11/2 Recap: Sundher rolls and the right wing strikes

Written By Kris Baker on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | 11/03/2010

Kevin Sundher (+1) collected two assists Tuesday as Chilliwack continued their strong start with a 6-2 trouncing of Central Division-leading Kootenay. The second-line center has now produced three straight multi-point games to up his total to 10 (3+7) through 12 games for the Bruins (9-5-0-0). Kootenay dman Brayden McNabb (-2) went without a point for the first time this season, ending a five-game streak that began before his October 9th shoulder injury. The Ice (11-4-0-0) move on to face Lethbridge on Friday, while Sundher will look to extend his point streak to four games on Friday when Chilliwack hosts Everett.

Elsewhere in the WHL, Matt MacKenzie skated even as Calgary was nipped by Medicine Hat, 2-1. The loss was the seventh straight for the last-place Hitmen (4-11). The "all-situations" MacKenzie, while not being known as a prime offensive option, has gone without a point throughout the skid after earning three (1+2) through in his first six games. Calgary will look to end the slump Friday against Corey Fienhage and the Kamloops Blazers.

In OHL play, Gregg Sutch saw his four-game point streak come to end as OHL top dog Mississauga scrapped past Oshawa, 4-1. Despite being held without a point, the Majors' right wing made his presence felt with several hard hits in the game, including a booming open-ice take-out of 16-year old Cody Payne in the early second period that teed up his part in the game's fifth of six fights against 6'0 defenseman, Nick Quinn.

A couple decent shots tossed by Sutch, followed of course by the obligatory mention of his hearing impairment...

On Thursday, the Majors will carry their sparkling 12-2-0-0 record into key Central Division match-up with Steven Shipley and the second place Niagara Ice Dogs.


Anonymous said...

i was really impressed with Matt MacKenzie's positioning. he reminds me a bit of a more physical butler.

Kris Baker said...

He's getting plenty of practice in his own end lately, that's for sure.

You know what though, "a more physical Butler" is a very appropriate description. Like Buts, MacKenzie is that classic defenseman who can skate well and generally make wise plays. I like his game very much and fully expect the Sabres to sign him at the end of the season.

Anonymous said...


Since you are so high on Ennis. Would you this bet: I will take 12 or less goals this year and you can take 13 or more. What do you think?

- Holst

Kris Baker said...

Holst - I think Ennis can get to 12 if he plays a full schedule. As a borderline triskadekaphobic, I'm not huge on betting the #13 but it depends on the stakes.

A growler of Stone IPA? A Joey's Old Fashioned on rye with mayo and peppers? You wearing a cheesy sweater vest - the same sweater vest - to the office for one week?

MacArthur scored 17 his first full season up. Granted he was 23 when he did it, but I defintely think Ennis can get a goal every six games if he stays healthy.

I even think he can get a hat trick before the all-star break.

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