On Tuesday night, Shea Weber scored four minutes into overtime as Milwaukee rallied from two goals down for a 4-3 win at Iowa… J.F. Racine made 32 saves to lead Toronto to a 4-2 win in Cleveland, the Marlies’ third win in a row.
Toronto 4, CLEVELAND 2… Milwaukee 4, IOWA 3 (OT)
Bridgeport entertains Hershey in a battle of East Division foes on Wednesday morning (11:00 ET) as the Sound Tigers host their third annual “Cool Fun 101” game at Harbor Yard… The schoolchildren in attendance will participate in interactive exercises that relate real-life applications of school subjects to hockey… For example, math: Bridgeport is 8-0-0-0 this season when allowing fewer than three goals in a game, and 2-12-2-0 when allowing three or more… History: Wade Dubielewicz made 33 saves in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Philadelphia for his 11th career shutout, most ever by a Sound Tigers goalie… Geography: the visiting Bears are 5-0-1-2 outside the state of Pennsylvania this season… Special (teams) education: Hershey ranks second in the AHL in both power play (22.9%) and penalty killing (88.3%) efficiency.
Philadelphia holds its own annual "School Day" game at the Wachovia Spectrum when Manitoba comes to town on Wednesday (11:00 ET)… The Phantoms’ educational itinerary will focus on World War II, as Wednesday marks the 64th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor… Philadelphia had a five-game home winning streak snapped by Syracuse on Sunday; the Moose are 9-2-1-1 on the road since dropping their first two games of the year in Peoria… Pat Kavanagh, who skated three seasons (2001-04) for Manitoba, is the Phantoms’ leading scorer with 19 points this season… Ex-Phantom Maxime Ouellet made 23 saves in his Moose debut on Saturday, a 2-1 win over Rochester… Alexandre Burrows has scored five goals in Manitoba’s last four games… This is the first-ever meeting between these teams.
Omaha is in Peoria on Wednesday night (7:00 CT) as the West Division standings get tighter… Winners of three in a row, the Rivermen sit in second place in the West, but the fourth-place Knights, 6-1-0-2 in their last nine games, are just four points back… Peter Sejna has recorded 21 points (9g, 12a) in 12 games at Carver Arena this season… Mike Glumac has recorded seven points in three games for Peoria in December… Omaha’s Mark Giordano remains tied for the AHL scoring lead among defensemen with 21 points on the year… Warren Peters has registered six points (2g, 4a) in his last five games for the Knights after posting three (3g) in his first 17.
(all times Eastern)
Hershey at Bridgeport, 11:00… Manitoba at Philadelphia, 11:00… Hamilton at Grand Rapids, 7:00… Springfield at Lowell, 7:05… Albany at Norfolk, 7:15… Omaha at Peoria, 8:00
No games scheduled
Hershey at Binghamton, 7:00… Albany at Philadelphia, 7:05… Lowell at Providence, 7:05… Manitoba at Wilkes-Barre, 7:05… Bridgeport at Norfolk, 7:15… Syracuse at Hamilton, 7:30… Cleveland at Toronto, 7:30… Portland at Manchester, 7:35… Hartford at Springfield, 7:35… Houston at Rochester, 7:35… Grand Rapids at Milwaukee, 8:00… San Antonio at Iowa, 8:05… Peoria at Chicago, 8:30
2005 AHL All-Rookie forward Brandon Bochenski scored three goals and assisted on a fourth as Ottawa posted a 6-3 win over Florida on Monday night… In Tuesday’s action, 2005 Calder Cup Playoffs MVP Antero Niittymaki made 28 saves for Philadelphia and two-time AHL All-Star Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 37 shots for Calgary, but the Flyers prevailed in a shootout, 1-0… 2005 AHL All-Star Dustin Brown scored twice for Los Angeles in a 2-1 win over Toronto.
BY THE NUMBERS:
1 — Calder Cup championship won by goaltender Joe Turner, in his only professional season, with the 1941-42 Indianapolis Capitals… Turner, a First Team AHL All-Star that year, joined the U.S. Marine Corps and died in battle during World War II, one of hundreds of American Hockey League players who sacrificed their careers – and lives – for the war efforts in the U.S. and Canada… Turner’s name graced the championship trophy of the International Hockey League from 1946-2001.
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