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TRENTON DEVILS (16-24-1-3, 36pts) vs READING ROYALS (28-12-2-3, 61pts) Game 45 ◦ Sunday, February 6, 2011 ◦ 1:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

# Name IR AHL

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IR

2 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 34

T.J. Miller Andy Thomas Justin Coutu Martin Nolet Trevor Kell Tony Zancanaro Myles Stoesz Darcy Zajac Matt Lombardi Matt Vokes Ryan Ginand Dan Charleston Ryan Hayes Brad Miller Kory Nagy Taylor Vichorek J.S. Berube Jeremy Akeson Dave Leaderer Justin Pender Jordon Southorn Jeff Prough

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AHL

1 Jeff Lerg 31 Shane Connelly 35 Dave Caruso

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AHL

IR

AHL

AHL IR AHL

AHL

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 29 76

Ryan Donald Cody Wild Rob Kwiet Louis Liotti Casey Haines Todd Perry Alain Goulet Jared Ross Devin Timberlake Brett Gallant Chris Blight Eric Castonguay Tyler Murovich Ryan Cruthers John Scrymgeour Matt Caruana Vladimir Nikiforov Yannick Riendeau Antoine Roussel Andrew Sarauer Robert Slaney Richard Greenop Dallas Jackson Ben Gordon

# Name AHL AHL

1 1 30 33

Matt Dalton Daren Machesney Ben Scrivens Michael Hutchinson

Pos. Sh.

D D D D F F F F F F F F F D F F F F D D D F

L R L L R L R R R R L L R R L R L L L L L R

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G G G

L L L

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D D D D LW D D D RW LW RW RW C C F F RW RW LW F LW RW D LW

L L L R L L R R R L R L L R L L L L L L L R L L

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G G G G

L L L L

Trenton Devils GP G A

Hometown

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Wt.

D.O.B.

6'4 6'2 6'0 6'3 6’0 5’5 6’1 6'1 5’11 6’1 5’9 5'8 5'10 5’10 5’11 6’8 6’3 6’2 5'11 6’4 6'3 5’10

210 210 205 205 185 170 210 200 200 190 180 180 180 170 195 250 195 210 190 215 200 180

09.15.86 11.14.85 11.19.84 10.02.86 06.23.86 06.04.82 02.15.87 09.23.86 11.09.87 09.03.85 04.01.86 11.27.84 06.04.89 01.31.86 10.12.89 08.25.88 06.20.90 11.26.84 07.31.86 10.25.88 05.15.90 04.20.86

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

5’6 5'9 6’1

155 04.09.86 Livonia, MI 12 6 6 0 180 03.16.87 Cheltenham, PA 19 4 11 2 205 06.18.82 Roswell, GA 16 5 8 0

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6-3 6-1 6-1 6'1 5-10 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-0 5-11 5'9 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-8 5-10 5'11 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-11

227 205 218 204 191 215 199 199 206 191 200 195 185 191 201 187 173 186 192 209 211 237 198 180

09.10.86 05.05.87 02.02.88 05.25.85 08.23.86 12.13.86 09.22.88 12.03.84 05.17.85 12.28.88 10.14.82 09.18.87 12.04.89 07.04.84 06.23.86 06.07.85 10.07.87 06.18.88 11.21.89 11.17.84 10.13.88 02.24.89 03.31.89 01.31.85

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6-1 6-0 6-2 6-3

189 185 197 192

06.04.86 12.13.86 09.11.86 03.02.90

Placentia, CA Bow, NH Maple Ridge, BC Quebec City, PQ Thunder Bay, ON Trenton, MI Steinbach, MB Winnipeg, MAN Milton, MA Auburn, MA Milford, MA Oak Forest, IL Syracuse, NY Alpharetta, GA Walsingham, ON Moose Lake, MN Matane, PQ Ottawa, ON Rochester, NY St. Johns, NL Montreal, PQ Dearborn Heights, MI Hometown

