Thursday's Elitserien Scores

Andreas Holmqvist had 2 penalty minutes in Frolunda's 4-4 tie with Skelleftea.

Johan Harju returned from a thumb injury today and had an assist and 2 penalty minutes in Lulea's 4-2 loss to Timra.

Through 28 games Harju has 12 goals and 17 points with 18 penalty minutes and a +3 rating. Harju is also 48% on draws thus far this year.

Holmqvist has 3 goals and 16 points in 30 games this season with 20 penalty minutes and an even rating.

Finland Finishes Sixth at WJCs

The Czech Republic dominated Finland 5-1 today in the 5th place game of the U20 World Junior Championships to end Finland's tournament in disappointing fashion. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius went the distance allowing 4 goals on 25 shots for the loss.

Helenius, who missed almost the entire 2006-2007 season with shoulder surgery, finished the tournament 2-2-0 with 1 shutout, a 3.36 GAA, and a slightly horrific .864 save percentage.

Prep Update

[b]C/W [url=matt-marshall]Matt Marshall[/url], Nobles: No stats listed.[/b] Nobles is currently 6-4-2. Marshall had 24 points in 31 games last season for Nobles. [b]C [url=alexander-killorn]Alex Killorn[/url], Deerfield Academy: 9 GP, 14-12-26 (unofficial)[/b] These stats, according to Harvard hockey blog, would mean Killorn is dominating the prep ranks at nearly a 3 points per game clip (2.8). Deerfield is currently 5-3-1. Of interest: Deerfield’s roster contains three Floridians – two from the Miami area and McCullough Shriver, who is from Safety Harbor.

CHL Game Night: 1/2


Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 1
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*

The Hurricanes had lost 4 of their last 5 games.

Vancouver Giants 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 4
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Win, Stopped 17 of 18 shots

Jung has started 3 straight games for Kelowna, going 2-1 in that time. His loss in that streak was to Vancouver, 5-2. This was his 50th WHL appearance.

Finland Loses in WJC Semifinals

Finland's medal hopes at the U20 World Junior Championships came to an end today as they lost their semifinal matchup with Canada 4-2. Riku Helenius rode the bench as Harri Sateri played well in the game holding the Canadians to 3 goals on 32 shots.

Finland will now play in the 5th place game tomorrow against the Czech Republic.

N.A. Junior Stat Update: 1/1

After a short holiday break in which only a handful of games were played, here are the updated CHL, BCHL, and USHL stats for Lightning prospects as of January 1, 2008.

Key (Skaters): Games Played, Goals-Assists-Points, Plus/Minus, Penalties in Minutes.
Key (Goalies): Wins-Losses-Overtime Losses-Shootout Losses, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage, Shutouts.

NHL Game Night 1/1: Lightning at Maple Leafs

Finally, the Lightning manage 3 goals support for Ramo and they get a point out of the deal. It isn't rocket science.

TOR-4 (SO)

Karri Ramo allowed 3 goals on 29 shots before getting roughed up in the extra session to take the penalty shot loss.

First Period
Tampa Bay 13:29, Andreas Karlsson 1 (Jan Hlavac, Shane O'Brien)

Second Period
Toronto 3:23, Jason Blake 6 (Pavel Kubina, Tomas Kaberle)
Toronto 9:39, Mats Sundin 18 (Jason Blake)
Tampa Bay 10:08, Martin St. Louis 14 (Vaclav Prospal, Vincent Lecavalier)
Toronto 17:27, Hal Gill 2 (Jason Blake, Pavel Kubina)

Third Period
Tampa Bay 19:19, Paul Ranger 7 (Vaclav Prospal, Vincent Lecavalier)


TOR-Kaberle, Sundin

USA Buries Finland in Round Robin Finale

Team USA scored 5 unanswered goals before surrendering a 3 spot in garbage time but still cruising to a 5-3 win over Team Finland in both teams' final game of the round robin at the U20 World Junior Championships.

Lightning prospect netminder Riku Helenius allowed all 5 goals on 20 shots before being pulled midway through the game for backup Harri Sateri who stopped 9 of 9 shots the rest of the way. Helenius drops to 2-1-0 on the tournament with a 3.11 GAA, 1 shutout, and .873 save percentage.

Finland faces the hard test of a quarterfinal matchup with Team Canada on Wednesday to try to keep their medal hopes alive.

AHL Game Night 12/31: Admirals at Penguins

Marc Denis definitely not Norfolk's savior.


Marc Denis allowed 6 goals on 26 shots for the loss in his Norfolk debut. He did manage to stop a Connor James penalty shot in the second period.

First Period
WBS Brent, (6) (McLean, Goligoski), 4:38
WBS Minard, (12) (Goligoski, Brent), 17:06

Second Period
WBS Smith, (10) (Goligoski, James), 4:21
NOR Milley, (9) (Kearns), 9:41
WBS James, (7) (Ardelan), 16:34

Third Period
NOR Klinkhammer, (4) (Smolenak, Mihalik), 3:31
NOR Jancevski, (3) (Smolenak), 4:35 (PP)
WBS Minard, (13) (McLean, Brent), 8:45 (PP)
WBS Filewich, (6) (Goligoski), 16:42

Silver linings: 1.) Vladimir Mihalik returns to the lineup from injury. 2.) We have another Radek Smolenak sighting.

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Munce Reassigned to Mississippi

In an anticipated move related to the reassignment of goaltender Marc Denis from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Norfolk Admirals, the Admirals announced today that goaltender Ryan Munce has been reassigned from Norfolk to Mississippi of the ECHL.

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