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TRENTON DEVILS (21-33-2-5, 49pts) vs TOLEDO WALLEYE (28-27-3-1, 60pts) Game 62 ◦ Friday, Marh 11, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

# Name IR AHL

AHL

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AHL

2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 33 34

T.J. Miller Andy Thomas Harry Young Bryan Haczyk Martin Nolet Trevor Kell Tony Zancanaro Myles Stoesz Darcy Zajac Matt Lombardi Matt Vokes Ryan Ginand Dan Charleston Ryan Hayes Brad Miller Kory Nagy Mike Potacco Taylor Vichorek J.S. Berube Dave Leaderer Justin Pender Jordon Southorn Matt Godlewski Jeff Prough

# Name AHL EBG

1 Jeff Lerg 35 Dave Caruso 40 Anthony Felice

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IR

AHL

IR IR AHL AHL

AHL

3 4 5 8 9 10 10 11 14 16 17 18 19 20 22 24 26 27 28 55 79 86

David Phillips Kyle Page Ryan Stokes Nick Duff Dominic Osman Willie Coetzee Brian Lashoff Andy Bohmbach Jason Lepine Scott Fletcher Kyle Rogers Randy Rowe Sal Peralta Tyler Doig Scooter Smith Zack Torquato Chris DiDomenico Adam Keefe Mike Hedden Sebastien Piche Simon Danis-Pepin Evan Rankin

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AHL

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

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29 Joe Palmer G 30 Thomas McCollum G 31 Jimmy Spratt G

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

210 210 215 175 205 185 170 210 200 200 190 180 180 180 170 195 185 250 195 190 215 200 195 180

09.15.86 11.14.85 11.12.89 05.16.87 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 06.04.82 08.25.88 06.20.90 07.31.86 10.25.88 05.15.90 02.16.87 04.20.86

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

5’6 6’1 5’11

Trenton Devils

Hometown

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A

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Placentia, CA Bow, NH Windsor, ON Nutley, NJ 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 Kinnelon, NJ Moose Lake, MN Matane, PQ Rochester, NY St. Johns, NL Montreal, PQ Elk River, MN Dearborn Heights, MI

22 39 3 0 40 34 50 26 32 55 24 60 27 53 41 46 13 57 34 57 52 24 0 43

1 2 0 0 3 13 8 1 6 15 7 28 11 20 7 9 1 4 10 5 2 0 0 20

5 4 1 0 5 18 14 3 17 13 13 41 18 22 14 12 2 11 12 22 12 4 0 13

6 6 1 0 8 31 22 4 23 28 20 69 29 42 21 21 3 15 22 27 14 4 0 33

Hometown

155 04.09.86 Livonia, MI 205 06.18.82 Roswell, GA 200 01.24.74 Bronx, NY

GP W

-13 -10 +1 0 +4 +7 -11 -2 +8 -6 -7 +4 -8 +1 -3 -2 +2 +14 -2 -13 -22 -10 0 -14

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18 7 10 0 20 5 10 1 1 0 0 0

0 2 0

Toledo Walleye

6 25 12 0 33 36 41 132 35 28 14 48 99 36 20 23 0 82 70 40 42 22 0 38

Placed on 21-day IR, 1/16 Reassigned by New Jersey from Albany to Trenton 3/3 Assigned from Trenton to Albany, 2/22 Signed today; played with NJ Hitmen and Seton Hall Prep 1 goal, 3 shots Wednesday at Reading Drafted by Chicago, 5th round, '04 Over 230 career games with Trenton 25 penalty minutes in two games against Toledo Called up to AHL-Albany, 2/18 Game-winning goal at Toledo 12/1 2 assists last Sunday at Gwinnett 3 goals, 3 assists over last 4 games 4 goals vs. Toledo on 1/15 Recorded first pro hat trick against Toledo on 12/19 128 career games at U. of North Dakota (WCHA) Reassigned by New Jersey from Albany to Trenton 3/3

First professional goal Wednesday at Reading Leads Devils with a +14 rating Reassigned by New Jersey from Albany to Trenton 3/9 Leads Trenton defensemen in assists (22) and points (27) Played 100th pro game Wednesday at Reading Placed on 21-day IR 2/5 Signed today after 4 seasons & 102 GP at Priceton Univ. Recalled by AHL-Albany, 2/07; 1g last night vs. Springfield

SV% Notes

0 3.45 0.890 0 3.24 0.910 0 26.87 0.667

Led Michigan State to NCAA championship in 2007 Recalled to Albany today Attended Fordham Prep in the Bronx

