Weekly Wrap Up – Week 2
Wild: Mikko Koivu has indeed left for TPS Turko of the Finnish Elite league. He is expected to play his first game on Thursday according to Finnish newspapers.
Aeros: Friday night, Hackett got his first win against the Texas Stars in a 5-1 decision. Goals were scored by Coyle, Scandella, McIntyre, Phillips, and Connelly.
Saturday night saw them facing the Stars again. Darcy Kuemper got his first win in his first appearance with a 5-3 victory. Granlund and Palmieri each had a pair of goals and Foucault had one.
Sunday was a 5-4 OT loss for Hackett to the Milwaukee Admirals. Goals were for Foucault, Brodin, Genoway and Palmieri.
Solar Bears: The Orlando Solar Bears started off the weekend on Friday at the Florida Everblades, seeking revenge for last weekend with a decisive 8-2 victory. John Curry got his first win. Goals were scored by Ginad, Severin, Caron, Fortier, Medvec, Peterson and recently named captian Ryan Cruthers had two.
Saturday was the home opener for the Solar Bears versus the Everblades. This ended in a 4-3 shootout which was John Curry’s second win in as many nights. Goals were scored by Sisca, Wilson and Danis-Pepin. The eventual shoot out winner was scored in the 12th round by Sean Lorenz. Former Minnesota Wild coach and IHL Solar Bears Captain Todd Richards was on hand for the opener.
Events: In case you haven’t heard, there’s a charity game for Defending the Blue Line being played October 28th at Mariucci arena. Wild Players tentatively scheduled to attend include: Zach Parise, Clayton Stoner, Darroll Powe, Justin Falk, Stephane Veilliuex, Kyle Brodziak, Cal Clutterbuck, Matt Kassian, and Ryan Suter. Tickets are 20$ in advance (30$ at the door) and can be purchased at mygophersports.com. Many great seats still remain. All money raised goes to help military kids have access to hockey and more information about the charity can be found at defendingtheblueline.org.