Goldie shines at ECHL All-Star Game

Thursday, 01.24.2008 / 1:50 AM / ECHL Report

By Brian Compton - Deputy Managing Editor

Canucks prospect Ash Goldie tallied six points in the ECHL All-Star Game, a new record.
Victoria Salmon Kings forward Ash Goldie picked a heck of a time to have a career night.

With scouts from all across the National Hockey League in attendance, Goldie scored a hat trick and added three assists as the National Conference won the ECHL All-Star Game by a 10-7 score on Wednesday night in Stockton, Calif.

Goldie’s six points set a new record for the ECHL All-Star Game, which was witnessed by a crowd of 7,455 at Stockton Arena. The 26-year-old center has 22 goals and 20 assists in 38 games for the first-place Salmon Kings this season.

Goldie, who scored a goal in each period, broke the record of five points held by Andy MacIntyre of the Canada All-Stars, who had four goals and an assist on Jan. 20, 1998 at Lafayette, La.

“It was nice. It was a lot of fun to be a part of this,” said Goldie, the game’s Most Valuable Player. “The ECHL did a great job, and Stockton did a wonderful job hosting this event. It’s just something I’m real glad I got to be a part of.”

Goldie scored his third goal 22 seconds into the third period to set a new All-Star record for fastest goal at the beginning of a period, breaking the mark of 23 seconds, set by Fresno Falcons forward Luke Curtin in 2006.

Former NHL player Peter Ferraro of Las Vegas (2 goals, 3 assists) and Greg Rallo of Idaho (1 goal, 4 assists) each had five points. Fresno’s Igor Gongalsky (2 assists) and Oren Eizenman (2 goals) had two points, as did Utah Grizzlies forward Justin Bourne (2 assists). Bourne is the son of former New York Islanders forward Bob Bourne.

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Goldie scored at 16:55 of the second period and Ferraro scored 16 seconds later at 17:11 to set the All-Star record for fastest two goals by one team, breaking the mark of 17 seconds by Mike Lavenders and MacIntyre of Canada, who scored at 5:58 of the third and 6:15 of the third, respectively, in 1998.

Brett Hemingway of Reading paced the American Conference with three points (1 goal, 2 assists) while Jon D’Aversa of Wheeling (2 goals), Tomas Kudelka of Elmira (2 assists) and Ryan Gunderson of Trenton (2 assists) each had two points.

The National Conference’s 10 goals are the most scored by a team since the Canada All-Stars set the record with 11 goals on Jan. 20, 1998 at Lafayette, La. The 17 goals by both teams are the most scored since 1998, when the teams combined for 18 tallies.

“There’s a lot of good players in this league,” Goldie said. “This is an event that showcases the kind of talent that’s in this league. It’s real nice.”

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