Wow, what a weekend for the San Diego Gulls. I know the scores speak otherwise, but the San Diego Gulls didn’t really have solid competition in their first three games of the season versus the Condors and Reign. The Gulls slipped away with a hard-fought 4 points this weekend against an up and coming Colorado Eagles team. To defend the Eagles a little bit, most of their best players are on the Avalanches Taxi Squad as they Avs battle COVID.
Before I get into Drysdale, I wanted to mention the battle of the goalies on Saturday the 13th. Former Penn State University goalie Peyton Jones made his AHL debut this weekend for the Eagles where he stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced. While Flyers drafted Gulls goalie Anthony Stolarz had an equally impressive game where he stopped 31 of the 33 shots against him.
Drysdale came out and put up two assists on the first game of the weekend and followed up the next night with a game winning overtime goal. He now co-leads all all rookie defensmen in scoring in the AHL. The win on Saturday gave head coach Kevin Dineen his 300th AHL win.
It was a record setting weekend for the Gulls club:
- Franchise record for most consecutive wins to open the weekend
- Second Pacific Division team to go 5-0 to start a season
- Only allowed 9 goals in 5 games, fewest in club history
- Leading AHL with 5 wins and ten points
It was a great weekend for the San Diego goals and their hopefully franchise d-man Drysdale. You would have liked to see Zegras walk away with more than one assist this weekend, but everyone needs a break. The 1A and 1B goalie tandem in Stolarz and Dotsal is going to be the backbone of an incredibly successful season for the Gulls.
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