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Lighting Announce a Pair of Organizational Moves

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Cameron Gaunce to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Gaunce, 29, skated in two games with the Lightning during the 2018-19 regular season, posting seven penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating. Gaunce made his Lightning debut on April 1 against the Ottawa Senators, recording seven penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 204-pound defenseman has appeared in 34 career NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Bolts over four seasons, registering two goals and five points to go along with 43 penalty minutes.

The Sudbury, Ontario native also appeared in 59 AHL games with the Syracuse Crunch during the 2018-19 season, recording 10 goals and 46 points to go along with 65 penalty minutes. He ranked first among all Syracuse defensemen for goals, assists and points. Gaunce also ranked sixth in the AHL among defensemen for assists and tied for seventh for points. He also skated in four Calder Cup Playoff games for Syracuse, posting a pair of assists.

Gaunce has skated in 594 career AHL games with the Cleveland Monsters, Wilkes/Barre-Scranton Penguins, Portland Pirates, Texas Stars and Crunch, collecting 34 goals and 217 points. He helped the Texas Stars win the Calder Cup in 2014, skating in 18 postseason games, recording four assists and a plus-6 rating.

Gaunce was originally drafted by Colorado in the second round, 50th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft.

The Lightning have also acquired the Nashville Predators’ seventh-round selection in 2021 in exchange for goaltender Connor Ingram, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Ingram was selected by Tampa Bay in the third round, 88th overall, at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

AHL Game Night: 3-6-19 Crunch at Comets

Crunch defeat rivals to take lead in North Division.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the victory. Syracuse's goaltending situation took on a soap opera-like tack today with the sudden demotion of prospect Connor Ingram to the Coast as an "internal matter." Credit Pasquale's professionalism in blocking out the noise to get the W in a key game tonight.

First Period
3:30 SYR Dumont (8), (Andreoff, Thomas)(SH)
9:34 SYR Colton (11), (unassisted)
9:48 SYR Verhaeghe (26), (unassisted)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
3:39 UTI Boucher (27), (Kero, Chatfield)
11:36 SYR Verhaeghe (27), (Raddysh, Valleau)
12:24 UTI MacEwen (20), (Gaunce, Lind)
15:16 UTI Anselmini (1), (Lind, Bancks)
19:57 SYR Rutta (4), (Conacher, Masin)(EN)

Carter Verhaeghe was the game's first star.

Syracuse burns its game in hand on Rochester to take the two point lead in the division with 18 games left to go in the regular season. Down the stretch we go.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-3-19 Crunch at Americans

Syracuse strikes back to even up weekend series with Rochester.

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Martin Ouellette allowed 1 goal on 37 shots for the victory. There's real intrigue in net in Syracuse where speculation has ranged from Connor Ingram possibly nursing an injury, living in Ben Groulx's Chateau au Bow Wow, or the Crunch showcasing Eddie Pasquale for a potential trade for a veteran D-man so the Lightning can recall Jan Rutta full time. With the AHL trade deadline coming Monday, at least one of those scenarios will be eliminated soon.

First Period
7:24 SYR Andreoff (22), (Verhaeghe, Conacher)(PP)

Second Priod
3:57 ROC Nylander (10), (Tennyson, Leier)
6:38 SYR Barre-Boulet (27), (Verhaeghe, Conacher)(PP)
12:00 SYR Stephens (9), (Colton, Foote)(PP)

Third Period
18:51 SYR Katchouk (9), (Stephens)(EN)

Ouellette and Carter Verhaeghe were the game's first and second stars.

Syracuse and Rochester now sit tied atop the North Division with Syracuse holding a game in hand and a two game lead in the ROW tiebreaker.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-26-19 Crunch at Devils

Crunch goaltenders split a shutout.

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Eddie Pasquale stopped all 5 shots he faced before giving way to Connor Ingram, who stopped all 17 he saw the rest of the way.

First Period
13:25 SYR Verhaeghe (24), (Brassart)
14:12 SYR Stephens (6), (Valleau, Andreoff)

Second Period
2:58 SYR Andreoff (19), (unassisted)
17:54 SYR Katchouk (8), (unassisted)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Ingram, Andy Andreoff, and Carter Verhaeghe were the game's three stars.

Pasquale left the game with a health issue in the First Period. He did remain dressed in the tunnel after leaving, which is hopefully indicative of his removal from the game being more precautionary than serious.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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