2020 SHL Week 11 Transactions

  • On Monday, the Dakota Jackalopes activated C Tanner Brooks from the injured list.  Shortly before the All-Star break, Brooks suffered an upper-body injury.  Although the injury initially did not seem that serious, Brooks wound up missing over three weeks.  As the Jackalopes had an available roster spot, they did not need to make a compensating move to activate Brooks.
  • Also on Monday, the Hershey Bliss‘ CHL affiliate in Milwaukee placed LW Karl Gjovik on the injured list.  Gjovik exited in the first period of Sunday’s 3-1 win over Cleveland after being upended on a devastating check, and did not return.  He is expected to miss at least two weeks.  To replace Gjovik, Milwaukee signed F Jerry Cazenovia to a short-term contract.
  • On Wednesday, the Hamilton Pistols activated C Marco Venezio from the injured list.  The veteran center missed 10 games with a lower=body injury suffered just before the All-Star break.  In order to make room for Venezio, the Pistols reassigned C Hilliard Macy to their CHL affiliate in Oshawa, and released F Bobby Warner from Oshawa.
  • Wednesday was the trading deadline. The following trades were consummated at the deadline:
    • The Michigan Gray Wolves traded RW Gordon Lunsford to the Boston Badgers for RW Rory Socarra. (More details here.) After the trade, Boston demoted RW Felix Delorme to their CHL affiliate in Hartford, and recalled F Jacques Bacon from Hartford.
    • The Gray Wolves traded LW Misha Petronov, F Cary Estabrook, and D Brandon Arrowood to the New York Night for LW Flynn Danner, F Henry Constantine, and D Anson Brank.  (More details here.) After the trade, Michigan demoted LW Fendrick Scanlan to their CHL affiliate in Cleveland, and New York promoted RW Harris Wondolowski from their affiliate in Utah.
    • The Dakota Jackalopes traded D Victor Addison to Boston in exchange for D Jackson Creed.  After the trade, the Badgers demoted D Bjorn Tollefson to their minor-league affiliate in Hartford.
    • Michigan traded C Warren Marlow to the Quebec Tigres in exchange for C Phil Miller, LW Carl Bleyer, and a 1st-round draft pick. (More details here.) After the trade, the Gray Wolves released F Caleb Moulton.  The Tigres demoted C Dwight Flynn to their CHL affiliate in Halifax, and signed F Tim Daisey to a minor-league deal.
  • On Saturday, the Anchorage Igloos recalled RW Jean Pierre Fleury from their CHL affiliate in Minnesota. The Igloos demoted Fleury to Minnesota during the All-Star break, and he played brilliantly there, recording 19 points in 12 games, including the CHL’s first-ever five-goal game.  To make room for Fleury, the Igloos reassigned RW Lionel LaNeige to Minnesota.

2020 SHL Week 11 Team Stats

Team Totals

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Team              GP    SH    G    A  Pts   PP%  +/-
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Portland          44  1764  167  319  486  18.8   49
Hamilton          44  1662  166  314  480  24.5   11
New York          44  1683  155  285  440  20.6  -18
Anchorage         44  1713  149  271  420  17.8   28
Hershey           44  1696  142  266  408  20.2   18
Kansas City       44  1419  140  267  407  15.4  -16
Saskatchewan      44  1492  122  230  352  14.6    0
Dakota            44  1245  121  223  344  23.4  -35
Quebec            44  1286  118  219  337  18.8    9
Boston            44  1274  116  214  330  16.0    6
Washington        44  1270  112  210  322  17.4  -44
Michigan          44  1259  102  188  290  13.6   -8
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Team              GP   W   L   T   GAA   SH   SV    SV%   PK%  Blk  PIM
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Quebec            44  22  18   4  2.37 1232 1127  0.915  84.7  726  333
Michigan          44  13  24   7  2.53 1367 1254  0.917  86.8  613  426
Anchorage         44  21  18   5  2.60 1461 1345  0.921  84.3  627  395
Hershey           44  23  17   4  2.74 1410 1288  0.913  78.6  626  369
Portland          44  30  10   4  2.75 1478 1356  0.917  80.9  644  454
Boston            44  18  23   3  2.79 1293 1169  0.904  74.3  681  422
Saskatchewan      44  20  18   6  2.80 1415 1290  0.912  79.5  667  301
Dakota            44  15  25   4  3.12 1533 1394  0.909  87.9  589  389
Hamilton          44  26  13   5  3.30 1568 1421  0.906  77.9  596  351
Washington        44  14  26   4  3.49 1617 1462  0.904  83.4  621  398
Kansas City       44  18  24   2  3.77 1590 1423  0.895  80.1  607  386
New York          44  18  22   4  3.93 1799 1624  0.903  80.0  567  400
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2020 SHL Week 11 League Leaders

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         Points          
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Winchester     NY      59
Sweet          HSY     58
Frye           HAM     57
Valentine      HSY     55
Lafayette      HAM     54
Frederiksson   KC      52
Ericsson       ANC     49
Hart           HSY     49
Costello       POR     49
Koons          ANC     48
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          Goals          
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Frye           HAM     29
Alexander      HAM     26
Valentine      HSY     26
Bellmore       WSH     25
Camernitz      QUE     23
Collins        ANC     22
Nelson         NY      22
Sweet          HSY     21
Frederiksson   KC      21
Manning        NY      21
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         Assists         
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Lafayette      HAM     46
Winchester     NY      45
Ericsson       ANC     39
Sweet          HSY     37
Costello       POR     35
Smyth          HAM     34
Hart           HSY     34
Koons          ANC     33
Frederiksson   KC      31
Nurmi          KC      31
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          Shots          
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Nelson         NY     298
Frederiksson   KC     206
Mango          POR    204
Valentine      HSY    200
Alexander      HAM    189
Frye           HAM    186
Collins        ANC    183
Gunnarson      HAM    180
Camernitz      QUE    180
Sweet          HSY    179
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       Shooting %        
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Kaufman        WSH 100.0%
Constantine    MIC  40.0%
Bleyer         QUE  33.3%
Eberlein       QUE  28.6%
Rudyard        BOS  27.3%
Miller         MIC  25.0%
Danner         NY   20.6%
Chamberlain    SAS  19.2%
Rivera         KC   19.0%
Tarisov        HSY  18.8%
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         Blocks          
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Barnes         SAS    131
Milton         HSY    109
Wesson         QUE     97
Frederick      NY      96
O'Neill        KC      94
Risch          HAM     92
Banks          BOS     90
Martinsson     ANC     88
Chouinard      KC      88
Lambert        POR     88
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     Penalty Minutes     
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Kalashnikov    BOS     97
Duckworth      NY      83
Phthalo        DAK     81
Fairwood       POR     64
Meloche        HSY     63
Calligan       ANC     61
Hanlon         DAK     61
Pugliese       QUE     59
Madison        MIC     57
Argent         POR     56
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       Plus/Minus        
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Durien         POR    +25
Derringer      POR    +25
Gatecliff      POR    +24
Ilyushin       QUE    +21
Beasley        POR    +20
Pepper         POR    +20
Gallagher      POR    +20
Mirac          QUE    +20
Lidjya         POR    +19
Gaspard        POR    +18
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       Goalie Wins       
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Clarkson       POR     22
Worthington    ANC     18
Koskinen       HAM     18
Tiktuunen      QUE     17
Adamsson       HSY     15
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Lattimore      QUE   2.05
Worthington    ANC   2.15
Lundquist      MIC   2.41
Gould          HSY   2.44
Tiktuunen      QUE   2.48
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         Save %          
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Worthington    ANC  0.933
Lattimore      QUE  0.926
Franklin-Lee   NY   0.925
Lundquist      MIC  0.923
Gould          HSY  0.922
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SHL Player of the Week – Week 11

Riley McCrea

The SHL selected Dakota Jackalopes C Riley McCrea as its Player of the Week.  In a highly turbulent week for the Jackalopes, McCrea was able to tune out the distractions and put up an excellent week.  The center produced 9 points (5 goals, 4 assists) on the week.  He now leads Dakota in points with 38, and he is second on the team in goals with 15.

On Sunday, McCrea scored twice – including the game-tying goal – and added an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Kansas City.  On Tuesday, he had another three-point game – this time a goal and two assists – as the Jackalopes came from behind to stun Portland 5-4 at Wilamette River Arena.  On Saturday, McCrea had both of Dakota’s goals in a 6-2 loss to Quebec.

“Riley is one of the league’s truly underrated players,” said Jackalopes coach Flim Dahlgren.  “He is unknown to every SHL fan in every city other than this one.  But he will become known.  A player as talented as he is will not stay invisible forever.”