Hometown

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A

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Beverley, England Dearborn, MI Sarnia, ON Novi, MI Dearborn, MI Maple Ridge, BC Albany, NY Hudson, WI Cornwall, ON Detroit, MI Philadelphia, PA Burford, ON Leamington, ON Palmerston, ON Edmonton, AB Sault Ste. Marie, Woodbridge, On Brampton, ON Dunnville, ON La Sarre, PQ Montreal, PQ Portage, MI

34 57 27 30 50 23 3 52 56 48 57 52 30 49 22 53 29 31 45 36 23 50

1 2 4 1 10 7 0 22 6 2 11 15 4 17 2 11 8 2 27 7 2 16

8 8 8 2 14 8 1 34 29 12 19 26 6 25 4 33 15 4 12 18 8 27

9 10 12 3 24 15 1 56 35 14 30 41 10 42 6 44 23 6 39 25 10 43

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6'3 5'11 6'4 6'0 6'0 5'10 6'3 6'2 6'0 6'3 6'3 6'0 6'2 6'1 5'9 6'0 6'1 5'10 5'10 6'0 6'7 6'1

180 185 218 185 200 180 204 201 185 200 215 195 200 195 197 195 170 200 195 194 208 196

08.14.87 07.09.87 06.23.83 12.12.85 02.94.82 11.07.90 01.06.90 02.25.87 03.26.85 01.12.88 12.20.84 06.10.80 07.11.83 02.15.86 11.11.80 06.08.89 02.20.89 04.26.84 12.27.84 02.04.88 04.11.88 03.28.86

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6'1 6'2 6'1

205 02.19.88 Yorkville, NY 25 9 12 1 210 12.07.89 Cambria, NY 13 7 5 0 185 11.10.85 Chesterfield, MI 9 6 2 0

Hometown

GP W

-2 +9 -1 -15 -8 +2 -1 +7 +6 0 -2 -10 -2 -8 -11 +3 -9 -10 -8 -7 -6 +2

L OTL SOL SO GAA

0 0 0

24 23 87 42 49 4 0 32 40 153 45 24 10 51 26 14 21 136 73 46 30 43

6 seasons in Great Britain w/ Hull and Belfast 146 games in 4 seasons w/ Bowling Green (CCHA) 21-day IR 216 career games in Ontario Hockey League and 96 ECHL stints w/ Reading, Kalamazoo, Florida and Toledo 25 games with AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins earlier this Recalled by AHL Grand Rapids 12/06 Tied for 11th in ECHL scoring 2 assists last 2 games 23 penalty minutes in 4 games against Trenton this 141 AHL games w/ Toronto and Grand Rapids Three goals, one assist vs Trenton this year 21-day IR Leads Toledo w/ 5 points vs. Trenton 21-day IR Recalled by Rockford, 2/26 Drafted by Toronto, 6th round, 2007 Loaned to Grand Rapids 1/24, signed AHL contract 3/7 32 points in 66 games as rookie w/ Toledo last season Teammate of J.S. Berube w/ Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) Recalled by Rockford, 3/05 143 games at Notre Dame (CCHA)

SV% Notes

0 4.23 0.864 1 2.90 0.913 0 3.14 0.901

Drafted by Chicago, 4th round, 2006 Drafted by Detroit, 1st round, 2008 Loaned to Grand Rapids 2/23


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TRENTON DEVILS (21-33-2-5, 49pts) vs TOLEDO WALLEYE (28-27-3-1, 60pts) Game 62 ◦ Friday, Marh 11, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ Eastern Conference Standings ATLANTIC

