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July 23/10 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Twenty-One Recap

MLD CUP CHAMPIONS!
C - Michael Knight, Brian Tarvas, Jackson Tavares, Dickey Fingers
LW - Lowell McDaniel, Newsy Neveski, Nick Rash, Jean-Sebastien Sinjoi
RW - Hadrian Shocker, Darryl Myllyntaus, Thunderbolt Johnson, Todd Mettomaki, Ryan Nolan, Vadim Stroganov
D - Duke Snyder, Danton Saralainen, Risto Sinilaakso, Adam Slasher, Enio Jassu, Wendel Fark, Church Pugh
G - Darren Tallberg, John Thatcher

Season Record - 56-14-10-2 (1st POW Conference; 1st Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated Valhalla Vikings 4 - 3
Playoffs Round 2 - defeated Okanagan Ogopogoes 4 - 1
Playoffs Round 3 - defeated Yorba Linda Yowlers 4 - 3
Playoffs Round 4 - defeated Kigoma Hippos 4 - 2
 
 
Season Twenty-One Leaders:
Goals - Duke Snyder (30)
Assists - Snyder (46)
Points - Snyder (76 - 10th MLD)
+/- - (tie) Snyder / Danton Saralainen (+52)
PP Goals - (tie) Snyder / Michael Knight / Risto Sinilaakso (5 - T1 MLD)
SH Goals - Lowell McDaniel (1)
PIM - Nick Rash (16)
Shots on Goal - Snyder (121)
Shooting % - Snyder (24.8%)
Games, Goalie - Darren Tallberg (75 - 1st MLD)
Shutouts - Tallberg (10 - 2nd MLD)
Wins - Tallberg (49 - 1st MLD)
GAA - Tallberg (1.87 - 4th MLD)
Sv% - Tallberg (87.62% - 8th MLD) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
Vezina Trophy & Conn Smythe Goalie Trophy - Darren Tallberg
Jennings Trophy - John Thatcher
Prince of Wales Conference All-Stars - Michael Knight, Lowell McDaniel, Hadrian Shocker, Duke Snyder, Danton Saralainen
 
Team Awards
MVP & Top Defenceman - Duke Snyder
Top Forward - Lowell McDaniel
Top Goaltender - Darren Tallberg
Top Rookie - Wendel Fark
Most Improved Player - Risto Sinilaakso
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 21
 
LW Lowell McDaniel (100/100/100/1/100)
740 games played... 182 goals... 246 assists... 428 points... +201 career rating... 44 PIM... Firebirds' fifth-round pick in Season 11 Draft... seventh Franchise Player in team history... ranks second in all-time Firebirds games played (Krkac), points scored (Krkac), and goals scored (Blomm)... an incredibly talented and versatile player who filled every possible role during his stellar MLD career.

D Duke Snyder (100/81/100/1/89)
537 games played... 102 goals... 202 assists... 304 points... +128 rating... 38 PIM... Firebirds' sixth-round pick in Season 11 Draft... an offensive force whose blueline partners included FPs Troy Honka and Ante Krkac... became a true number one defenceman in his final MLD season... led the team with 17 points in 25 games during the Season 21 Cup run... finished his career with a hat trick in his final game to win the Firebirds the MLD Cup.


 
9/24/2010 3:31 PM
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September 24/10 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Twenty-Two Recap

Season Record - 63-7-12-0 (1st POW Conference; 1st Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated by Indianapolis Racers 1-4
 
 
Season Twenty-Two Leaders:
Goals – Michael Knight (30)
Assists – Risto Sinilaakso (52)
Points – Sinilaakso (81 – 10th MLD)
+/- - (tie) Sinilaakso / Rem Luuri (+83 – T8 MLD)
PP Goals - Sinilaakso (4 – T7 MLD)
SH Goals - none
PIM - Nick Rash (12)
Shots on Goal – Sinilaakso (161)
Shooting % - Knight (22.1%)
Games, Goalie - Darren Tallberg (73 – T4 MLD)
Shutouts - Tallberg (16 – 1st MLD))
Wins - Tallberg (54 – 3rd MLD)
GAA - Tallberg (1.78 – 1st MLD)
Sv% - Tallberg (87.78% - 4th MLD) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
Vezina Trophy - Darren Tallberg
Prince of Wales Conference All-Stars – Scot Borenius, Michael Knight, Jeff Clinton, Newsy Neveski, Howie Hamayomama, Lou Nurro, Darryl Riskala, Risto Sinilaakso, Rem Luuri, Danton Saralainen
 
