Admirals Announce Camp Roster

The Norfolk Admirals have announced their training camp roster that includes 11 forwards, 10 defensemen, and 3 goaltenders. Training camp opens Monday, and others will join the camp as cuts are made at the Lighting's main NHL camp in Tampa.

Forwards
Bracken Kearns, Justin Keller, Mathieu Curadeau, Mitch Fadden, Michael Field, Sean O'Connor, Peter Zingoni, Luciano Aquino, Jamie Thompson, Matt Auffrey and Brady Leavold

Defensemen
Darryl Boyle, Justin Fletcher, Kevin Quick, Jay Rosehill, Jason Beckett, Jay Holladay, Brent Henley, Scott Jackson, Chris Kaufman and Jeff May.

Goaltenders
Nick Boucher, Craig Kowalski and Mike McKenna

Players denoted in italics are attending camp as unsigned invitees. Fadden, Aquino, and May have earned camp invitations following their performance at the recent Traverse City Prospects Tournament.

NHL Preseason Game Night 9/20: Lightning at Penguins

Norfolk defeats Pittsburgh.

TB-5
PIT-4 (SO)

First Period
Pittsburgh 0:51, Jordan Staal 1 (Evgeni Malkin, Ben Lovejoy)

Second Period
Tampa Bay 3:50, Janne Niskala 1 (Brandon Bochenski, Jussi Jokinen)
Tampa Bay 7:06, Wyatt Smith 1 (Matt Smaby)
Tampa Bay 8:40, Brandon Bochenski 1 (Radek Smolenak, Jussi Jokinen)
Pittsburgh 15:18, Petr Sykora 1 (power play) (Miroslav Satan, Jordan Staal)

Third Period
Pittsburgh 10:11, Petr Sykora 2 (power play) (Janne Pesonen, Alex Goligoski)
Pittsburgh 17:06, Sidney Crosby 1 (shorthanded) (unassisted)
Tampa Bay 18:41, Brandon Bochenski 2 (Janne Niskala)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
Tampa Bay- Jokinen, Stamkos
Pittsburgh- NONE

Karri Ramo stopped 26 of 30 shots in regulation and overtime before stopping both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session.

This is as significant a win as you can get in the first matchup of preseason in September. The Lightning iced a team that basically represented the bulk of their players ticketed for Norfolk of the AHL while the Pens essentially iced their NHL regulars. This is a Pens team that made it to the Stanley Cup Finals last season and the Lightning prospects and AHL pros gave them all they could handle and more en route to victory. It speaks volumes for the future of this franchise.

Lots of prospects in this game:

Saturday's Finnish Jr. A Score

Matias Sointu had 2 penalty minutes and 4 shots on goal in Ilves Jr. A's 3-2 win over Lahti Jr. A. The game was Sointu's first since returning from Traverse City.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 9/19

Friday's results from the BCHL, WHL, OHL, and QMJHL.

Saturday's Elitserien Score

Johan Harju scored the game winning goal for Lulea with under 8 minutes to play in his club's 3-2 victory over Skelleftea. The goal is Harju's first of the season.

Monday and Thursday's Elitserien Scores

Monday:

Andreas Holmqvist had an assist and 6 penalty minutes in Frolunda's 6-2 opening night loss to HV 71.

Thursday:

Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 2-1 opening game loss to Djurgardens.

Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Djurgardens 2-1 loss to Sodertalje.

Tuesday Through Friday's KHL Scores

Tuesday:

Ilya Solarev had a goal in Astana's 3-2 overtime win over Nizhnekamsk. Vitali Smolianinov was scoreless in the match.

Anton But had a goal and was +1 in CSKA's 4-1 win over Chekhov.

Wednesday:

Dimitri Kazionov had a goal and was +2 in Kazan's 7-2 win over Astana. Ilya Solarev had a goal in the match for Astana. Vitali Smolianinov had a helper and was -1.

Thursday:

Albert Vishnyakov was -1 in Novokuznetsk's 2-1 win over Yulaev.

Today:

Alexei Glukhov did not play in Mytischi's 6-3 win over Dynamo Moscow.

Dimitri Kazionov had an assist and was -1 in Kazan's 5-3 win over Magnitogorsk.

Vasily Koshechkin allowed 3 goals on 7 shots before being pulled at the end of the first period as Togliatti fell to Omsk 5-1. Koshechkin drops to 1-1-0 on the season.

CHL Game Night 9/18: Tired Tokarski Drops Opener

WHL
Spokane Chiefs 2 @ Kootenay Ice 4
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Loss, 36 saves on 39 shots, *Third Star*

Tokarski, who played Wednesday in Traverse City, Michigan for the Lightning’s prospect club, arrived in Western Canada just in time to make his season debut for the defending Memorial Cup champs, but despite a Third Star effort, Tokarski and Spokane fell to the Ice 4-2. The Chiefs were without six regulars due to NHL camps or visa issues (Ondrej Roman). Michael Stickland (undrafted) scored all four goals for Kootenay, including an empty netter.

Lightning Prospects Drop Finale In Overtime

The Lightning prospects finished 0-3-1 at the Traverse City prospect tournament after falling in overtime this afternoon to the Columbus Blue Jackets prospects 6-5.

Columbus stormed out to a 3-0 first period lead before the Lightning responded with a goal from Matias Sointu off helpers from Luca Cunti and Mitch Fadden early in the second period. Luciano Aquino also scored a goal from Brady Leavold later in the period, but Columbus also notched a pair of goals of their own in the second stanza.

That set the stage for a furious third period comeback by the Lightning, which included an early goal by tryout Brett Parnham off assists from Cunti and Chris Lawrence. The Lightning then brought the game to even with a pair of power play goals midway through the third period from Aquino, off an assist from Mark Barberio, followed by an unassisted tally by Lawrence less than two minutes later.

Unfortunately, Columbus' Ryan Garlock converted a power play chance early in the extra session to finish off the Lightning's comeback hopes for good. Goaltender Dustin Tokarski fell to 0-2-1 after allowing 6 goals on 26 shots in the game. The Lightning prospects outshot Columbus 39-26 in the loss.

Box score from Pointstreak.

Tyrell Rewarded With Camp Invite

Damian Cristodero is reporting that Lightning 2007 2nd round pick Dana Tyrell has received an invitation to join the Tampa Bay Lightning training camp after the Traverse City Prospect tournament concludes today.

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