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2011-12 Albany Devils thread

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Albany lost to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5-2. Scoring for the Devils was Hoeffel (5) (Whitney and Nagy) and Taormina (6) (PP, Whitney and Mills). Kinkaid made 16 saves on 20 shots. Hoeffel earned 3rd star. Here is the gamesheet. Below are the highlights.

Their next game is Wednesday against Worcester at 7:00.

Kalamazoo defeated Toledo 3-2: Clermont (22 Saves on 24 Shots). Kalamazoo finishes 3rd in the Eastern Conference and will take on 6th seeded Wheeling.

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Albany's loss tonight, coupled with the teams ahead of them picking up points moved them 4 points out of the final playoff spot.

7. Syracuse 70 GP 76 Pts

8. Manchester 70 GP 75 Pts

9. Portland 70 GP 73 Pts

10. Adirondack 70 GP 72 Pts

11. Albany 70 GP 71 Pts

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It's really discouraging to see a lack of production from Tedenby in the AHL. You'd think a guy with so much raw talent would be able to dominate down there. But, then you can bring back some hope after watching this video:

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This summer may make or break Tedenby's career. To say that about a 22 year old may seem harsh but unless he has improved his defensive awareness 200% in his time with Albany, he is on a track downwards.

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Kalamazoo lost to Wheeling 4-2: Young (E, 2 PIM - Delay of Game) and Clermont (DNP). Kalamazoo trails best of 5 series 1-0.

Elmira lost to Reading 4-1: Pielmeier (DNP). Elmira trails best of 5 series 1-0.

Final Regular Season Stats:

Kalamaoo:

Harry Young (D): 32 GP 3 G 7 A 19 Pts +9 55 PIM 10.0 SH% 0.94 S/G

Bryan Haczyk (F): 63 GP 15 G 11 A 26 Pts +9 8 PIM 9.74 SH% 2.44 S/G

Maxime Clermont (G): 31 GP 13-10-1-2 3.42 GAA .891 SV% 0 SO

Elmira:

Timo Pielmeier (G): 33 GP 17-10-1-2 2.72 GAA .910 SV% 0 SO

Trenton:

J.S. Berube (F): 17 GP 5 G 11 A 16 Pts +5 30 PIM 10.2 SH% 2.88 S/G

Myles Stoesz (F): 7 GP 1 G 0 A 1 Pt -3 21 PIM 14.29 SH% 1.00 S/G

Mike Banwell (D): 11 GP 0 G 1 A E 28 PIM 0.0 SH% 1.00 S/G

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Albany lost to Worcester 2-1. Scoring for the Devils was Gionta (6) (Leach and Corrente). Frazee stopped 43 of 45 shots to earn 3rd star. Here is the gamesheet. I'll add the highlights if they get posted.

Their next game is Friday against Adirondack at 7:00.

Kalamazoo defeated Wheeling 4-2: Young (Assist, E) and Clermont (DNP). Best of 5 series tied 1-1.

Elmira lost to Reading 4-2: Pielmeier (21 Saves on 24 Shots). Elmira trails best of 5 series 2-0.

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Albany lost to Adirondack 3-2. Scoring for the Devils was Zalewski (18) (Tedenby and Taormina) and Nagy (4) (Berube and Leach). Kinkaid stopped 29 of 32 shots, allowing 3 power play goals, and earned himself a roughing minor. Here is the gamesheet. I'll add the highlights if they get posted.

Their next game is Saturday against Adirondack at 7:00.

Kalamazoo defeated Wheeling 5-1: Young (+1, 2 PIM - Boarding) and Clermont (DNP). Kalamazoo leads best of 5 series 2-1.

Elmira defeated Reading 5-2: Pielmeier (DNP). Elmira trails best of 5 series 2-1.

Off-topic: Norfolk has extended their win streak to 24 games.

