Last December, the Phantoms lost top goalie prospect Carter Hart to the Flyers when goalie Anthony Stolarz went on injured reserve. This season, they were blessed with another top prospect on the roster, but he didn’t even last as long as Hart.
The Flyers recalled Morgan Frost Monday and it’s likely that he will see his first NHL action with the team immediately.
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 20 7 .741
Dryland 21 9 .700
Salem UCC 13 11 .542
Light of Christ 16 14 .533
Bath Luth 16 14 .533
Emmanuel 14 16 .467
St. Paul’s 14 16 .467
St. Stephen’s 12 15 .444
Christ UCC 13 17 .433
Farmersville 11 19 .367
Ebenezer 9 21 .300
St. Stephen’s 2-4, 1-7, 5-1
SS - Ed Wychock 6-13, John Hoysan 5-12 2HR, Allan Beahm HR.
Eb - Steve Gountis 5-12, Vick Pacchioni 5-13, Robert McDonald HR.
As is the case every year, the Northampton cross country banquet is a bittersweet night for head coach Dan Benner. Obviously, it is a fun night in which the team recognizes many of the successes throughout the season, but it is always sad to graduate seniors and their families.
The team honored seven seniors: Vince Gallagher, Isaiah Tyler, Thomas Martinez, Marcus Newhart, Lena Kugelman, Marissa Mele, and Olivia Rigo.
For the first time ever, I didn’t get one pick right in last week’s edition. Truly a Haley’s Comet moment, but also a great week for all three winners last week, as Nazareth’s victory over Parkland will always be remembered by the Blue Eagle faithful for their Nazareth special.
Pottsville proved that they are no joke, as they head into the state tournament and Southern Lehigh dismantled Oil City 41-0 in their state playoff game.
What can all three teams do this week?
Hopefully, I have better luck this time around.
1. Nazareth (12-1)
Last week’s rank: #1
Saturday, Nov. 23 kicks off the rifle bear season for its three-day run that ends Nov. 27. After that, there’s the extended season from Nov. 30-Dec. 14 in Wildlife Management Units 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D. The extended opener also opens again in WMUs 1B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4E and 5A, but that period ends Dec. 7.
Pennsylvania is known nationwide for having large bears. Bruin’s in the 500-600-pound range are taken every year and in fact two were shot last year that topped 700 pounds, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
With the cold temperatures and occasional snow flurries we’re experiencing, it may be the incentive to think about the upcoming skiing/snowboarding/tubing season.
In a prepared press release, Tricia Matsko, Director of Sales and Marketing at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, said they put their snow guns in service last Friday night thanks to below freezing temperatures and low humidity. It’s their first attempt this year to make snow and to build a base on the major trails of Lower Main Street, Vista, Come Around, Valley School and Snow Tubing Lanes.
The Phantoms Tyler Wotherspoon is just one member of the family playing in the AHL, with the other being his brother Parker Wotherspoon, who plays for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Growing up the two were generally at different levels because of a four-year age difference. Their paths diverged even further as they got older and even through junior hockey, the two never got to play against each other.
Tyler, 26, was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the second round of the 2011 NHL Draft and 22-year old Parker was selected by the Islanders in the fourth round of the 2015 Draft.
Suburban Dart League
Star of Beth 19 5 .792
Dryland 19 8 .704
Salem UCC 13 11 .542
Light of Christ 14 13 .519
Bath Luth 14 13 .519
Emmanuel 13 14 .481
St. Paul’s 13 14 .481
St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417
Christ UCC 11 16 .407
Farmersville 10 17 .370
Ebenezer 8 19 .296
St. Paul’s at
Ebenezer 6-5, 3-2, 4-2
SP - Rich Kern 8-13, Kevin Gross, Dave Clark 6-13, Brett Remel 5-12.
Eb - Vic Pacchioni 5-12, Roman Lugo 4-12, Carol Voortman HR, Robert McDonald HR.
With cold temperatures settling in, most of the best fishing action appears to be at the New Jersey shore where big stripers up to 51 pounds are being caught.
Fishing reporters from On the Water Magazine say linesiders are the ticket. Their report is as follows:
Bob Matthews, from the Fishermen’s Den in Belmar, said boat anglers are finding big fish from a half mile to three miles out. Trolling bunker spoons and Mojos seem to be catching the majority of fish, with spoons taking the edge over Mojos. Party boats are jigging them with Ava 47s and rubber shads.