Dawson City Sixty Bellows Send Spark

Call ups from the Dawson City Sixty Bellows have helped to energize the Whitehorse Huskies at the 30 game mark of the season.
by Dave Smith | January 23, 2011, 9:54 AM ET
At the thirty game mark of the S.I.C.H.L. season the Whitehorse Huskies are using call ups from the Dawson City Sixty Bellows to energize their lineups. Steve Tambellini , Ryan White and now set to play tomorrow Jordan Tootoo , captain of the 60 Bellows , have added the spark. The Huskies have used the farm team call ups for early season injuries and now as a jump start for their lineups. Players who have been on a roll for the first thirty games include , Alexandre Burrows , Jordan Staal , James Neal , Drew Doughty and in goal Tuukka Rask . Burrows has been on a major roll. Burrows is working his way up the scoring with 40 points. Every stat you look at , 19 goals , +18 , 48 hits , 4 game winning goals or 3 game tying goals , Burrows is a front runner. Jordan Staal has been a two way center , with great stats and all around game.Staal headlines the leagues best penalty killing unit James Neal the third member of this line , is a sniper who dish's out lots of big hits. Likes the rough area in front of the net. Drew Doughty leads the team in hits from his defense spot , with 51. With 18 points and a plus 5 , drew has improved over last season's excellent rookie year. Tuukka Rask has been super in net , second in the league in goals against average. It was a huge gamble to let Marty Turco walk to the Moscow Reds , but Rask has answered the call in net. Rask has 13-8 record with a .917 save percentage , off the charts for a rookie goalie. "With a young team it is important to let the season unfold , waiting for the young players to find their way.We have no plans for any major trades involving our young players. We will use our farm team to plug any holes. Fighting for a playoff spot all season long , will be a learning tool for our young team. We need more from a large number of the teams players. But we have put together this team of young players for the long haul , we must wait for all the cylinders to get running. Curtis McElhinney will get the start against the Admirals in Amsterdam , he is coming off a big outing against the Vancouver Island Northmen. Tuukka Rask will be back in net vs the S.I.C.H.L. defending Cup champions Winnipeg Jets , at home in Whitehorse. " GM D.R. Morrison released in a statement on the first 30 games of the season. The Whitehorse Huskies say , unless you are the lead dog , the view never changes!


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