ThunderSpiders finish out summer season in second place; lose in first round of playoffs

The Spiders joined up with the Thunder Chickens for a great summer season. Six Spiders (plus one incoming Spider) played in the AHA 2006 summer league on a team comprising Thunder Chickens, along with others, under the moniker “Thunder Spiders.”

The ThunderSpiders played solid hockey throughout the season, finishing in second place during the regular season, with a record of 7–4–0–1. Unfortunately, a strong Hornets club showed up the ThunderSpiders 4–3 in the first round of playoffs, sending the ThunderSpiders back out into the summer heat.

Led by co-captain Bob Jensen, the Spiders on the team included Eric Anderson (who also subbed as goalie for one game), Brad Caron, Carlos Eberhardt, Bruce Gustafson, Jeremy Litton, and incoming Spider for the 2006–07 season, Dave Schaefer.

For a recap of the season, see below or choose a topic:

Standings – Summer 2006 Level 4 (Incl. playoffs)
Team GP W L T OTL P GF GA PIM
Coyotes 15 12 3 0 0 24 78 39 90
Crocs 13 9 3 0 1 19 73 49 58
Otters 15 9 6 0 0 18 58 48 76
Thunder Spiders 13 7 5 0 1 15 56 42 40
Guppies 13 5 6 0 2 12 52 57 56
Hornets 14 4 10 0 0 8 33 69 78
Huskies 13 2 11 0 0 4 18 64 54
Thunder Spiders – Summer 2006 Schedule
Date Day Time Location Home Away
* Playoffs
6/11/2006 Sun 6:15 p.m. SLP East Thunder Spiders 2 Crocs 0 (OT)
6/14/2006 Wed 6:00 p.m. SLP West Huskies 0 Thunder Spiders 5
6/19/2006 Mon 8:40 p.m. Wakota – Rink 2 Thunder Spiders 7 Hornets 2
6/25/2006 Sun 6:30 p.m. Plymouth A Guppies 7 Thunder Spiders 4
7/9/2006 Sun 8:15 p.m. Plymouth B Thunder Spiders 5 Otters 3
7/11/2006 Tue 9:00 p.m. Richfield–West Coyotes 5 Thunder Spiders 3
7/17/2006 Mon 7:40 p.m. St Thomas Academy Crocs 8 Thunder Spiders 2
7/23/2006 Sun 9:45 p.m. SLP East Thunder Spiders 7 Huskies 0
7/30/2006 Sun 8:45 p.m. St Paul Academy Hornets 1 Thunder Spiders 7
8/7/2006 Mon 7:40 p.m. St Thomas Academy Thunder Spiders 3 Guppies 1
8/9/2006 Wed 8:00 p.m. SLP East Otters 3 Thunder Spiders 6
8/14/2006 Mon 7:40 p.m. St Thomas Academy Thunder Spiders 2 Coyotes 5
8/20/2006 * Sun 7:00 p.m. St Paul Academy Thunder Spiders 3 Hornets 4
Player Stats – Thunder Spiders (Spiders only) – Summer 2006
# Player Pos. GP G A P PP SH PIM
  • C = Captain
10 Gustafson, B. LW 12 6 6 12 0 0 0
11 Schaefer, D. C 13 6 6 12 0 0 4
8 Anderson, E. C/W 13 2 7 9 0 0 2
13 Jensen [C], R. W 10 4 2 6 0 0 2
4 Eberhardt, C. W 13 4 1 5 0 0 2
14 Litton, J. D 10 1 2 3 0 0 2
2 Caron, B. W 6 0 1 1 0 0 2
Totals (Spiders only): 23 25 48 0 0 14
Goalie stats – Thunder Spiders (Spiders only) – Summer 2006
Goalie GP GA GAA SA Sv% W L T OTL SO
Eric Anderson (SG) 1 0 0.00 11 1.000 1 0 0 0 1

Full team statistics

Player Stats – Thunder Spiders – Summer 2006 (Full season)
# Player GP G A P PP SH PIM
  • C = Captain
5 McIntosh, R. 12 10 5 15 0 0 6
10 Gustafson, B. 12 6 6 12 0 0 0
11 Schaefer, D. 13 6 6 12 0 0 4
18 Milbrandt, B. 10 8 2 10 3 0 0
3 Lindemoen, M. 12 3 6 9 0 0 2
15 Smestad, D. 12 2 7 9 0 0 2
8 Anderson, E. 13 2 7 9 0 0 2
12 Faint, R. 12 4 3 7 0 0 2
13 Jensen [C], R. 10 4 2 6 0 0 2
4 Eberhardt, C. 13 4 1 5 0 0 2
16 Silverman, J. 6 2 2 4 0 1 0
7 Peterson, J. 9 3 1 4 0 0 2
14 Litton, J. 10 1 2 3 0 0 2
6 Mitchell, W. 11 0 3 3 0 0 4
9 Kvasnik, J. 13 1 2 3 0 0 4
2 Caron, B. 6 0 1 1 0 0 2
17 Marais, L. 11 0 1 1 0 0 2
1 Kirkman, K. 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 13 56 57 113 3 1 38
Goalie stats – Thunder Spiders– Summer 2006 (Full Season)
Goalie GP GA Avg Sh Sv W L T OTL SO
  • G = Goalie
  • SG = Sub-Goalie
Kirkman, K. 11 40 3.64 261 0.847 5 5 0 1 1
Anderson, E. (SG) 1 0 0.00 11 1.000 1 0 0 0 1

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