Liiga Game Day: 11-25-15

SaiPa 3 vs. KalPa 4 (OT)
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 2-1-3, E, 10 PIM

Jonne Tammela had a minor for charging in 13:55 of ice time in KalPa's 4-3 OT win over SaiPa. Ex-Flyers pick Jussi Timonen, brother of ex-NHLer Kimmo Timonen, had a pair of goals, including the OT winner, and 3 points for KalPa in the win.

KHL Game Day: 11-25-15

Chelyabinsk 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/28, 1.00 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 29 GP, 13-9-6, 0 SO, 2.20 GAA, .920 sv%

Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolski had 1 goal and 3 points in Magnitka's 4-1 win over Chelyabinsk. Traktor scored a garbage time goal with 7:59 left in the contest to spoil Vasily Koshechkin's bid for his first shutout of the season. The netminder had 5 a season ago.

Bolt Prospect of the Week

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect(s) of the Week for the week ending November 24 is … Joel Vermin, W, and Jonathan Marchessault, W, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL).

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Volume 44

This week's “Roman Hamrlik Edition” of the Bolt Prospects Podcast (also available on Lightning Power Play, Lightning Radio's iHeart station) includes the following topics:

· The No. 44
· The first Bolt prospect
· Hamrlik vs Hedman
· #TampaCuse to the rescue
· A reluctant shake-up
· Three regulars raising their games
· Player-by-player trend report for Syracuse
· Interview with Syracuse’s Daniel Walcott

Note: The #BPMailbag will be a text edition this week, posted to the site soon.

NCAA Game Night: 11-24-15

Bentley Falcons 0 @ No. 11 Boston University Terriers 3

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, +2, 12 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

BU improved to 7-4-1 with a non-conference win over Bentley. MacLeod continues to be held off the scoresheet, but that’s not the stay-at-home defenseman’s game.

Liiga Game Day: 11-24-15

KooKoo 0 vs. KalPa 3
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 8 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 12:57 in KalPa's 3-0 whitewashing of KooKoo. Ex-Oilers pick Samu Perhonen turned aside all 15 shots he faced for the shutout.

KHL Game Day: 11-24-15

Kazan 3 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 7 GP, 3-4-7, +4, 0 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 10-11-21, +10, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 18:23 in SKA St. Petersburg's 3-2 loss to Ak Bars Kazan. SKA got a pair of helpers from ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk in the loss.

Jokerit 3 vs. Yaroslavl 1
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Ex-Isles pick Jesse Joensuu had a goal for Jokerit in their 3-1 win over Yaroslavl. Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius stopped 19/20 for the win.

Zagreb 2 vs. Novgorod 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 20 PIM

Carter Ashton took three separate minors for high sticking in 15:04 of ice time in Novgorod's 2-1 loss to Zagreb. Zagreb's opening goal came from ex-Isles pick Mark Katic.

Walcott Embraces Utility Role With Crunch

By Jeremy Houghtaling

However he gets into the lineup, Daniel Walcott wants to make the most of his opportunity.

A natural defenseman, Walcott changed positions last weekend after multiple call-ups left the Syracuse Crunch short a few forwards. The 21-year-old rookie responded by registering his first professional point Friday.

With Syracuse boasting a deep blueline, Walcott is willing to help out on the ice wherever he can.

“I was pretty fortunate that they trusted me to be the extra forward instead of bringing in someone else,” Walcott said. “They could have easily done that, but they take care of their prospects. … I’ve been waiting a while to get back in a game here, so it felt good. I have to work hard and show that I can go wherever they need me.”

ECHL Game Night: 11-23-15

Atlanta Gladiators 4 at Greenville Swamp Rabbits 3

F Brian Hart, GRN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-0-6, -3, 2 PIM, 29 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, GRN, injured reserve
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0-0, 4.98 GAA, 0.858 SV%, 0 SO

D Charlie Dodero, GRN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 9 GP, 0-2-2, -7, 12 PIM, 8 SOG

Brian Hart and Charlie Dodero arrived from Syracuse in time for this rare Monday night home tilt against I-85 rivals Atlanta Gladiators, but neither player could deliver a big play to secure a win. The Swamp Rabbits rallied from a 3-1 deficit, but fell one goal short as a mid-period power play marker in the final frame by the ATL being the difference maker. Greenville embarks upon four game road trip over the Thanksgiving holidays with stops in Norfolk, Reading, and Adirondack.

Juniors Game Night: 11-22-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 21 GP, 19-17-36, +7, 27 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan has at least a point in 17 of his last 18 games. He has now gone two games without a goal, which is his longest goal-less streak of the season.

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 6 @ Oshawa Generals 2

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 5-11-16, -7, 15 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli notched an assist Sunday, but Travis Konecny (Flyers) had five for Ottawa, leading the 67’s to a 6-2 win. Dante Salituro (undrafted) had a hat trick for Ottawa.

Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 0

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 9 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Vince Dunn (Blues) had two goals and former Spitfire Josh Ho-Sang (NYI) had an assist as Niagara beat Windsor, 3-0.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

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