Team Awards
Top Defenceman – Risto Sinilaakso
Top Forward – Michael Knight
MVP & Top Goaltender - Darren Tallberg
Top Rookie – Church Pugh
Most Improved Player – Vadim Stroganov 
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 22
 
RW Darryl Riskala (100/92/97/1/79)
564
games played... 117 goals... 104 assists... 221 points... +126 career rating... 24 PIM... Firebirds' first-round pick and first player drafted in Season 11 Draft... scoring winger who never quite lived up to high expectations.

LW Scot Borenius (96/100/100/1/100)
561
games played... 104 goals... 152 assists... 256 points... +133 career rating... 18 PIM... Firebirds' second-round pick in Season 11 Draft... versatile, speedy skater, top shelf penalty killer and playmaker.

C Howie Hamayomama (86/84/100/1/100)
536 games played... 78 goals... 165 assists... 243 points... +117 career rating... 36 PIM... Firebirds' third-round pick in Season 11 Draft... smallish, shifty centerman with a solid all-round game.

D Rem Luuri (92/66/66/15/100)

549 games played...  59 goals... 110 assists... 169 points... +109 rating... 44 PIM... Firebirds' first-round pick in Season 12 Draft... a shutdown rearguard who finally harnessed his booming shot in his final season to put up one of the most unexpected scoring seasons in Firebirds history.

G Darren Tallberg (100/100)
313 games played… W-L-T record 176-82-40… career GAA 1.99… 46 shutouts… career save percentage 88.9… Firebirds’ third-round pick in Season 14 draft… holds team records for games played, wins, and shutouts in a season… tied with Leo Xavier for shutouts in a career… won MLD Vezina Trophy in his final two seasons.

12/14/2010 2:09 PM
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December 14/10 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Twenty-Three Recap

Season Record - 52-21-6-3 (4th POW Conference; 2nd Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated by Maricopa Wildcats 2-4
 
 
Season Twenty-Three Leaders:
Goals – Raimo Hammarhedh (29)
Assists – Jesse Liikkanen (48)
Points – Risto Sinilaakso (68)
+/- - Jackson Tavares (+42)
PP Goals - Newsy Neveski (4)
SH Goals - Tavares (3 - T3 MLD)
PIM - Hammarhedh (24)
Shots on Goal – Hammarhedh (216 - 4th MLD)
Shooting % - Tavares (23.0%)
Games, Goalie - Jesse James Dean (75 – T3 MLD)
Shutouts - Dean (10 – 2nd MLD)
Wins - Dean (46 – T4 MLD)
GAA - Stephan Quesnel (2.11 – 4th MLD)
Sv% - Quesnel (87.26% - 4th MLD) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
Jennings Trophy - Stephan Quesnel
Prince of Wales Conference All-Star – Jackson Tavares
 
Team Awards
MVP and Top Goaltender – Jesse James Dean
Top Forward and Most Improved Player – Jackson Tavares
Top Defenceman - Risto Sinilaakso
Top Rookie – Raimo Hammarhedh 
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 23
 
RW Hadrian Shocker (95/73/82/21/64)
512
games played... 119 goals... 134 assists... 253 points... +142 career rating... 46 PIM.

RW Thunderbolt Johnson (89/59/68/42/57)
427
games played... 75 goals... 87 assists... 162 points... +99 career rating... 68 PIM.

D Jesse Liikkanen (82/85/100/15/100)
533 games played... 35 goals... 235 assists... 270 points... +181 career rating... 66 PIM.

D Enio Jassu (76/64/83/11/83)

422 games played...  50 goals... 179 assists... 229 points... +149 rating... 8 PIM.


