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Down On The Farm: The Weekly Report from Syracuse
Delmore and Hartigan Set New Franchise Marks; Lindstrom Finds Stride

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Down On The Farm: The Weekly Report from Syracuse
Delmore and Hartigan Set New Franchise Marks; Lindstrom Finds Stride<\/span>

Jan. 17, 2006

2005-06 RECORD: 23-14-2-1, 49 points (11-5-1-0 home, 12-9-1-1 road), third place, North Division

THIS WEEK'S GAMES
Wednesday, Jan. 18
@ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (30-5-3-1), 64 points, first place, East Division
Radio: SportsRadio 620 WHEN, Internet: B2 Networks (www.syracusecrunch.com)
Friday, Jan. 20
vs. Cleveland (20-24-1-1), 42 points, tied-fifth place, North Division
Radio: SportsRadio 620 WHEN, Internet: B2 Networks (www.syracusecrunch.com)
Saturday, Jan. 21
vs. Cleveland (20-24-1-1), 42 points, tied-fifth place, North Division Radio: SportsRadio 620 WHEN, Internet: B2 Networks (www.syracusecrunch.com) *Radio station subject to change.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Friday, Jan.13: Crunch 4, HAMILTON 1
Saturday, Jan. 14: CRUNCH 5, Springfield 3
Monday, Jan. 16: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, CRUNCH 2 HOME TEAM IN CAPS

RECORDS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN: Crunch defenseman Andy Delmore set a franchise record on Saturday night against Springfield by recording a point in his 15th consecutive game (4g, 23a). Delmore, an AHL All-Star, broke the mark of 14 consecutive games with a point held by Lonny Bohonos. Bohonos’ streak was from January 13 – February 17, 1996 (15 goals, 8 assists). Delmore,29, has appeared in 31 games with Syracuse this season, recording 7 goals, 32 assists and 30 penalty minutes. Delmore has also appeared in five games with Columbus, without recording a point. In 281 career NHL games with Philadelphia, Nashville, Buffalo and Columbus, Delmore has tallied 43 goals, 58 assists and 105 penalty minutes. Delmore is tops in the AHL among defensemen with 39 points and 32 assists. Claimed off of waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets from the Detroit Red Wings on October 4, 2005, Delmore led all NHL defensemen in power play goals (14) and tied for the league lead among defensemen in goals (18) during the 2002-03 season. A native of LaSalle, Ontario, Delmore in 225 career AHL games with Fredericton, Philadelphia, Rochester and Syracuse, Delmore has 130 points (33g, 97a).

On Monday center Mark Hartigan extended his assist streak to 10 games (14a), setting a new Crunch franchise mark, previously held by Peter Schaefer (December 13-31, 1997). He is currently two games shy of tying Andy Delmore for the consecutive games with a point record at 15. Hartigan, 28, has appeared in 29 games with Syracuse this season, tallying 17 goals, 26 assists and 32 penalty minutes. In 11 games with Columbus this season, Hartigan has tallied one goal and six penalty minutes. In 223 career AHL games with Chicago and Syracuse, Hartigan has registered 86 goals, 108 assists and 266 penalty minutes. A native of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Hartigan was re-signed by Columbus on August 22, 2005. Hartigan continues to climb the Crunch’s all-time lists, moving into fourth place with 11 game-winning goals. He is fourth with 28 power play goals, is fifth with 71 goals and is seventh with 148 points.

LINDSTROM EXTENDS STREAK TO SIX-GAMES: Left wing Joakim Lindstrom is getting in on the action as well, extending his point streak to six-games (7a) on Monday. Lindstrom has tallied 10 points (3g, 7a) in his last nine games, in contrast to the 10 points (3g, 7a) he tallied in his first 18 games with Syracuse this season. Lindstrom, 22, has appeared in 40 career AHL games, all with Syracuse, recording 10 goals, 18 assists and 20 penalty minutes. A native of Skelleftea, Sweden, Lindstrom was selected by Columbus in the second round, 41st overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft.

SZWEZ RECALLED BY SYRACUSE – CAMERON SIGNED TO P.T.O.: The Syracuse Crunch announced today that they have recalled right wing Jeff Szwez from Dayton (ECHL) and have signed left wing Scott Cameron to a professional tryout contract.

Szwez, 24, has appeared in 29 games with Dayton this season, tallying 15 goals, 13 assists and 45 penalty minutes. A native of Etobicoke, Ontario, Szwez has appeared in 9 games with Syracuse, registering 3 goals, 2 assists and 11 penalty minutes.

Cameron, 24, has appeared in 35 games with Dayton this season, recording 16 goals, 25 assists and 31 penalty minutes. A native of Valley East, Ontario, Cameron appeared in 13 games with Syracuse during the 2003-04 season, recording four goals, three assists and six penalty minutes.

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS:

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON (PITTSBURGH): Syracuse travels to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, January 18 for the fourth of eight regular season games against the Penguins. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton leads the series 3-1-0 after defeating Syracuse 3-2 in their previous meeting on January 16 at the War Memorial at Oncenter. Center Matt Hussey leads all players in head-to-head scoring with seven points (2g, 5a). Centers Mark Hartigan (1g, 2a) and Ben Simon (3a) and left wing Joakim Lindstrom (3a) lead all Crunch players with three points in head-to-head scoring. Goaltender Martin Prusek (0-1-0) appeared in the Crunch’s most recent game against the Penguins, recording 18 saves. Penguins goaltender Dany Sabourin posted the win for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, stopping 37 Crunch shots. Lifetime, the Crunch are 30-21-7 against the Penguins.

CLEVELAND (SAN JOSE SHARKS): Syracuse hosts Cleveland this weekend at the War Memorial at Oncenter on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 for the third and fourth of six regular season games. The series is tied 1-1-0 after Syracuse beat Cleveland 4-3 in overtime on November 17 at the Quickens Loan Arena. Several Cleveland players are tied with four points a piece in head-to-head scoring. Right wing Brandon Sugden (1g, 1a) and defenseman Jeff MacMillan (2a) lead the Crunch in head-to-head scoring with two points. Goaltender Pascal Leclaire posted the win for Syracuse, stopping 31 shots. Cleveland goaltender Jamie Holden has appeared in both games. Lifetime, the Crunch are 20-13-1 against the Barons.

CRUNCHABLES: Syracuse’s 49 points this season through their first 40 games of the season, is the most by a Crunch squad in team history… There are four players on the Crunch roster that are averaging more than a point a game (Mark Hartigan, Andy Delmore, Geoff Platt and Peter Sarno)… Since returning from Columbus, center Geoff Platt has recorded a point in four of five games (2g, 3a)… The combined 127 penalty minutes in Syracuse’s game on Saturday vs. Springfield is the most this season… Center Ben Simon is two games short of 250 career AHL games… Center Mark Hartigan is six points shy of 200 career AHL points.

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