Hockey League (AHL)
County Veterans Memorial Arena
Smashing: 5 Goals
Stuart, Staff Writer
Guy Larose left ‘em screaming—and virtually speechless.
could be said? In his
debut with Binghamton, Larose tied a franchise record with five
goals, leading the Rangers to a 9-1 romp over the Adirondack Red
Wings Friday night.
It sent the
crowd of 4,611 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial into a frenzy.
Moncton in a trade for Rudy Poeschek on Tuesday, Larose had not
scored a goal since Nov. 17.
He has 19
now. Larose had sat out
the last six games in Moncton while awaiting a trade.
He was scoreless in seven games with the National Hockey
League parent club in Winnipeg in December.
reaction to the spree?
was going in,” he Larose, who scored on five of his seven shots on
goal. “The puck was
wanted to play a good game and win, and we did both. It was great.”
effort even stunned Binghamton coach John Paddock and his teammates,
who searched for words to describe the feat.
ever,” Paddock said. “It
was an incredible debut. I
don’t know what he’ll do tomorrow for an encore, but…”
Mark Laforest: “It was one of those things, everything turned
gold. It was a helluva
looking like a real genius right now.”
scored his 11th and 12th goals for Binghamton
after going eight games without one.
Brian McReynolds scored his 19th goal and Tim
Armstrong his fifth. Jeff
Bloemberg had three assists as the Rangers out shot the Red Wings,
faced the first 42 shots and left after two periods trailing, 6-1.
“He was replaced by Mark Reimer.
five goals tied a Binghamton AHL franchise record held by Jacques
Cossette, who scored five in a Broome Dusters’ win over Hershey on
March 17, 1978. That was the first year of AHL hockey in Binghamton.
goals was one short of the AHL record held by three players.
not played in over two weeks. After
arriving in Binghamton on Tuesday.
Larose had visa problems to take care of before he could
play. So he and Rangers
director of merchandising Jason Siegel drove to Canadian border on
Thursday to clear up the matter.
father and mother, Binghamton residents Claude and Louise Larose
were on hand for the game. Claude
is a former coach of the Binghamton Whalers, and now works for
NHL’s Hartford Whalers as a scout.
have won three straight games and are 5-1-1 in their last seven at
home—where a month ago they had a terrible time winning.
The nine goals were the most the team has scored in a game
physical game became ugly when Binghamton scored five second period
goals for a 6-1 lead.
A total of
217 penalty minutes was assessed, including four game misconducts
and a match penalty to Laforest.
made 30 saves on 31 shots, received a fighting major and match
penalty during a four-player altercation with the 4:01 remaining.
Dennis Vial was fighting Gord Kruppke, and Adirondack’s All Conroy
Paddock said they thought the match penalty was because Laforest was
wearing his blocker pad while throwing punches.
receiving match penalties are suspended until the AHL reviews the
incident. Paddock said
Craig Barnett would probably be summoned from Erie of the ECHL.
a Guy: Guy Larose,
making his Rangers’ debut, tied a Binghamton franchise record with
five goals in a game during Friday night’s 9-1 win over
Adirondack. Larose tied
the mark set by Jacques Cossette with the Broome Dusters in 1977-78.
AHL record is six goals, set by three players-Bob Heron, Pittsburgh
Hornets, 1941; Harry Pidhirny, Syracuse Warriors, 1953-54; Camille
Henry, Providence Reds, 1955-56.
The Rangers (24-18-5) host the Springfield Indians. Leaders
in the Northern Division. Binghamton
is 1-1 against Springfield, which lost Friday night in Rochester,