LOCOS ADD WILLEA AND DUDEK AS BACK-UP GOALIES
The Lakeside Locomotives pulled off a pair of goaltender transactions at the roster deadline by adding Chase Willea and Brian Dudek to the team's roster. Chase, who has captured a pair of wins for the Locomotives in the team's past two games, has played brilliant for the Locos since normal starting goaltender Kevin Wootton was placed on injured Reserved. Brian Dudek, is a longtime opponent and friend of the parent-club's Phantoms and will be on the roster for the post-season in the event Wootton and Willea are unavailable. The Locomotives are hoping that this post-season goalie tandem will help push the Locomotives deep in the post-season.
LAKESHORE SPORTS CENTER: LIVE BARN
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LOCOS INVITED TO JOIN PHANTOMS IN KALAMAZOO; FEB. 8
The West Michigan Phantoms and Kalamazoo Wings of the East Coast Hockey League have announced the the historic Wings Stadium will play host to the next 'Black vs. Gray' game. After working for months to secure the date and time, we are happy to announce that Saturday, February 8th from 3:00pm-5:00pm will be the two-hour skate of the Phantoms at Wings Stadium. Additionally, following the Black vs. Gray game, the Phantoms will sit back and watch as the KWings play host to Alex Brooks and the Indy Fuel at 7:00pm. Cost will be $30 per player for the Black vs. Gray game and then $13 for each Adult ticket to the KWings game that night ($9 for Children ages 2-12). All money is due to Woot no later than January 19th. "These specialty games that we as the Phantoms have done over the years that created some of the best memories for our teammates over the past 17+ years of the team," Wootton said. "To bring our Phantoms to the historic venue of Wings Stadium where many spent time watching the great battles of the Muskegon Fury/Lumberjacks against Kalamazoo is something that is very special," Wootton added. To add further build-up for the game, is the fact that the KWings will be battling a player that many played against years ago in West Michigan, Alex Brooks. Brooks, a defensemen for the Indy Fuel, skated against the Phantoms during the Cedar Rock Sports Plex days and at Rivertown Sports against the Phantoms. This event will be another great weekend of friends, hockey and beer. The Black vs. Gray skate is limited to 24 skaters and two goaltenders. To Sign up, please click the following link and complete the registration process. Click HERE to register.
LOCOS TOP FETCH TO CAPTURE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
The Lakeside Locomotives were able to etch their name into the Lakeshore Sports Centre history books on May 21, 2019, as the team captured the franchise’s first championship by downing Fetch Brewing 7-2 in the championship game. For the Locos, the fifth year team was able to use solid goal scoring with three goals in the opening frame, followed by a pair of strikes in each of the second and third periods to lift the squad to the championship victory. The Locos, who were forced to wear the alternate Phantom Yellow jerseys during the game due to conflict with the Fetch Brewing Black jerseys, were able to keep the defending champion Fetch Brewing at bay for most of the game, as despite both team’s exchanging a goal early in the opening period, the Locomotives would respond with the game’s next four goals to take a 5-1 lead midway into the second period, a lead that the Locomotives would not relinquish. Late in the second period, Fetch would strike with their second goal of the game to narrow the Locomotive lead to 5-2, however, in the third period, the Lakeside crew would capitalize twice more to seal Fetch’s fate and take claim to a 7-2 win. The Locomotives were powered by Zach Kinney and Ray Schelhas each with a pair of goals, while Matt Neiger, Matt Zehr and Trent Kik would stage singletons for the Locos. In addition to the five marksmen on the night, a total of seven players (Kinney, Schelhas, Neiger, Zehr, Kik, Anderson and DeBoer) would capture assists to complete a total team effort enroute to the league championship. The Locomotives completed the regular season in fifth place with a 8-12-2 record, while Fetch Brewing completed the regular season in third place with a 10-8-4 overall record. The Locomotives and Fetch completed the season series 3-3 against each other.