2020 SHL Week 11 Standings

East W L T Pts GF GA Home Away
Hamilton Pistols 26 13 5 57 166 147 11-6-4 15-7-1
Hershey Bliss 23 17 4 50 142 122 12-7-2 11-10-2
Quebec Tigres 22 18 4 48 118 105 9-10-2 13-8-2
New York Night 18 22 4 40 155 175 9-10-2 9-12-2
Boston Badgers 18 23 3 39 116 124 10-10-1 8-13-2
Washington Galaxy 14 26 4 32 112 144 8-11-2 6-15-2
West W L T Pts GF GA Home Away
Portland Bluebacks 30 10 4 64 167 122 16-4-3 14-6-1
Anchorage Igloos 21 18 5 47 149 116 13-8-2 8-10-3
Saskatchewan Shockers 20 18 6 46 122 125 10-10-3 10-8-3
Kansas City Smoke 18 24 2 38 140 167 10-12-1 8-12-1
Dakota Jackalopes 15 25 4 34 121 139 9-12-2 6-13-2
Michigan Gray Wolves 14 24 7 33 102 113 9-12-2 4-12-5

CHL Update: Minnesota’s Fleury Sets Record With Five-Goal Game

Jean Pierre Fleury didn’t expect to be playing with the Minnesota Freeze this season.  Last season, Fleury made the Freeze’s parent club, the Anchorage Igloos, out of training camp and remained with the team all season.  Fleury assumed he was with the Igloos to stay after nailing down a spot on the third line.  But after putting up dismal numbers in the first half of the season – recording just 2 points – the Igloos ran out of patience and sent him back to the Freeze as a wake-up call.

“Even though I knew I was not playing well, this was shocking to me,” said Fleury. “I believed I would always be in the majors.”

Jean Pierre Fleury

Shocking though it may have been, Fleury definitely got the message.  He has played like a man possessed since arriving back in Minnesota.  In his 12 games with the Freeze, the winger scored 14 goals and notched 5 assists.  That flurry of brilliance was highlighted by his performance on Thursday, when he became the first player in CHL history to score 5 goals in a game.

“When JP arrived, the first thing I told him was ‘I hope you play well enough that I never see you again,'” said Freeze coach Petr Kokrda.  “He clearly didn’t need me to tell him twice.”

Fleury’s record-setting performance occurred in a 7-1 rout of the Idaho Spuds.  Perhaps even more impressive than the five goals themselves was the fact that he took barely more than a period to score them.

Minnesota went on the power play in the game’s opening minute when Spuds D Jay Brewster was called for elbowing.  Fleury got his first goal on that power play, redirected a shot from D Laszlo Cierny past Idaho goalie Kelvin White.  About three minutes later, Freeze D Brian Coldivar picked off a pass in the neutral zone and fed Fleury, who beat White on the short side for his second tally.  Just over a minu, who te after that, Minnesota C Tanner Everest won a faceoff in the offensive zone and flipped it to Fleury, who tucked it under the crossbar.  The game was just five and a half minutes old and Fleury already had a hat trick, stunning the crowd at Idaho’s Treasure Valley Arena.

D Richard Huckenchuk broke Fleury’s string of goals around the halfway mark of the period, scoring from the top of the faceoff circle to make it 4-0.  But the Minnesota winger struck again before the period was over, firing a shot from the slot that deflected off White’s left pad and trickled into the net.

The Spuds yanked White in favor of backup Xavier St. Pierre after the first period.  A little more than a minute into the second period, Fleury greeted St. Pierre by finishing an odd-man rush with a shot that beat St. Pierre on the glove side for his record-setting fifth tally of the night.

As amazing as it was, Fleury probably could have scored even more goals had not Kokrda not severely limited the minutes of his top line for the rest of the game, in order to give them a rest and spare Idaho further embarrassment.

“If JP had been playing his usual minutes, I really think he could have scored seven or eight, as crazy as that sounds,” said Kokrda after the game.  “He was that locked in, and playing at that high a level.”

For his part, Fleury reacted modestly to his record-breaking performance.  “I could not expect this at all,” he told reporters.  “I am as surprised as everyone else.”

At week’s end, Fleury earned the reward he sought: he was promoted back to the Igloos.  “JP did everything we could have asked him to do and more,” said Anchorage GM Will Thorndike.  “If he can bring that same energy with him that he showed in Minnesota, he’ll be a huge asset to us as we make our playoff push.  We’re not going to expect 5 goals in a game, though.”