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Farm Report 11/13/07

by Aaron Lopez / Colorado Avalanche
Jones has Big Weekend for Lake Erie

The Lake Erie Monsters lost the first two contests of a five-game homestand over the weekend, dropping a 3-2 shootout decision on Saturday (Nov. 10) against the Quad City Flames before coming up short against the Toronto Marlies, 5-4, on Sunday. David Jones led the way offensively for Lake Erie over the weekend with three points (2g/1a).

Jones and Stephen Margeson had a goal apiece for Lake Erie during Saturday’s contest, while T.J. Hensick added two assists. Brad Richardson also had an assist in his first game with the Monsters, while Michael Wall was solid in goal, stopping 42-of-44 shots.

During Sunday’s loss, Jones and Cody McLeod each tallied a goal and one assist, while Matt Hussey and Margeson also scored for the Monsters. Newly acquired goaltender Jason Bacashihua received the starting nod for Lake Erie and stopped 33-of-38 shots.

Next up, the Monsters will stage rematches with Quad City (Thursday) and Toronto (Saturday) before finishing up the homestand against the Manitoba Moose on Sunday.

-University of Michigan goaltender Billy Sauer recorded his first shutout of the season in a 4-0 blanking of the University of Alaska on Friday. The following night, Sauer stopped 18 shots in a 4-2 Michigan victory, improving his record to 9-1-0 on the season. For his efforts, Sauer was named CCHA Goalie of the Week.

-University of Minnesota forward Mike Carman competed with Team USA in last week’s 2007 Deutschland Cup in Hannover, Germany. The U.S. fell to Switzerland, 3-2, in a shootout during the championship game on Sunday to claim a second-place finish. Carman did not tally any points during Team USA’s 2-0-0-1 run in the tournament, but recorded two shots on goal and two penalty minutes in three games.

-Ohio State University senior Tom Fritsche recorded a goal and one assist on Thursday against the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Fritsche is currently tied for the team lead in scoring with six points (2g/4a).

-Colorado Eagles netminder Ian Keserich recorded his first victory of the season, earning a 5-3 decision over the Texas Brahmas Saturday. Keserich stopped 26-of-29 shots to improve his record to 1-1-1-0.

-Peterborough Petes netminder Trevor Cann stopped a combined 116-of-126 shots in three games during the week. Included in that stretch was a 53-save performance in Peterborough’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Oshawa Generals on Saturday.

-Nigel Williams totaled three assists during a pair of contests over the weekend. Williams’ 19 points (5g/14a) places him fourth on Saginaw’s scoring chart and eighth among OHL defensemen.

-T.J. Galiardi of the Calgary Hitmen notched a power-play tally against the Prince Albert Raiders on Wednesday evening. Galiardi also added an assist in Calgary’s 3-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday, giving the forward 15 points (6g/9a) in 22 games this season.

-After being held pointless for the first time all season in a 5-0 win over Tri-City on Friday, Indiana Ice forward Paul Carey earned two assists in Saturday’s rematch against the Storm. With 18 points (11g/7a) in 11 games, Carey ranks second on the USHL’s scoring chart.
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