This Week's SM-liiga Scores

Tuesday (12/2):
Lauri Tukonen skated on Lukko Rauma's second line as his club fell 4-1 to Jokerit.

Thursday (12/4):
Lauri Tukonen was scoreless in Rauma's 4-2 loss to KalPa.

Finnish Jr. A Scores 11/22-12/3

11/22:
Matias Sointu was still out as Ilves Jr. A defeated Tappara Jr. A 4-1.

11/29:
Matias Sointu was still out as Ilves Jr. A fell to TPS Jr. A 3-1.

12/3:
Matias Sointu was still out as Ilves Jr. A lost to SaiPa Jr. A 5-3.

Elitserien Scores 11/27-12/4

Harju is en fuego.

KHL Scores 11/23-12/4

11/24:
Vasily Koshechkin kicks off the update right with a 32 save shutout in a 1-0 Togliatti win over Riga.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 12/3

Holyfield vs. Tyson? ... Stars for Tokarski and Jung.

Lawrence and Quick Lay Over in Norfolk

The St. Pete Times is reporting that defenseman Kevin Quick and forward Chris Lawrence were recalled to Norfolk in a statement confirmed by Lightning GM Brian Lawton. Quick and Lawrence had been assigned to the now defunct Augusta Lynx.

Lawton went on to say that the Bolts are in discussions with "several" ECHL teams who want Quick and Lawrence, and that when a destination is determined, the players perhaps along with goalie Riku Helenius, will be moved together and not to different teams.

Victoria Salmon Kings, anyone?

AHL Game Night 12/2: Admirals at River Rats

Ramo responds... sort of.

NOR-2
ALB-3 (SO)

Karri Ramo only allowed 2 goals on 37 shots in the game before allowing 4 of 8 shooters to tally for the shootout loss.

First Period
ALB Blanchard, (4) (Rodney, Flood), 11:42 (PP)

Second Period
NOR Mihalik, (1) (Bochenski), 9:42
ALB Chaput, (3) (Petruzalek, Ryan), 11:51

Third Period
NOR Jones, (5) , 5:47

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
NOR- Bochenski, Konopka, Heward
ALB- Ryan, Chaput, Rodney (x2)

Blair Jones was named the game's second star.

Ramo got back in after sitting the last game and living under the threat of a Riku Helenius recall, so his play in regulation and overtime was a reasonably encouraging response. He's still struggling in shootouts, but he and the Admirals did manage to get eight shooters deep into the extra session. Baby steps, I suppose. In any event, I hope this is the beginning of a run similar to what Ramo did in Tampa late last season when John Tortorella publicly embarassed Karri. I suspect Admirals GM Mike Butters would be more than happy if Ramo, to paraphrase the immortal Vaclav Prospal, "stuck it up his butt" and started a hot streak here. Knock on wood.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Tyrell, Tokarski Named to Team Canada WJC Selection Camp

Lightning prospects Dana Tyrell and Dustin Tokarski are two of 38 players invited by Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League to Canada's National Junior selection camp from Dec.11-15 at the SBP Arena in Ottawa, Ont., and the Robert-Guertin Arena in Gatineau, Que.

Tyrell previously attended Canada's summer camp in 2007, and Tokarski attended the 2008 summer camp. Neither has world junior experience.

Tokarski joins Chet Pickard (Tri-City [Nashville]), Tyson Sexsmith (Vancouver Giants [San Jose]) and Jake Allen (Montreal [St. Louis]) as possible goaltenders for Team Canada - a role with much fanfare and criticism.

Tyrell is currently 12th in the WHL in scoring with 18 goals and 17 assists in 27 games. The Prince George captain is versatile enough to play on all four lines and plays a high-character physical game, which could help his chances of making the team.

Tokarski is second in the entire CHL in shutouts (tie-3), is second in save percentage (.937) to the OHL's Mike Murphy of Bellville [Carolina], and is fourth in the CHL in goals against average (2.02, second in WHL). He backstopped the Spokane Chiefs to the 2008 WHL and Memorial Cup championships, earning Memorial Cup MVP honors in the process. He also led his Prince Albert Mintos to the prestigious Telus Cup national midget championship two years ago with a 61 save performance in triple overtime in the final game.

The last Lightning draftee to play for Team Canada's WJC squad was Brad Richards in 2000. Steven Stamkos played for the Canadians last year but was not yet drafted by the Lightning. Stamkos is eligible to play again this year, but it is highly unlikely the rookie will leave the NHL to do so.

2008 Selection Camp Invitees

Jung Named CHL Goaltender of the Week

(CHL Photo and Release) The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Lightning prospect Torrie Jung of the Edmonton Oil Kings is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 30.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 12/2

QMJHL
Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 5
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 3-12-15, -3, 41 PIM
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 7-15-22, +1, 16 PIM

Rimouski erased a 2-0 early second period deficit to handily defeat the MAINEiacs 5-2.

WHL
Edmonton Oil Kings 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 7
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Did not play
Season totals: 14 GP, 7-4-0-3, 2.68 GAA, .911 sv%, 2 shutouts

The reigning CHL Goaltender of the Week got the night off. Well deserved.

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