22 35 33 23 17 33 11 26 39 8 43 13 39 24 33 40 30 42 40 41 24 42

GP W

1 2 1 2 9 7 0 4 11 3 17 9 16 5 7 4 8 7 4 2 0 20

5 4 11 3 10 11 2 13 7 5 29 8 17 11 8 8 12 9 18 11 4 13

PTS +/- PIM Notes

6 6 12 5 19 18 2 17 18 8 46 17 33 16 15 12 20 16 22 13 4 33

-13 -11 -5 +4 +8 -4 -2 +5 -11 -1 +5 -4 -3 +3 -7 +5 -1 -15 -10 -18 -10 -12

L OTL SOL SO GAA

0 1 2

Reading Royals

6 25 63 21 18 35 63 25 24 4 36 53 20 8 19 63 55 73 34 38 22 38

Placed on 21-day IR, 1/16 Recalled to AHL-Albany, 2/4 Activated from 7-day IR today Drafted by Los Angeles, 5th round, '06 Won Memorial Cup with OHL's London Knights in 04-05 Game-winning goal last night First 2 assist game as a pro, 1/29 Spent 4 seasons with University of North Dakota (WCHA) Placed on 3-day IR, 2/3 Led the T-Devils with 33 assists as a rookie in 09-10 1st-career hat trick 1/30/2010 at Florida 4 goals 1/15 vs. Toledo Won the OHL's Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy, 09-10 Plus-two last night vs. Reading Teammate of NY Islanders' John Tavares w/ Oshawa 2 of 4 goals have come against Reading 413 PIMs in 4 years w/ QMJHL's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Played in OHL for Ottawa 67's UMASS-Amherst's school record for career games (149) Played four seasons for QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads Placed on 21-day IR today 5 goals last 4 games

SV% Notes

0 3.38 0.890 0 3.31 0.889 0 3.33 0.907

Led Michigan State to NCAA championship in 2007 Both wins for Trenton have been against Reading Loaned to AHL-Albany, 1/11

Hometown

GP

G

A

PTS +/- PIM Notes

St. Albert, AB Limestone, ME Toronto, ON Westbury, NY Indiana, PA Ingleside, ON Kapuskasing, ON Stoney Island, NS Port Alberni, BC Summerside, PEI Cambridge, ON Granby, PQ Mt. Lebanon, PA Farmingdale, NY Pickering, ON Orono, ON Hauppage, NY Boucherville, PQ Roubaix, France Outlook, SK Upper Island Cove, NF Oshawa, ON Edson, AB International Falls, MN

35 17 32 43 38 37 38 37 29 24 23 39 10 29 33 4 22 30 3 34 36 18 23 42

2 1 3 0 12 2 4 4 5 1 9 8 3 15 5 3 2 10 0 11 5 1 2 20

6 9 10 9 10 10 11 14 6 1 20 17 4 16 10 2 2 16 1 19 10 2 5 26

8 10 13 9 22 12 15 18 11 2 29 25 7 31 15 5 4 26 1 30 15 3 7 46

+16 +5 +3 +13 -7 +6 +5 +6 +4 -1 +12 -7 +2 +13 +5 +1 -14 +2 -1 +9 0 +3 -5 +17

Hometown

GP W

L OTL SOL SO GAA

Clinton, ON Hamilton, ON Spruce Grove, AB Barrie, ON

18 15 12 14

6 12 3 3

11 2 9 7

1 0 0 1

0 0 0 3

2 0 0 1

2.88 4.41 2.17 2.88

87 4 35 20 18 79 27 29 19 132 34 0 6 26 27 2 10 16 0 26 14 24 2 47

9 penalty minutes last night 3 seasons at Providence College (Hockey East) 67pts w/ ‘08-09 Memorial Cup Champion Windsor (OHL) Hockey East's "Defensive D-man of the Year," 08-09 Led Ferris State Univ. (CCHA) in 2009-10 w/ 5 GWG Played for Boston College and OHL’s Barrie Colts 7-day IR ECAC’s All-Academic Team on 3 times w/ St. Lawrence 4 seasons at Brown University (ECAC) 1 game in AHL w/ Syracuse last season Second on Clarkson w/ 19 goals, 39 points, 03-04 Led Trenton in scoring (tie in 07-08), two straight years Sent down by AHL-Springfield, 1/27 Loaned to AHL-Manitoba Moose, 2/3 Pickering Panthers’ (OJHL) “Ironman” in 03-04 Recalled to AHL-Toronto Marlies 3-day IR Led the QMJHL w/ 126 points, 08-09 Recalled to AHL-Providence Bruins Drafted 4th round, 04, by Vancouver Game-winning goal 12/4 at Trenton Re-assigned from AHL-Toronto, 2/5 Coached by Brian Sutter w/ Red Deer Rebels (WHL) 07-08 Loaned to AHL-Rochester Americans

