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Monsters Continue Winning Ways

by Aaron Lopez / Colorado Avalanche
Monsters Continue Winning Ways

The Lake Erie Monsters were victorious in their only game of the week, claiming a 3-2 road win over the Iowa Stars on Saturday (Oct. 27). The Monsters have now won two games in a row after starting the season 0-6.

Eric Healey, David Jones and Ken Roche each recorded a goal and an assist for Lake Erie, while netminder Tyler Weiman stopped 40-of-42 shots for the second straight game to earn the win.

The Monsters will attempt to continue their winning ways when the club travels to Texas for a pair of games against the Houston Aeros this weekend.

Johnstown’s Strong Start
The Johnstown Chiefs, the Avalanche’s East Coast Hockey League affiliate, have enjoyed a strong start to the 2007-08 season. Currently, the Chiefs sit in a tie for first place in the ECHL’s North Division with a 3-3 record. Johnstown’s roster contains four players who attended Colorado’s 2007 training camp, including Avalanche draft pick J.D. Corbin.

Corbin has recorded three points (1g/2a) in six contests, tying him for sixth place on the team’s scoring chart with fellow camp invitee Rob Drummond (2g/1a).

In addition to Corbin and Drummond, defenseman Brandon Straub has been held pointless in three games, while goaltender Andrew Penner has appeared in two contests, posting a 3.52 goals-against average and a .883 save percentage.

-Boston University freshman Kevin Shattenkirk notched his first NCAA point – an assist on teammate Jason Lawrence’s third-period tally – in the Terriers’ 4-2 loss to the University of Michigan Friday. Michigan goalie Billy Sauer picked up the victory, stopping 30-of-32 shots. On Saturday, Sauer made 22 saves in the rematch – which the Wolverines won by a 6-2 score – to improve his season record to 5-1-0.

-Miami (Ohio) University’s Justin Mercier posted a two-goal effort for the second straight weekend with a pair of tallies during Friday’s 7-2 victory over the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The junior forward also tallied an assist in the RedHawks’ 5-2 victory on Saturday, tying him for the team lead with eight points (6g/2a) through six games.

-Defenseman Nigel Williams continued his strong early season play for the Saginaw Spirit. Williams recorded two goals and an assist over the weekend and is currently in a tie for sixth among OHL defensemen in scoring with 16 points (5g/11a) in 15 contests.

-London defenseman Kevin Montgomery recorded a goal in the Knights’ 4-3 triumph over the Guelph Storm on Thursday evening. Montgomery leads all London defenseman and ranks 10th among league blue liners with 13 points (2g/11a) through 13 games.

-Indiana Ice forward Paul Carey extended his goal-scoring streak to six games over the weekend with a pair of tallies against the Sioux Falls Stampede. However, the streak was snapped on Sunday when the forward was shutout against the Omaha Lancers. Through Monday, Carey was tied for sixth in the league in scoring with nine points (8g/1a) in seven games.
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