Affiliate Report: Offense lastly erupts for Windfall and Maine – Stanley Cup of Chowder

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Objectives aplenty for each Bruins associates over the vacation week.
Popping out of the vacation break, hockey in North America is again in full swing after a short pause in play for the NHL and several other team-specific shutdowns within the minor leagues.
For Bruins associates Windfall and Maine, enduring cancellations and last-minute schedule adjustments has grow to be commonplace, sadly, as each the AHL and ECHL look to forge on via a worldwide surge in COVID instances.
Windfall noticed three extra of its video games postponed as a consequence of opposing groups being unable to play — this after the Bruins affiliate spent two weeks idle for a similar motive. Maine additionally had two cancellations with a pair of matchups towards Worcester after Christmas being shifted to later dates.
The groups every obtained three video games in through the post-Christmas week, with each offenses lastly breaking out in grand vogue.
Windfall suffered a 5-3 setback final Wednesday on the Rochester People (Buffalo Sabres), however rebounded with a 4-0 win on the Hartford Wolfpack (NY Rangers) on Friday and a 7-1 thrashing of the Springfield Thunderbirds (St. Louis Blues) of their homecoming on Sunday.
Maine swept their three contests all at dwelling, knocking off the Worcester Railers (NY Islanders) in a 9-7 thriller final Wednesday to kickstart the week. The Mariners picked up consecutive victories on the weekend, knocking off the Trois-Rivieres Lions (Montreal Canadians), 5-3, on Friday earlier than choosing up a 3-2 win over the Adirondack Thunder (NJ Devils) in extra time.
With an uneven schedule within the AHL, factors are at a premium for Windfall in a jam-packed Atlantic Division.
Whereas the previous week began off on the flawed foot with a 5-3 loss at Rochester, it was one thing to construct off for Windfall. Down 1-0 after a interval, Samuel Asselin tied the sport briefly earlier than a three-goal outburst to shut the center body for the hosts. Windfall performed a robust third interval, with Oskar Steen and Chris Wagner tallying targets, however an empty-netter from Michael Mersch, his fourth level, sealed it for the People.
On Friday in Hartford, Windfall’s offense awoke with two targets in every of the primary two durations. Oskar Steen had a three-point night time with a aim and two assists whereas Cameron Hughes, Jesper Froden, and Steven Fogarty every had a aim and an help. Troy Grosenick stopped all 17 photographs he confronted within the shutout.
To shut the week on Sunday, Windfall downed Springfield, 7-1, of their first sport at dwelling since December 12. Joona Koppanen led the way in which with two targets and an help whereas Alex-Olivier Voyer tallied a aim and two assists within the win. Cameron Hughes discovered twine twice, with assists from Nick Wolff on each events, whereas Eduards Tralmaks rounded out the multi-point scorers with a aim and an help.
Participant of the Week: Troy Grosenick — It might be straightforward to decide on a participant who lit up the scoresheet, however Grosenick loved his finest stretch of video games but, stopping 47 of 48 photographs in simply over seven durations of hockey. Let’s give stick faucets to Oskar Steen, who appears to be like prepared for the NHL, and Cameron Hughes, who isn’t far behind.
UP NEXT: Some much-anticipated dwelling cooking for Windfall this arrives this week after a protracted street swing. However first, a brief journey to face the Bridgeport Islanders on Wednesday night time (7:00 p.m.) kicks off the week. Windfall will then host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers) on Friday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 3:05 p.m.
In case your a fan of the Mariners, or of ECHL hockey generally, you in all probability favor a high-scoring affair to a good, defensive battle. Maine had one of many wildest video games of the season throughout any degree of hockey final Wednesday towards Worcester, claiming a 9-7 comeback victory.
Maine trailed, 2-1, after a interval and managed to tie the sport at 5-5 after two. However in a five-goal third interval, the Mariners roared again scoring 4 instances to seal a win. Alex Kile, making his season debut, scored 4 targets and was a plus-5 within the victory. Mathew Santos and newly-signed Metis Roelens every tallied three assists within the contest whereas Marc-Olivier Duquette and Pascal Laberge chipped in with multi-point efforts as properly.
Two of Roelens’ three helpers got here within the third interval to tie the sport and take the lead. In net, Jeremy Brodeur made 44 saves and even tallied an help within the sport.
On Friday, Maine once more discovered themselves behind, 3-2, after 40 minutes earlier than placing collectively one more third interval comeback. The Mariners scored the ultimate 4 targets of the night time, with Kile, Santos, and Keltie Jeri-Leon every including targets within the third interval. Roelens and fellow newcomer Zach Malatesta every had essential assists within the third interval.
GOAL!!! Metis Roelens scores his first skilled aim! The Mariners path 3-2 with 1:25 left within the second interval!@FloHockey |

In a victory over Adirondack on Sunday, Maine by no means trailed, as an alternative surrendering a pair of one-goal leads. Kile supplied assists on all three targets. Laberge tallied twice, together with a go-ahead aim with six seconds to play within the center body and the extra time winner which was additionally assisted by Malatesta.
OVERTIME WINNER! @Pascallaberge wanted simply 20 seconds in OT to win it! #SomethingsBruin
Participant of the Week: Alex Kile — The previous Michigan standout added to his Mariners’ legacy with an eight-point week (5 targets, three assists) that additionally included 12 photographs and a plus-7 score. Stick faucets exit to Metis Roelens, who registered some extent in his first three video games with the membership, and Pascal Laberge, who tallied two factors in every of Maine’s three wins.
There have been two trades over the previous week involving the Mariners. Maine acquired defenseman Zach Malatesta from the Indy Gasoline in trade for Brycen Martin. Maine additionally despatched ahead Devon Paliani to Worcester earlier within the week.
UP NEXT: Maine will proceed its sequence towards Adirondack with an prolonged home-and-home this weekend. The Mariners will journey to upstate New York on Friday night time for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop earlier than returning dwelling for video games on Saturday (6:00 p.m.) and Sunday (3:00 p.m.) with the Thunder.