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TRENTON DEVILS (24-36-2-6, 56pts) vs KALAMAZOO WINGS (36-23-2-5, 79pts) Game 69 ◦ Friday, March 25, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

# Name IR AHL IR

AHL IR

IR

IR

2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 33 34

T.J. Miller Andy Thomas Chris Berenguer 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 Germain Matt Godlewski Jeff Prough

# Name

1 Jeff Lerg 35 Dave Caruso

Pos. Sh.

Trenton Devils GP G A

Hometown

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

09.15.86 11.14.85 12.04.85 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 04.06.86 02.16.87 04.20.86

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

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

6'4 6'2 6’1 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 5’11 6’1 5’10

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

G G

L L

5’6 6’1

155 04.09.86 Livonia, MI 205 06.18.82 Roswell, GA

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

05.29.95 11.01.89 03.03.86 10.06.78 11.30.74 11.05.87 11.07.82 04.11.85 11.19.84 12.17.83 02.18.86 07.17.85 07.02.87 08.23.86 02.08.89 03.03.87 02.19.89 11.19.87 03.21.72 07.11.85 11.03.88 11.03.84 03.11.86 02.10.84

Pos. Ct.

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

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 Rockland, MA Elk River, MN Dearborn Heights, MI

Hometown

22 41 4 3 47 37 57 33 32 62 24 67 32 59 41 53 18 64 40 64 52 31 5 4 44

GP W

1 2 0 0 4 14 8 1 6 20 7 29 12 20 7 9 2 4 11 5 2 0 1 0 21

5 4 3 1 6 19 15 3 17 13 13 45 21 22 14 13 2 11 13 24 12 6 2 0 14

PTS +/- PIM Notes

6 6 3 1 10 33 23 4 23 33 20 74 33 42 21 22 4 15 24 29 14 6 3 0 35

-13 -11 -2 -1 +1 +9 -17 -7 +8 -6 -7 +2 -12 -2 -3 -6 -1 +9 -5 -18 -22 -13 -2 0 -14

L OTL SOL SO GAA

24 10 12 0 21 5 11 1

1 3

6 25 2 0 33 36 43 140 35 28 14 54 103 45 20 23 0 93 76 46 42 26 0 0 38

Placed on 21-day IR, 1/16 Recalled from loan by Albany, 3/16 10-11 Division 3 Player of the Year w/ Hamline Placed on 3-day IR, 3/22 Drafted by Los Angeles, 5th round, '06 Tied for team lead with a plus-9 rating Twin brother, Brad, played two seasons in ECHL Drafted by Atlanta, 7th round, '05 Called up to AHL-Albany, 2/18 5 multi-goal games this season Placed on 21-day IR, 3/10 Brother Phil made pro debut w/ AHL Bridgeport on Mar. 9 Missed last 2 games Won gold at IIHF World U-18 Championship in 2006 Transferred to 7-day IR, 3/22 Drafted by New Jersey, 5th round, '08

Played at Kinnelon High & Barnstable Academy Teammate of Berenguer at Hamline (MIAC) 1 goal and 1 assist in last 3 games Leads Trenton defensmen in assists (24) and points (29) Transferred to 21-day IR, 3/22 Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 2008 1 goal, 2 assists in 5 pro games Made pro debut Mar. 11 vs. Toledo 2 points in return to Trenton lineup Wednesday

SV% Notes

0 3.22 0.901 0 3.29 0.909

Leads Trenton goalies with 8 wins, SOW Friday v. Toledo Recalled to Albany today

Kalamazoo Wings # Name AHL

AHL

IR IR IR

AHL IR IR

2 4 5 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 16 18 19 21 23 24 25 27 33 40 44 45 49 72

Jon Landry Steve Tarasuk Wes O'Neill Aaron Clarke Sam Ftorek Andrew Fournier Brady Leisenring Brandon Svendsen Justin Coutu Bryan Jurynec Joe Charlesbois Dean Strong Patrick Asselin Jay Sprague Justin Taylor Ryan McGinnis Corey Syvret Mike Sellito Kory Karlander Brian McGuirk Mitch Versteeg Trent Daavettila A.J. Thelen Darryl Lloyd

# Name

30 Riley Gill 34 Ryan Nie

Pos. Sh.

