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Your weekly Crunch Wrapper for 2/15/16-2/21/16

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Here's your weekly Crunch Wrapper (get it? It's a pun!) for the week ending on February 21st, 2016.

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Almost! But, as I tell my 4th graders, almost only counts when using hand grenades, playing horseshoes, or firing off nuclear weapons.
Almost! But, as I tell my 4th graders, almost only counts when using hand grenades, playing horseshoes, or firing off nuclear weapons.
Scott Thomas

Latest Stats for the Syracuse Crunch:

  • Regular season record (wins-losses-OT losses-SO losses): 20-22-9-2

  • This past week's results: A 3-2 shootout loss versus St. John's (2/17); a 4-3 regulation victory versus Utica (2/19); a 6-2 regulation loss vs. Rochester (2/21)

  • Place in Eastern Conference: 13th

  • Place in North Division: 6th

  • Top scorer: Tanner Richard (7-27-34)
  • Top scoring defensemanMatt Taormina (11-20-31)

  • Top defenseman, +/-: Several tied at -2.

  • Top scoring rookie: Anthony DeAngelo (5-24-29)

A rundown of the AHL's new standings system can be found over at Syracuse.com.

That's a wrap!

This week's "observation":

The Crunch have lost 10 of their last 11 games. They've been outscored 50 goals to 28 during that time span.

This week's compliment(s):

Um.

Other transactions, player, and organizational news:

-The Crunch are again participating in a Change for Change initiative this season, and are hoping to raise even more than last season with an extended campaign. Change for Change is an initiative created by Crunch Captain Mike Angelidis and his teammates that aims to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and help improve the odds for children with cancer. All TampaCuse fans can help out by donating through their Go Fund Me page.

-Syracuse released forward Andrew Yogan (C) from his professional tryout contract, which was his second so far with the Crunch this season.

-Syracuse dressed Crunch defenseman Daniel Walcott as a forward (again) this past week.

Syracuse Crunch media highlights:

  • The Crunch's SoundCloud has been updated with broadcasts and player interviews from the past week.
  • Be sure to use the hashtags #SyrCrunch, #BelieveInBlue, and #TampaCuse when tweeting about the team.
  • "Highlights" from the Crunch's last three games: