Whitesnakes knocked off charts

The AHA Summer League Whitesnakes, with D1 Spiders and friends comprising the roster, had a good run in the regular season, but went one-and-done in their only playoff appearance.

The team was plagued by the usual summer hockey ailments: short benches, creative officiating, lousy ice and — new this year — questionable ’80s band names for team names. But the Whitesnakes managed to string together a solid season, going 10–2 in the regular season, outscoring their Level 4B (D1-equivalent) opponents by a 30-goal margin, 76–46.

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Following a four-win run to finish out the regular season, the Whitesnakes were stopped cold 5–1 by the Night Rangers (Fighting Piranhas) in what would be the Whitesnakes’ lone playoff appearance.

Of note, the Whitesnakes finished at the top of every stat category in 4B in the regular season. Congrats to our award winners:

  • Point leaders:

    • Cory Vandenberghe and Brian Vesall, tied for first, with 18.
    • Christian Heitzman, tied for second, with 16.
  • Goal leaders

    • Brian Vesall, with 14, in first.
    • Cory Vandenberghe, tied for second, with 11.
  • Assist leaders

    • Jeremy Litton, with 11, in first.
    • Christian Heitzman, tied for second, with 9.
    • Eric Grotbeck, tied for third, with 8.
    • And Cory Vandenberghe and Grant Wold, tied for fourth, with 7.
  • PIM leaders

    • Chris “LaCosse” Flannery, with 22, in first.
    • And too many other to mention also on the list.

See full division leader stats, with lots more representation from the Whitesnakes.

In all, a great summer, and a great way to beat the heat, even if the humidity occasionally leads to clouds forming inside the rink.

Season recap

Standings

Summer 2010 Level 4B Standings
Team GP W L T OTL P GF GA PIM
Whitesnakes 13 10 3 0 0 20 77 50 86
Cheap Tricks 13 7 4 2 0 16 46 39 38
Night Rangers 14 7 6 1 0 15 50 55 60
Twisted Sisters 13 6 5 1 1 14 48 33 105
Cinderellas 13 1 11 0 1 3 30 74 36

Scoreboard

Summer 2010 L4 Whitesnakes Scoreboard (Regular Season)
Date Time (CT) Arena Home Away
Sun, Jun. 6, 2010 6:15 p.m. SLPE Whitesnakes 8 Night Rangers 5
Mon, Jun. 14, 2010 9:10 p.m. Wakota 2 Twisted Sisters 5 Whitesnakes 7
Wed, Jun. 16, 2010 8:00 p.m. SLPE Whitesnakes 12 Cinderellas 2
Thu, Jun. 24, 2010 6:15 p.m. SLPW Cheap Tricks 5 Whitesnakes 8
Thu, Jul. 1, 2010 8:30 p.m. Richfield 2 Night Rangers 6 Whitesnakes 4
Wed, Jul. 7, 2010 9:45 p.m. SLPE Whitesnakes 3 Twisted Sisters 2 OT
Sun, Jul. 11, 2010 6:15 p.m. SLPE Cinderellas 4 Whitesnakes 6
Tue, Jul. 20, 2010 9:00 p.m. Richfield 1 Whitesnakes 4 Cheap Tricks 6
Mon, Jul. 26, 2010 9:30 p.m. Richfield 2 Whitesnakes 6 Night Rangers 3
Sun, Aug. 1, 2010 7:45 p.m. Breck Twisted Sisters 2 Whitesnakes 6
Tue, Aug. 3, 2010 7:40 p.m. Wakota 2 Whitesnakes 7 Cinderellas 1
Sun, Aug. 15, 2010 9:30 p.m. Breck Cheap Tricks 4 Whitesnakes 5
Summer 2010 L4 Whitesnakes Scoreboard (Post-Season)
Date Time (CT) Arena Home Away
Mon, Aug. 23, 2010 9:30 p.m. Breck Whitesnakes 1 Night Rangers 5

Stats recap

Whitesnakes Player stats – Summer 2010 Season (Full Season)
# Player Pos GP G A P PP SH GWG PIM
  • C = Captain
  • A = Alternate Captain
  • S = Substitute player
  • G = Goalie
  • SG = Sub-Goalie
15 Caron (C) D, LW 7 1 2 3 0 0 0 2
5 Cole LW, C 11 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
11 Droullard D, RW 11 2 3 5 0 0 0 6
4 Flannery D 11 5 6 11 1 1 0 22
2 Fredrickson D 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
13 Grotbeck RW, C 13 3 8 11 0 0 0 8
8 Heitzman LW, RW 9 7 9 16 0 0 1 2
9 Hofer C 12 2 7 9 0 0 0 2
6 Litton D 11 1 11 12 0 0 0 2
1 Montalvo (G) G, D 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 Pellicci D 9 8 3 11 0 0 0 0
16 Pettengill D, C 7 3 4 7 0 0 1 6
18 Schlais RW 9 4 3 7 1 0 0 8
7 Vandenberghe RW, C 12 11 7 18 1 2 4 4
3 Vater LW 9 2 4 6 0 0 0 2
17 Vesall RW 13 15 4 19 1 0 1 16
14 Wold LW 13 6 7 13 0 0 2 12
12 Yard C, SG 12 5 2 7 2 0 1 4
Totals: 13 77 85 162 6 3 10 98
Whitesnakes Goalie stats – Summer 2010 Season (Full Season)
# Goalie GP GA Avg Sh Sv W L T OTL SO
  • G = Goalie
  • SG = Sub-Goalie

Note: GA, Avg and Shots totals includes 1 empty-net goal, which is not charged to a goalkeeper.

1 Montalvo (G) 8 33 4.13 208 0.841 6 2 0 0 0
12 Yard (SG) 5 16 3.20 112 0.857 4 1 0 0 0
Totals: 13 50 3.87 321 0.844 10 3 0 0 0

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