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Reading Elmira Trenton

60 59 61

37 28 21

18 24 33

Greenville South Carolina Florida Gwinnett

61 62 61 60

37 33 31 28

21 25 26 25

Kalamazoo Wheeling Cincinnati Toledo

59 60 60 59

32 31 26 28

20 26 25 27

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NORTH

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59 61 59 60

36 29 29 27

20 20 24 30

x Las Vegas Stockton Bakersfield Ontario

58 60 60 61

34 30 32 21

19 21 25 34

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2 0 6 3 2 4 4 1

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5 3 3 1 1 8 2 2

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79 63 49

0.658 0.534 0.402

207 217 187

179 214 222

888 1257 1126

19-8-1-2 15-12-3-0 11-15-1-3

18-10-1-1 13-12-3-1 10-18-1-2

77 70 66 63

0.631 0.565 0.541 0.525

210 170 203 177

168 176 188 202

866 878 1075 1062

20-9-1-0 20-10-1-1 16-10-0-2 15-10-1-2

17-12-1-1 13-15-1-1 15-16-1-1 13-15-1-3

71 65 61 60

0.602 0.542 0.508 0.508

213 193 170 195

196 180 194 216

990 1026 1098 1036

18-10-0-1 16-12-0-2 15-14-2-2 14-15-1-1

14-10-2-4 15-14-0-1 11-11-4-1 14-12-2-0

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75 70 64 57

0.636 0.574 0.542 0.475

191 195 167 177

156 179 174 190

758 955 1382 1235

21-7-2-1 15-10-1-6 11-16-3-0 12-16-1-1

15-13-0-0 14-10-3-2 18-8-1-2 15-14-0-1

73 69 67 48

0.629 0.575 0.558 0.393

186 185 184 158

161 177 182 231

805 1298 1260 1174

17-10-1-0 14-11-1-3 18-9-1-0 9-20-0-2

17-9-2-2 16-10-3-2 14-16-1-1 12-14-2-2

PCT

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Today in the ECHL

Toledo Walleye (28-27-4) at Trenton Devils (21-33-7) 7 p.m. ET · Toledo’s Andy Bohmbach is on a five-game point streak since Feb. 27 (2g-8a). · Trenton’s Ryan Ginand is fourth with 69 points (28g-41a). · Walleye are 19-6-2 when scoring first. · Devils are first with 35.80 shots per game. Gwinnett Gladiators (28-25-7) at Elmira Jackals (28-24-7) 7:35 p.m. ET · Gwinnett’s Michael Forney is tied for fourth with 41 assists. · Elmira’s R.J. Anderson is tied for first among defensemen with 35 points (7g-28a). · Gladiators are fourth on the power play at 19.3 percent (57-for-296). · Jackals are first with 3.68 goals per game. Kalamazoo Wings (32-20-7) at Wheeling Nailers (31-26-3) 7:35 p.m. ET Game at Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pa. · Kalamazoo’s Trent Daavettila is on a 10-game point streak since Feb. 19 (5g-13a). · Kyle Bushee leads Wheeling against the K-Wings with five points (2g-3a). · K-Wings are tied for fourth with 10 shorthanded goals. · Nailers are 17-1-1 when leading after two periods. Stockton Thunder (30-21-9) at Utah Grizzlies (29-24-6) 7:05 p.m. MT · Fraser Clair leads Stockton against the Grizzlies with nine points (3g-6a). · Utah’s Matt Clarke is third among defensemen with 126 shots. · Thunder are 23-8-5 when scoring first. · Grizzlies are 17-11-2 when outshooting their opponent. Idaho Steelheads (29-20-12) at Bakersfield Condors (32-25-3) 7 p.m. PT · Idaho’s Mark Derlago has 14 points in the last four games (9g-5a). · Bakersfield’s Michael Gergen is tied for the league lead with four shootout goals. · Steelheads are 14-3-4 when scoring first. · Condors are 25-0-1 when leading after two periods. Las Vegas Wranglers (34-19-5) at Ontario Reign (21-34-6) 7 p.m. PT · Las Vegas’ Michael Ouzas is fourth with a 2.55 goals-against average. · Dusty Collins leads Ontario against the Wranglers with five points (3g-2a). · Wranglers are tied for second with 17 road wins (17-9-4). · Reign lead the league with 10 overtime/shootout wins (10-0-6). Victoria Salmon Kings (27-30-3) at Alaska Aces (36-20-3) 7:15 p.m. AKT · Rob Hennigar leads Victoria with 46 points (7g-39a). · Wes Goldie leads Alaska against the Salmon Kings with five goals and 10 points. · Salmon Kings are third with four shorthanded goals against. · Aces are 25-5-1 when scoring first. Kelly Cup Playoffs Update Idaho can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if: Idaho wins OR Idaho loses in overtime/shootout OR Ontario loses. Stockton can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if: Stockton wins OR Ontario loses in regulation OR Stockton loses in overtime/shootout AND Ontario loses in overtime/shootout Bakersfield can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if: Bakersfield wins AND Ontario loses

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

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

5-3 0-1 2-5

7-2-1-0 4-5-1-0 4-4-1-1 7-3-0-0

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

3-1 4-2 4-3 4-5

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

11-0-0-3 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 2-0-0-0

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8-1-0-1 5-3-1-1 2-7-0-1 5-5-0-0

