Category: Hockey

Robbie Beydoun Corrals Stampede in Black Hawks 5-2 Victory

The Sioux Falls Stampede returned home Saturday night after dominating Cedar Rapids the night before. The team was looking to open with their third straight victory, but Waterloo Black Hawks goalie Robbie Beydoun had other ideas. He stopped 31 of 33 shots Saturday, and Emil Ohrvall scored two goals to lead the Black Hawks to…

Austin Albrecht Helps Sioux Falls Stampede Roll Over Cedar Rapids, 8-3

The Sioux Falls Stampede traveled to Cedar Rapids Friday night in their first road contest of the year. After the 8-3 outcome, it looked like the Stampede were enjoying the friendly confines of of Cedar Rapids Ice Arena more than the RoughRiders were, as Austin Albrecht led the team with a goal and three assists,…

Eric MacAdams Leads Way in Sioux Falls Stampede’s Shootout Victory

The Sioux Falls Stampede opened the 2016-2017 USHL season with a dramatic shootout victory over the Tri-City Storm. A crowd of 9,014 at the PREMIER Center celebrated the victory, giving the team their second straight season opening victory. Eric MacAdams led the way for the Stampede, scoring a goal and gathering an assist in regulation…

Sioux Falls Stampede 2016-2017 USHL Season Preview

This should be another exciting season for the Sioux Falls Stampede. This team is two seasons removed from winning the Clark Cup, and is poised to return to the Cup Finals because of a deep roster and the superior coaching of Scott Owens and his staff. There is no reason to think that this team…

Colorado Eagles fall to playoff-bound Utah, 3-2 in OT

In what the Colorado Eagles would call a playoff tune-up game, the Grizzlies from Utah entered the contest viewing it as a must-win. Utah entered the game needing to record a win to clinch a playoff spot in the very strong Western Conference of the East Coast Hockey League. The Eagles playoff schedule and opponent were…

Grant Rollheiser Shutouts Allen, Wichita Thunder Win 4-0

They say that for a team to make a real run in the playoffs they need their goalie to get hot at just the right time. If that is the case then the Wichita Thunder should be in real good shape. Thunder goalie Grant Rollheiser remained hot, shutting out the Allen Americans on route to…

Tulupov Gives Wichita Thunder Needed Victory in OT

With the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) season rapidly coming to a close, every game is crucial, especially for a team on the outside of the playoff hunt that would very much like to re-insert itself into the conversation. That is where the Wichita Thunder lie, in ninth place in the Western Conference. However, when…

Wichita Thunder Tame Brampton Beast, 5-2

In the last three games the Wichita Thunder had to rally from two goal deficits in all three contests to gain points, finishing with two overtime wins and a shootout loss. They have proven to be the kings of the comeback, but no need to get the heart pumping late in this one. On this…

Wichita Thunder’s Comeback Falls Short, Fall in OT

The never say die Wichita Thunder mounted another great comeback Sunday afternoon, coming back from three goals down to force overtime. Eventually the Kansas hockey team fell short in the shootout, but what looked like a sure loss resulted in a point for the Thunder, keeping them one point behind Rapid City for third in…

Wichita Thunder Win in OT Again, Down Brampton Beast 5-4

If the Wichita Thunder are looking for a slogan, it could easily be “We are never out of it.” For the second straight game the team proved this moniker to be true, battling back from a two-goal deficit late and winning in overtime. With the win Wichita (27-21-2-5) moved to third in the Central Division,…

Wichita Thunder Down Rapid City Rush in OT

With the season winding down, the Wichita Thunder find themselves in must win games virtually every night, and when they play teams above them in the standings those games are even more critical to win. Wednesday night the Thunder were in one of those games, and came away dramatic with a 3-2 win over the…

Colorado Comeback! Colorado Eagles Beat Bakersfield Condors 6-5

True Grit. Yes, that is the title to a popular John Wayne movie, but it is also what the Colorado Eagles showed on Wednesday night. The Eagles looked dead to rights. But that’s why hockey has 3 periods. After trailing 3-0 after the first, Colorado mounted an improbable comeback to win 6-5. A lot of the…

Early Outburst Gives Allen Americans Win Over Wichita Thunder

Fans of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) have known the truth for some time. The Allen Americans are pretty good. There is a reason they have the best record in the league, and the Wichita Thunder got to see first-hand Sunday evening why this is so. Two first period goals got the Americans going…

Wichita Thunder Dominate in 4-1 Win Over Brampton Beast

The Wichita Thunder got back in the win column Friday night with a 4-1 win over the Brampton Beast. The victory moved the Thunder one point ahead of the Rapid City Rush in the Central Division, with a chance to extend that lead Wednesday night when they welcome the Rush to Wichita for a head-to-head…

Colorado Eagles Clipped by Alaska Aces, 3-1

The Colorado Eagles once again fell to the visiting Alaska Aces, this time 3-1. The game had a very similar feel to Wednesday night’s game, as physical play and goaltending were the story. The refs let both teams play a hard-hitting game again on the forecheck and the backcheck, which kept the crowd involved when…

Colorado Eagles Fall to Alaska Aces, 2-1

The Colorado Eagles dropped the opener of a 6-game home stand to the Alaska Aces 2-1 in a shootout in front of 5,289 fans. Goaltending was the story of the game, as both goalies had over 30 saves. Early on, however, it seemed as if it may be a high-scoring affair, when the Eagles tied…