Baton Rouge Kingfish

Weekly Release 11/13/00

Nov. 13 – Nov. 19

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The Kingfish ended a four game winless stretch with a victory over Augusta on Saturday. Sunday afternoon in Lafayette the Fish bested the IceGators 4-3 in a shoot out. The win over Louisiana was the first in the Cajundome  since November of 1999. Goaltender Paxton Schafer made a team record 51 saves (42 in the last two periods) in the win over Augusta. Travis Scott also had 51 saves in a 6-1 loss to the IceGators in Feb. of 1998. Kingfish Head Coach David Lohrei decision go with Schafer on Sunday was the first time this season he opted not to alternate his starting goalie.


Wed., Nov. 15, vs. Pensacola          7:05P                      Riverside Centroplex

The Kingfish look to avenge a 5-1 loss to the Ice Pilots on Nov. 3. Pensacola centerman Jeff Bes is currently tied for the league scoring lead with 22 points.


Fri., Nov. 17, in Jackson                    7:00P                     Mississippi Coliseum

Hopefully third time is the charm as this will be the third visit to Jackson this season. The Fish dropped both games by 2-0 and 7-1 scores.


*All Kingfish games are broadcast on WIBR 1300 The Sports Animal.



                                           LOOKING BACK



11/10    Kingfish 3 at Mysticks 5

Mobile scored four third period goals to extend the Kingfish losing skein to four games. Jay Legualt scored his first ECHL goal in the first period.


11/11   Kingfish 6 vs. Lynx 3

Right winger Shane Calder opened the scoring and then added two assists in becoming the first player to chalk up three points in a game this season.


11/12   Kingfish 4 at IceGators 3 (SO)

C Sean Berens scored the winning goal in the shoot out. Berens is now riding a seven game point scoring streak. C Mike Rucinski tallied his first Kingfish goal in the third period.





Leading the Fish

Goals:    Sean Berens (8)

Assists:   Sean Berens (9)

Points:    Sean Berens (17)

PIM:       Keith Bland (47)

+/-:       Mike Rucinski (+2)



·        D Chris Chelios went from the 14 day IR to the 30 day due to the severe ankle sprain sustained in the second game of the year.

·        F C.J. Buzzell is skating and is expected to be off the IR list this week.

·        F Per Ledin is day to day with a bruised hip

·        G Brian Leitza leads the league in goaltender save percentage (.956), goals against average (1.41) and shutouts (2).

·        C Sean Berens is 11th in league scoring. The leaders have 22 pts.

·        D Jason Hamilton was waived on Saturday.

·        Kingfish Power Play 14.45% (21st )

·        Kingfish Penalty Killing 78.2% (19th)


Hibernia Cup Update

The challenge for hockey supremacy among the three Louisiana teams continues.  Louisiana 3-0-1, New Orleans 2-2-0, Baton Rouge 1-2-1


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

Wednesday, November 15, vs. Pensacola at 7:05 p.m.; Friday, November 24, vs. Louisiana at 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, December 10, vs. Tallahassee at 5:05 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.