SV% Notes

0.912 0.865 0.939 0.916

7-4 with AHL-Providence this season Played with Victoria, Elmira (ECHL); loaned to Worcester 50 saves vs. Trenton Friday night 7-7 with AHL-Providence this season


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PRESENTED BY: Trenton Orthopaedic Group

TRENTON DEVILS (16-24-1-3, 36pts) vs READING ROYALS (28-12-2-3, 61pts) Game 45 ◦ Sunday, February 6, 2011 ◦ 1:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ Eastern Conference Standings ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

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OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

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OTL

SOL

PTS

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OTL

SOL

PTS

Reading Elmira Trenton

45 44 44

28 20 16

12 19 24

Greenville Florida South Carolina Gwinnett

47 52 47 48

29 27 26 20

16 22 19 21

Wheeling Kalamazoo Cincinnati Toledo

47 44 46 44

29 21 19 21

16 19 19 20

SOUTH

NORTH

GP

GP

W

W

Western Conference Standings MOUNTAIN

GP

W

Utah Idaho Alaska Victoria

49 48 45 48

27 22 25 20

17 16 18 25

Las Vegas Stockton Bakersfield Ontario

46 44 46 46

29 23 23 15

14 14 21 27

PACIFIC

Today in the ECHL

GP

W

2 5 1

1 0 1 2

0 2 6 2

4 3 2 1

2 2 1 2

3 0 3

1 3 1 5

2 2 2 1

1 7 0 2

1 5 1 2

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

61 45 36

0.678 0.511 0.409

154 160 141

136 159 163

706 948 801

13-5-1-2 10-11-3-0 8-12-1-2

15-7-1-1 10-8-2-0 8-12-0-1

60 57 54 47

0.638 0.548 0.574 0.490

159 176 133 136

126 162 134 160

673 935 629 840

15-7-1-0 13-9-0-2 15-7-1-1 11-10-1-2

14-9-0-1 14-13-0-1 11-12-0-0 9-11-1-3

60 46 46 45

0.638 0.523 0.500 0.511

171 150 130 146

134 155 154 163

841 757 898 821

15-9-0-1 12-10-0-0 9-11-2-1 11-11-0-1

14-7-0-1 9-9-2-2 10-8-4-1 10-9-2-0

PCT

PCT

PCT

GF

GF

GF

GA

GA

GA

PIM

PIM

PIM

HOME

HOME

HOME

59 54 52 43

0.602 0.562 0.578 0.448

140 144 134 139

134 135 118 154

1160 796 603 1000

10-10-3-0 11-7-1-5 16-6-2-0 9-14-1-1

17-7-1-1 11-9-2-2 9-12-0-0 11-11-0-1

61 53 48 34

0.663 0.602 0.522 0.370

149 139 137 112

123 130 141 169

650 988 1077 884

16-7-1-0 11-7-1-3 13-7-1-0 5-15-0-1

13-7-1-1 12-7-1-2 10-14-0-1 10-12-2-1

PCT

GF

GA

Reading Royals (28-12-5) at Trenton Devils (16-24-4) 1 p.m. ET · Reading is third with 3.42 goals per game. · Trenton’s Jeff Prough is on a five-game goal streak since Jan. 28 (7g). · Royals are 17-4-5 in one-goal games. · Devils are first with 35.52 shots per game. Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts • The ECHL celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2007-08 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. • ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown to be a coast-tocoast league with 19 teams in 14 states and British Columbia in 2010-11. • The league officially changed its name from East Coast Hockey League to ECHL on May 19, 2003. • 460 players have played in the NHL after playing in the ECHL including 35 in 2009-10. • 17 ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: former Idaho Steelheads goaltender and 2010 ECHL All-Star Richard Bachman (Dallas on Dec. 11), former Las Vegas Wranglers right wing Adam Cracknell (St. Louis on Dec. 15), former Cincinnati Cyclones goaltender Mark Dekanich (Nashville on Dec. 18), former South Carolina Stingrays left wing Stefan Della Rovere (St. Louis on Dec. 1), former Phoenix RoadRunners center Andrew Desjardins (San Jose on Jan. 3), former Cincinnati Cyclones goaltender and 2007 ECHL All-Star Cedrick Desjardins (Cincinnati on Dec. 30), former Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies and Idaho Steelheads defenseman Brian Fahey (Washington on Oct. 16), former South Carolina Stingrays