Pre-Game Notes (LIVE from SBA): 6:00 PM — Gerald Coleman is expected to make his SBA debut tonight, and Tyler Burton has been called up to Lowell.
More news and photos and whatnot as game time approaches.
6:40 PM — David Shantz gets the somewhat surprise start for Elmira. Effinger is backing up Coleman, who is wearing his Portland Pirates mask. Photos shortly.
6:55 PM — Kevin Cormier’s a scratch. For anyone having listed “seeing Kevin Cormier beat the crap out of someone” as a New Year’s resolution, sorry…
Around The ECHL: Dan McGoff got released by Stockton today. Anyone remember McGoff? No? OK then.
Around The Division:
Live Box Score: Click here for the ECHL.com updated boxscore from tonight’s game.
Radio Broadcast: Click here to listen to Paul Roper’s radio broadcast of tonight’s game.
First Period: Without a doubt, this has to be the smallest crowd I’ve seen here all year. 500 people? 600?
19:43 left — Thomas Harrison just dropped the gloves with Guillaume Lepine. Maybe two or three punches and they fell to the ice. Not one of the better scraps you’ll see. Video coming later.
19:31 left — Elmira takes a roughing penalty, and Trenton’s on an early PP.
14:00 left — Matt Radoslovich scores on a weak goal through David Shantz. 1-0, Trenton
11:55 left — Another wacky goal, this one by Dylan Quaile. 2-0, Trenton. This is where you question why Shantz is playing. O’Keefe shut Trenton out last time, and Shantz got rocked his last time out.
7:22 left — Benoit Doucet beats Gerald Coleman with a high wrister from the slot to cut the lead in half. 2-1, Trenton.
5:19 left — Trenton gets another power play…would be nice to get that two goal lead back.
1:45 left — Paul McIlveen gets stopped on a point blank shot by Coleman…the nicest save he’s made so far.
:10 left — Coleman with two more outstanding saves…the last few minutes are probably the first he’s really been tested all game.
Second Period: Will be sitting in the seats for the 2nd, no live blog…
Third Period: Trenton takes a 3-1 lead into the third after Brad Snetsinger scores a pretty goal on the rush. They could have had a bigger lead, but were unable to convert on a 5-on-3. Elmira pretty much controlled the first half of the period, but got into the box way too often as it wore on.
15:28 left — Trenton’s going shorthanded, as Robert Page took the rare “throwing the stick” penalty.
11:00 left — Elmira certainly didn’t get much going on their chance, and now Trenton’s on the man advantage.
8:49 left — Trenton couldn’t score either, still 3-1.
8:00 left — Trevor Kell with a nice move around the defenseman to get a shot in tight on Shantz, but the Panthers prospect makes the save.
6:30 left — 5-on-3 for Trenton.
4:20 left — David Leaderer scores just as the power play expires on a slapper from the high slot, just inside the blue line. It may have been tipped, but it’s hard to say. Either way, it’s 4-1 Devils.
Evidently, it was tipped by Tony Zancanaro…
Final Score: 4-1, Devils.
* Gerald Coleman
** Brad Snetsinger
*** Dylan Quaile
My choices, by the way, were Snetsinger-Coleman-Quaile.
David Shantz save on David Leaderer
Paul McIlveen faceoff
Gerald Coleman in action
Harrison vs. Lepine
Bonus fight…from covering the AHL the other day, it’s Aaron Boogaard vs. Garrett Klotz
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com