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Eagles in the Pros 2/13 - 2/19: Brian Billett Leads Knoxville Ice Bears to Victory With Stellar Goaltending

Featuring great goaltending in the SPHL, Jimmy Hayes’ 100th career NHL point, and more goals for Kate Leary.

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Not too many goals for former Eagles this week, but there was still some good stuff. Brian Billett had a phenomenal week, Mike Matheson played some great defense, and Kate Leary continues to score a lot.


Cam Atkinson (Columbus Blue Jackets): Atkinson assisted on Columbus’ first goal in a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh.

Brian Boyle (Tampa Bay Lightning): Boyle recorded an assist in both of Tampa’s games over the weekend.

Patrick Eaves (Dallas Stars): Eaves recorded 12 shots on goal and had 2 assists over 3 games last week.

Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames): Gaudreau continues to struggle to score and picked up no points last week.

Brian Gionta (Buffalo Sabres): Gionta played in all 4 of Buffalo’s game last week but was quiet on offense.

Stephen Gionta (New York Islanders): Gionta played in all 4 of the Islanders’ games last week and picked up 2 assists.

Noah Hanifin (Carolina Hurricanes): Hanifin played in both of Carolina’s games last week, both of which were losses.

Jimmy Hayes (Boston Bruins): Hayes picked up his 100th career NHL point with an assist of Sunday.

Kevin Hayes (New York Rangers): Hayes had a goal and an assist in NY’s win over Columbus. He scored unassisted on a breakaway, faking out the goalie to sneak the puck in the net.

Chris Kreider (New York Rangers): Kreider set up the GWG in NY’s 2-1 win over the Caps.

Mike Matheson (Florida Panthers): Matheson had 6 SOG, 1 hit, and 5 blocks over 3 games last week. He continues to get a significant amount of ice time with Florida.

Brooks Orpik (Washington Capitals): Orpik had a mostly quiet week except for a fight.

Zach Sanford (Washington Capitals): Sanford scored his second NHL goal in Washington’s loss to Detroit.

Steve Santini (New Jersey Devils): Santini had 6 SOG, 6 hits and 7 blocks last week, as well as an assist.

Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils): Schneider made 28 saves and 32 saves in 2 losses last week and made 40 saves in a 3-2 win over the Islanders.

Ben Smith (Toronto Maple Leafs): Smith played in all of Toronto’s games last week and recorded 1 assist.

Alex Tuch (Minnesota Wild): Tuch had 1 SOG, 2 hits, and 4 blocked shots over 3 games last week.

Miles Wood (New Jersey Devils): Wood scored the first goal in NJ’s loss to the Islanders.


Patrick Brown (Charlotte Checkers): Brown recorded an assist in Charlotte’s loss to Milwaukee.

Paul Carey (Hershey Bears): Carey recorded 3 assists last week.

Tommy Cross (Providence Bruins): Cross assisted on the gamewinner in a 4-3 win over Hershey.

Thatcher Demko (Utica Comets): Demko made 10 saves on 11 shots after coming in as backup against Springfield. He then made 26 saves on 31 shots in a loss to Lehigh Valley.

Brian Gibbons (Albany Devils): Gibbons had 1 goal and 3 assists last week.

Adam Gilmour (Iowa Wild): Gilmour continues to struggle on offense and played in only 2 of Iowa’s 3 games last week.

Ian McCoshen (Springfield Thunderbirds): McCoshen recorded 2 assists last week.

Parker Milner (Hershey Bears): Milner was pulled after allowing 4 goals on 15 shots and did not play again last week.

John Muse (Rochester Americans): Muse made 33 saves in a 4-3 loss to Binghamton.

Philip Samuelsson (St. John’s Ice Caps): Samuelsson did not play last week.

Rob Scuderi (Ontario Reign): Scuderi did not play last week.

Joe Whitney (San Antonio Rampage): Whitney had 8 SOG last week but went scoreless in 3 games.


Patch Alber (Adirondack Thunder): Alber picked up 2 assists last week, both in Adirondack’s shootout loss to Reading.

Teddy Doherty (Manchester Monarchs): Doherty recorded an assist in Manchester’s loss to the Swamp Rabbits.

Travis Jeke (Toledo Walleye): Jeke played in 1 of Toledo’s 3 games last week.


Lexi Bender (Boston Pride): Bender had one SOG in Boston’s win over Buffalo and she scored on it.

Blake Bolden (Boston Pride): Bolden had 1 SOG, 1 blocked shot, and a +1 in Boston’s win over Buffalo

Alex Carpenter (Boston Pride): Carpenter had 1 assist and 5 SOG in Boston’s victory over Buffalo.

Emily Field (Boston Pride): Field blocked 2 shots in Boston’s game last week.

Kaliya Johnson (Connecticut Whale): Johnson had an assist in Connecticut’s loss to New York last week.

Meagan Mangene (Connecticut Whale): Mangene had an assist in Connecticut’s loss to New York last week.

Emily Pfalzer (Buffalo Beauts): Pfalzer had 4 SOG and 1 blocked shot in Buffalo’s loss to Boston.

Haley Skarupa (Connecticut Whale): Skarupa recorded 2 assists in the Whale’s loss to the Riveters.

Kelli Stack (Connecticut Whale): Stack scored twice in Connecticut’s loss to NY.

Dana Trivigno (Connecticut Whale): Trivigno recorded a +2 in Connecticut’s loss last week.


Melissa Bizzari (Boston Blades): Bizzari had 1 assist in Boston’s 5-4 shootout loss to Brampton on Sunday.

Kristina Brown (Boston Blades): Brown played in both of Boston’s games last week.

Dru Burns (Boston Blades): Burns played in both of Boston’s games last week.

Meghan Grieves (Boston Blades): Grieves had 2 assists in Boston’s 5-4 shootout loss to Brampton on Sunday.

Erin Kickham (Boston Blades): Kickham played in both of Boston’s games last week.

Kate Leary (Boston Blades): Leary continues to be Boston’s offensive powerhouse. She contributed to every goal in Boston’s 5-4 loss with 2 goals and 2 assists.


Barry Almeida (Coventry Blaze): Almeida scored once in a 5-1 win over the Nottingham Panthers.

Nathan Gerbe (Geneve-Servette HC): Gerbe had 5 assists and a goal over 3 games last week.

Tim Kunes (Stavanger Oilers): Kunes has 4 goals and 30 assists this season for Stavanger.

Pat Mullane (HC Karlovy Vary): Mullane recorded 2 assists in a 5-3 loss to Vitkovice.

Ryan Shannon (ZSC Lions): Shannon recorded 2 assists in ZSC’s 8-3 win over SCL last week. He also announced that he will retire at the end of the season and return to the US to coach at Taft.

Dave Spina (TPS): Spina did not play last week. I believe he is injured.

Cam Spiro (Gentofte): Spiro scored twice last week, bringing his season total to 18 goals.


Brad Barone (Mississippi River Kings): Barone made 40 saves in his only game last week, a 4-2 loss against the Macon Mayhem.

Brian Billett (Knoxville Ice Bears): Billet played in an won 3 games last week, and was a major factor in each win. He made 51 saves in a 3-2 win against Huntsville, 36 saves in a 2-1 win against Peoria, and 43 saves in a 3-2 rematch win against Peoria.