Hometown

GP

G

A

PTS +/- PIM Notes

Lexington, MA Thornhill, ON Essex, ON Peterborough, ON Wolfeboro, NH Amherstville, ON Stowe, VT Mecer, CA Maple Ridge, BC Orland Park, IL Potsdam, NY Mississauga, ON Peterborough, ON Georgetown, ON London, ON Flint, MI Millgrove, ON Elmont, NY Melita, MB Danvers, MA Lethbridge, AB Howell, MI Savage, MN Pickering, ON

39 59 17 61 65 62 32 9 56 30 64 6 63 4 42 30 28 20 65 56 59 65 59 66

4 2 2 19 8 36 7 6 1 3 1 3 26 0 23 5 0 0 31 2 6 28 6 11

16 20 1 23 37 26 15 7 11 1 16 4 34 1 19 16 0 2 44 6 12 45 22 34

20 22 3 42 45 62 22 13 12 4 17 7 60 1 42 21 0 2 75 8 18 73 28 45

D D D F F/D F F F D F D F F F F D D F F F D F D F

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

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

205 175 220 185 185 205 185 184 205 205 219 180 195 215 188 202 200 185 190 190 204 190 212 195

G G

L L

6'2 6'1

200 01.01.85 Northfield, MN 21 12 7 0 165 04.15.85 Nanticoke, ON 48 27 15 2

Pos. Ct.

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

Hometown

GP W

+6 -2 -3 -8 0 +20 +8 +6 -3 -4 +8 +6 -1 0 +2 +7 -11 -5 -3 -14 +5 +28 +2 +18

L OTL SOL SO GAA

2 3

60 42 22 29 61 20 31 0 89 94 76 2 26 2 101 23 18 29 68 34 99 22 32 126

Reassigned to AHL-Worcester, 3/5 2011 ECHL All-Star Activated off IR/ 3/17 32 AHL games between Albany and Binghamton Son of former NJ Devils coach, Robbie Ftorek 5 seasons w/ Plymouth Whalers (OHL) 2 points last 3 games Loaned to Bridgeport, 11/07 132 games with Trenton over the last 3 seasons 4 years at American International College (AHL) Placed on 21-day IR, 3/21 Placed on 21-day IR, 3/4 2 goals in 3 games against Trenton this season Placed on 21-day IR, 11/12 Tied w/ Ryan Hayes for 10th in ECHL rookie scoring Reassigned to AHL-Manitoba Moose, 2/10 Placed on 7-day IR, 3/17 Previosuly w/ Louisiana (SPHL) & Danbury (FHL) Second in ECHL scoring behind Elmira's Justin Donati Four seasons at Boston University (Hockey East) Younger brother of Philadelphia Flyers' Kris Versteeg Leads team in assists 9 games w/ AHL's Rochester Americans last season Played 400th game on 12/06/10

SV% Notes

2 3.05 0.906 2 2.81 0.915

Shut out Trenton last Friday with 32 saves Leads Eastern Conference goalies in wins


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TRENTON DEVILS (24-36-2-6, 56pts) vs KALAMAZOO WINGS (36-23-2-5, 79pts) Game 69 ◦ Friday, March 25, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ Eastern Conference Standings ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

