Right place, right time for Currie

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Charlottetown native Josh Currie in the tunnel before a recent game with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.

Charlottetown native takes care of a lot of firsts in seventh American Hockey League game

It may not have been a highlight-reel goal, but it is one Josh Currie will never forget.

The centre scored his first AHL goal on Dec. 4 as the Bakersfield Condors defeated the San Diego Gulls 6-4.

The goal came three minutes into the second period after Gulls goalie Ryan Faragher turned the puck over behind the net to Condors defenceman Joey LaLeggia.

"Joey just threw it right out to me in the slot. I had pretty much wide-open net, so it was a pretty easy one for my first," Currie recently told The Guardian. "A lot of credit to Joey for getting in on the forecheck and a quick heads-up play to feed me."

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Five minutes later Currie assisted on Kale Kessy's goal and before the end of the period, the centre fought defenceman Stu Bickel.

"He's played well," said Condors coach Gerry Fleming. "He got a Gordie Howe hat trick the other night. I haven't seen one of those in a long, long time."

 

 

AHLers

A look at some Islanders players with guys with Island connections playing in the American Hockey League. Do you know someone we missed, email sports@theguardian.pe.ca and we'll add him to the list for future editions.

Goalies

                                            W         L          OT     GAA     SAV%

Drew MacIntyre, Charlotte     9          9          1       3.07     .893

Maxime Lagace, Texas           4          4          0       2.91     .905

Antoine Bibeau, Toronto        7          3          0        3.53     .876

 

Defencemen

                                                     GP      G          A        Pts.

Marc-Andre Gragnani, Albany         19       0          13       13

Ryan Graves, Hartford                   27       3          4          7

Jimmy Oligny, Milwaukee               24       1          3          4

Morgan Ellis, St. John's                  28       6          10       16

Forwards

Jared Gomes, Bridgeport               15       2          1          3

Ross Johnston, Bridgeport             26       1          2          3

Brett Gallant, Lake Erie                 19       0          0          0

Jake Nevins, Rochester                24        3          0          3

Chris Desousa, Rockford              18        2          4          6

Alex Gallant, San Jose                  4         0          0          0

Josh Currie, Bakerfield                10         3          1          4

Philippe Paradis, Syracuse           21        4           3          7

Organizations: American Hockey League, The Guardian

Geographic location: Charlottetown, St. John's

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