2/22/2011 4:28 PM
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February 22/11 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Twenty-Four Recap

Season Record - 44-27-6-5 - 99 points (5th POW Conference; 2nd Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated by Encinitas Blades 2-4
 
 
Season Twenty-Four Leaders:
Goals – Dickey Fingers (23)
Assists – Colin Elvis (41)
Points – Elvis (59)
+/- - Cain Patrick (+29)
PP Goals - Michael Knight (3)
SH Goals - Patrick (2)
PIM - Raimo Hammarhedh (40 - 8th MLD)
Shots on Goal – Cormac Orr (174)
Shooting % - Fingers (29.1% - 6th MLD)
Games, Goalie - Stephan Quesnel (56)
Shutouts - Quesnel / J.P. Kay (3 - T)
Wins - Quesnel (30 – T8 MLD)
GAA - Quesnel / Kay (2.53 - T)
Sv% - Quesnel (85.08%) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
None
 
Team Awards
MVP and Top Defenceman – Colin Elvis
Top Forward - Vadim Stroganov
Most Improved Player – Dickey Fingers / Cain Patrick (T)
Top Goalie - Stephan Quesnel
Top Rookie – Cormac Orr 
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 24
 
RW Vadim Stroganov (87/100/86/9/85)
444
games played... 74 goals... 93 assists... 167 points... +91 career rating.

LW Nick Rash (81/65/92/56/72)
492
games played... 98 goals... 123 assists... 221 points... +152 career rating.

C Michael Knight (100/100/100/1/100)
871 games played... 151 goals... 250 assists... 401 points... +146 career rating... second-ever draft pick in Firebirds history, drafted in the second round of S6 Draft... played games in 19 consecutive MLD seasons... all-time franchise leader in games played... captained only Firebirds cup winning team to date... eighth franchise player in team history.


 
5/4/2011 10:05 AM
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May 4/11 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Twenty-Five Recap

Season Record - 46-25-10-1 - 103 points (6th POW Conference; 2nd Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated by Manchester Storm 2-4
 
 
Season Twenty-Five Leaders:

Goals – Colin Elvis / Erik Meltsi (22)
Assists – Colin Elvis (43)
Points – Elvis (65)
+/- - Elvis / Meltsi (+33)
PP Goals - Raimo Hammarhedh (3)
SH Goals - Jean-Sebastien Sinjoi (2)
PIM - Valentino Ventilatte (47 - 5th MLD)
Shots on Goal – Cormac Orr (213 - 7th MLD)
Shooting % - Elvis (22.0%)
Games, Goalie - J.P. Kay (38)
Shutouts - Kay (11 - 3rd MLD)
Wins - Kay (27)
GAA - Kay (1.61 - 1st MLD)
Sv% - Kay (88.80% - 2nd MLD) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
None
 
Team Awards
MVP and Top Defenceman – Colin Elvis
Top Forward - Erik Meltsi
Top Goalie and Most Improved Player - J.P. Kay
Top Rookie – Vitaly Kharlamov 
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 25
 
RW Darryl Myllyntaus (77/94/100/1/92)
457
games played... 72 goals... 140 assists... 212 points... +121 career rating.

LW Jean-Sebastien Sinjoi (96/94/71/1/91)
516
games played... 97 goals... 79 assists... 176 points... +75 career rating.

LW Cain Patrick (90/85/73/12/83)
474 games played... 75 goals... 83 assists... 158 points... +61 career rating.