xy Reading Elmira Trenton

67 67 68

40 32 24

22 26 36

xy Greenville South Carolina Florida Gwinnett

68 68 67 67

42 35 35 30

22 28 28 30

x Kalamazoo Wheeling Cincinnati Toledo

66 67 67 66

36 35 31 30

23 29 26 30

SOUTH

NORTH

GP

GP

W

W

Western Conference Standings MOUNTAIN

GP

W

xy Alaska x Utah x Idaho Victoria

66 66 67 66

42 32 29 29

21 27 25 33

x Bakersfield x Stockton x Las Vegas Ontario

66 66 66 67

38 34 36 24

25 22 25 37

PACIFIC

GP

W

2 6 2

3 2 1 2

2 0 6 4 2 4 4 2

2 5 3 2

3 3 6

1 3 3 5

5 3 4 2 1 3 9 2

1 5 2 4

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

85 73 56

0.634 0.545 0.412

235 239 202

206 240 243

994 1451 1184

21-10-1-2 17-13-3-1 13-15-1-4

19-12-1-1 15-13-3-2 11-21-1-2

88 75 74 67

0.647 0.551 0.552 0.500

236 183 224 193

183 191 207 224

1009 948 1199 1160

23-10-1-0 20-12-1-2 17-12-0-2 16-14-1-2

19-12-2-1 15-16-1-1 18-16-1-1 14-16-1-3

79 73 72 66

0.598 0.545 0.537 0.500

234 212 187 213

212 197 210 238

1070 1135 1224 1113

20-13-0-1 18-14-0-2 15-14-2-2 15-16-2-1

16-10-2-4 17-15-0-1 16-12-4-2 15-14-2-1

PCT

PCT

PCT

GF

GF

GF

GA

GA

GA

PIM

PIM

PIM

HOME

HOME

HOME

87 71 71 62

0.659 0.538 0.530 0.470

218 183 206 196

167 202 203 208

883 1545 1064 1369

23-7-2-1 13-17-3-1 15-11-1-6 14-16-2-1

19-14-0-0 19-10-1-2 14-14-3-3 15-17-0-1

79 78 77 54

0.598 0.591 0.583 0.403

206 207 203 176

194 188 188 252

1381 1437 909 1231

24-9-1-0 17-11-1-3 17-15-1-0 10-21-0-2

14-16-1-1 17-11-4-2 19-10-2-2 14-16-2-2

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

Today in the ECHL Kalamazoo Wings (36-23-7) at Trenton Devils (24-36-8) 7 p.m. ET · Kalamazoo’s Ryan Nie is second with 27 wins. · Trenton’s Ryan Hayes leads rookies with six shootout goals. · K-Wings are tied for first with three shorthanded goals against. · Devils are first with 35.62 shots per game. Toledo Walleye (30-30-6) at Cincinnati Cyclones (31-26-10) 7:30 p.m. ET · Toledo’s Andy Bohmbach leads rookies with 61 points (22g-39a). · Mathieu Aubin (3g-5a) and Barret Ehgoetz (1g-7a) lead Cincinnati against the Walleye with eight points each. · Walleye are 20-3-1 when leading after two periods. · Cyclones are fourth with 29.24 shots-against per game. Wheeling Nailers (35-29-3) at Florida Everblades (35-28-4) 7:30 p.m. ET · Wheeling’s Patrick Killeen is tied for first with three shutouts. · Florida’s Alexandre Imbeault is fourth with 35 goals. · Nailers are 21-1-1 when leading after two periods. · Everblades are second with 13 shorthanded goals. Ontario Reign (24-37-6) at Idaho Steelheads (29-25-13) 7:10 p.m. MT · Kyle Kraemer leads Ontario against the Steelheads with six points (2g-4a). · Idaho’s Kael Mouillierat is tied for second among rookies with 57 points (23g-34a). · Reign are 19-7-6 in one-goal games. · Steelheads are first on the power play at 24.4 percent. Las Vegas Wranglers (36-25-5) at Bakersfield Condors (38-25-3) 7 p.m. PT · Las Vegas’ Blair Riley is tied for second among rookies with three shorthanded goals. · Adam Naglich leads Bakersfield against the Wranglers with seven points (3g-4a). · Wranglers are tied for the league lead with 19 road wins (19-10-4). · Condors are 24-7-2 when scoring first. Victoria Salmon Kings (29-33-4) at Stockton Thunder (34-22-10) 7:30 p.m. PT · Victoria’s David Shantz is first with 3,034 minutes played. · Chris Lawrence leads Stockton against the Salmon Kings with seven goals and 13 points. · Salmon Kings are 27-1-1 when leading after two periods. · Thunder are second on the penalty kill at home at 87.6 percent (127-for-145). Utah Grizzlies (32-27-7) at Alaska Aces (42-21-3) 7:15 p.m. AKT · Utah’s Kevin Deeth is second among rookies with 38 assists. · Alaska’s Wes Goldie is on a 12-game point streak since Feb. 27 (10g-10a). · Grizzlies are 18-11-3 when outshooting their opponent. · Aces are 30-6-1 when scoring first. Kelly Cup Playoffs Update Victoria can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if: Victoria wins in regulation or overtime OR Ontario loses in regulation OR Victoria loses in overtime/shootout AND Ontario loses Alaska can clinch the Western Conference title and first-round bye in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if: Alaska wins AND Stockton loses AND Bakersfield loses in regulation.

