CHL, BCHL Game Night: 12/14

Friday night's highlights:

  • Jung continues to play well for Kelowna
  • Fadden and Lethbridge make their Top-10 debut
  • Tyrell and Prince George struggling

AHL Game Night 12/14: Bears at Admirals

Eventually when you keep subtracting forwards, something like this happens.


Karri Ramo held Hershey to 1 goal through 40 minutes but the floodgates opened in the third. He allowed 3 goals on 25 shots in the game for the loss before being lifted for Jonathan Boutin who allowed 2 goals on 4 shots the rest of the way. Norfolk was outshot 29-20 in the game.

First Period

Second Period
HER Joudrey, (3) (Potulny, McNeill), 8:50

Third Period
HER Wilson, (6) (Barney), 3:47
HER Joudrey, (4) (Potulny, Lepisto), 5:07
NOR Stewart, (7) , 8:56
HER Barney, (3) (Wilson, Morgan), 10:14
HER Potulny, (9) (Lepisto, Wilson), 17:51 (PP)

Blair Jones was a key cog at forward for Norfolk so far this season playing over 20 minutes a night with a significant power play role. It will take time for the Admirals to adjust to his absence.

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Admirals Sign Kearns to PTO

In response to the callup of Blair Jones, the Norfolk Admirals have signed center Bracken Kearns to a professional tryout contract. Kearns, 26, has played 17 games for Reading this season scoring 5 goals and 18 points with 17 penalty minutes. Kearns has one full year worth of AHL experience having played 79 games for Milwaukee in 1996-97 scoring 11 goals and 26 points in 79 games with 59 penalty minutes. The 6'0" 195 lbs forward spent his formative years playing for the University of Calgary of the CIS where he had 12 goals and 35 points in 43 games with 18 penalty minutes as a senior.

Ouellet Out, Jones Up

The Lightning have recalled center Blair Jones from Norfolk of the AHL. The move comes after the club learned winger Michel Ouellet is likely to miss 4-6 weeks with a separated shoulder.

NHL Game Night 12/13: Flames at Lightning

Lightning lose a track meet.


Johan Holmqvist allowed 4 goals on 6 shots before giving way to Marc Denis who allowed 4 goals on 25 shots for the loss.

Box score and extended statistics from

Adam Henrich: "If I didn’t commit myself, I was going to have to find something else to do with my life"

Former Lightning prospect Adam Henrich, who was not re-signed last summer after struggling with AHL Springfield, has been a completely different player recently while on a tryout contract with the Norfolk Admirals.

The Citizens Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, recently caught up with Henrich after the former Brampton Battalion forward had a 4 point night leading the Ads to a 5-3 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

“I realized after last season I had to be more humble and work harder,” Henrich, who has 5 goals and 6 assists in 6 games since his promotion, told the newspaper.

Goehring Released from PTO

The Norfolk Admirals have announced that they have released goaltender Karl Goehring from his professional tryout contract. Goehring has filled the role of Norfolk's third goaltender since Karri Ramo's return from a high ankle sprain.

CHL Game Night: 12/12

Calgary Hitmen 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 5
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM

Fadden hadn’t scored in 6 of his last 7 games before netting the game winner against Calgary.

Medicine Hat Tigers 3 @ Prince George Cougars 1
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: Did Not Play. (WJC selection camp)

The Cougars were without both Tyrell and Sharks first rounder Ty Wishart, who was also cut from Team Canada.

Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Everett Silvertips 1
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (delay of game, high sticking)

Crowley played for the Broncos early last season before a trade to Everett.

Kelowna Rockets 5 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 4
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did Not Play.

Tyrell Cut from Team Canada

According to, Lightning prospect and Prince George (WHL) forward Dana Tyrell was among the first cuts made by Team Canada in preparation for this month's World Junior Championships. Tyrell, who has 14 goals and 33 points in 30 games for the struggling Cougars, played for Canada this summer during the Junior Summit Series with Russia.

The last Lightning draftee to play for Team Canada in the WJCs was Brad Richards in 2000. Richards had 1 goal and 1 assist in 7 games for Canada during the tournament. He was used in a limited capacity as a power play specialist.

CHL Game Night: 12/11

Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 5
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 shots on goal

Lewiston won their meeting against the alma mater of current Lightning property Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Michel Ouellet, Zbynek Hrdel, and Mario Scalzo, Jr.

Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Moose Jaw 3 (SO)
G Torrie Jung, KEL: SOL, 21 saves on 23 shots

Jung stopped 21 shots in regulation and 6 of 8 shooters in the shootout, but took the loss as Kelowna fell to Moose Jaw 3-2. Jung’s WHL career record in shootouts is now 0-6, though he fared well against the Warriors. Coming into the game Jung had a career .571 save percentage in the shootout. Jung has seen his playing time increase in the last few weeks.

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