7/10/2011 8:37 PM
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July 10/11 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Twenty-Six Recap

Season Record - 36-38-7-1 - 80 points (10th POW Conference; 4th Patrick Division)
 
MISSED PLAYOFFS
 
 
Season Twenty-Six Leaders:

Goals – Rod Felterbachs (31)
Assists – Colin Elvis (49)
Points – Elvis (69)
+/- - Newsy Neveski (+27)
PP Goals - Felterbachs / Orr / Zeiland (2)
SH Goals - Elvis / Neveski / Meltsi / Scorpio (1)
PIM - Valentino Ventilatte (24)
Shots on Goal – Felterbachs (179)
Shooting % - Elvis (23.5%)
Games, Goalie - Stephane Quesnel (62)
Shutouts - Jesse James Dean (2)
Wins - Quesnel (26)
GAA - Dean (2.92)
Sv% - Quesnel (83.75%) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
None
 
Team Awards
MVP and Top Defenceman – Colin Elvis
Top Forward and Top Rookie - Rod Felterbachs
Top Goalie - Stephane Quesnel
Most Improved Player – Ryan Nolan 
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 26
 
C Erik Meltsi (87/88/89/1/68)
497
games played... 98 goals... 133 assists... 231 points... +115 career rating.


 
9/23/2011 3:56 PM
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September 23/11 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Twenty-Seven Recap

MLD CUP CHAMPIONS!
C - Lou Nurro, Jackson Tavares, Brian Tarvas, Jon Hall
LW - Newsy Neveski, Raimo Hammarhedh, Leroy Scorpio, Nuke Wellington
RW - Jeff Clinton, Todd Mettomaki, Vitaly Kharlamov, Ryan Nolan, Ron Felterbacks, Buck Foston
D - Colin Elvis, Risto Sinilaakso, Danton Saralainen, Adam Slasher, Church Pugh, Cormac Orr, Tommy Lee Roth, Bill Ding
G - J.P. Kay, Jesse James Dean

Season Record - 68-9-4-1 (1st POW Conference; 1st Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated Manchester Storm 4 - 0
Playoffs Round 2 - defeated Maricopa Wildcats 4 - 1
Playoffs Round 3 - defeated Leningrad Cowboys 4 - 1
Playoffs Round 4 - defeated Yorkton Millers 4 - 2
 
 
Season Twenty-Seven Leaders:
Goals - Jon Hall (43)
Assists - Risto Sinilaakso (67 - 6th MLD)
Points - Sinilaakso (94 - Team Record - 7th MLD)
+/- - Colin Elvis (+99 - 10th MLD)
PP Goals - (tie) Elvis / Sinilaakso / Hall (3)
SH Goals - Jeff Clinton (3 - T1 MLD)
PIM - Raimo Hammarhedh / Nuke Wellington (14)
Shots on Goal - Hall (225 - 3rd MLD)
Shooting % - Brian Tarvas (24.8% - 9th MLD)
Games, Goalie - J.P. Kay (54)
Shutouts - Kay (12 - 1st MLD)
Wins - Kay (44 - 2nd MLD)
GAA - Kay (1.48 - Team Record - 1st MLD)
Sv% - Kay (88.17% - 5th MLD) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
Conn Smythe Goalie Trophy - Jesse James Dean
Vezina Trophy runner-up - J.P. Kay
Hart Trophy 7th place - Risto Sinilaakso
Prince of Wales Conference All-Stars - Colin Elvis, Risto Sinilaakso, Todd Mettomaki, Jackson Tavares
 
Team Awards
MVP & Top Defenceman - Risto Sinilaakso
Top Forward - Jeff Clinton
Top Goaltender - J.P. Kay
Top Rookie - Tommy Lee Roth
Most Improved Player - Jon Hall
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 27
 
D Colin Elvis (100/100/100/1/100)
760 games played... 152 goals... 383 assists... 535 points... +337 career rating... 34 PIM... Firebirds' fifth-round pick in Season 15 Draft... ninth Franchise Player in team history... retires as Firebirds' all-time leading scorer.

RW Jeff Clinton (100/100/100/1/100)
550 games played... 147 goals... 198 assists... 345 points... +293 career rating... 30 PIM... Firebirds' first-round pick in Season 15 Draft... extraordinarily versatile forward who played on all special teams during his career.

LW Newsy Neveski (99/100/100/1/100)
493 games played... 126 goals... 176 assists... 302 points... +235 career rating... 22 PIM... Firebirds' third-round pick in Season 18 Draft... a smooth, deceptive playmaker and scorer.