goaltender and 2010 ECHL All-Star Braden Holtby (Washington on Nov. 7), former Texas Wildcatters left wing Matt Kassian (Minnesota on Nov. 5), former Ontario Reign center Dwight King (Los Angeles on Nov. 17), former Phoenix RoadRunners and Utah Grizzlies goaltender Nathan Lawson (New York Islanders on Dec. 18), former Trenton Titans defenseman Olivier Magnan (New Jersey on Oct. 22), former Trenton Devils center Brad Mills (New Jersey on Oct. 30), former South Carolina Stingrays center and two-time ECHL All-Star Travis Morin (Dallas on Jan. 26),former Johnstown Chiefs and Cincinnati Cyclones forward Chris Mueller (Nashville on Dec. 28), former Alaska Aces right wing Ryan Reaves (St. Louis on Oct. 11) and former Reading Royals and South Carolina Stingrays goaltender and 2009 Kelly Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player James Reimer (Tortonto on Dec. 20). • 6 players played in the ECHL and the NHL in 2009-10: Kyle Calder with Bakersfield and Anaheim, Jeremy Duchesne with Kalamazoo and Philadelphia, Tomas Kana with Alaska and Columbus, Dan Sexton with Bakersfield and Anaheim, MacGregor Sharp with Bakersfield and Anaheim and Matt Zaba with Charlotte and the New York Rangers. • The ECHL has had 267 players reach the NHL since 2002-03 when it changed its focus to become the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. The ECHL had 97 players reach the NHL in its first 10 seasons and 215 in the first 15 years. • 203 ECHL players have played their first game in the last six seasons for an average of more than 33 per year. • ECHL had a record 79 players on NHL opening-day rosters in 2010-11, surpassing the 78 from 2009-10 and marking the eighth year in a row that there have been over 50 former ECHL players on opening-day rosters. • ECHL was represented in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game by Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins, while former ECHL coaches Mike Haviland and Peter Laviolette served as coaches for the All-Star Game.

PIM

HOME

STREAK

5-2-0-3 3-7-0-0 3-6-1-0

0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-0

5-5-0-0 5-4-0-1 5-5-0-0 4-4-1-1

2-0-0-0 0-1-0-1 1-0-0-0 0-2-0-0

9-1-0-0 6-4-0-0 4-5-1-0 8-2-0-0

2-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-2-1-0 3-0-0-0

STREAK

STREAK

STREAK

5-4-1-0 6-1-1-2 4-6-0-0 5-5-0-0

0-1-0-0 5-0-0-2 1-0-0-0 0-1-0-0

6-4-0-0 6-3-0-1 4-5-0-1 3-5-2-0

1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-0

STREAK

Recent ECHL Scores FRI, FEBRUARY 4 Trenton 2 at Reading 4 Wheeling 6 at Cincinnati 3 Greenville 3 at Florida 2 South Carolina 1 at Kalamazoo 5 Toledo 6 at Gwinnett 3 Ontario 1 at Bakersfield 5 Elmira 4 at Las Vegas 3 Alaska 2 at Victoria 6 Utah 2 at Stockton 1 SAT, FEBRUARY 5 Greenville 4 at Florida 3 (SO) Reading 2 at Trenton 4 Toledo 5 at Gwinnett 2 South Carolina 5 at Kalamazoo 4 Cincinnati 2 at Wheeling 6 Bakersfield 3 at Ontario 4 Elmira 4 at Las Vegas 5 Alaska 3 at Victoria 1 Utah 2 at Stockton 3 Upcoming ECHL Schedule SUN, FEBRUARY 6 Reading at Trenton - 1:00 PM EST TUE, FEBRUARY 8 Elmira at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PST WED, FEBRUARY 9 Kalamazoo at Trenton - 7:00 PM EST South Carolina at Greenville - 7:05 PM EST Florida at Cincinnati - 7:30 PM EST Bakersfield at Idaho - 7:10 PM MST Stockton at Ontario - 7:00 PM PST THU, FEBRUARY 10 Kalamazoo at Trenton - 7:00 PM EST Utah at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PST FRI, FEBRUARY 11 Greenville at Toledo - 7:00 PM EST Gwinnett at South Carolina - 7:05 PM EST Reading at Wheeling - 7:05 PM EST Florida at Cincinnati - 7:30 PM EST Bakersfield at Idaho - 7:10 PM MST Elmira at Ontario - 7:00 PM PST Victoria at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PST Stockton at Alaska - 7:15 PM AKST


