellison 19 (Smith, Nikolaisons), 14:56. (9) SV, Stevens 19 (Riopel, Hughes), 15:41. (10) SV, Muzis 5 (Smith, Hughes), 17:31.

THIRD PERIOD—(11) SV, Nikolaisons 16 (Ellison, Hughes), 0:55, shorthanded goal. (12) Wings, Steve Theall (unassisted), 1:06, power play goal. (13) SV, Nikolaisons 17 (Ellison, Smith), 2:49. (14) SV, Smith 12 (Nikolaisons, Hughes), 14:31.

SHOTS ON GOAL—for New England 11-12-13 for 36; for Sun Valley 17-19-20 for 56.

GOALIES—New England, Jeff Sandreuter (46 saves); SV, Matt Gershater (32 saves, 10-0-0 season).

OFFICIALS—Referee, Richard Winkler; linesmen, Bobby Noyes and John Heinrich.

NOTES—Leading the weekend scoring was Luke Smith (4-6 for 10 points), Kit Hughes (0-8 for 8), Jamie Ellison (2-5 for 7) and Vilnis Nikolaisons (3-4 for 7). The Ellison line had 24 of Sun Valley’s 55 points….The Suns outscored the Wings 20-7, outshot them 110-53 and outpointed the Wings 55-14….Weekend penalty minutes: Suns 44, Wings 48. On the power play tonight: Suns 0-for-4 (3-for-8 weekend) and Wings 1-for-6 (1-for-11 weekend)….In their last six games the Suns are 14-for-30 on the power play…. Ellison (91-147 for 238), Nikolaisons (71-119 for 190), Riopel (95-124 for 219) and Stevens (71-106 for 177) continue to move up on the all-time scoring list….The Jackson Hole Moose split a series with the Boston Hockey Club Feb. 15-16, winning the opener 14-5 but losing the nightcap 5-4 in an overtime shootout. Boston visits Sun Valley March 8-9….Wing Scott Winkler was at the Olympics and didn’t play this weekend. Hughes subbed for Winkler on the Beat the Sun crew with Tim Tracy and Ben Stauffer.






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