September 30, 1995 |
The Mighty Ducks trimmed their roster to within two players of the new 24-player limit Friday, with rookie center Chad Kilger and defenseman Oleg Mikulchik the only newcomers to survive the latest cut. Forwards J.F. Jomphe and Alex Hicks were to sent to Baltimore, the club's top minor league affiliate, along with defensemen Pavel Trnka and Darren Van Impe. * The Ducks and Kings will meet for the only time this exhibition season tonight at 7:30 at the Forum.
December 4, 1997 |
Left wing Warren Rychel returned to Southern California on Wednesday after undergoing three hours of oral surgery after Tuesday's 3-3 tie against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was injured when Toronto's Per Gustafsson accidentally hit him in the mouth with a pass late in the second period. Further dental work will be required before Rychel can return to the lineup. The Ducks recalled center J.F. Jomphe from Cincinnati of the American Hockey League to bolster their forward lines.
March 10, 1997 |
The Ducks' eight-game unbeaten streak--the longest in their history--is the second-longest current streak in the NHL. Unless the Kings beat Detroit tonight at the Forum, there will be a matchup of the two longest current streaks Wednesday at the Pond. The Red Wings are unbeaten in their last 10, including a 1-1 tie with the Ducks March 2 at Joe Louis Arena. "It was nice to keep [the streak] going," Anaheim Coach Ron Wilson said after the tie against Colorado.
September 14, 1996 |
General Manager Jack Ferreira, whose acquisition of Teemu Selanne last season sparked the Ducks to a strong finish that ended one point shy of the playoffs, has signed a three-year contract extension through the 1998-99 season, he said. Ferreira, 52, has been the Ducks' general manager since the team's inception and made Paul Kariya the first draft choice in team history, selecting him fourth overall in 1993. * The unusual contract saga of center J.F.
September 13, 1996 |
Nobody in North America scored more goals than Mighty Duck prospect Frank Banham last season--at any level of pro hockey--and nobody has scored fewer than Banham in Anaheim's training camp. A groin injury has kept him off the ice after scoring 83 goals in 72 games last season for Saskatoon in the Western Hockey League. "It's tough," said Banham, 21. "I though I had a good opportunity this year. I wanted to show my skill in camp."
September 24, 1995 |
Forward J.F. Jomphe made his stint on a line with Valeri Karpov and Denny Lambert count with a goal and two assists in the Mighty Ducks' 4-3 exhibition loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. The game, the first in GM Place, was settled when Jyrki Lumme scored a power-play goal at 11:49 of the third period. Lambert put the Ducks up, 3-2, with a power-play goal at 3:28 of the third. Jomphe, who won a contract after a tryout in 1993, scored and helped set up Karpov's goal.