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MARK RASSELL SETS STEELHEADS FRANCHISE RECORD FOR LONGEST GOAL STREAK IN SATURDAY NIGHT LOSS

Saturday, November 11th
MARK RASSELL SETS STEELHEADS FRANCHISE RECORD FOR LONGEST GOAL STREAK IN SATURDAY NIGHT LOSS

MARK RASSELL SETS STEELHEADS FRANCHISE RECORD FOR LONGEST GOAL STREAK IN SATURDAY NIGHT LOSS 

WHEELING, WV – The Idaho Steelheads (7-2-0-0, 14pts) saw their win streak come to a close at seven games as Wheeling Nailers (4-2-0-0, 8pts) scored five unanswered goals in the second period for a 5-2 win Saturday night at the WesBanco Arena in front of a crowd of 1,817 fans. Idaho and Wheeling wrap up the three-in-three weekend tomorrow at 2:10 p.m. (MT).   

Idaho led 1-0 after the first period as A.J. White from behind the net set up Keaton Mastrodonato (4th) in the right circle at 8:10. The rookie forward sent a snapshot through the five hole of Michael McNiven. Shots were 10-6 Steelheads. 

Mark Rassell (10thsets a Steelheads franchise record scoring in his eighth straight game 76 seconds into the second period when he went in on a partial breakaway through the left circle and beat McNiven near side giving Idaho a 2-0 lead. From that point on the Nailers rattled off five unanswered goals to capture a 5-2 lead. Jordan Frasca (4th) started it off six minutes after Rassell’s goal and then Tanner Laderoute (1st) at 10:25 tied the game at 2-2. Matthew Quercia (1st) gave Wheeling their first lead 52 seconds later. Justin Addamo (5th) increased the Wheeling lead to 4-2 at 13:10 and then a power-play goal from Laderoute (2nd) at 14:54 made it 5-2. The Steelheads were outshot 16-8 in the frame. 

Rassell was awarded a penalty shot 1:55 into the third period but was denied by McNiven. Their were 10 penalty infractions called in the final period as neither team scored on the power-play with Idaho outshooting Wheeling 18-13 in the frame. 

BOX SCORE

ICCU Three Stars

  1. Wade Murphy (1-1-2, +3, 4 shots) 
  2. Seamus Donohue (1-1-2) 
  3. Justin Addamo (WHL) 

GAME NOTES

  • Idaho finished 0-for-4 on the power-play while Wheeling was 1-for-6. 
  • Idaho outshot Wheeling 36-35. 
  • Idaho is 5-3-0 all-time vs. Wheeling and 3-2-0 at the WesBanco Arena.  
  • Willie Knierim (DNP), Demetrios Koumontzis (IR), Jade Miller (IR), and Aaron Aragon (DNP) did not dress for Idaho. 
  • Mark Rassell scored for his eighth straight game setting a franchise record for the longest consecutive goal streak. It’s the longest goal streak in the ECHL since the 2015-16 season. 
  • Wade Murphy increased his point streak to six games with an assist (5-6-11). 
  • A.J. White tallied an assist. 
  • Rassell led all Steelheads skaters with five shots on net. 

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