Baton Rouge Kingfish

Weekly Release 02/26/01

Feb. 26-Mar. 4

Contact: Stan Gulutsan 225-336-4625 ext. 25





The Kingfish posted a 0-3 record this past weekend marking the first time since the opening week back in mid-October that no points were registered. Hopefully the Fish can find success on the road as they have embarked on a five game swing after collecting only one point in the last four home matches. The Kingfish (57pts.) now sit in a tie for twelfth spot two points behind Greenville and five points out of the the final playoff position. Six teams are logjammed at 62 points including the New Orleans Brass. The Fish have as many as four games in hand on the teams ahead in the standings.



















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Tues., Feb. 27, in Arkansas              7:05P                                 ALLTEL Arena

Kingfish are 4-4 vs. the RiverBlades going into this the last regular season meeting. Andy Doktorchik and Shane Calder have each scored four times against Arkansas this year. Goaltender Brian Leitza has a 1.68 goals against average in six games vs. Ark.


Fri., Mar. 2, in Tallahassee              6:05P                   Leon County Civic Ctr.

Kingfish dropped a 7-4 decision in the Florida Capitol in January. Fish bested the Tiger Sharks in overtime in Baton Rouge on December 10th. The resurgent Tiger Sharks share second place in the Southern Conference standings.


Sat., Mar. 3, in Florida                     6:30P                                   TECO Arena

Only visit to Fort Myers for the Kingfish this season. Kingfish shut out the Everblades 6-0 on October 30. Florida is part of the five way tie for sixth (thru ten) in the S. Conference.


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2/23   Kingfish 1 vs. Mysticks 4

The Mobile win splits the season series 2-2. Centerman Andy Doktorchik scored his 15th of the season and seventh in the last ten games midway through the second period to account for the Kingfish offense.


2/24   Kingfish 2 vs. RiverBlades 3

The RiverBlades pulled this tight contest out with just over a minute remaining in the game. Forward Shane Calder scored a short handed goal late in the second on a nifty feed from winger Cam Brown. D Dane Litke scored his seventh of the year.


2/25   Kingfish 3 at Ice Pilots 4

Former Kingfish defenseman Chris Aldous scored the game winner, his first goal in an Ice Pilot uniform, on a third period power play. Winger Matt Erredge scored twice to pace the Fish. D Jason McKee knotted the game at two with his third of the season.




Leading the Fish

Goals:     Mike Rucinski (24)

Assists:   Jon Sturgis (29)

Points:    Jon Sturgis, Mike Rucinski(48)

PIM:       Keith Bland (144)

+/-:       Sturgis, Rucinski, Buzzell (+ 8)



·        Kingish Mardi Gras Jersey Auction – Avoyelles on 3rd St., Cocktail Hour 6 p.m., Auction 7:00 p.m., Food and Beverages available.

·        F Forrest Gore has been suspended

·        D Ronalds Ozolinsh has a slight shoulder separation and is day to day

·         Kingfish Power Play 17.37% (18th)

·         Kingfish Penalty Killing 78.43  % (21st)


Hibernia Cup Update

The challenge for hockey supremacy among the three Louisiana teams continues. 

Ice Gators  10-3-2  22pts.

Kingfish     8-5-4  20pts.

Brass          6-8-2   14pts.


Tickets and Information

Season tickets, 10-game mini-plans and group packages are available by calling the Kingfish office at 336-GOAL.  Individual tickets for all remaining Baton Rouge home games are on sale at the Riverside Centroplex Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster on-line and charge by phone at 761-8400.


Next Home Games

Friday, March 9, vs. Greenville at 7:05 p.m.; Saturday, March 10, vs. Mississippi at 7:05 p.m.; Wednesday, March 21, vs. Dayton at 7:05 p.m.


The Coach’s Show

Chris Kenyon is your host for the weekly Coach’s Show with Kingfish Head Coach David Lohrei. The show is broadcast live from the Casino Rouge on WIBR 1300 AM from 6:00-7:00 p.m. each Monday night.