Cheverie Hurt in Denver Win
CHN Staff Report
DENVER Denver goaltender Marc Cheverie was taken off the ice on a stretcher, and went to the hospital, after suffering a deep gash in his left calf during Friday night's game against Minnesota State at Magness Arena.
The score was 2-2 early in the third period when Ben Youds made a pass from the right-wing boards to Justin Jokinen, who was cutting towards the net. As Jokinen went to the net, he got twisted around by Denver defenseman Patrick Wiercioch, and Jokinen went backwards into Cheverie, with his left skate coming up and slicing Cheverie in the leg.
According to reports, no arteries were severed, and Cheverie avoided a more serious injury. But the cut was "deep," and according to coach George Gwozdecky, Cheverie will miss about a "couple of weeks."
Wiercioch was called for slashing on the play.
Cheverie was replaced by freshman Adam Murray, who was 0-2 in two previous starts. He wound up recording the win, allowing one goal as Denver won 4-3.
Cheverie came into the game having recorded three straight shutouts. His streak extended into the second period before it was broken, but not before setting Denver's all-time record for consecutive shutout minutes, surpassing Peter Mannino.