Some Gump Results


Sterling Eagles resumed Gump League play with a three-game battle with
Richelieu Cardinals. Here's how it went:

Eagles 2, Cardinals 1
Close-to-the-vest hockey by two evenly matched clubs. Play was scoreless
after one period. Richelieu broke on top at 10:05 of the 2nd period on Pierre
Turgeon's nifty backhander that baffled Sean Burke. Fred Olausson garnered the
lone assist. Sterling's power-play knotted it at 1-1, with Joe Nieuwendyk
doing the honors. The game remained deadlocked late into the final period,
when Robert Kron's penalty at 18:32 set up the Cards for a possible win. But
Sterling's Kelly Buchberger intercepted a cross-ice pass, skated in alone on
Richelieu goalie Byron Dafoe, and scored the game-winner. Shots went
Sterling's way, 32-27.

Eagles 4, Cardinals 2
In the first period, the Eagles sandwhiched power-play goals by Cassels and
Calle Johansson around a tally by Richelieu's Turgeon, to lead 2-1 at the
break. The second period was scoreless, as Dafoe shined in net for the Cards,
stopping 13 shots. Richelieu tied it at 13:18 of the final period on Geoff
Courtnall's goal. But just 2:17 later, Dmitri Khristich nailed the game-
winner. Kron added an empty netter with 8 seconds remaining. Shots were 39-25,

Eagles 10, Cards 3
I don't know what happened here. I'm not sure, but this may be Sterling's
all-time record for goals in a game. It may have happend way back in year 1 of
Gump, but I'm not sure. Suffice it to say that Byron Dafoe would like to
forget this one. Just 27 shots on goal, and he only stopped 17. Cale Hulse
tied Sterling's record of 5 points in a game by a defenseman (1-4-5), while
Andrew Cassels and Khristich also picked up a goal and four assists each.

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