Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fast Facts: Terriers @ Hounds on GX94

- By Saturday, these two teams will have met 3 times in 8 nights. The Terriers won 8-5 on Saturday, travel to ND for the first time this season tonight, and then host the Hounds again this Saturday.

- The Hounds have scored the fewest goals in the Sherwood Conference (96) but they have 10 against the Terriers in two games (5-1 W, 8-5L). They also have 5 players with 10 goals or more. Todd Christian leads the way with 17, and 35 points. Rookie Brandon Millin's been a pleasant surprise, chipping in 13 goals so far.

- Carson Grolla (ND) leads all SJHL defensemen with 10 goals. He's third in points with 23.

- Another Hounds' defesnseman, Troy Murray, has 5 goals and 9 points on the season. 3 goals and 4 points came in the two games vs the Terriers.

- The Hounds have given up 5 goals or more 14 times in 33 games. They've given up the most goals in the league (145), while their team GAA of 4.39, is also last in the SJHL. The Terriers have given up 5 or more 6 times (and won 2 of them).

- Hounds' rookie goalie Ty Reichenbach has been leaned on heavily all season. He's played 6 games in a row twice, and started 7 straight at one point. Overall, he's played 25 of his team's 33 games. He started Saturday in Yorkton, and he's only NOT gotten the nod in back to back games once, after a 7-2 loss to Estevan in November. His numbers were incredible though the first month of the season, but have dipped lately (3.85 GAA, .878%). Their other option is 20-year-old, and third year Hound Matt Smith (5.26/.843). Smidt played 3 straight games earlier this month, which included back to back wins.

- For the Terriers, Tyler Giebel takes a 3 game goal scoring streak (3g-1a-4p) and a 6 game point streak (3g-4a-7p) into tonight. That 6 game streak is the second longest active streak in the SJHL right now, next to Jordan Either's 8-gamer with La Ronge. Giebel also scored a WHL goal in the middle of this streak, in his only game with the Red Deer Rebels.

- As for Terrier goalies, one guy has played four games in a row just once. Warren Shymko did it in late Oct - early Nov. Kale Thomson started the last two. He's 6-2 on the season. Shymko's 9-6-1, and their GAA's and SV%'s are almost identical now. Dawson MacAuley remains with Medicine Hat while Tyler Bunz is at WJHC Camp, and possibly the tournament.

- Ryon Soorko is tied for the SJHL lead in rookie goals with 15 (tied with Tad Kozun). Sookro's a 20-year-old, but is in his first Junior 'A' season, after suiting up in Junior 'B' in BC. He had 60 points in 50 games at that level last season.

- Not counting the Showcase (where they went 0-2), the Terriers are 9-5-1-1 away from home, and haven't lost on the road in regualation since November 15th in Weyburn. The last time before that was October 8th in Melville. Four of their five reg losses on the road game in their first five road games. They're 8-1-1-1 on the road since then.

- 7:50 Pre Game Show tonight, 8:00 face-off on GX94, and www.gx94radio.com with myself and Brendan Pawliw.

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