A FEW FUN FAST FACTS FROM “FIC"
TRIFECTA TRUMPED: The past weekend saw the Rumble Bees host FPHL league-leading Watertown in a three-games in three days series with the torrid Wolves extracting a trio of triumphs. In the opening game of the series on Friday night, the Rumble Bees bowed to the Wolves, 5-2. Defenseman Ethan Busch-Anderson produced a first-ever in Rumble Bees history when he scored the game’s first goal, his team’s first-ever first goal which created Battle Creek’s first-ever lead in a game. Center Nate Margets (1-1-2) also made connection for the colonists of the “Bee-Hive.” Karndeep Natt (1-1-2) and Gino Mini also scored for the Bees over the weekend.
KARNDEEP KARNSWEET: Rumble Bees forward Karndeep Natt appears to be finding his stride in stellar, standout fashion. The Brampton, Ontario product was at the focal point of his team’s Sunday offense as he was integral and instrumental on both of Battle Creek’s third period goals. He not only laced his second goal of the young campaign but also promptly proceeded to earn an assist 4:48 later on defenseman Gino Mini’s snipe. For the season, Natt is (2-3-5).
RATE NATE: Swift, slick center Nate Margets recently completed the hockey club’s longest personal point streak of the season at three games. In that span, the Wake Forest, NC native authored 4-points on 1-goal, 3-assists; 4(1-3-4). Included in his scoring scourge was a 3-games’ assist streak as well. For the season, Margets has emerged as the Rumble Bees premiere point-producing purveyor with (2-5-7) His 5-assists are also the team’s top total.
NICOLETTI ALWAYS READY: First-year pro defenseman Dave Nicoletti is evolving into his club’s pre-eminent blue line ace of the place. The native of Toronto, Ontario is the consummate, quintessential back line bulwark. He logs more than an abundance of ice time and is on the ice in every conceivable game situation. The former McMaster U. standout, stays out of the penalty box and represents the very embodiment of consistency for the Rumble Bees goal patrol and crease police.
FOUR MORE MEN: A quartet of newcomers made premiere appearances in the Rumble Bees lineup the past weekend with each one acquitting himself more than admirably. Finnish right wing Toni Lampo collected his first point on Sunday with his on-ice presence and persona emerging prominently, immediately, and into the near future. His linemate, Russian left wing Max Noskov also logged a plethora of minutes and demonstrated promising offensive motion with plenty of notion. Speedy center Adam Howey had lightning coming out of his skate blades, creating much needed offense while defenseman Hayden Way made his debut a positive on behalf of the Battle Creek defense.
RED LIGHT MIGHT: Through the first four weeks of the season, the top Rumble Bees scoring stylists: 1- Nate Margets (2-5-7); 2- Carl Mansson (3-2-5); 3- Karndeep Natt (2-3-5); 4- Ethan Busch-Anderson (1-3-4); 5- Ryan Alves (1-3-4); 6- Vinnie Susi (1-2-3); 7- Phoenix McElroy-Scott (1-1-2); 8- Gino Mini (1-1-2); 9- Marc Steele 7(0-2-2); 10- Leejay Meguinis (0-2-2).
OTHER TIDBITS: The Rumble Bees 35-SOG on Sunday are the most in a single game thus far this season. When Ethan Busch-Anderson scored his first goal of the season Friday night in the first period at the 8:30 mark against Watertown, it marked the first time and only time this season in which the Rumble Bees had achieved the lead in a game. The lead endured for 3:21 before the Wolves riposted with the equalizing strike. This goal also represented the lone time this season that the Rumble Bees have scored the game’s FG. Best single game scoring output has been 3-GF which has been accomplished 3-times this season. Rumble Bees have been zeroed twice this season; both by replica results of 5-0. Fewest GA in single has been 5-GA which has happened 3-different times.
RUMBLE BEES RADIO: Every Rumble Bees game, play-by-play, home and away, all the way is broadcast live on the Rumble Bees exclusive radio flagship home of WFAT 102.7 FM, “The Fat One,” and 930 AM right here in Battle Creek with the “Voice of the Rumble Bees,” Terry Ficorelli. Fans can also tune in on the world-wide internet and the live stream at 1027wfat.com and click on the “Listen Now.” Fans can also stay up to date everyday even when there is not a game with “The Rumble Bees Hockey Update,” Monday through Friday at 4:35 pm, also on WFAT 102.7 FM, “The Fat One,” and 930 AM