Saturday, January 15, 2011

Socks!!

By Mike Wilson


A whopping 3362 people showed up to the Comcast arena in Washington to witness the first sock-trick of the season. Ryan Benesch scored a total of 7 goals and 3 assists for 10 points to lead the swarm to a 16-8 victory.

Benesch was originally a draft pick of the San Jose Stealth before they moved to Everett. He was the acquired by the Toronto Rock in a trade that sent Lewis Ratciff to the Stealth and Collin Doyle back to the Rock.

In 2009, Benesch was shopped of to Edmonton with Derek Suddons for a first and second round pick.

After scoring 17 goals and 27 assists during the 2009 season, he joined his 4th and current team, the Minnesota Swarm due to a trade that in a trade that brought Ryan Ward among other players to Edmonton.

This isn't the only time this year where a player has lit it up. Lewis Ratcliff, Casey Powell, and Scott Ranger both put up 5 goals games last week.

Going back to last night’s game, it was a gong show from the Stealth point of view. Washington backstop Matt Roik let in all 16 goals as their other goalie, in which Roik shares time with, was injured.

With the offence only potting 8 goals, looks like they missed Wick more than I thought they would.

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