CHL Shots From the Point Dec 1, 2008
CHL Shots From the Point Dec 1, 2008
Monday, Dec. 1st, 2008
CENTRAL HOCKEY LEAGUE HEADLINES
1) November to Remember
2) They Call Them the Streak
3) All Jacked Up
1- The month of November has come and gone in a flash with all CHL teams playing between 10 and 13 games. Many questions were answered during the month we all give Thanksgiving but many questions still remain. What we do know is that Colorado and Oklahoma City are each the elite of their divisions following up great months of October with outstanding Novembers. The questions come from Rio Grande Valley who fell to 4-5-2 in the month after a 4-0 month of October. Bossier-Shreveport went 5-1 in October but were just 5-4-2 in November. The biggest move of the month came from Mississippi who caught the Mudbugs by going 9-4-0. The two lowest point totals in the month came from Wichita (3-8-1) and Rapid City (3-5-1).
Top Teams in November
Mississippi 9-4-0, 18 points
Oklahoma City 9-2-0, 18 points
Odessa 7-3-2, 16 points
2- Two players in the CHL are coming off months that saw them notch points in every game in the month of November putting each of them on extended point streaks, the two longest in the CHL this season. Laredo’s Jeff Bes has recorded points in 15 straight games totaling 27 points over that stretch. Despite scoring just four goals (had last year), Bes leads the league with 31 points on the season. Tulsa’s Michel Beausoleil is on a 14-game point streak scoring seven goals with 18 assists over that stretch. The Montreal native is a team-high +8 on the season.
3- The Odessa Jackalopes (11-5-2, 24 points) have won four straight games including winning their first home game of the season on Friday night in their seventh game. Odessa has done most of their damage on the road where they are 10-1-0 on the season winning seven straight. The Jacks have increased their lead in the Southwest Division to seven points with a showdown looming on Tuesday night with the second place Arizona Sundogs (8-10-1, 17 points). Face-off is scheduled for 7:05 PM (CST) and the game can be seen LIVE on the CHL Network.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
5,119 The attendance at the sold out first home game for the Rapid City Rush on Saturday afternoon…The Rush got two goals from Rich Hansen and a shutout performance from Miguel Beaudry to earn the home win over the Colorado Eagles
-2 Aaron Schneekloth’s plus/minus in Saturday’s game at Rapid City ending a stretch of 14 straight games at a plus or even…The league leader with a +21 plus/minus rating was a -1 in the season opener, also versus Rapid City, before rattling off his plus stretch
10 The number of wins Mississippi’s Kevin Beech has this season leading the league and the number of goals teammate Bobby Chaumont scored in the month of November leading all CHL players
111:50 The length of the shutout streak for Odessa’s Juha Toivonen that ended on Friday versus New Mexico…Toivonen went 3-0 last week earning the Oakley CHL Goaltender of the Week award for the second time this season (also won on Oct. 20)
700 The number of career CHL games played in by Wichita’s Jason Duda with Saturday’s game versus Rio Grande Valley…Duda had 1o points last week scoring three goals with seven assists
-Arizona forwards Adam Perry and Mark Kolanos are both on extended goal scoring streaks with Perry scoring a goal in each of the last six games and Kolanos in each of the last four…Perry has seven goals and six assists in the six games he has played with the ‘Dogs this season
-Laredo’s Alex Goupil scored the game winning goal in the Bucks 5-4 win at Arizona on Friday and now leads the league with four game winners on the season
-OKC goaltender Andy Franck (9-1-2, 1.53 GAA) has missed the last four games with a lower body injury but the team and back-up Doug Groenestege have gone 3-1-0 in those games
-Texas’ Jason Deitsch has scored four goals with seven assists in the seven games he has played with the Brahmas…He also notched two goals and five assists in 10 games with Houston of the AHL earlier this season
-Rocky Mountain’s Aaron Davis netted a hat trick on Friday in Amarillo extending his goal streak to a league-high six games…He had the streak end on Saturday versus the Gorillas
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