North American Juniors
Dubuque Fighting Saints 1 @ Green Bay Gamblers 3
G Adam Wilcox, GB: Did not play (backup)
Last Seasonâ€™s Totals: 16-6-1, 2.20 GAA, .922 sv%, 1 SO
Ryan McKay played for the second night in a row and made 28 saves to earn the First Star award in a win over Dubuque. Wilcox has yet to play this season and may not get much time this year without a trade.
Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Erie Otters 3
D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (unknown)
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 4 PIM
Owen Soundâ€™s losing streak was snapped at three games. The Attack had 61 shots on goal. Still no word on an injury to Schemitsch, who went off limping in a game last weekend.
Results from the USHL, QMJHL, and OHL...
London Knights 7 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 3
C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 6 PIM
Namestnikovâ€™s third goal of the year was one of four the Knights scored in the first period on their way to a 7-3 blowout win in St. Catherines. London was outshot 43-31 in the game. Seven different Knights scored, including reigning OHL Player of the Week Seth Griffith, a Lightning prospect camp attendee. Griffith leads the Knights in scoring after five games with five goals and 11 points. Namestnikov is tied for fifth with six points, but has four points in his last two games (2+2).
Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 7
D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hit
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
Moncton has now given up 20 goals in its last three games, including seven in each of its last two contests. Not good for a defense with two NHL-contracted players in Milan and Phoenixâ€™s Brandon Gormley.
(Week ending October 2)
This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award. The award is (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques or chocolate coins involved, but weâ€™re fairly certain this will carry heavy weight among players in the global hockey community (we were able to find a picture of him with a trophy, however. Pretend it's from us.). Quite simply, we wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospectâ€™s achievement on the ice.
This weekâ€™s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to â€¦ Brett Connolly, Tampa Bay Lightning.