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PRESENTED BY: Trenton Orthopaedic Group

TRENTON DEVILS (16-24-1-3, 36pts) vs READING ROYALS (28-12-2-3, 61pts) Game 45 ◦ Sunday, February 6, 2011 ◦ 1:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

DEVILS FLUSH ROYALS’ STREAK WITH 4-2 WIN Jeff Prough got the Devils off to a quick start, scoring the game’s first two goals. Prough scored his first goal by poking his own rebound past Hutchinson, after the Reading goalie was unable to re-set himself after a collision at the top of his crease. Prough’s second tally came after Trenton’s leading goal scorer had his off-target shot ricochet into the net off a Royals defenseman. The Devils carried their two-goal lead through most of a first period in which they didn’t surrender a shot-against until the final five minutes. Despite the Devils 19-2 shots advantage in the opening frame, Devin Timberlake beat Connelly to the low glove side with Reading’s second shot, with 1:54 remaining in the opening stanza. Midway through the second period, Dallas Jackson pulled Reading even by scoring a power-play goal, which was assisted by Andrew Sarauer and Tyler Murovich. Tony Zancanaro restored Trenton’s lead by scoring the eventual gamewinning goal, just 43 seconds after the Royals had knotted the score, 2-2. Zancanaro’s first game-deciding goal this season came after the longest #34 Jeff Prough scored two goals Saturday, his 19th and 20th of the season. tenured Devils player snuck behind the Reading defense, and blistered a Trenton, NJ - Tony Zancanaro’s goal 43 seconds after Reading erased quick snap shot inside the post. With a lead for the second time, the Devils clamped down defensively in Trenton’s 2-0 lead was the difference as the Trenton Devils defeated the the game’s second half. Reading had a chance to claw back into the game Reading Royals, 4-2, Saturday night at Sun National Bank Center. Snapping their three-game losing streak, Trenton ups its record to 16- when it was handed a power-play opportunity in the game’s final minutes, 24-1-3, winning for the fourth time against Reading. Jeff Prough paced the but Trenton’s defense stood pat. In the final minute of the third period, Taylor Vichorek iced the game with offense by netting his 17th career two-goal game in a Trenton uniform, on a night he reached the 20-goal mark for the third straight season. Former an empty-net goal, knocking a shot from his own end into the net off of Royal Shane Connelly earned his second win with the Devils, making 27 the side-boards. The goal was Vichorek’s fourth this season, and second against Reading. saves on 29 shots. Winning 4-2, Trenton will attempt to take the rubber game in the threeLosing for the first time in regulation since January 19, the Royals sink to 28-12-2-3. Michael Hutchinson was the losing goalie, allowing three game weekend series from Reading, when the clubs square off in a matinee affair Saturday at 1:00 p.m. goals on 32 shots.

TRENTON IN NHL ALL-STAR GAME

In the Trenton Titans’ inaugural season in 19992000, their assistant coach was Middletown, NJ native Mike Haviland. Haviland was Trenton’s assistant coach for two seasons, departing to become the head coach of the ECHL’s Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies in their inaugural 2001-02 season. Haviland would coach the Boardwalk Bullies for the first three years of their existence, choosing to come back to Trenton to become the Titans’ head man in 2004-05, two seasons after he led the Boardwalk Bullies to the Kelly Cup championship. Although Haviland would only be the Titans’ head coach for one season, his tenure was memorable, as the Titans won their only championship in team history in the spring of 2005. Having guided two different teams to championships in the ECHL in a three-year span, Haviland was tabbed as the head coach of the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals in 2005-06. Haviland coached Norfolk for two seasons,

