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Leitch Motivates Gators To Clinch Playoff Position, Gators Win 8-5

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Leitch 2 Goals & 2 Assists

 

The Gators clinched the SCHL Pro-Am Summer 2017 playoffs with an inspiring performance from Bryan Leitch.

Bryan Leitch

Leitch capped off a 4 point, 1 stick night with a key face-off win, while the Gators were short-handed and the Beast’s goalie pulled.

Leitch added, “I knew I had to do it.  I know I can I can do it, so I did it.  I won the game.   That’s what leaders do.

Gators also received goals from Tyler Lovejoy (1), Charlie Curti (1), Scott McDougall (2), Paul Kirtland (1) and Patrick Kirtland (1).

Nick Niedert finished the night with 23 saves, 1 assist and 1 shot on goal.

 

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2 goals, 2 assist

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Gators Skaters

# NAME G A PTS SOG PIM + / –
3 Mike Velez 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Tyler Lovejoy 1 0 1 0 2 0
5 Charlie Curti 1 1 2 0 0 0
6 Keith Buehler 0 2 2 0 0 0
12 Scott McDougall 2 2 4 0 0 0
15 Bryan Leitch 2 2 4 0 0 0
16 RJ Gates 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Patrick Kirtland 1 1 2 0 2 0
19 Billy Sweezey 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 Paul Kirtland 1 1 2 0 2 0
21 Jackson Barliant 0 1 1 0 0 0
TOTALS 8 11 19 37 8

Gators Goalies

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
1 Nick Niedert 45:00 28 23 5 .821

Gators Welcome CC Back To Pro-Am Division With 12-6 Win

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McDougall and Leitch Combine for 9 Goals

It should be a rule or something.  Don’t take the first shift of the game off, the Gators will score on it’s first shot.

Oooops. 1-0 lead 19 seconds in.

Like I said, it should be a rule.  All it did was start the engines of Scott McDougall and Bryan Leitch as they combined for 9 goals and 12 assists.

Bryan Leitch

“It seems like we have tried everything to let these guys know.  From posting lineup cards with current statistics, to online posts, and even pictures of us with the Cup.  The Gators will always be ready to go, regardless who is in net and how big the roster is” said Jon Bellonio.

The Gators are now 2-0 early in the SCHL Pro-Am Summer 2017 season and have an early lead on the scoring championship.

“We tried to keep it simple tonight and only score when we needed to.  There were a few open net opportunities that were strategically placed to the side of the net” added Keith Buehler.

Rookie goalie back up Sean Keegans made his Gators deput and pushed aside 31 shots.

In Other News

Congratulations to Bryan Leitch who scored his 500th assist in the SCHL.  Leitch is currently 3rd on the all time league scoring leaders.

Name G A PTS PIM
Scott McDougall 553 462 1015 30
Steve Rosenkrantz 221 528 749 98
Bryan Leitch 205 500 705 42
RJ Gates 230 306 536 88

Gator of The Game

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7 Goals, 3 Assists

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Gators Skaters

# NAME G A PTS SOG PIM + / –
4 Tyler Lovejoy 0 3 3 0 0 0
5 Charlie Curti 0 2 2 0 0 0
6 Keith Buehler 1 0 1 0 0 0
7 Zach Currie 1 2 3 0 0 0
10 Jason Cotton 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 Scott McDougall 7 3 10 0 0 0
15 Bryan Leitch 2 9 11 0 0 0
24 Connor Doherty 0 2 2 0 2 0
25 Jon Bellonio 1 1 2 0 0 0

Gators Goalies

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
28 Sean Keegans 45:00 37 31 6 .838

Another Successful Banner Raising Event! Gators Win 7-4

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Season Opener = Huge Success

The SCHL Pro-Am defending champions defended their 8th banner raising night with an all out effort and dominance over their nemesis, Dragon Club.  The Gators are now 5-3 on Banner Raising Nights and 10-5 all-time in season openers.

“Everything worked out in our favor.  Between the game and the ceremonies pre-game and post-game.  It was a win-win-win type of night” said forward Bryan Leitch.

The Gators jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first period with goals from Leitch, Scott McDougall, Jason Cotton and Patrick Kirtland.

Tim Richter

Cotton playing in his first game as a Gator added, “I was a bit nervous but as the night went on, I started to get a little more comfortable.”

Both lines chipped in with goals after a scoreless second period.

RJ Gates, Tim Richter added goals in the third along with Kirtland scoring his second of the game.

“Our lineup is much deeper with talent this summer, it’s going to be exciting how the season will go for us” said Zach Currie.

In Other News

All-Time winningest goalie in Gators history, Nick Niedert made 32 saves for his 62nd win.  Niedert also added an insurance assist late in the game to help cover the Over.

 

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Patrick Kirtland

2G & 1A (GWG)

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Gators Skaters

# NAME G A PTS SOG PIM + / –
3 Mike Velez 0 2 2 0 0 0
6 Keith Buehler 0 1 1 0 0 0
7 Zach Currie 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Tim Richter 1 2 3 0 0 0
10 Jason Cotton 1 1 2 0 0 0
12 Scott McDougall 1 4 5 0 0 0
15 Bryan Leitch 1 2 3 0 0 0
16 RJ Gates 1 0 1 0 0 0
17 Patrick Kirtland 2 1 3 0 0 0
24 Connor Doherty 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gators Goalies

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
1 Nick Niedert 45:00 36 32 4 .889