Record-Tying 15 Renegades Score In 9-4 Win
Richmond had 15 different players score a point in its 9-4 win over Augusta on Friday, tying the East Coast Hockey League record for most players with a point in a game. Goaltender Marc Magliarditi and defenseman Ian Turner were the only two players that didn’t score for Richmond. Richard Pitirri led the scoring with three points (0g-3a) while Jonathan St. Louis had two goals, one of eight players to score a goal for the Renegades. The nine goals and 25 points are both single-game season highs for the ECHL while the six goals scored in the second period tied the season-high set by Baton Rouge, who had six goals in the second period on October 11.
Johnstown set the ECHL record on December 2, 1989 against Hampton Roads when 15 players, including the starting goaltender, scored a point. Erie tied the record on November 15, 1991 vs. Nashville, again with the starting goaltender scoring. Erie tied the record again on November 27, 1992 against Greensboro and became the first team to have 15 skaters score a point. Knoxville tied the record on January 26, 1996 against Nashville, again with 15 skaters. Birmingham was the last team to have 15 players score, again without the goaltender, on March 21, 1998 against Tallahassee.
Richmond scored 15 goals in back-to-back wins beating Roanoke 8-1 on November 15, tying the season high for goals in a game, and Reading 7-2 on November 16. The Renegades lost 4-1 against Roanoke on Saturday ending a six-game winning streak. In its last five games, Richmond has 28 goals, an average of 5.6 goals per game, and has raised its scoring average from 2.93 goals per game to 3.60 goals per game, eighth in the ECHL.