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Idaho Steelheads Weekly – Week 25 – 4/3/23

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Idaho Steelheads Weekly – Week 25 – 4/3/23

Idaho Steelheads Weekly – Week 25 – 4/3/23

BOISE, ID– TheIdaho Steelheads(@Steelheads), proudECHL(@ECHL) affiliate of theDallas Stars(@DallasStars) captured their second ECHL regular season title on Saturday night and are four wins away from setting the league record for most victories in a season with six games to play.

THIS WEEK’S GAMESWednesday, Apr. 5 vs. Utah Grizzlies | 7:10 p.m.Friday, Apr. 7 vs. Utah Grizzlies | 7:10 p.m.Saturday, Apr. 8 at Utah Grizzlies | 7:10 p.m.

LAST WEEK’S GAMES

Wednesday, Mar. 29 Idaho (6) vs. Kansas City (0) Highlights Full Recap Box Score

Ryan Dmowski (2-1-3) and Ty Pelton-Byce(2-2-4) each scored twice in the second period while Adam Scheelmade 31 saves for his fourth shutout of the year, the Steelheads 10thoverall.

Friday, Mar. 31Kansas City (3) at Idaho (2) Highlights Full Recap Box Score

Idaho led 1-0 entering the final period but surrendered three unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes of play. The Steelheads win streak ended at 10 games dating back to Mar. 5 where they outscored their opponents 49-20. It also ended the second longest home winning streak on home ice in ECHL history as Idaho’s ended at 16 games dating back to Jan. 14 where they outscored their opposition 73-23.

Saturday, Apr. 1Idaho (1) vs. Kansas City (0) Highlights Full Recap Box Score

Adam Scheelrecorded his second shutout of the week, fifth of season, and the Steelheads league leading 11thof the year making 36 saves as Idaho captured the ECHL’s regular season championship (Brabham Cup) for the second time in franchise history. It was also the 53rdwin of the season, a franchise record.

MOUNTAIN DIVISION STANDINGS1. XYZ - Idaho Steelheads (53-10-1-2, 109pts, 0.826)2. Allen Americans (33-30-1-1, 68pts, 0.523)3. Kansas City Mavericks (30-28-6-2, 68pts, 0.515)4. Utah Grizzlies (32-31-3-0, 67pts, 0.508)5. Wichita Thunder (30-31-6-0, 66pts, 0.493)6. Rapid City Rush (30-33-3-0, 63pts, 0.477)7. Tulsa Oilers (21-35-8-1, 51pts, 0.392)

OPPONENT BREAKDOWN

  GAMES PLAYED  GAMES REMAINING
Utah Grizzlies 15 (11-4-0-0) 3 (2H / 1A)
Rapid City Rush 11 (8-2-0-1) 3 (3A) 
Wichita Thunder 7 (5-1-1-0)  
Tulsa Oilers  6 (4-1-0-1)  
Allen Americans  8 (8-0-0-0)  
Kansas City Mavericks 8 (6-2-0-0)  
Worcester Railers 3 (3-0-0-0)  
Maine Mariners 3 (3-0-0-0)  
Orlando Solar Bears  3 (3-0-0-0)  
Iowa Heartlanders 2 (2-0-0-0)

ECHL RECORD WATCH - SINGLE SEASON

*Idaho has 6 games remaining

MOST WINS,(Idaho currently has 53)56 -Louisiana IceGators, 2001-02

MOST HOME WINS,(Idaho currently has won 30 with two remaining)30 -Cincinnati Cyclones, 2018-19

MOST ROAD WINS,(Idaho currently has won 23 with four remaining)26 –Multiple Teams, most recently Florida Everblades (2017-18)

MOST POINTS,(Idaho currently has 109 with 12 available)116 -Louisiana IceGators, 2001-02

MOST SHUTOUTS,(Idaho currently has 11)12 -South Carolina Stingrays, 2014-15

FEWEST GOALS AGAINST,(Idaho has allowed 139)153 -South Carolina Stingrays, 2017-18

LOWEST GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE,(Idaho is currently at 2.11)2.13 -South Carolina Stingrays, 2017-18

HIGHEST PLUS-MINUS RATING,(Matt Register is currently leading league at +53)+59 -Victor Gervais (Hampton Roads, 1992-93)

STEELHEADS TEAM RECORD WATCH - SINGLE SEASON

*Idaho has 6 games remaining

MOST WINS53 - ECHL, Present, Previously: (48), 2014-15/2017-18

FEWEST REGUALTION LOSSES,(Idaho is currently at 10)17 - ECHL, 2009-1016 - WCHL, 2002-03

MOST POINTS IN STANDINGS,(Idaho is currently at 109 with 12 available)109 - ECHL, Present, Previously: (103), 2009-10

MOST GOALS SCORED270 - ECHL, Present, Previously 268,(2005-06)

FEWEST GOALS ALLOWED,(Idaho is currently at 139)183 - ECHL (2007-08/2004-05)

RECENT INDIVIDUAL MILESTONES

April 1:            A.J. White played in his 450th career ECHL game. 

