Scheifele scores twice, Jets beat Ducks, 3-2
WINNIPEG — Nikolaj Ehlers took on Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf in Winnipeg’s victory over the Ducks.
The 6-foot, 172-pound Ehlers, known for his quick feet, clashed with Getzlaf, who is 6x-foot-3 and 225 pounds. Both threw a couple punches in the brief, second-period bout.
“Out of character? This is my third fight now,” joked Ehlers, who’s in his fifth NHL season. “I’m a fighter. (Getzlaf) gave me a cross-check after I passed it and then, yeah, I think it was kind of a mutual thing. That’s the way it goes sometimes.”
Mark Scheifele scored twice, the second on a power play with 4:22 left for his 400th NHL point. He beat goalie John Gibson over the glove for his 13th of the season.
Jets captain Blake Wheeler called Ehlers a “sick man” for taking on Getzlaf.
“What a hell of a job by a little guy,” Wheeler said. “That dude has got some fire in his belly, for sure. That was pretty awesome.”
Jets coach Paul Maurice joked that he sent Ehlers over the boards to take on Getzlaf, then added the Danish player native better keep his gloves on to avoid injury.
“That was foolish, wasn’t it?” Maurice said. “But God bless him, don’t do it again. Ever.”
Adam Lowry also scored, Mathieu Perrault had two assists and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves. Winnipeg is 5-1-1 in its past seven games.
Jakob Silfverberg scored his team-leading 11th goal for the Ducks. Devin Shore had his first of the season and Gibson made 30 saves. Anaheim is 1-3-1 in its last five games.
“I thought he was great,” Shore said about Gibson. “(The Jets) kind of had some pretty serious Grade A’s It’s no secret he’s one of the best in the world.”
AVC falls to San Bernardino Valley in Gregg Anderson Invitational
LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College men’s basketball finished fourth at the 68th annual Gregg Anderson Invitational with a 66-53 loss to San Bernardino Valley in the third place game at Marauder Gym on Sunday.
Justin Hill led the Marauders (2-8) with 11 points and added six rebounds and one steal, while Julian Williams picked up nine points and two assists and Da’Jour Lewis also recorded nine points with eight rebounds and one block.
AVC shot 29.5% (18-for-61) from the field and was 5-for-23 (21.7%) from the free-throw line. They went to the free-throw line 20 times and made 12 (60%) thanks to 4-for-4 performances from Habib Arogundade and Williams.
Ventura College won the championship with a 74-71 victory over Santa Monica.