HOME

STREAK

S/O

5-5-0-0 6-2-0-2 3-5-0-2

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

5-3 1-3 4-6

7-2-1-0 3-6-0-1 5-4-1-0 5-5-0-0

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

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

6-3-0-1 6-4-0-0 6-3-0-1 4-4-1-1

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

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

STREAK

STREAK

STREAK

S/O

S/O

S/O

9-1-0-0 4-5-0-1 2-7-0-1 3-6-1-0

3-0-0-0 1-0-0-1 0-5-0-1 0-1-1-0

2-1 2-3 5-9 2-2

9-1-0-0 6-3-1-0 3-7-0-0 4-6-0-0

9-0-0-0 4-0-1-0 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0

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

STREAK

Recent ECHL Scores TUE, MARCH 22 Greenville 3 at South Carolina 1 Alaska 3 at Las Vegas 2 WED, MARCH 23 Cincinnati 1 at Kalamazoo 0 Trenton 2 at Elmira 4 Reading 2 at Gwinnett 3 Wheeling 3 at Florida 1 Las Vegas 2 at Utah 1 (SO) Ontario 4 at Idaho 3 Victoria 1 at Bakersfield 2 THU, MARCH 24 Reading 2 at Greenville 5 Upcoming ECHL Schedule SAT, MARCH 26 Wheeling at Florida - 7:00 PM EDT Reading at Gwinnett - 7:05 PM EDT Toledo at Cincinnati - 7:30 PM EDT Kalamazoo at Elmira - 7:35 PM EDT Ontario at Idaho - 7:10 PM MDT Las Vegas at Bakersfield - 7:00 PM PDT Victoria at Stockton - 7:30 PM PDT Utah at Alaska - 7:15 PM AKDT SUN, MARCH 27 Greenville at South Carolina - 4:00 PM EDT Cincinnati at Toledo - 4:00 PM EDT Kalamazoo at Elmira - 4:05 PM EDT Reading at Gwinnett - 4:05 PM EDT Utah at Alaska - 2:05 PM AKDT Victoria at Stockton - 4:00 PM PDT MON, MARCH 28 Bakersfield at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PDT WED, MARCH 30 Cincinnati at Kalamazoo - 10:30 AM EDT Elmira at Trenton - 7:00 PM EDT Wheeling at Reading - 7:05 PM EDT South Carolina at Florida - 7:30 PM EDT Utah at Idaho - 7:10 PM MDT Bakersfield at Ontario - 7:00 PM PDT Las Vegas at Stockton - 7:05 PM PDT Alaska at Victoria - 7:05 PM PDT

S/O


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TRENTON DEVILS (24-36-2-6, 56pts) vs KALAMAZOO WINGS (36-23-2-5, 79pts) Game 69 ◦ Friday, March 25, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

