|South Jersey Ice Hockey:
Boardwalk Bullies Week in Review
Monday, October 28, 2002
By Mary Rose Faustman
Bullies Lose 3-2 to Royals in Shootout
The Bullies played catch-up during Wednesday night's game against the visiting Reading Royals. Reading's Chris Bogas opened scoring with a power-play tally at 12:11 in the first period. Bullies rookie Jim Henkel answered with a shorthanded goal to tie the score at one at the end of the first period. The Bullies tied the game at two in the second period on a power-play goal by Carl Corazzini. After a scoreless third period and overtime, Atlantic City entered its second shootout in five games. Royals' Mat Snesrud beat Bullies goalie Matt Yeats to clinch the win. Yeats stopped four of six shots in the shootout and made 32 saves in the game. Reading's Scott Fankhouser stopped 38 Bullies shots and five of six in the shootout.
Bullies Beat Titans, 4-3, Lead Garden State Cup Series
The Bullies opened with its best two periods of play this season, scoring four consecutive goals before the Titans tallied to get on the board. J.F. Caudron earned four points (1G,3A), and Kevin Colley netted two goals, including the game winner on the power play, and added an assist. Matt Yeats stopped 28 Trenton shots and earned his second win this season. The Titans attempted a comeback, capitalizing on two power-play opportunities, and closing the scoring gap to one goal. But the Bullies did not relent and now lead the Garden State Cup Series, one game to none in the 10-game regular season series.
Bullies Drop One in Wheeling
The Bullies headed into Saturday's matchup 5-0-1, tied with Trenton for the top spot in the Northeast Division and the Northern Conference. But the Nailers sought revenge from the team that defeated them, 8-2, in Atlantic City on Friday, October 18. Bullies' Kevin Colley opened scoring at 1:49 in the second period, only to be answered by two Nailers goals within moments of each other. Luke Curtin tied the game at two on a power-play tally assisted by Colley and J.F. Caudron at 2:17 in the third frame, but Wheeling's Mike Nelson took matters into his own hands, registering his short-handed unassisted game winner at 14:56. Bullies netminder Matt Yeats stopped 14 Nailers shots in his fourth start of the season and his road debut. Yeats is now 2-1-1, including a win and a loss against Wheeling. Nailers goalie Mike Valley made 29 saves in the win and improved to 2-3-0.
Carl Corazzini is tied for second in the league in game-winning goals with two...Matt Yeats is 13th in the league in goals against average with a 2.55...Yeats is 2-1-1 with a .905 save percentage...The Bullies are perfect on the road penalty kill, allowing no goals in six shorthanded occurrences...The Bullies are 3-0-0 when leading after two periods and are 3-1-1 in one-goal games.
Friday, November 1, 2002
Tuesday, October 29 - 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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