moving to join the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs when the Chicago Blackhawks changed their affiliate for the 2007-08 season. In three seasons as an AHL head coach, Haviland’s teams went 137-77. Continuing to advance his career, Haviland was named an assistant coach for the Chicago Blackhawks at the start of the 2008-09 season, and earned his name on hockey’s grandest trophy when Chicago broke its 49-year Stanley Cup drought in 2009-10. As a result of Haviland’s and the Blackhawks’ success last season, Haviland was pegged to assist his NHL boss, Joel Quenneville (a former NJ Devil himself), at the recent NHL All-Star Game at RBC Center in Raleigh, NC. Haviland and Quenneville coached Team Staal, which was defeated by Team Lidstrom in a wild 11-10 offensive firework show on January 30. Team Lidstrom was coached by Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault, and Philadelphia Flyer boss Peter Laviolette.

THOMAS, CARUSO, ALBANY IN ATLANTIC CITY MONDAY NIGHT

Five years after the Boardwalk Bullies left Atlantic City for Stockton, CA in 2005, the New Jersey Devils announced that its AHL and ECHL affiliates would both play “home” games at Boardwalk Hall during the 201011 season. The slate of games announced included four for the AHL-Albany Devils, and Trenton’s matchup with Wheeling on January 23. Two of Albany’s four games in AC are being held this week, with the A-Devils hosting the AHL-leading WilkesBarre Scranton Penguins this Monday night, after falling to the two time defending Calder Cup Champion Hershey Bears, 5-3, Friday at Boardwalk Hall. Albany plays in AC again Sunday, February 27 vs. Norfolk. With the Devils organization re-christening Boardwalk Hall as a hockey facility, The Hall becomes one of the oldest arenas in North American hockey. Other notable “older” arena include Princeton University’s Hobey Baker Memorial Rink (1922), Northeastern University’s Matthews Arena (1910) and the Ricoh Arena (1921) in Toronto, which houses the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.

PROUGH HUNTING FOR HAT TRICKS

Since Jeff Prough arrived in Trenton early in the 2008-09 season, he has been the Devils top goal scorer. After scoring just two pro goals in a combined 15 games with the Florida Everblades and Gwinnett Gladiators to start his pro career, Prough exploded for 31 in 62 games in his first season in New Jersey’s capital city. Prough’s 31 goals led the T-Devils that season, as did the 30 he posted last year. After Ryan Ginand and Ryan Hayes had toggled the team’s goal lead over the last few months, Prough has re-taken his spot at the top of the heap, by scoring seven goals in the last five games. Prough’s recent hot streak includes two two-goal performances, boosting Prough’s total of two-goal games to 17 in his Trenton career. The elusive third goal of the hat trick has so far eluded the Brown University alum. While Prough hasn’t yet turned a hat trick, he is currently on pace for 34 tallies this season, which would be his best goal scoring season as a pro. In four years at Brown University, Prough had 49 goals and 60 assists but did not record any hat tricks.


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PRESENTED BY: Trenton Orthopaedic Group

TRENTON DEVILS (16-24-1-3, 36pts) vs READING ROYALS (28-12-2-3, 61pts) Game 45 ◦ Sunday, February 6, 2011 ◦ 1:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