D Danton Saralainen (100/100/100/1/100)
527 games played... 67 goals... 221 assists... 288 points... +269 career rating... 20 PIM... Firebirds' first-round pick in Season 18 Draft... complete all-round defenseman and playmaker.

D Adam Slasher (95/64/92/1/89)
459 games played... 51 goals... 157 assists... 208 points... +150 career rating... 18 PIM... Firebirds' first-round pick in Season 20 Draft... underrated defender whose mid-season call up sparked the team's cup-winning run in his final MLD campaign.

C Lou Nurro (100/100/100/1/100)
473 games played... 121 goals... 128 assists... 249 points... +172 career rating... 66 PIM... acquired in trade from the Okanagan Ogopogoes in Season 14... a gritty, versatile center who became the most successful trade acquisition in Firebirds history.


 
12/13/2011 3:43 PM
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December 13/11 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Twenty-Eight Recap

Season Record - 38-34-9-1 - 86 points (7th POW Conference; 2nd Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated by Leningrad Cowboys 1-4
 
 
Season Twenty-Eight Leaders:

Goals – Dickey Fingers / Yoshi Zeiland (28)
Assists – Risto Sinilaakso (51)
Points – Sinilaakso (68)
+/- - Fingers / Nuke Wellington (+37)
PP Goals - Rod Felterbachs / Mario Brothers (4)
SH Goals - Raimo Hammarhedh (2 - T5 MLD)
PIM - Dixon Sydor (85 - 3rd MLD)
Shots on Goal – Sydor (143)
Shooting % - Fingers (23.7%)
Games, Goalie - Stephan Quesnel (71)
Shutouts - Quesnel (4)
Wins - Quesnel (31 - T9 MLD)
GAA - Jesse James Dean (2.51)
Sv% - Dean (85.76%) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
None
 
Team Awards
MVP and Top Defenceman – Risto Sinilaakso
Top Forward - Dickey Fingers
Top Goalie - Stephan Quesnel
Most Improved Player - Yoshi Zeiland
Top Rookie – Jacques Trapp 
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 28
 
LW Raimo Hammarhedh (97/69/83/54/72)
492
games played... 104 goals... 104 assists... 208 points... +77 career rating... 116 PIM.

C Dickey Fingers (99/100/85/9/67)
490 games played... 106 goals... 109 assists... 215 points... +99 career rating.



2/14/2012 2:18 PM (edited)
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February 14/12 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Twenty-Nine Recap

Season Record - 42-30-9-1 - 94 points (6th POW Conference; 2nd Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated Manchester Storm 4-3
Playoffs Round 2 - defeated by Yorba Linda Yowlers 1-4
 
 
Season Twenty-Nine Leaders:

Goals – Leroy Scorpio (27)
Assists – Risto Sinilaakso (56)
Points – Sinilaakso (71)
+/- - Scorpio (+42)
PP Goals - Les Paul Gibson / Yoshi Zeiland (3)
SH Goals - Nuke Wellington (3)
PIM - Bill Ding (16)
Shots on Goal – Roland Stones (150)
Shooting % - Zeiland (22.6%)
Games, Goalie - Stephan Quesnel (77)
Shutouts - Quesnel (4)
Wins - Quesnel (39)
GAA - Quesnel (2.56)
Sv% - Quesnel (85.25%) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
None
 
Team Awards
MVP and Top Defenceman – Risto Sinilaakso
Top Forward - Leroy Scorpio
Top Goalie - Stephan Quesnel
Most Improved Player - Les Paul Gibson
Top Rookie – Stanley Stiemer 
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 29
 
G Stephan Quesnel (95/85)
323
games played... 144 wins - 122 losses - 29 ties... 14 shutouts... career GAA 2.64... career save percentage 85.0%.


