The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 20, 2006

MIKE MASTOVICH | Chiefs may be without several players on Saturday


From the cookie jar: Chiefs primary owner Jim Weber was back at the War Memorial on Saturday after missing several home games. Weber usually greets fans and listens to their input.

“My wife, Jen, and I run a cookie sale fundraiser in Lancaster,” Weber said of the reason for his absences. “We raised enough funds to feed 500,000 people in Haiti and Jamaica.”

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Northern nuggets: Unfortunately for the Chiefs, Cincinnati tied a club record when 12 players had at least one point in a 7-2 win over Johnstown Friday at U.S. Bank Arena. ... Watch out for the Bombers. Dayton has won six of its last seven games in December. ... Reading’s Greg Hogeboom has a season-high eight-game point streak. ... Toledo lost consecutive games for only the second time this season. ... Like Johnstown’s Boisclair, Trenton’s Mike Pandolfo’s 13-game point streak ended on Saturday. ... Wheeling went 0-for-3 on the power play on Saturday, ending a stretch of eight straight games with a power-play goal.

Mike Mastovich is a sports writer for The Tribune-Democrat.

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