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Albany lost to Adirondack 5-3. Scoring for the Devils was Zalewski (19) (Tedenby and Gelinas) and Whitney (14) (Kelly and Zharkov), (15) (Gelinas and Zharkov). Frazee made 16 saves on 20 shots. Whitney earned 3rd star. Here is the gamesheet. I'll add the highlights if they get posted.

Their next game is Friday against Norfolk, winners of 25 in a row, at 7:00.

Kalamazoo defeated Wheeling 3-2: Young (E, 1 Shot) and Clermont (DNP). Kalamazoo wins series 3-1.

Elmira defeated Reading 3-0: Pielmeier (DNP). Best of five series tied 2-2.

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Some recent transactions:

Albany adds Kelly Zajac with ATO, Returns Haczyk to Kalamazoo

During his final season with the Dutchmen, Zajac served as an assistant captain and put up 42 points (8 g, 34 a) in 41 games. He also set a Union single season record for assists and helped the Dutchmen to the ECAC Hockey regular season and conference titles on route to the first NCAA Frozen Four appearance in program history.

Over the course of his four-year collegiate career, Zajac accumulated 128 points with 37 goals and 91 assists in 159 games, good enough for second all-time in school history for points, first for assists and first for games played.

Expected move and it seems likely he will be signed by Albany for next season to play with Darcy. Then the Devils will have 3 of the 4 Zajac's in the organization.

Albany Signs Reid Boucher to ATO

Boucher, 18, was a fourth-round pick (99th overall) in last year’s draft bu the New Jersey Devils. He just completed his first season with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League (50 GP, 28-22–50).

I didn't expect this news but I am happy to see it. Boucher had a decent rookie year in the OHL and this could be a nice experience to give him a taste of what the next level has to offer so he knows how much more he needs to develop in Sarnia next year.

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Albany lost to Norfolk 5-1, who extended their record win streak to 26 games. Scoring for the Devils was Zharkov (16) (PP, Gelinas and Perkovich). Kinkaid started but lasted just 28:14 making 13 saves on 17 shots before being replaced by Frazee who played 31:46 making 8 saves on 9 shots. Kelly Zajac made his debut and was even, Reid Boucher did not play. Here is the gamesheet. Highlights below:

Their next game is Saturday against Providence at 7:00.

Kalamazoo defeated South Carolina 6-4: Young (+1, 1 Shot, 2 PIM - Interference), Haczyk (E, 1 Shot), and Clermont (DNP). Kalamazoo leads series 1-0.

Elmira defeated Florida 3-1: Pielmeier (DNP). Elmira leads series 1-0.

Important note regarding Trenton and Devils ECHL affiliation:

Mike Ashmore

"More and more likely the Trenton Titans will have a dual affiliation in 2012-13, by the way. Flyers no matter what. Devils as other half."

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Albany defeated Providence 4-2. Scoring for the Devils was D. Zajac (8) (Gelinas and Perkovich), Tedenby (5) (Zalewski and Anderson), Sestito (9) (Perkovich), and Sislo (9) (D. Zajac and Sestito). Frazee stopped 34 of 36 shots. D. Zajac, Frazee, and Perkovich were the 3 stars. Here is the gamesheet.

Albany line up:

Whitney-Mills-Zharkov

Tedenby-Zalewski-Anderson

Sestito-D. Zajac-Perkovich

Hoeffel-K. Zajac-Sislo

Kelly-Burlon

Taormina-Leach

Gelinas-McPherson

Frazee

Clermont (Kinkaid left injured yesterday)

Their final game is Sunday against Syracuse at 4:00.

Kalamazoo defeated South Carolina 4-1: Young (E, 1 Shot, 5 PIM - Fighting) and Haczyk (DNP - Medical). Kalamazoo leads series 2-0.

Elmira lost to Florida 5-0: Pielmeier (16 Saves on 17 Shots in 34:06 of relief). Series tied 1-1.

