Admirals Sign Campbell to PTO

The Norfolk Admirals have announced the signing of forward Jeff Campbell to a professional tryout contract. Campbell, 26, has spent most of the past four seasons with Gwinnett of the ECHL, but played a majority of last season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL where he posted 10 goals and 31 points in 61 games. His career season as a professional came in 2005-2006 with Gwinnett when he compiled 30 goals and 83 points in 62 games. The 5'9" 170 lbs. right winger is a product of Western Michigan University where his best season came as a freshman scoring 26 goals and 53 points in 37 games.

CHL Game Night 11/7: Fadden Gets the Best of Crowley

Everett Silvertips 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 4
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)

Both Lightning prospects registered a goal in the game, with Crowley scoring a first period power play goal to tie the game at one, and Fadden scoring shorthanded into an empty net to give the game its final score. Fadden also assisted on the game’s opening goal, on the power play. Lethbridge has earned at least a point in its last 7 games.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Vancouver Giants 7
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, +2, 4 PIM (hooking, checking-from-behind)

Prince George hung with the CHL’s eighth ranked team until the Giants blew a tie game open in the third period with three straight goals and four total. Tyrell’s assist came on the power play.

Red Deer Rebels 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 3
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did Not Play.

Kristofer Westblom stopped 21 of 23 for Kelowna in his fourth straight start. It appears the only action Jung will get from hereon out will be spot duty and back-to-back sets.

AHL Game Night 11/7: Bears at Admirals

Ryan Craig is back!

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Jonathan Boutin stopped 36 of 39 shots faced in the win. The more work he gets, the better he plays.

First Period
HER Motzko, (2) (McNeill, Pollock), 12:05 (PP)
NOR Lampman, (2) (Jones, Wanvig), 13:52 (PP)
NOR Milley, (2) (Stewart), 14:32

Second Period
HER Motzko, (3) (Robitaille, Pokulok), 10:36
HER Motzko, (4) (Klepis, Potulny), 14:24 (PP)

Third Period
NOR Keller, (1) (Mihalik, Jancevski), 8:14 (PP)
NOR Craig, (1) (Lawrence, Schneider), 11:23
NOR Rooneem, (1) (Craig, Jancevski), 18:52 (PP) [/b]

Craig and Norm Milley were the first and third stars of the game, respectively.

Justin Keller finally breaks through for his first goal of the season. At least 19 more of those would be nice.

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Night 11/7: Panthers at Lightning

The streak is over. Lets start a winning one.

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Johan Holmqvist stopped 22 of 23 shots faced for the win.

First Period
Tampa Bay 1:48, Jan Hlavac 2 (Brad Richards, Paul Ranger)
Tampa Bay 6:37, Martin St. Louis 4 (Vincent Lecavalier)

Second Period
Florida 8:46, Kamil Kreps 1 (Mike Van Ryn)

Third Period
Tampa Bay 19:02, Vincent Lecavalier 8 (empty net) (Vaclav Prospal, Paul Ranger)

(Edmonton Sun) Dana Tyrell Claws His Way Into Leading Role

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No matter what his role is, Dana Tyrell's work ethic remains the same.

After playing in the shadows of Devin Setoguchi, Eric Hunter, and Jared Walker last season, Tyrell has broke out in a big way this season with the Prince George Cougars.

"Even if things aren't going for Dana offensively, his work ethic is always the strongest on the ice. He is avery humble young man who plays the same way if he's the main guy or not," said Cougars head coach Drew Schoneck.

"Last year, he wanted to be 'the man', but he had a strong supporting cast of players. This year, he has taken that extra pressure and really been a force for our team in so many ways."

For the full feature by Jason Hills of the Edmonton Sun, which includes several quotes that give evidence as to why the Lightning chose Dana with their first choice in the 2007 draft, click here: Tyrell claws his way into leading role with Prince George Cougars

CHL Game Night 11/6: Holy Moller

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Chilliwack Bruins 4
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

The Chilliwack Bruins survived a 16-6 third period shots-on-goal onslaught to defeat Prince George and reigning WHL Player of the Week Dana Tyrell, who saw his 7 game point streak come to an end. Tyrell has at least a point in 13 of 17 games this year. WHL goal leader and LA Kings 2007 second rounder Oscar Moller scored twice for the Bruins. Moller has 20 goals on the year and an astounding 17 in his last 9 games.

Everett Silvertips 4 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM (roughing)

Crowley and Everett improved to 3-1 on their road trip. Crowley’s goal came on the power play when he one-timed a pass from the point. He earned a secondary assist on the game’s final goal. Crowley will face Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden and Lethbridge tonight (Wednesday).

Tyrell WHL Player of the Week

(WHL.ca) The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Dana Tyrell of the Prince George Cougars.

Tyrell picked up seven points in three games during the week of October 29th through to November 4th. He scored six goals, one assist and was plus one, helping the Cougars to a 3-0 record in that span.

On Monday, October 29th, the WHL Western Conference leading Vancouver Giants rolled into the CN Centre to face the Cougars. Tyrell picked up 2 power play goals to secure the Cougars 3-0 victory over the Giants. He also was named the games 2nd Star.

Ads Sign Winger to PTO

Norfolk Admirals General Manager Claude Loiselle announced today that Norfolk has signed left wing Mark Rooneem to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO).

Rooneem, a 6-foot-2, 191-pound native of Hinton, Alberta, was leading the Mississippi Sea Wolves (ECHL) in scoring with five points (3+2) after seven games. The left wing participated in Norfolk's training camp earlier this fall. Rooneem split last season between the Texas Wildcatters (ECHL) and Houston Aeros (AHL).

(Source: norfolkadmirals.com)

Boyle Out/Smaby Back Up

Damian Crisdotero is reporting on his blog Dan Boyle has been put on IR indefinitely pending examinations by specialists looking into damage on his recently repaired wrist tendons. The Lightning have recalled defenseman Matt Smaby from Norfolk of the AHL in response.

NHL Game Night 11/5: Lightning at Panthers

Simply ridiculous.

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Johan Holmqvist has allowed 4 goals on 30 shots in the loss. My kingdom for a goaltender who can just stop 90% of the shots he faces.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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