DEVILS AND ROYALS PLAY RUBBER GAME

The Devils face the Royals Sunday, with the teams having split two games over the past two nights. Trenton’s 4-2 win last night moves the season series to a 5-4 Reading advantage, with the teams due to play seven more times this season, including today. Reading’s four losses to Trenton is a let down for the ECHL’s best team compared to last year when the Royals took 11 of 14 from Trenton. That dominance was the difference between the teams in the standings as Reading beat Trenton out by five points for a playoff berth. The Devils placed defenseman Jordon Southorn on 21-day injured reserve today, the result of a collision and upper body injury in Saturday night’s game. In his stead, defenseman Justin Coutu has been activated from 7-day IR. Trenton is without defenseman Andy Thomas for the third straight game; the second-year Devil was recalled to Albany Friday. Goalie Dave Caruso also remains with the Devils’ AHL affiliate. For Wheeling, a transaction-filled week continued Saturday with the loan of leading-scorer Ben Gordon to AHL-Rochester today, the loan of forward Casey Haines to AHL-Lake Erie, and the return of forward Rich Greenop from AHL-Toronto. Also on Sunday, Troop 21541 from Marlton will be selling Girl Scout cookies on the concourse behind section 117. Trenton’s #26 Dave Leaderer topples Reading’s #12 Chris Blight with #8 Martin Nolet alongside. SCOUTING THE ROYALS * The Royals are in first place of the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division, with a record of 28-12-2-3. The Royals are 5-1-0-2 in their last eight, with their one regulation loss coming last night in Trenton. * Reading has the third highest scoring offense in the league, with 154 goals scored in 45 games (3.42 per game). Reading’s defense ranks ninth, with 136 goals-against (3.02 per game). At even strength, Reading is plus-24, scoring 113 and giving up 89. * Reading will be without its two leading scorers tonight, as Ben Gordon and Ryan Cruthers were both called up to the AHL this week. In light of these call-ups, the Devils can afford to pay extra attention to Yannick Riendeau, who has three goals and three assists in seven games against Trenton. * Reading’s wins leader in goal is Matt Dalton, who is 11-6-1 in 18 starts. However, Dalton is no longer with the Royals, as he was called up to AHL-Providence Dec. 29 As Dalton got called up, Michael Hutchinson has taken over as the Royals top netminder. Hutchinson is 4-3-4-1, but took the loss last night in Trenton. The Devils may also have to contend with Ben Scrivens who stymied the Devils with 50 save sin Reading’s 4-2 win Friday night. The win was the first for Scrivens for Reading since he was sent down from the AHL-Toronto Marlies earlier in the week. * Reading’s special teams have been hit-and-miss all season. Reading’s PP went 1-of-4 last night, and is 13th in the ECHL at 17.2%. Reading’s PK was successful all six times it was put to the test last night, and ranks 10th at 82.4% efficiency.

SCOUTING THE DEVILS * The Devils enter Sunday with a record of 16-24-1-3, having cut Reading’s advantage in the season series to 5-4 by winning 4-2 on Saturday night. * Trenton’s offense is ninth best in the ECHL. The Devils 141 goals scored in 44 games gives them an average of 3.20 per game. The Devils’ defense is tied for last in the league with the Toledo Walleye, surrendering 163 goals in 44 games (3.70 per game). At even strength, the Devils are minus-18, scoring 96 and allowing 114. * With seven goals in his last five games, Jeff Prough is the hottest Devil at the moment, NOW . For the season Ryan Ginand leads the way offensively, with his 46 points (17g, 29a) tying him for ninth in the ECHL. * Tony Zancanaro scored the game-winning goal Saturday, his first game-winner of the season and his seventh goal overall. Last season, the Trenton, MI native was tied with Jeff Prough for GWGs with five. * Shane Connelly was the winning goalie for Trenton last night. Since Connelly was acquired Dec. 1, he has two wins, and both have come against Reading. Trenton’s other goalie is Jeff Lerg. Lerg is 6-6, with a 3.38 goals-against average and .890 save percentage this season. Due to injuries and a stint with AHL-Albany, Dave Caruso hasn’t played for Trenton since January 9 at South Carolina. * The Devils power play was blanked in six chances last night, not scoring for only the second time in the last 10 games. By dropping just .4% as a result of last night’s effort, Trenton’s PP dropped four places in the standings. Trenton’s PK has struggled lately, and gave up another PP goal last night. At 80.4%, Trenton ranks 16th on the PK.

BUILD-A-BEAR FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Trenton Devils players visited the Quaker Bridge Mall Build-A-Bear Workshop® Tuesday to make their own furry friends to be auctioned off for charity. This year marks the sixth straight season that Trenton has teamed up with Build-A-Bear Workshop®. At left, Matt Vokes and Scorch display their cuddly creations. Each Devils player created a unique critter, complete with outfits, accessories, and birth certificates. The animals will be auctioned off on Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20 when the Devils host the Elmira Jackals at 7 p.m. and the Wheeling Nailers at 4 p.m., respectively at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ. The silent auction will begin when doors open at 6 p.m. on Saturday and will conclude at the end of the second intermission during Sunday’s game. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity – Trenton Area, which was founded in July 1986 with the mission of building affordable, quality homes in the East Trenton area. With the help of thousands of volunteers Habitat-Trenton has built over 80 new homes in Trenton.


Devils Extra 2011_02_06 Game 45 vs Reading