JACKALS DOUBLE UP DEVILS, 4-2

The only Devils to score past Cousineau were Jeff Prough and J.S. Berube, while Ryan Ginand moved to within five points of Scott Bertoli’s single-season franchise scoring record, notching his 74th point of the season with an assist. Returned on loan from Albany Wednesday, Dave Caruso made 31 saves in a losing effort in his first start for Trenton since March 9. After getting shut out twice in the previous three games, the Devils wasted little time getting on the scoreboard on Wednesday, as Prough scored just 2:51 into the first period. Prough’s goal was scored when he corralled a carom off the end-boards on his forehand, faked to his backhand, and quickly shot into the corner of the net. Prough’s 21st of the season is his first for Trenton since February 5, having spent 21 of 22 intervening contests with Albany. Ginand and Dave Leaderer assisted. The Devils lead stood for less than four minutes, as Martin Moucha intercepted a clearing attempt by Caruso and fired into an open net to tie the game, 1-1, at 6:16 of the first. Just under 10 minutes after tying the game, the Jackals took a 2-1 lead when Drew Paris blasted a shot from the right point through Caruso for Jeff Prough picked up two points in his return to the Trenton lineup Wednesday in Elmira. his fifth goal of the season. Elmira maintained its lead into the third period, but J.S. Berube Elmira, NY – Just 22 seconds after surrendering a one-goal third-period lead, the Elmira Jackals got a goal by A.J. Perry and went on to beat the collected the rebound of a Chris Berenguer shot and deposited his 11th goal of the season, on the backhand, to tie the game, 2-2. Prough picked Trenton Devils, 4-2, Wednesday at First Arena. Improving to 32-26-6-3, the win clinches a season-series victory for the up the secondary assist for his 10th multi-point game of the year. However, Perry restored Elmira’s lead just 22 seconds after Berube Jackals, while the Devils fall to 24-36-2-6, their third loss in four games. Even though Perry’s goal proved to be the game-winning tally, the tied the game and Vinny Geonnetti added an insurance goal at 10:22, as Jackals’ league-leading offense was ignited by the first professional points the Jackals cruised to a 4-2 victory. With four games remaining in the 2010-11 season, the Devils return to of four different players, including Martin Moucha and Andrew Favot who each contributed two points. The winning goalie was Marco Cousineau, Sun National Bank Center to begin their final homestand of the season against the Kalamazoo Wings Friday at 7:00 p.m. who improved to 7-3-0 against the Devils, making 36 saves on 38 shots.

RECORD-CHASING RYAN

Ryan Ginand added another assist Wednesday in Elmira and now has 74 points for the year, tied for third most in the ECHL. With four games to play, the second-year pro from Northeastern trails Scott Bertoli by five points for Trenton’s single-season scoring record. Bertoli put up 79 points (31g, 48a) in 64 games during his final pro season in 2006-07. Ginand also leads the ECHL with 395 shots on goal this season (5.9 per game), the third highest total in ECHL history, and can move into second place with three or more shots tonight.

Trenton All-Time Single-Season Scoring List 79 – Scott Bertoli (2006-07) 74 – Ryan Ginand (2010-11) 71 – Scott Bertoli (2001-02) 70 – Eric Castonguay (2008-09) 70 – Adam Edinger (2002-03) ECHL All-Time Most Shots on Goal, Season 443 – Darren Colbourne, Dayton (1991-92) 397 - Darren Colbourne, Dayton (1993-94) 395 – Ryan Ginand, Trenton (2010-11) 360 – Bobby Russell, Jackson, 2000-01