March 31:       Ty Pelton-Byce tallied his 50th career ECHL point with a goal. 

UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL MILESTONES

  • #3 Nick Canade is six games shy of 100 pro games. 
  • #7 Owen Headrick is one goal shy of becoming the all-time single season leader in goals (15) amongst Idaho ECHL modern era defenders. He is five goals shy of tying Rob Dumas (19, 1998-99) for most goals by a defenseman in franchise history. 
  • #11 Justin Ducharme is six games shy of 100 pro games. 
  • #18 A.J. White is three assists shy of 200 ECHL assists… one assist shy of 200 career pro assists… one goal shy of 20 goals in a season for second time. 
  • #43 Matt Register is one goal shy of 100 career ECHL goals.

STEELHEADS STANDOUTS 

  • #6 Wade Murphy is tied for fourth in the ECHL at (+34) and has points in three of his last six games (3-1-4), eight of his last 12 (7-2-9) including six goals in his last 10. Over his last 28 games he has (12-20-21).
  • #7 Owen Headrick is tied amongst all ECHL defensemen in goals (14) and is tied for first in points (51). He is tied for second amongst defenders in power-play goals (6) and fourth in power-play points (24). He is third amongst ECHL rookies in man advantage points. He is third in the league at (+35). He has points in six of his last 11 games (1-6-7), nine of his last 16 (2-10-12), 12 of his last 20 (3-12-15), 22 of his last 33 (6-22-28), 38 of his last 51 (14-33-46), and at least one point in 39 of 55 games including longest point streak by a defenseman in the league this season, 14 games from Nov.11-Dec. 14 (8G, 11A).  
  • #11 Justin Ducharme has points in three of his last five games (1-2-3), 11 of his last 22 (6-7-13) including nine goals in his last 26 games. He has points in 18 of his last 31 games (11-12-23). He has a point in 22 of 37 games. 
  • #15 Ryan Dmowski is tied for 12th in points (64) and tied for 9th in goals (28) in the ECHL. Hehas points in four of his last six games (2-4-6), six of his last 12 (6-4-10), eight of his last 14 (7-6-13), 14 of his last 23 games (9-10-19), 16 of his last 27 games (11-10-21), 17 of his last 29 (12-11-23), 18 of his last 31 (12-12-24), 19 of his last 33 (12-14-26), 22 of his last 37 (14-16-230). He has a point in 42 of 66 games and a goal in 23. 
  • #17 Ty Pelton-Byce has points in six straight games (5-7-12) including four multi-point games. He has points in 10 of his last 15 games (9-10-19). 
  • #18 A.J. White has points in six of his last 11 games (1-6-7), eight of his last 15 (2-6-8), 17 of his last 31 (9-13-22). He has points in 21 of his last 38 games (13-16-29), 25 of his last 48 (17-20-37), and 27 of his last 50 (17-22-39). Over his last 58 games he has tallied a point in 32 games (17-27-44). 
  • #19 Justin Misiak has points in three of his last six games (2-2-4), seven of his last 11 (4-6-10) including three multi point games, and nine of his last 16 (7-8-15) including five multi-point games. 
  • #26 Jade Miller has points in three of his last seven games (2-2-4) and points in four of his last nine (2-3-5).
  • #27 Jack Becker has points in four of his last seven games (2-3-5). 
  • #29 Willie Knierim has points/ goals in three of his last eight games (3-1-4), goals/points in seven of his last 17 games (7-2-9). He has 11 goals in his last 21 games including points in 18 of his last 33 games (14-10-24). 
  • #31 Rémi Poirier is second in the ECHL amongst save percentage (.928) and third in goals against-average (2.07). He is tied for seventh in wins (19) and tied for second in shutouts (3).  
  • #35 Adam Scheel has won 10 of his last 11 games and 15 of his last 17 dating back to Jan. 28. He leads the ECHL in save percentage (.930) and shutouts (5) while ranking second goals against-average (2.02). 
  • #37 Zane Franklin has points in seven of his last nine games (5-3-8).
  • #43 Matt Register leads the ECHL at (+53) and all defenseman in assists (43) while tied for first in points (51). He has been an even or plus rating in 54 of 63 games. He has points in seven of his last 10 games (2-8-10) including three multi-point games, 14 of his last 19 (3-16-19), 20 of his last 27 games (3-24-27) and 27 of his last 42 games (7-29-36). 
  • #47 Patrick Kudla is fourth amongst ECHL defensemen in points (48), third in assists (40) and fifth at (+33). He has points in three of his last five games (2-6-8) and a point in 29 of 53 games. 
  • #51 Dawson Barteaux has points in three of his last eight games (0-6-6) with two assists in each three games, points in five of his last 12 (1-6-7), eight of his last 18 games (1-10-12) and 11 of his last 23 (2-12-14).
  • #74 Cody Haiskanen is second amongst ECHL skaters at (+47). He has points in three of his last eight games (1-2-3) and points in six of his last 14 games (2-4-6). 
  • #77 Jordan Kawaguchi has points in five of his last 10 games (4-8-12) including three multi-point games, seven of his last 16 (5-10-15) including four multi-point games, 10 of his last 20 (8-14-22) including seven multi-point outings. 