4/23/2012 9:41 AM (edited)
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April 23/12 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Thirty Recap

Season Record - 59-16-7-0 (3rd POW Conference; 1st Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated Manchester Storm 4 - 0
Playoffs Round 2 - defeated Michipicoten Blizzard 4 - 3
Playoffs Round 3 - lost to Encinitas Blades 1 - 4
 
Season Thirty Leaders:
Goals - Vitaly Kharlamov (42 - 1st MLD)
Assists - Risto Sinilaakso (61 - 8th MLD)
Points - Sinilaakso (87 - T4 MLD)
+/- -Sinilaakso (+74 - 7th MLD)
PP Goals - Kharlamov (5 - T4 MLD)
SH Goals - Jackson Tavares (1 - T10 MLD)
PIM - Bill Ding (12)
Shots on Goal - Roland Stones (149)
Shooting % - Kharlamov (32.1% - 1st MLD)
Games, Goalie - Jesse James Dean (71 - T2 MLD)
Shutouts - Dean (10 - 4th MLD)
Wins - Dean (47 - 2nd MLD)
GAA - Dean (2.11 - 7th MLD)
Sv% - Dean (85.26%) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
Vezina Trophy - Jesse James Dean
Richard Trophy - Vitaly Kharlamov
Prince of Wales Conference All-Stars - Risto Sinilaakso, Vitaly Kharlamov, Jon Hall, Jacques Trapp, Jesse James Dean
 
Team Awards
MVP & Top Defenceman - Risto Sinilaakso
Top Forward - Vitaly Kharlamov
Top Goaltender - Jesse James Dean
Top Rookie - Tommy Lee Roth
Most Improved Player - Jacques Trapp
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 30
 
D Risto Sinilaakso (100/100/100/1/100)
790 games played... 172 goals... 463 assists... 635 points... +427 career rating... 55 PIM... Firebirds' sixth-round pick in Season 15 Draft... tenth Franchise Player in team history... retires as Firebirds' all-time leading scorer.

LW Leroy Scorpio (100/100/100/1/100)
488 games played... 116 goals... 154 assists... 270 points... +199 career rating... 24 PIM... Firebirds' first-round pick in Season 22 Draft.

C Jon Hall (100/89/94/1/94)
490 games played... 133 goals... 128 assists... 261 points... +166 career rating... 6 PIM... Firebirds' second-round pick in Season 24 Draft... third-most goals ever in a season for a Firebird, 43 in season 27.

D Cormac Orr (100/71/79/32/96)
492 games played... 94 goals... 131 assists... 225 points... +222 career rating... 84 PIM... Firebirds' first-round pick in Season 24 Draft.

G Jesse James Dean (100/100)
352 games played... career record of 187 wins, 74 losses, 32 ties... tied for most wins in a career by a Firebirds goaltender... 33 shutouts... 2.17 goals against average... 86.4% save percentage... Firebirds' second-round pick in Season 15 Draft.

 
7/2/2012 11:27 AM
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July 2/12 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Thirty-One Recap

Season Record - 44-27-8-3 (3rd POW Conference; 1st Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated Portland Pond Pucks 4 - 1
Playoffs Round 2 - defeated Yorba Linda Yowlers 4 - 3
Playoffs Round 3 - lost to Encinitas Blades 1 - 4
 
Season Thirty-One Leaders:
Goals - Nuke Wellington (27)
Assists - Tommy Lee Roth (54)
Points - Roth (61)
+/- -Jackson Tavares (+43)
PP Goals - Tavares / Rod Felterbachs (2)
SH Goals - Roland Stones (3 - T2 MLD)
PIM - Rex Bottoms (22)
Shots on Goal - Stones (148)
Shooting % - Felterbachs (20.9%)
Games, Goalie - Bachman Turner (65)
Shutouts - Turner (7 - T3 MLD)
Wins - Turner (31 - T7 MLD)
GAA - Turner (2.38)
Sv% - Dubie Brothers (86.58%) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
Calder Trophy (Goalie) - Bachman Turner
Prince of Wales Conference All-Star - Jackson Tavares
 
Team Awards
MVP & Top Forward - Jackson Tavares
Top Defenceman - Tommy Lee Roth
Top Goaltender & Rookie - Bachman Turner
Most Improved Player - Dave Groel
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 31
 
C Les Paul Gibson (80/89/89/3/72)
445 games played... 67 goals... 105 assists... 172 points... -10 career rating... 24 PIM... Firebirds' third-round pick in Season 23 Draft.