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Albany lost their final game of the year to Syracuse 2-1. Scoring for the Devils was Tedenby (8) (PP, Burlon and Anderson). Clermont made 21 Saves on 23 shots in his 2nd game of the year. Reid Boucher made his AHL debut with a -1 rating and 4 shots. Tedenby earned 3rd star. Here is the gamesheet. Below are the highlights.

Tedenby had a solid April, scoring 2 goals, 3 assists, in 6 games with 12 shots, an even rating, and just 2 penalty minutes. He finishes the season: 35 GP 6 G 14 A 20 Pts E 22 PIM 7.41 SH% 2.31 S/G

They finish the year 31-34-6-5 with 73 points, good for last place in the Northeast Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference. Over the course of the year Albany scored just 190 times while allowing 226. For reference, just Lake Erie (189) and Hamilton (185) scored less than Albany.

I highly suggest reading Bill Cain's season review. It is lengthy but has quotes from Chris Lamoriello, Rick Kowalsky, Joe Whitney, and Tim Sestito as well as analysis on what went right and what went wrong. Really solid recap.

Also, In Lou We Trust has an interview regarding Kelly Zajac with Ken Schott of the Daily Gazette who covers ECAC hockey, especially Union, closely.

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Man, those are some disappointing numbers for Tedenby. Hoping he can impress in camp.

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With Albany done, this thread will pretty much just carry the ECHL updates.

Kalamazoo currently leads their semifinal series against South Carolina 2-0. Game 3 is Wednesday at 7:05.

Elmira lost to Florida 5-4: Pielmeier (50 Saves on 55 Shots in 79:57). Elmira trails series 2-1. Game 4 is Wednesday at 7:30. Nice to see Pielmeier wrestle the starting job back, though I doubt the Devils retain him after this year.

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Kalamazoo defeated South Carolina 3-0: Young (Assist, +2), Haczyk (DNP), and Clermont (DNP). Kalamazoo leads series 3-0.

Elmira lost to Florida 2-0: Pielmeier (DNP). Elmira trails series 3-1.

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Kelly Zajac will be back with Albany next year, according to TG:

http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/comments/deboer_wont_commit_to_lineup_for_game_4_admits_volchenkov_has_another_level/

Kelly Zajac, younger brother of Devils center Travis Zajac, has signed a one-year AHL contract with the Albany Devils after finishing the 2011-12 regular season with the team last weekend on an amateur tryout agreement.

Kelly Zajac, 23, did not register a point or a penalty minute in playing three AHL games with Albany over the weekend.

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I love that the Devils are collecting all the Zajacs. It will be awesome if they can get Nolan into the organization in a few years.

4/20

Kalamazoo lost to South Carolina 4-1: Young (-1, 1 Shot), Haczyk (DNP), and Clermont (DNP). Kalamazoo leads series 3-1.

Elmira lost to Florida 2-1: Pielmeier (DNP). Elmira loses series 4-1.

4/21

Kalamazoo defeated South Carolina 5-1: Young (E, 1 Shot, 2 PIM - Holding), Haczyk (DNP), and Clermont (DNP). Kalamazoo wins series 4-1 to advance to Eastern Conference Finals against Florida.

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Kalamazoo lost to Florida 2-0: Young (-1), Haczyk (E, 1 Shot), and Clermont (DNP). Kalamazoo trails series 1-0.

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Kalamazoo defeated Florida 3-2: Young (+1), Haczyk (E, 1 Shot), and Clermont (DNP). Series tied 1-1.

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Kalamazoo lost to Florida 7-0: Young (E, 14 PIM - Double Roughing, Misconduct), Haczyk (E), and Clermont (15 Saves on 18 Shots in 35:24 of relief). Trail series 2-1.

Hopefully Clermont gets the next start.

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Kalamazoo lost to Florida 7-3: Young (-1, 1 Shot, 2 PIM - Roughing), Haczyk (DNP), and Clermont (DNP). Trail series 3-1.

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