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

2-1 5-8 2-2 2-2

4-4-1-1 5-5-0-0 8-2-0-0 3-5-0-2

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

4-2 5-5 4-1 2-4

STREAK

Recent ECHL Scores SUN, MARCH 6 Cincinnati 1 at Kalamazoo 4 Elmira 6 at Greenville 5 Trenton 3 at Gwinnett 4 Wheeling 2 at Reading 1 Alaska 5 at Stockton 2 TUE, MARCH 8 Elmira 3 at South Carolina 2 Idaho 1 at Bakersfield 2 WED, MARCH 9 Toledo 4 at Kalamazoo 3 (SO) Trenton 3 at Reading 4 (SO) Cincinnati 4 at South Carolina 1 Stockton 5 at Utah 1 Idaho 6 at Ontario 3 Victoria 3 at Alaska 5 Upcoming ECHL Schedule SAT, MARCH 12 Cincinnati at South Carolina - 5:00 PM EST Greenville at Florida - 7:00 PM EST Toledo at Reading - 7:05 PM EST Wheeling at Kalamazoo - 7:30 PM EST Gwinnett at Elmira - 7:35 PM EST Stockton at Utah - 7:05 PM MST Idaho at Bakersfield - 7:00 PM PST Las Vegas at Ontario - 7:00 PM PST Victoria at Alaska - 7:15 PM AKST SUN, MARCH 13 Wheeling at Kalamazoo - 4:00 PM EDT Cincinnati at South Carolina - 4:00 PM EDT Elmira at Trenton - 4:00 PM EDT Greenville at Florida - 5:00 PM EDT Toledo at Reading - 5:05 PM EDT Stockton at Utah - 4:05 PM MDT TUE, MARCH 15 Cincinnati at Gwinnett - 7:05 PM EDT Alaska at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PDT WED, MARCH 16 Elmira at Trenton - 7:00 PM EDT Toledo at Wheeling - 7:05 PM EDT Alaska at Bakersfield - 7:00 PM PDT Utah at Victoria - 7:05 PM PDT

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TRENTON DEVILS (21-33-2-5, 49pts) vs TOLEDO WALLEYE (28-27-3-1, 60pts) Game 62 ◦ Friday, Marh 11, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