LW Nuke Wellington (88/97/84/40/92)
463 games played... 107 goals... 119 assists... 226 points... +155 career rating... 78 PIM... Firebirds' first-round pick in Season 26 Draft.




 
9/17/2012 10:15 AM (edited)
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September 17/12 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Thirty-Two Recap

MLD CUP CHAMPIONS!
C - Jackson Tavares, Ace Ydici, Roland Stones, Rex Bottoms, Brian Tarvas, Randy Busch-Shaver
LW - Jacques Trapp, Stanley Stiemer, Johnny Horne-Dogg, Rocky Montenweghe
RW - Rod Felterbachs, Titanic Johnson, Buck Foston, Dixon Sydor, Ryan Nolan, M.C. Hammre
D - Church Pugh, Tommy Lee Roth, Bill Ding, Hadron Kolyda, Dave Groel, Almon Brothers, Moishe Rhona
G - R.O. Smith, Bachman Turner

Season Record - 52-21-7-2 (2nd POW Conference; 1st Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated Leningrad Cowboys 4 - 0
Playoffs Round 2 - defeated Indianapolis Racers 4 - 1
Playoffs Round 3 - defeated Okanagan Ogopogoes 4 - 1
Playoffs Round 4 - defeated NY Junk Yard Dogs 4 - 3
 
 
Season Thirty-Two Leaders:
Goals - Church Pugh (28)
Assists - Pugh (57 - 10th MLD)
Points - Pugh (85 - 5th MLD)
+/- - Pugh (+61)
PP Goals - (tie) 5 players (1)
SH Goals - Jackson Tavares (4 - T1 MLD)
PIM - Hadron Kolyda (20)
Shots on Goal - Roland Stones (128)
Shooting % - Ace Ydici (26.1%)
Games, Goalie - Bachman Turner (49)
Shutouts - Turner / R.O. Smith (5 - T7 MLD)
Wins - Smith (28 - 10th MLD)
GAA - Smith (2.12 - 8th MLD)
Sv% - Smith (84.93%) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
Calder Goalie Trophy - R.O. Smith
Prince of Wales Conference All-Stars - Jackson Tavares, Jacques Trapp, Stanley Stiemer, Church Pugh
 
Team Awards
MVP / Top Defenceman / Most Improved Player - Church Pugh
Top Forward - Jackson Tavares
Top Goaltender & Top Rookie - R.O. Smith
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 32
 
D Bill Ding (100/59/77/50/80)
539 games played... 43 goals... 145 assists... 188 points... +54 career rating... 274 PIM... acquired in Season 26 trade from Kingston Crooks... member of two Cup winning teams.

C Jackson Tavares (100/100/100/1/100)
684 games played... 182 goals... 217 assists... 399 points... +342 career rating... 40 PIM... Firebirds' first-round pick in Season 19 Draft... Three time Cup winner... eleventh Franchise Player in Firebirds history.


 
12/11/2012 8:54 AM
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December 11/12 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Thirty-Three Recap

MLD CUP CHAMPIONS!
C - Brian Tarvas, Ace Ydici, Roland Stones, Rex Bottoms
LW - Jacques Trapp, Stanley Stiemer, Johnny Horne-Dogg, Rocky Montenweghe
RW - Vitaly Kharlamov, Rod Felterbachs, Todd Mettomaki, Ryan Nolan, Mario Brothers, M.C. Hammre
D - Church Pugh, Tommy Lee Roth, Yoshi Zeiland, Evan Ruud, Hadron Kolyda, Almon Brothers
G - Dubie Brothers, R.O. Smith, J.P. Kay

Season Record - 60-14-4-4 (1st POW Conference; 1st Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated Portland Pond Pucks 4 - 3
Playoffs Round 2 - defeated Indianapolis Racers 4 - 1
Playoffs Round 3 - defeated Okanagan Ogopogoes 4 - 1
Playoffs Round 4 - defeated Kigoma Hippos 4 - 2
 
