STATE OF MICHIGAN PAUSES HOCKEY UNTIL DECEMBER 9
The State of Michigan has shut down several businesses in an effort to stop the spread of Covid19. Per state order, several businesses including hockey rinks must shut down from November 18th through December 8th. As a result, the Phantoms as well the affiliate teams of the Locomotives and Zombies will have roughly three weeks off due to the order and hope to return to the ice starting on December 9th. In terms of the Phantoms, previously scheduled games against the Stick Magnets and Bent Shafts will be made up at the end of the first-half schedule. If the state opens rinks back up on December 9th, the Phantoms will return to action on Sunday, December 14th against Gun Ru. Entering this pause of the season, the Phantoms sit with a 2-2 record and reside in fifth place of the 11-team league tied with the Chiefs, Agape and Deke Squad. Through the first four games of the season, the Phantoms have scored 21 goals (7th most) and have surrendered 21 goals (6th best).
UPDATED TEAM LEAGUE FEE POLICY AND JERSEY RETURN
As of result of the State of Michigan's three-week pause due to Covid, the Phantoms have adjusted it's league fee policy for the current season. Having played four games (nearly 1/4 of the season up to the pause), the team is asking every player to pay at least 1/4th or $50 of their league fees to Wootton/WIFC now. The balance of the league fees are still due no later than December 20th. The rink has incurred expenses during the first goal games and as a result, the Phantoms are asking for this 1/4 payment to help WIFC cover the referee bills and facility costs. Total Fees for the 2020 Winter season are $208. All money can be turned into the front desk at WIFC. Players can also pay Woot via paypal (email@example.com) or CashApp ($KevinWootton) or Venmo (@KevinWootton) prior to day of the deadline. All money must be paid in full no later than December 20th. For those players who wish to pay in full, in the event of a State of Michigan extended shut-down or season cancelation, WIFC will refund the cost for any unplayed games. Additionally, the Phantoms are asking all players to return their Black and Gray jerseys to Woot during this pause in the event this shut-down extends for a large period of time. Please contact Woot to make arrangements to return your jerseysl.
CHRIS LAUX PASSES TRENT KIK AS ALL-TIME GOAL SCORER
On Sunday, November 8, 2020, Chris Laux surpassed Trent Kik as the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of Phantom Hockey. Laux tallied a three goal hat-trick in the Phantoms 7-2 victory over Shots to record his 215th, 216th and 217th Phantom goals. Kik, who lead the Phantoms in scoring since the team shifted from Cedar Rock to Walker Ice & Fitness in 2012 drops to second all-time with 216 goals. Kik remains as the all-time Phantom point leader with 402 points. Chris Laux stands at 315 points which is second all-time.
DEBOER: 1 points away from 50 points
SKOBODA: 7 points away from 300.
FABIAN: 12 goals away from 50.
FABIAN: 8 points away from 100.
MZehr: 10 Assists away from 100.
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