TEAM NOTES

FOLLOWING A REULATION LOSS Idaho is (10-0) when following a regulation loss this season outscoring their opponents 40-9 while posting four shutouts. 

LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Idaho has a 39-point lead in the Mountain Division, 12-point lead on the Western Conference and entire league. 

END OF A STREAK Idaho saw their win streak end at 10 games Friday night, their second longest winning streak of the season, where they outscored their opponents 49-20 during the span. They had scored five or more goals in seven of the 10 games and held their opponents to, two or fewer in six of the 10. The Steelheads have had five winning streaks this year of five or more games. The longest win streak of their year is 12 games from Dec. 9-Jan. 4 where Idaho outscored the opposition 58-15. 

HOME COOKIN Idaho saw their home win streak end at 16 games Friday night which dated back to Jan. 14 where they outscored their opponents 73-23. They had scored four or more goals in 12 of the 16 games while holding opponents to, two or fewer goals in 11 of the 16. Idaho is (30-4-0-0) at the Idaho Central Arena this year, one win shy of setting the ECHL record for home wins in a season. The Steelheads have scored four or more goals in 25 of the first 34 games in Boise. There have been 32 sellouts including 31 straight.   

GOAL DIFFERENTIALS Idaho has scored the most goals for (270) and allowed the fewest (139) for a +131 goal differential. They have scored the most goals and allowed the fewest in all three periods this year in the entire ECHL. 

GOAL SCORING AT A PREMIUM Idaho has scored the most goals for this season (270) averaging (4.09) per game. Last season the Steelheads scored (216) goals in 72 games. Idaho has scored five or more goals in seven of the last 11 games, 10 of their last 15, and 13 of their last 23. They have scored four or more goals in 30 of their last 48 games and five or more in 28 of their last 52. The Steelheads have scored four or more goals in 42 games this year posting a record of (40-1-1) when doing so. 

PUCKS STOP AT THE STEELHEADS NETIdaho has allowed the fewest goals this season (139) averaging just (2.11) per game against. The Steelheads have held their opponent to two or fewer goals in 41 of the first 66 games posting a record of (39-2) when doing so. Idaho leads the ECHL with 11 shutouts. 

DEPTH IN SCORING14 different players have double digits in goals while 18 different skaters have 20+ points. Of the 24 skaters to play for Idaho this year 22 have scored at least one goal while 22 have double digits in points. 

ONE GOAL GAMES Idaho has played the fewest one goal games this season in the entire ECHL at just (18GP, 11-4-1-2) with 10 of the last 18 having being decided by one goal. 

DEFENSIVE SCORING The Steelheads have produced the most points from the blueline in the entire ECHL (41-182-223). Last year Idaho had (31-139-170) from the backend.  

INSIDE THE TOP FIVE IN SPECIAL TEAMS Idaho ranks fourth on the power-play (57/242, 23.6%) and went 2-for-6 last week in the three-game series against Kansas City. The Steelheads have scored a power-play goal in seven of the last nine games (10/30, 33.3%), nine of the last 12 games (12/41, 29.3%), 10 of the last 15, 16 of their last 28 games and in 39 of their first 66 games including 14 multi-power play goal games. Idaho is third on the penalty kill (195/232, 84.1%) and went 8-for-8 in the three games vs. Kansas City. They have allowed a power-play goal in just two of the last seven games (18/22, 81.8%). They have allowed a power-play goal against in just 25 games this season including 10 multi-man advantage goal games. 

SCORING FIRST Idaho has scored first 43 times this season, third most in the league, and have a record of (36-5-1-1) when scoring first. The Steelheads have scored first in five straight after surrendering the first tally in four straight. They have scored first in 14 of their last 17 and 19 of their last 23.

STATISTICAL LEADERSGoals: Ryan Dmowski (28) Assists: Matt Register (41)   Points: Ryan Dmowski (64) Plus/Minus: Matt Register (+53)PIMS: Wade Murphy (62)  PPGs: Ryan Dmowski (9)  SHGs: Multiple Players (2)GWGs: Wade Murphy (6) Shots: Ryan Dmowski (290)Wins: Adam Scheel (26)GAA: Adam Scheel (2.02) SV%: Adam Scheel (.930) 

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