ROYALS OUTLAST DEVILS, 4-3, IN SHOOTOUT

13 skaters and a 1-0 deficit, the Devils struggled through a first period during which they were assessed seven penalties and were outshot 14-7. The Devils were more settled to start the second period, but could not convert on a carryover penalty. Ryan Ginand, who paced the Devils with two assists, failed to convert on a penalty shot six minutes into the second period. Dave Leaderer got the Devils’ first goal at 14:01 on a drive from the right point, with assists to Trevor Kell and Ginand. The tying score was Leaderer’s fifth of the year, and his 27 points are most among Devils defensemen. Chris Blight put the Royals back on top less than two minutes later with an unassisted goal that tipped off Caruso and slid toward the goal line, but as Caruso dove backward for the free puck, he nudged it into the net for Blight’s 16th of the year and a 2-1 Reading lead. Martin Nolet re-tied the game three minutes into the third period, taking a feed from Ryan Hayes just after a Ryan Ginand face-off win in the left-wing circle. Nolet’s left-point shot knotted the game, 2-2, for the rookie defenseman’s third of the year, as the Devils peppered Dalton with Kinnelon, NJ native Mike Potacco scored his first professional goal Wednesday at Reading. 33 shots in the final two periods. Reading, PA – The Devils lost to the Reading Royals, 4-3, in a shootout After Leaderer was called for closing his hand on the puck later in the Wednesday at Sovereign Center. Trenton came back from deficits of 1-0, third, the Royals scored their second man-up goal on their sixth chance. 2-1 and 3-2 on goals from Dave Leaderer, Martin Nolet and Mike Potacco Olivier Labelle tipped in a Rob Kwiet point shot at 7:46 for a 3-2 Royals to force overtime, but Reading took the shootout in eight rounds, 2-1. lead, as Kwiet and Cruthers notched their second points of the night. Dave Caruso made 35 saves, opposite Matt Dalton who made 40 saves Trenton tied the game for the third time on Mike Potacco’s first career for the Royals, holding the Devils scoreless on their final seven shootout goal at 13:27 of the third on a rebound of a Myles Stoesz wraparound try chances. with a secondary assist to Matt Lombardi. The Devils couldn’t cash in The Royals capitalized on an early power play following a double- on a late-third-period power play and were silenced on three overtime minor against Myles Stoesz. Rob Kwiet scored his seventh of the season chances. on a point shot at 2:11, just 13 seconds into the man-advantage. Ryan In the shootout, Ryan Hayes put the Devils up 1-0 in the first round, Cruthers and Ben Gordon assisted on the opening score that kept the but Chris Blight tied it in the fourth round and Denny Urban won it in the Royals in the lead until late in the second period. eighth round, 2-1. Already short one skater to start the game, the Devils lost J.S. Berube to Trenton returns home for a Friday contest against the Toledo Walleye a game misconduct and Brad Miller to injury in the first period. With only at 7 p.m. SCOUTING THE DEVILS * The Devils are in third place n the Atlantic Division, 11th place in the Eastern Conference and have a record of 21-33-2-5. Although winless in its last eight games, Trenton has won three of four from Toledo, while earning seven of a possible eight points. * The Devils have scored 181 times in 61 games and their average of 3.07 goals-per-game is tied with the Bakersfield Condors for 12th in the league. The Devils’ best offensive player this season, Ryan Ginand has maintained his torrid scoring pace by racking up five goals and one assist in the last seven games, while moving into fourth place in ECHL scoring. Ginand enters action tonight just 10 points shy of Scott Bertoli’s single-season franchise record of 79 points from 2006-07. * Defensively, the Devils are a shade better than the Walleye with an average of 3.64 goals-against per game, but rank just 17th overall in the ECHL. The Devils’ will look to improve on their defensive average with a new, but familiar look in goal. After getting sent down from AHL-Albany on Friday morning, Jeff Lerg is expected to get the start for Trenton after Dave Caruso had started the last three games. In 18 games for Trenton this season, Lerg leads Trenton goalies with seven wins and won his only start against Toledo on January 28. * The Devils’ power-play unit has done some of its best work of the season against the Walleye and has multiple PP goals in the last three games of the season series. However, Trenton has been held off the board by Gwinnett and Reading over its last three games and is 15th in the league at 16.8% PP efficiency. Meanwhile, the Devils’ penalty-killing unit has surrendered eight power-play goals over its last five games and is 17th in the league at 78.4%.

SCOUTING THE WALLEYE * The Walleye are in fourth place in the South Division, 10th place of the Eastern Conference and three points out of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot. Toledo’s record is 28-27-3-1, it’s 5-50-0 in its last 10 games and 1-3-0-0 against the Devils. * Toledo is sixth in the ECHL with 196 scores in 59 games, which is an average of 3.31 goals-pergame. Andy Bohmbach leads the team with 56 points, which is 12th best in the ECHL and just one point behind Wheeling’s Nick Peterson for the most points among rookies. * Defensively, Toledo has allowed 216 goals in 59 games (3.66) which is the worst goals-against-pergame ratio in the Eastern Conference. Defensive inconsistencies have come as the Walleye has ridden a carousel of goalies throughout the season. After combining to appear in 17 games for Toledo earlier this season, both Jimmy Spratt and Jordan Pearce are in the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins, while Thomas McCollum and Joe Palmer currently hold down the fort in Toledo. Palmer is 1-1-0 in two starts against Trenton while McCollum, a former first round draft choice of the Detroit Red Wings, has yet to see action in the season series. * At even strength, the Walleye is minus-17, while scoring 139 times and giving up 156 goals. * One of the reasons for Toledo’s recent offensive success has been its power play, which has scored nine times in the last five games, to improve to 17.5% (13th) on the season. Meanwhile, the Walleye has killed off 17 of the last 19 power-play chances against them, but are just 16th in the league on the PK at 78.8%.

Jordon Southorn

One of the players who will suit up for Trenton on Friday that didn’t dress on Wednesday in Reading will be defenseman Jordon Southorn, who has been limited to just nine games over the past three and a half months. He suffered an upper body injury in his last game, February 5. Prior to a rash of injuries that have plagued the defenseman’s rookie season in pro hockey, Southorn played in 15 games for Trenton and registered his first pro point by assisting T.J. Miller’s first pro goal during a 3-2 win over the Gwinnett Gladiators on October 28. A former draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres, Southorn came to the Devils in 2010-11 following a four-season junior career with the Prince Edward Island Rocket (QMJHL), where the 6’3, 200 lb. defenseman compiled 27 goals and 78 assists in 258 games.


