2007–08 Season Recap

In its fourth winter season in the AHA and first at level D1, the Spiders finished the season at 3–17, 7th place out of 8 (second-to-last place) in D1 East, compared to the 2006–07 season, where the team finished 12–7–1–0, in 5th place (out of 12) in level D2 East, and recalling (though improving ever so slightly upon) the Spiders’ first full season, the 2005–06 season, where the Spiders finished 2–17–0–1 and in 9th place (out of 10) in the level D2 West.

Prior to this season, the AHA moved some Spiders’ players up to C2 to ensure tier parity, causing the Spiders to form two squads, one (this one) at D1, and one at C2.

As with last year’s season recap, here are season notes and statistics:

Team stat highlights

Goal stats

Most goals for:
9, vs. Fighting Piranhas (10/27/07)
Fewest goals for:
0 (tied), vs. Royals (12/02/07); and vs. Jets (1/13/2008)
Most goals for in loss:
9, vs. Fighting Piranhas (10/27/07)
Fewest goals for in win:
3, vs. Wolf Pack (11/4/07)
Most goals against:
15, vs. Jets (1/13/08)
Fewest goals against:
2, vs. Wolf Pack (11/4/07)
Most goals for in a period:
4 (third period), vs. Fighting Piranhas (10/27/07)
Most goals against in a period:
8 (tied), vs. Jets (second period; 1/13/08), vs. Jets (third period, 3/1/08)
Most Power-Play goals for:
1 (tied — 7 games)
Most Power-Play goals allowed:
4, vs. Jets (3/1/08)
Most short-handed goals for:
1, vs. Fighting Piranhas (10/27/07)
Most short-handed goals allowed:
2, vs. Renegades (2/24/08)
Number of games where opponent scored first:
15
Number of games where opponent scored first and Spiders won game:
0
Average number of goals allowed before Spiders’ goal in games where opponent scored first (not including shutouts):
4
Quickest first Spiders’ goal:
At 14:18, 2:42 into first period, vs. Wolf Pack (11/4/07)
Latest first Spiders’ goal (in non-shutout):
3:17 remaining in third period (tied), vs. Jets (11/14/07), and vs. Renegades (1/6/08)
Quickest first opponent goal:
At 16:44, 16 seconds into first period, vs. Jets (1/13/08)
Latest first opponent goal (not including shutouts):
At 11:50, 5:10 into second period, vs. Jets (3/1/08)
Highest number of goals allowed before Spiders scored:
8, vs. Jets (11/14/07; final: 10–1)
Wins with one-goal margin:
2
Wins with two-goal margin:
1
Losses with one-goal margin:
0
Losses with two-goal margin:
1, vs. Stars (3/11/08)
Losses with three-goal margin:
3
Losses with four-goal margin:
2
Losses with double-digit goal margin:
3

Shots stats

Most shots:
31, vs. Wolf Pack (11/4/07)
Fewest shots:
5, vs. Royals (12/02/07)
Most shots for in loss:
27 (tied), vs. Jets (11/14/07), and vs. Jets (2/17/08)
Fewest shots for in win:
15, vs. Wolf Pack (12/29/07)
Most shots against:
42, vs. Lumberjacks (2/29/08)
Fewest shots against:
27, vs. Wolf Pack (11/4/07)
Most shots against in win:
41, vs. Wolf Pack (12/29/07)
Fewest shots against in loss:
29, vs. Fighting Piranhas (12/16/07)
Most shots for in a period:
13 (third period), vs. Wolf Pack (11/4/07)
Fewest shots for in a period:
1 (three-way tie), vs. Royals (second period; 12/02/07); vs. Fighting Piranhas (first period; 12/16/07); vs. Renegades (first period; 2/24/08)
Most shots against in a period:
20 (third period), vs. Jets (11/14/07)
Fewest shots against in a period:
3 (second period), vs. Stars (11/21/07)
Highest shots-to-goals percentage:
39.13% (9 goals on 38 shots), vs. Fighting Piranhas (10/27/07)
Lowest shots-to-goals percentage (in non-shutout):
3.7% (1 goal on 27 shots), vs. Jets (11/14/07)

Penalties stats

Most penalties by Spiders:
9 (30 PIM), vs. Jets (3/1/08)
Most PIMs by Spiders:
30 PIMs (tied), vs. Jets (7 penalties; 10/27/07); and vs. Jets (9 penalties; 3/1/08)
Most penalties by opponent:
8 (tied), vs. Wolf Pack (22 PIM; 2/17/08); vs. Renegades (16 PIM; 2/24/08)
Most PIMs by opponent:
22, vs. Wolf Pack (8 penalties; 2/17/08)
Most penalties in game (both teams combined):
14 (tied), vs. Wolf Pack (22 PIM; 2/17/08); vs. Renegades (16 PIM; 2/24/08)
Most PIMs in game (both teams combined):
36 (tied), vs. Wolf Pack (14 penalties; 2/17/08); vs. Renegades (14 penalties; 2/24/08)
Number of games where Spiders had no penalties:
1, vs. Jets (11/14/07)
Number of games where opponent had no penalties:
1, vs. Royals (3/15/08)
Number of games where Spiders had more penalties than opponent:
8
Number of games where Spiders had fewer penalties than opponent:
8
Number of games where Spiders and opponent had equal penalties:
4
Most frequently called penalty (including opponent penalties):
Roughing (called 22 times)
Most frequently called penalty (on Spiders):
13 times, for roughing (Tripping – 9; Hooking – 7; High-Sticking, Slashing, Too Many Men – 6 (tied); Body Checking – 5; Interference – 4; Game Misconduct – 3; Cross-Checking, Fighting, Unsportsmanlike Conduct – 2 (tied); Holding – 1)