CARUSO AND pROUGH

Tracking the new faces

Wednesday’s game in Elmira marked the return of two player from AHL-Albany: goaltender Dave Caruso and forward Jeff Prough. Prough netted his 21st goal and 10th multi-point game of the season Wednesday, his first game for Trenton since February 5. For Prough, Trenton’s leading goal scorer each of the last two seasons, his return to New Jersey’s state capital comes following the longest and most productive AHL stint of his four-year professional career. In 20 games with Albany since February, Prough potted his first AHL goal (2/20 vs. Adirondack) and assist (2/15 at Charlotte) while making marked improvements in his defensive play. Head coach Kevin Dean noted the most substantial improvement in Prough’s effort on the penalty kill. For Caruso, his most recent stint in Albany was his third this season in the AHL, where he’s posted six of his 11 total wins this season. The 28-year-old is tied for Albany’s lead in wins since February, when he posted his first AHL shutout February 15 in Charlotte. Caruso suffered the loss Wednesday in Elmira, allowing four goals on 35 shots. Prough and Caruso are two of 11 players to suit up for both Albany and Trenton this season. Entering action on March 25, the Albany Devils have won eight of their last 12 games and have a record of 30-35-1-4, with 11 games remaining in the AHL’s regular season. Other Trenton players who’re currently in Albany include Andy Thomas (recalled March 16) and Darcy Zajac (recalled February 18).

Ben Farrer Signed to an ATO from Providence College March 12, Farrer suffered a season-ending lower body injury in his pro debut March 13. Matt Godlewski Signed from nearby Princeton University on March 11, the 6-1, 195-lb. defenseman has played four games with Devils and posted an even plus/minus rating, though he did not make the trip to Kalamazoo and Toledo because of school work. Bryan Haczyk Nutley, NJ native signed out of Niagara University on March 11 and recorded an assist in pro debut that night vs Toledo. Suffered lower body in third pro game, March 16. Now on 3-day injured reserve. Matt Germain Signed to his first pro contract from Providence College on March 12, the Rockland, MA native has been a fequent face on the power play and has a goal and two assists in his first five games as a Devil, plus a shootout goal March 16 vs. Elmira. Alan Reynolds Goalie signed to ATO from Princeton University March 18 who played 8:46 of scoreless hockey in relief of Jeff Lerg last Friday night. Released from ATO 3/22. Chris Berenguer The son of former Major League Baseball pitcher Juan Berenguer, Chris was signed to his first pro contract from Hamline University on March 16. In four games, the 6’2 defenseman has three assists.


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TRENTON DEVILS (24-36-2-6, 56pts) vs KALAMAZOO WINGS (36-23-2-5, 79pts) Game 69 ◦ Friday, March 25, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

T-DEVILS OPEN FINAL HOMESTAND

Trenton begins its final homestand of the season tonight against the Kalamazoo Wings at 7:00 p.m. The Devils were 1-3 in the four games since last playing at SunCenter March 16. Trenton was mathematically eliminated from possible playoff contention with Sunday’s 1-0 loss in Toledo. The Kalamazoo Wings, have already punched their ticket to this year’s playoffs, the Devils have a chance to play the spoiler role in their opponent’s quest for a North Division championship. The K-Wings lead second-place Wheeling by six points with six to play and one game in hand. Trenton also seeks to exact revenge for last Friday’s 5-0 loss at Wings Stadium which gave Kalamazoo a 2-1 edge in the season series and a 5-3 lead in the all-time head-to-head series. Both teams are coming off losses, as the Wings lost 1-0 Wednesday vs. Cincinnati and the Devils lost 4-2 Wednesday in Elmira. Trenton has been without Trevor Kell and Bryan Haczyk the last three games and Dan Charleston the last two. None of the three are expected in Trenton’s lineup tonight. Trenton doesn’t take the ice again until next Wednesday, while the Wings play in Elmira Saturday and Sunday. The Devils try to even the season series with Kalamazoo after losing 5-0 last Friday at Wings Stadium.

