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Boardwalk Bullies Week in Review
A.C. Hockey Club Opens Season With Two Wins
Monday, October 14, 2002
By Mary Rose Faustman
Big Win, Shootout Style
Friday the Boardwalk Bullies defeated the Roanoke Express, 4-3, in a shootout. Down 3-2 at the end of the second period, Bullies left wing Luke Curtin tied the game with 11 seconds remaining in regulation. After a scoreless overtime period, Jade Galbraith defeated Express goalie Evan Lindsay on the first Bullies attempted penalty shot, securing the victory after Scott Stirling turned aside four Roanoke shots. Stirling finished the game with 23 saves. All three Roanoke goals came on the power play, while Stefan Rivard tallied the lone power-play goal in 12 opportunities for the Bullies. One hundred twelve penalty minutes were handed out, including three 10-minute misconducts. The Bullies are 2-0-0 in season openers since relocating to Atlantic City last year.
From Shootout to Shutout
What a difference a day makes. After earning two points in the shootout victory Friday, the Bullies showed no mercy to the visiting Richmond Renegades Saturday. After two scoreless periods, the Bullies kicked it up a notch, netting three goals and keeping the 'Gades off the scoreboard. Ryan Mougenel opened the scoring with the game-winning tally 31 seconds into the final frame. Rookie and Los Angeles Kings draft pick Jim Henkel registered his first of the season at 5:04. Kevin Colley, who spent the majority of the second half of last season with the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League, scored his first of the year off a pass from Luke Curtin. Paul Spadafora finished the game with two helpers, while netminder Scott Stirling earned his first shutout of the season, turning aside all 35 Richmond shots.
Luke Curtin leads the team with three points (1G,2A)...Newcomer Carl Corazzini leads the team in plus-minus with a +3.Scott Stirling has a 1.45 goals against average, a .951 save percentage, and a 2-0-0 record.Rookie forward Jim Henkel has two points (1G,1A) and is a +2 in two games thus far.
Friday, October 18, 2002
The Bullies take on the Wheeling Nailers for the first of three meetings this season. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a "Let's Go Bullies" cheer card courtesy of Standard Publishing.
Saturday, October 19, 2002
The Bullies face the Royals for the first of eight division games this year. Catch the Bullies in action on the road with Rob Simpson, the "Voice" of the Bullies, on 1450 WKXW (AM) or log onto www.boardwalkbullies.com and click the "Listen Live" feature.
Tuesday, October 15 - 10:30 a.m. @ Boardwalk Hall
The 2002 Kelly Cup Playoffs Northeast Division Champion Boardwalk Bullies play at Boardwalk Hall. Season tickets and partial plans for the 2002-03 regular season are on sale by calling (609) 348-PUCK. For more information on South Jersey's newest professional sports franchise, visit www.boardwalkbullies.com.
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