Wednesday, September 23, 2009

USHL Fall Classic: 9/24 Lincoln vs. Indiana

Final Score: Indiana 4, Lincoln 3 OT Shootout

The Lincoln Stars lost their first game of the 2009 USHL Fall Classic tournament Thursday morning in Sioux City, as they fell to the Indiana Ice in overtime shootout, 4-3. The Stars came back from an early 3-1 deficit to tie the game at 3-3 late in the second period with goals by Stars forwards Kyle Gibbons, and Tucker Brockett. After a scoreless third and overtime period, the Stars scored one goal in the OT shootout, while the Ice scored two goals and secured the victory.

Scoring regulation goals for Lincoln were forwards David Gerths, Kyle Gibbons, and Tucker Brockett. All three of the previously mentioned players ended the game with two points (1g, 1a). Lincoln was outshot by the Ice in the game, 35-26. Stars goaltender Steven Racine surrended 3 goals on 22 shots, while Jared Coreau stopped all 18 shots he faced in regulation. Coreau stopped 3 of 5 shots he faced in the overtime shootout.

Good effort by the Stars to come back in this game after being down early on. Lincoln had some issues in the first period staying out of the penalty box, but they seemed to play more disciplined after that. I didn't get to watch this game on B2 or in person, so if any of my readers would like to add anything more in regards to how the team looked, please feel free to comment.

The Stars will faceoff against the Green Bay Gamblers tomorrow (9/25) morning at 10am. You can follow the game on Pointstreak, or purchase the game to watch on B2 Networks.


Anonymous said...

Ryan Dzingle affiliate wearing number 26 for Lincoln today.

Yeti said...


According to Poinstreak, #26 was Austin Wuthrich ('09 Stars Futures Draft Pick).

Anonymous said...

Pointstreak is not correct. Ryan also shot in the shootout and that is listed wrong also.
I will post updates as I get them

Anonymous said...

It shows Matt White as #12. Did he play?
Dzingle might have wore his jersey.

Starstruct said...

Matt White did play - he was the first shooter in the shootout; maybe he will be playing the season afterall. The shooters listed on pointstreak are the ones announced in the game.

The roster in the event program listed #26 as Chris Delmauro. Apparently from these comments, this was not the player 26 in the game.

Stars do not seem to be all on the same page, understandable with the small amount of time practicing as a team. Also spending too much time down a man!

Yeti said...

This is all very confusing. Poinstreak lists #12 as Matt White, but there is a poster on the Stargazing message board that said Matt White did not play...and it was a different Stars player wearing his jersey.

Starstruck is here saying the opposite...that White did play. Were you at the game, Starstruck? Any insight ould be appreciated. Thumper on the Stargazing message board did hear that Delmauro was in the lineup. Was Dzingel wearing the #12 jersey?

Starstruck said...

I was at the game and know they announced #12 as Matt White when #12 stepped up as the first shooter. If the announcer gave the wrong name, I would think it would have been corrected? But maybe not. I have no personal knowledge, just went by what I heard at game. It would be nice to know...

Yeti said...

According to a beat writer for UND, it was not Matt White:

"I was unsuccessful in my attempts to reach Matt White or his father, but USHL people say that he's planning to play high school hockey in his hometown near Pittsburgh this season. Lincoln is keeping him on its protected player list, but he is no longer considered a Sioux commit."