 
Season Thirty-Three Leaders:
Goals - Brian Tarvas (34 - 8th MLD)
Assists - Church Pugh (59 - 9th MLD)
Points - Pugh (84 - 8th MLD)
+/- - Tommy Lee Roth (+89 - 6th MLD)
PP Goals - Pugh (3)
SH Goals - Ryan Nolan / Todd Mettomaki / Hadron Kolyda (1)
PIM - Pugh / Rod Felterbachs / Almon Brothers (8)
Shots on Goal - Roth (134)
Shooting % - Tarvas (28.3% - 5th MLD)
Games, Goalie - Dubie Brothers (69 - 3rd MLD)
Shutouts - Brothers (12 - 3rd MLD)
Wins - Brothers (50 - 2nd MLD)
GAA - Brothers (1.89 - 5th MLD)
Sv% - Brothers (85.89%) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
Prince of Wales Conference All-Stars - Brian Tarvas, Jacques Trapp, Stanley Stiemer, Rod Felterbachs, Church Pugh, Tommy Lee Roth, Dubie Brothers
 
Team Awards
MVP / Top Defenceman - Church Pugh
Top Forward - Brian Tarvas
Top Goaltender - Dubie Brothers
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 33
 
D Yoshi Zeiland (100/100/100/1/100)
478 games played... 121 goals... 162 assists... 283 points... +157 career rating... 14 PIM... Second round draft pick in Season 25.

RW Rod Felterbachs (97/82/91/3/64)
511 games played... 140 goals... 146 assists... 286 points... +231 career rating... 20 PIM... Second round draft pick in Season 26.

C Brian Tarvas (100/100/100/1/100)
536 games played... 136 goals... 152 assists... 288 points... +192 career rating... 28 PIM... First round draft pick in Season 16... three-time MLD Cup winner.

 
2/1/2013 10:02 AM
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February 1/13 - Pontiac Firebirds Season Thirty-Four Recap

Season Record - 51-15-15-1 (2nd POW Conference; 1st Patrick Division)
 
Playoffs Round 1 - defeated Wyandotte Hurons 4 - 2
Playoffs Round 2 - defeated Indianapolis Racers 4 - 0
Playoffs Round 3 - lost to Yorba Linda Yowlers 1 - 4

 
Season Thirty-Four Leaders:
Goals - Titanic Johnson (29)
Assists - Church Pugh (55)
Points - Pugh (82 - 8th MLD)
+/- - Dave Groel (+67 - 9th MLD)
PP Goals - Pugh, Tommy Lee Roth, Hadron Kolyda, Killer Queen (2)
SH Goals - Johnson (3 - T2 MLD)
PIM - Rex Bottoms (18)
Shots on Goal - Bottoms (120)
Shooting % - Johnson (25.9%)
Games, Goalie - J.P. Kay (73)
Shutouts - Kay (10 - T1 MLD)
Wins - Kay (45 - 4th MLD)
GAA - Kay (1.93 - 3rd MLD)
Sv% - Kay (85.67%) - min. 20 games

MLD Trophies & Honours
Prince of Wales Conference All-Stars - Titanic Johnson, Ace Ydici, Church Pugh, Dave Groel, J.P. Kay
Vezina Trophy - J.P. Kay
 
Team Awards
MVP / Top Defenceman - Church Pugh
Top Forward - Titanic Johnson
Top Goaltender - J.P. Kay
Top Rookie - M.C. Hammre
Most Improved Player - Dave Groel
 
 
Retiring Firebirds after Season 34
 
D Hadron Kolyda (100/71/80/27/84)
484 games played... 48 goals... 100 assists... 148 points... +119 career rating... 22 PIM... Second round draft pick in Season 28.

LW Stanley Stiemer (87/100/100/1/100)
489 games played... 103 goals... 196 assists... 299 points... +153 career rating... 24 PIM... Fourth round draft pick in Season 24.

C Roland Stones (81/58/78/24/69)
480 games played... 108 goals... 104 assists... 212 points... +74 career rating... 24 PIM... Second round draft pick in Season 29.

 
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