Rob Sich is entering this third season with the Fayetteville FireAntz but it will be his first complete season with the club. The Windsor, Ontario native enters the season with his name already firmly entrenched in the FireAntz All-Time Record Book. 
    {mosimage}In his fifth game of the season, Sich moved into a tie for first on the FireAntz’ all-time list in goals scored (60), tying all-time leader B.J. Stephens. To put it into perspective, it has taken Sich just 75 games to reach his 60 goals, while it took Stephens 129 games to reach his 60. He is already in fifth place on the all-time points list, trailing leader and former linemate, Tim Velemirovich, by 38 points. Velemirovich totaled 160 points on 53 goals and 107 assists in 108 games played. Sich has 122 points on 60 goals and 62 assists, again in only 75 games played with the FireAntz. That is a staggering 1.63 points per game. If Sich averages 1.63 points per game this season he should become the all-time leading scorer in FireAntz history around the midpoint of the season. And all that in right around 100 games played with the FireAntz.
    Sich joined the FireAntz in December of 2006 and the team never looked back. Right around the same time that Mike Clarke and Chad Wilcox joined the team and Bryan Dobek returned was when Sich became a FireAnt. The rest is history. The team went 19-5-1 to end the regular season and Sich tallied 29 goals and 28 assists in only 25 games. His combined total that season was 92 points (46 goals and 46 assists) and his 46 goals set an SPHL record. He fell one point shy of the scoring title but was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. In eight playoff games, Sich scored six goals and had nine assists as the FireAntz won the Southern Professional Hockey League President’s Cup.
    Last season Sich had another year that was filled with points. In 45 games played he netted 29 goals and assisted on 31 others for 60 points. He also had a career high in penalty minutes with 138. Sich continued to average more than a point per game in the SPHL playoffs as he contributed a goal and five assists in five playoff games.
    Expect another great season from star forward Rob Sich in 2008-09.  Playing alongside talented forwards Justin Keller and Jeff Genovy will surely make this an exciting season for the “Top Line” of your FireAntz.

UPCOMING HOME GAMES FOR THE FIREANTZ:
    Sat. Nov. 22nd (7:30 pm vs. Columbus):  Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Night; also will feature the unveiling of the 2009 Rock 103 Calendar with the Calendar girls in attendance.
    Thur. Nov. 27th (7:30 pm vs. Richmond):  It’s a Thanksgiving Tradition with your FireAntz.
    Sat. Nov. 29th (7:30 pm vs. Knoxville):  ONLY home game that weekend; Refill the Food Bank.

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