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TRENTON DEVILS (21-33-2-5, 49pts) vs TOLEDO WALLEYE (28-27-3-1, 60pts) Game 62 ◦ Friday, Marh 11, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

NEW FACES TAKE THE ICE VS WALLEYE

The Devils return from a five-game road trip and play at Sun National Bank Center for the first time since February 26 when they host the Toledo Walleye tonight at 7:00 p.m. Friday’s game will mark the debut of Trenton’s latest acquisitions, defenseman Matt Godlewski and forward Bryan Haczyk (see story below), and the first home game without Jeremy Akesonand Justin Coutu who were traded earlier this week. Although Trenton had its winless streak extended to eight games Wednesday when it capped a five-game road trip with a 4-3 shootout loss at Reading, the Devils have won three of four with Toledo, while earning seven of a possible eight points. However, the Walleye come to town on one of their better streaks of the season and have won three of their last four to move to within three points of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot. Trenton wil have Jeff Lerg between the pipes tonight and he’ll be backed up by Bronx, NY native Anthony Felice. J.S. Berube will also be unavailable as he serves a one game suspension for an illegal hit Wednesday. Brad Miller is out on 3-day IR and Justin Pender is on 7-day. Trenton meets Toledo for the fifth time this year, with two more matchups in Toledo March 19 and 20.

TRENTON SIGNS TWO WITH JERSEY TIES

Trenton, NJ – The Trenton Devils announced the signings of two players Friday, defenseman Matt Godlewski and forward Bryan Haczyk. The announcements were made by Albany and Trenton General Manager Chris Lamoriello.

Godlewski, 23, comes to Trenton from Princeton University (ECAC), where he accumulated 26 points and 74 penalty minutes in 102 games over the past four seasons. A two-time member of the ECAC All-Academic Team at Princeton, the 6-1, 195-lb. left-handed shooter joined the Tigers out of the USHL, where he played in 102 games over two seasons with the Chicago Steel. With the Steel, Godlewski served as team captain during the 2006-07 season when he led Chicago defensemen with five playoff points. A native of Elk River, Minnesota, Godlewski was born February 16, 1987. Haczyk, 23, who hails from Nutley, NJ, joins the Devils after four seasons at Niagara University (AHA). His 28 goals in 2010-11 were second most in NCAA Division-I hockey and his 45 points ranked 13th in the nation. The 5-9, 175-lb.

right-handed shooter totaled 46 goals and 49 assists in 144 games in his college career and was twice named to his conference’s All-Academic team. Last summer, he participated in the New Jersey Devils Development Camp.

Before college, Haczyk played junior hockey with Green Bay (USHL) from 2005 to 2007 following one season with the New Jersey Hitmen (EJHL). He attended Seton Hall Prep, winning the 2004 NJSIAA State High School Ice Hockey Tournament of Champions in 2004. Born in Secaucus and raised in Jersey City and Nutley, Haczyk joins Mike Potacco as the only Garden Stateborn players to suit up for Trenton this season. Haczyk was born May 16, 1987. Trenton is at home for two contests this weekend, hosting the Toledo Walleye Friday at 7 p.m. and the Elmira Jackals Sunday at 4 p.m.

TRENTON AND ALBANY SWAP GOALIES

Albany, NY – Goaltender Dave Caruso has been recalled by the Albany Devils (AHL) from Trenton (ECHL), while goaltender Jeff Lerg has been released by Albany from his professional tryout contract. The announcement was made by Albany and Trenton General Manager Chris Lamoriello. Caruso, 28, is on his fourth recall and has appeared in 14 games at the AHL level this season. He is 5-6-0 with a 3.85 goals-against average and a .875 save percentage. The Queens, N.Y. native registered his first career AHL shutout by making 37 saves at Charlotte on Feb. 15. While

in Trenton, Caruso has played 20 games, posting a 5-10-4 record with a 3.24 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. Lerg, 24, has spent the majority of the season with Trenton, playing 18 games with a 7-10-0 record, a 3.45 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage. The Livonia, Mich. native has signed three PTOs this season with Albany: Nov. 26, Feb. 7 and Mar. 9. He won an NCAA National Championship with Michigan State. Backing up Jeff Lerg Friday in Trenton is Anthony Felice who made is pro debut vs. Readin in February.

Devils Extra 2011_03_11 Game 62 vs Toledo  

D.O.B. Hometown GP G A PTS +/- PIMNotes 1 Jeff Lerg G L 5’6 155 04.09.86Livonia, MI 18 7 10 0 0 0 3.450.890 Led Michigan State to NCAA champ...

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