Steelheads Set ECHL Single-Season Record For Wins and Points in Victory in Rapid City
Steelheads Set ECHL Single-Season Record For Wins and Points in Victory at Rapid City
RAPID CITY, SD – The Idaho Steelheads (57-11-1-2, 117pts) defeated the Rapid City Rush (33-34-4-0, 70pts) to set the ECHL single-season record for wins and points by a final score of 4-1 Friday night The Monument in front of 4,465 fans. Idaho will wrap up the regular season tomorrow night with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop against the Rapid City Rush.
The first period saw no score for either team despite a power-play for each. Shots were 11-9 in favor of the Steelheads.
With 69 seconds left in the middle period Owen Headrick (15th) blasted a shot from the the right circle over the far shoulder of Daniil Chechelev giving Idaho a 1-0 lead. Ty Pelton-Byce and Patrick Kudla received assists on the score. Idaho took a 1-0 lead into the locker room after 40 minutes of play outshooting Rapid City 10-8 in the period.
Idaho opened the third period receiving goals from Justin Misiak (15th) at 1:58 and then 87 seconds later from Jade Miller (15th) to take a 3-0 lead. Logan Nelson (21st) pulled the Rush within one on a power-play score at 6:46. Moments later Misiak (16th) would grab his second of the night making it 4-1.
Adam Scheel made 30 saves on 31 shots in the victory while Daniil Chechelev turned aside 29 of 33 shots he faced.
ICCU THREE STARS
- Justin Misiak (2-1-3, +3, 5 shots)
- Adam Scheel (30 saves)
- Logan Nelson (RC, 1-0-1, -2, 2 shots)
- Idaho finished 0-for-3 on the power-play while Rapid City was 1-for-4.
- Idaho outshot Rapid City 33-31.
- Idaho is 57-26-6 all-time vs. Rapid City and 27-16-2 in Rapid City, SD at The Monument.
- Wade Murphy (INJ), Jack Becker (INJ), and Janis Svanenbergs (IR) did not dress for Idaho.
- Owen Headrick scored his 15th goal of the season becoming the single season goal leader amongst defensemen in the Steelheads ECHL era.
- Justin Misiak (2-1-3) tallied his second career multi-goal game and seventh multi-point game of the year.
- Jade Miller (1-1-2) notched his sixth multi-point game of the year.
- Zane Franklin (2), Ty Pelton-Byce, Patrick Kudla, and Cody Haiskanen each tallied assists.
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