Gump Results


Sterling's Eagles completed their most successful first-half home performance
in club history with games against Idaho and Kansas City. Here's how it went:

Sterling 6, Idaho 3
A great game, which was really a one-goal game, as the Eagles' final two
goals both went into an empty net.
Sterling scored early, at 4:34 of the opening period, as Calle Johansson
posted a power-play goal. By the end of the period, however, the Storm led
3-1, as Brunet, Todd Gill and Tkachuk all bested Ron Hextall.
Peter Bondra drew the home team withing 3-2 at 18:07 of the 2nd period, and
the game stayed that way until 8:51 to play, when Dmitri Khristich tied it up.
Just three minutes later, it was Khristich again, beating Grant Fuhr with the
The up-and-down play of this game was reflected on the shot clock, as it went
42-37, Sterling.

Sterling 4, Idaho 3
The Eagles grabbed a 3-0 lead by first intermission, and hung on. Khristich
scored another pair and Johansson scored short-handed. Bob Carpenter scored
what proved to be the game-winner in the second period. Storm goals came from
Deadmarsh, Murray and Palffy.
Shots were 39-23, Sterling.

Sterling 3, Kansas City 2
The Copperheads are having a slow start, but they are the defending champs,
and played that way.
The teams traded goals in the opening period, Gagner for KC, the old warrior,
Dale Hunter for Sterling.
Red-hot Dmitri Khristich gave the home team a lead with an extra-man tally in
the 2nd period, but Phil Housley evened things at 8:57 of the third period.
The game winner came from Claude Lemieux with 2:44 to play in the game.
Shots went to Sterling, 28-27.

Kansas City 2, Sterling 0
Two words.....Arturs Irbe. The Copperheads' netminder stopped all 27 shots
fired his way, with many of his saves being of the exceptional variety. Martin
Rucinsky's first-period goal on the power play was all Kansas City needed.
Eric Messier iced matters with an empty-netter at the 19:30 mark.
Shots: Sterling, 27-20.

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