-Chicago Wolves’ Shane Harper took in the southern hospitality that the Charlotte Checkers gave him and he put up three goals and an assist in the two-game set in Charlotte, as the Wolves took two 4-1 wins on Friday and Saturday. With those points, Harper has already surpassed his career high last year with 33 points and did it with 20 less games. Also, thanks to two power play goals on Saturday, Harper is in a four-way tie for most power play goals in the AHL with 10 on the season. Harper also continued his point streak, which sits at nine games where he’s totaled seven goals and six assists.
-Despite the AHL’s website talking about Marek Mazanec and Magnus Hellberg carrying the weight for the Milwaukee Admirals, the Admirals had two high-scoring match-ups in their three games over the weekend. Milwaukee took both games in a home-and-home against the Rockford IceHogs and won a tight game in OT over the Rochester Americans on Sunday. The Admirals let up 11 goals in those three games, but got a lot of help offensively, especially from Viktor Stalberg— who netted four goals on the weekend and Kevin Fiala notched two goals and two assists. Reigning Rookie of the Month Viktor Arvidsson had five assists over the week, including three on Saturday. The Admirals are first in the Midwest Division and tied for second in the Western Conference while winning eight of their last 10 games.
-Though it was a rough start to the season, the Alaska Aces– on the back of Greg Wolfe‘s ten-point weekend (3g, 7a) — the Aces swept a three-game series against the Stockton Thunder putting up 21 goals in that set. Not to be outdone by Wolfe, Brendan Connolly put together a nine-point weekend (4g, 5a) with Bryan Cameron adding seven points (3g, 4a). Johan Gustafsson got the wins on Friday and Saturday before being called up to the Iowa Wild, which put super-substitute Troy Redmann on the center stage getting the win on Sunday to close out the sweep.
-With two of the top-five goalies in the league– the South Carolina Stingrays were having an issue trying to get pucks in the opposition’s net. That exploded this weekend with 13 goals in two wins over Greenville and a short-handed Gwinnett. Derek DeBlois had himself a weekend with four goals on Sunday following two assists on Saturday. Captain Andrew Rowe added a goal and five assists on the weekend to help DeBlois out. In net, Adam Morrison stopped 48 of 52 shots he faced in the two wins. That put Morrison up to 2nd in GAA and 6th in save percentage in the ECHL.
-With two more wins, the Mississippi RiverKings add to their six-game winning streak, which has boosted them to the 3rd spot in the SPHL standings. Leo Thomas had a goal and two assists with Linden Bahm and Matt Whitehead adding a goal and assist in the wins. Peter DiSalvo faced 41 shots an only let up one on Friday, with Adam Courchaine stopping 23 of 25 on Saturday in the home-and-home sweep of the Pensacola Ice Flyers.
-There was a power outage for the Knoxville Ice Bears as they only scored two goals in regulation/overtime in their three games, while pulling out a shootout win in one of them. Splitting against Columbus, the Ice Bears also were what helped the Pensacola Ice Flyers break their eight-game losing streak. Ryan Salvis and Jarrett Rush were the goal-scorers for the weekend with Braely Torris 123 shots and stopping 118 of them. The Ice Bears are still 2nd in the SPHL, three points clear of 3rd.