Berenguer Named D3 Player of the Year Defenseman Chris Berenguer, who was signed by the Devils out of Hamline University March 16, has been chosen by the nation’s coaches as the 2011 winner of the Sid Watson Award Award, symbolic of the nation’s best Division III men’s hockey player. The 6-2, 205-lb. native of Eden Prairie, MN, helped Hamline to a 17-7-5 record and both the regular season and tournament titles of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). The Pipers finished the season with a 4-0 NCAA quarterfinal loss to St. Norbert last week after defeating Wisconsin-Superior in the opening round, 3-2 in OT. Berenguer, the second straight MIAC Player of the Year to win this award, earned first team AllAmerican honors for the third time this season. His four-year career marks: 37 goals and 79 assists for 116 points. Said Hamline head coach Scott Bell in nominating Berenguer, “Chris Berenguer is the best player to ever put on the Hamline University sweater, and he is without question one of the best to ever play in the MIAC. He scores as well as any defenseman in college hockey, to be sure - his 32 points rank him third nationally and his 13 goals are second nationally among defensemen - but more importantly, he scores the big goals. None of his scoring prowess takes away from his play as a defensive defenseman. He is a rock in front of the net, and lugs the puck up the ice consistently and steadily. “Chris embodies the D-3 spirit and philosophy. He is happily married to Nicole and has a beautiful daughter, Stella. His ability to balance hockey with academics and family has caught heartwarming conference and national press.” The award is named in honor of former Bowdoin College head coach Sid Watson, a three-time winner of the Edward Jeremiah Award as Division III Coach of the Year. Watson won 326 at Bowdoin in a career that spanned from 1959 to 1983. He was also the school’s athletic director. Berenguer was a key member of the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) Anderseon Cup championship team during the 2005-06 season. REPORT AND PHOTO COURTESY SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE AND HAMLINE SPORTS INFORMATION.

SCOUTING THE DEVILS * The Devils are in third place n the Atlantic Division, 11th place in the Eastern Conference and have a record of 24-36-2-6. Tonight, the Devils look for a season-series split against the Wings, who have prevailed in two of the first three head-to-head matchups. * With 202 goals in 68 games, the Devils average 2.97 scores per game, 13th best rate in the ECHL. Ryan Ginand leads the team in all major offensive categories and is tied for third in the league in scoring with 74 points, which are just five shy of Trenton’s single-season franchise record. * Trenton is 16th in team defense with 243 goals-against in 68 games (3.57 per game). The teams’ two goalies right now are Dave Caruso and Jeff Lerg. After a stint in the AHL with Albany, Caruso allowed four goals on 35 shots in his first Trenton start since March 9, while Lerg has gone 3-2-1 since his own last stint in Albany. * At even strength, the Devils are minus-26 with 140 goals-for and 166 goals-against. * The Devils’ power play has scored 55 times in 334 chances (16.5/14th), including strikes in two of the past three games. After starting the month of March 0-for-29 with the extra man, the Devils have three power play goals in the last three games. * Trenton’s penalty kill has allowed 62 goals in 299 times shorthanded (79.3%), which is 16th in the ECHL.

SCOUTING THE WINGS * The Wings are in first place in the ECHL’s North Division, third place in the Eastern Conference, and with a record of 36-23-2-5, they’ve already clinched a spot in the 2010-11 Kelly Cup playoffs. After going unbeaten for 16 games, Kalamazoo has lost three of its last five games. * Kalamazoo has scored 234 goals (fourth in ECHL) in 66 games, which equates to an average of 3.55, second highest in the ECHL. Their leading scorer is 38-year-old Kory Karlander, who ranks second in the league with 75 points. A pro since 1995, Karlander has 1,288 points in 963 professional games with 13 different teams in six different leagues. * 36-year-old Sam Ftorek (son of former New Jersey head coach Robbie Ftorek) is also one of Kalamazoo’s most versatile players, and ranks third on the team with 37 assists. * Defensively, the Wings’ 212 goals-against in 66 games (3.21 goals per game) is 14th in the league. Ryan Nie, the winningest goalie (27) in the Eastern Conference, has been the Wings’ primary puck stopper, however, Riley Gill has earned the team’s last two victories and shut the Devils out last Friday at Wings Stadium. * With 72 power-play goals in 318 opportunities, Kalamazoo’s powerplay unit functions at 22.6%, second best in the league. while allowing three shorthanded goals, tied for the fewest in the league. On the penalty kill, the Wings have eliminated 255 of their opponents’ 311 chances (82%), 11th in the ECHL.


Devils Extra 2011_03_25 Game 69 vs Kalamazoo