Roster stats

Largest roster:
15 skaters; vs. Jets (11/14/07)
Shortest roster (start of game):
9 skaters (tied), vs. Jets (3/1/08) and vs. Stars (3/11/08)
Shortest roster (end of game):
8 skaters and no goalie, vs. Jets (3/1/08)
Largest opponent roster:
17, vs. Fighting Piranhas (2/10/08)
Shortest opponent roster:
10, vs. Wolf Pack (12/29/07)
Average roster:
11.6 skaters
Average opponent roster:
13.3 skaters
Largest negative roster differential:
-5 (three times), vs. Fighting Piranhas (2/10/08; 17 skaters–12 skaters); vs. Renegades (2/24/08; 15–10); vs. Stars (3/11/08; 14–9)
Largest positive roster differential:
1 (three times), vs. Jets (11/14/07; 14 skaters–15 skaters); vs. Royals (12/2/07;13–14); vs. Wolf Pack (12/29/07; 10–11)
Average roster differential:
-1.75 skaters
Largest dressing rooom:
Wakota Rink 2
Coziest dressing room:
Pleasant

Player stat highlights:

Scoring

Most goals:
7, Aaron Bedessem
Most assists:
8, Bob Jensen
Most first assists:
5, Aaron Bedessem
Most second assists:
5, Bob Jensen (second year in a row)
Most points:
12, Aaron Bedessem
Most goals per game:
3, Bruce Gustafson (12/29/07 vs. Wolf Pack)
Highest average goals per game played:
1, Lee Martini (5 goals in 5 games)
Highest average goals per game played (for non-sub):
.500, Aaron Bedessem (7 goals in 14 games)
Most assists per game:
2 (tied), Aaron Bedessem and Ryan Herman (10/27/07), Aaron Bedessem (2/17/08), Bruce Gustafson (2/29/08), Bob Jensen (3/1/08)
Highest average assists per game played:
.445, Bob Jensen (8 assists in 18 games)
Most points per game:
4, Aaron Bedessem, vs. Wolf Pack (2/17/08)
Highest average points per game played:
.857, Aaron Bedessem (12 points in 14 games)
Most power-play goals (season):
3, Aaron Bedessem
Most short-handed goals (season):
1, Mike Johnson
Most game-winning goals:
1 (tied), Bob Jensen, Ryan Herman, Mike Montgomery
Most assisted goals:
5, Aaron Bedessem
Most unassisted goals:
4, Lee “Puck Hog” Martini
Most frequent scoring combo:
2 (tied), Ryan Herman from Mike Johnson; Aaron Bedessem from John Peterson

Penalties

Most PIM:
37, David Schaefer (on 9 penalties)
Most penalties (quantity):
12, Ryan Herman (24 PIM)
Most PIM per game:
17, Mike Derer (3/1/08; on 3 penalties)
Most penalties per game:
4, Ryan Herman (3/1/08)
Highest average PIM per game played:
2.334 per game, Mike Derer (closely followed by Dave Schaefer, 2.313; and Mike Armel, 2.308
Most misconducts:
2 (tied), Dave Schaefer, Mike Derer
Most penalties leading to opponent goals (season):
4 (tied), Ryan Herman, Dave Schaefer
Fewest penalties:
0 (tied), Bob Jensen, Ted Samsel, Brad Caron, Brian Armagost, Mark Franklin, John Peterson
Most PIM served:
At least 14 PIM, Bob Jensen

Goaltending

Most saves per game:
37, Mike Derer (12/29/07, vs. Wolf Pack)
Fewest saves per game (in full game played):
22, Mike Derer (2/24/08, vs. Renegades)
Most saves per game in loss:
35, Mike Derer (2/29/08, vs. Lumberjacks)
Fewest saves per game in win:
25, Mike Derer (11/04/07, vs. Wolf Pack)
Most saves per game in win:
37, Mike Derer (12/29/07, vs. Wolf Pack)
Fewest saves per game in loss (in full game played):
22, Mike Derer (2/24/08, vs. Renegades)

Attendance

Most games played:
20, Mike “72 Games” Montgomery (third season running)
Fewest games played (by non-sub):
7, Brian “China Doll” Armagost
Most on-ice season-ending injuries:
1, Brian Armagost
Most off-ice season-ending or season-disrupting injuries:
1 (tied), Aaron Bedessem, Brad Caron, Mike Armel
Number of games (GP per player, per game) missed due to injury:
30.5 (13.5 – Brian Armagost; 5 – Aaron Bedessem; 7 – Brad Caron; 5 – Mike Armel)
Number of games (GP per player, per game) missed due to suspension:
7 (5 – Mike Derer; 1 – David Schaefer; 1 – Mike Armel)
Number of games (GP per player, per game) missed due to a broken snowmobile:
1 (1 – John McGrane)
Number of games (GP per player, per game) missed due to a broken window:
1 (1 – Marc Berris)

D1 East leader board (Spiders)

Penalty minute leaders

Dave Schaefer:
#2, 37 PIM
Mike Derer:
#3, 35 PIM
Mike Armel:
#6, 30 PIM

(For better or worse, their PIM stats don’t come close to putting them on the overall AHA leader board.)

Game-by-game stats

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