Allen’s Combs goes off against Mallards

Jack Combs

Instead, Jack Combs made a statement of his own.

The league’s point and goal leader scored four goals as the Allen Americans beat the Mallards 5-2 at the Allen Event Center in the team’s first meeting since the Americans beat the Mallards in Game 7 of the Central Hockey League Ray Miron President’s Cup semifinals.

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U18’s Rueschhoff to Janesville, Suominen Back to Austin

Austin Rueschhoff

The Iowa Wild AAA Elite are proud to announce that #U18Wild Forward Austin Rueschhoff has been called up to the Janesville Jets this weekend while #U18Wild Defenseman Samu Suominen has been called up for the second weekend in a row to the Austin Bruins of the NAHL.

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Shift to goalie paying off for USNTDP’s Opilka

Luke Opilka

Luke Opilka came very close to quitting hockey before realizing his true calling as a goaltender during an open skate at a friend’s birthday party.

“I was never too good a player; the only goal I ever scored was on my own net,” Opilka said. “I really thought I actually scored a goal so I began celebrating. I was probably a mite [8 years old] then and I probably should have known better, but I didn’t.”

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Stamkos, Bishop key Lightning past Sabres, 5-0

Ben Bishop

Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist during Tampa Bay’s three-goal second period, Ben Bishop made 13 saves, and the Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-0 on Thursday night.

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Kyle Kraemer returns to Colorado Eagles

Kyle Kraemer

Forward Kyle Kraemer has signed a contract to return to the Colorado Eagles.

Kraemer joined Colorado in the middle of last season after he was traded by the Ontario Reign. In 30 games with the Eagles he had 12 goals and 20 points.

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Badgers men’s hockey: UW coach Mike Eaves introduces ‘dynamic’ class of recruits

Luke Kunin

The group — defenseman Matt Berkovitz, winger Matt Freytag, center Luke Kunin, center Seamus Malone, goaltender Luke Opilka and defenseman Peter Tischke — are driven prospects that will bring a compelling sense of energy to the Badgers in 2015-16.

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B-Sens GM thrilled with Wideman’s impressive start

Chris Wideman

Not only has Chris Wideman proved he belongs with the elite players of the American Hockey League, he’s showing the signs of a player ready to compete at the next level.

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Former Oilers Jack Combs, Chad Costello, Gary Steffes lead Allen to 3-1 win

Jack Combs

A lot of old memories came back to mind for Jack Combs, Chad Costello and Gary Steffes as they stepped off the Allen Americans bus at the BOK Center for Tuesday’s ECHL game with the Tulsa Oilers.

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Viele earns athlete of the week honors

Spencer Viele

UW-Stout goalie Spencer Viele recorded his first two wins as a Blue Devil, picking up a 4-1 win over Finlandia University (Mich.) on Nov. 21, and a 2-1 victory over Lawrence University (Wis.) on Nov. 22, and was selected as the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) hockey athlete of the week.

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Butler has a solid debut for hometown Blues

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St. Louis native Chris Butler admitted to having some nervous energy in his Blues’ debut Sunday, but overall his performance was solid, coach Ken Hitchcock said.

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